Surat

Surat Municipal Corporation Issues Grid Connected Solar Tenders of 2 MW Each

Surat Municipal Corporation has floated two grid-connected solar tenders. Both tenders have a 2 MW capacity. One is for a solar plant to be installed on the BRTS route to Narmad University & the other one will be in Central Mall in Surat through the RESCO model. The last date for submitting the bids for […]

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EVIFY Raises Rs. 80 Lakh From Angel Investors to Accelerate Its EV Operations

EVIFY, Surat-based EV logistics startup, has acquired Rs. 80 lakh in a seed round from angel investors including We Founder Circle. This investment round’s funds will primarily be used for the company’s operational expansion, team building, and technology development. The startup has set its sights on reaching every corner of the country with green logistics […]

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India’s first-ever steel road opens for traffic, showcases sustainable model

Surat in Gujarat has become the first city in India to get a road that is made entirely with 100 per cent processed steel slag. The one-kilometre long road has six lanes and is the brainchild of the Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), with help from […]

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Bengaluru to get 1500 e-buses under Centre’s ‘Grand e-Mobility Challenge’

If all goes to plan, Bengaluru will get 1,500 electric buses under the Centre’s ‘Grand Challenge’ plan. Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a PSU under the Union ministry of power, recently unveiled a tender worth Rs 5,500 crore to induct 5,580 e-buses (5,450 single-decker and 130 double-decker ones) across the country. Bengaluru is expected to […]

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MG Motor, Fortum Deploy 50 kW Superfast EV Charging Station in Gujarat

MG Motor India and Fortum Charge & Drive India have deployed a 50 kW superfast public EV charging station in Surat, Gujarat, said an official statement. Surat is India’s largest textile hub and one of the 100 cities chosen by the central government to be developed as a ‘Smart City’. MG Motor has already announced […]

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Surat Municipal First to Use Solar Energy For Water Distribution

According to sources, out of the total 6 MW of solar power plants, 4 MW is dedicated for water supply management. Surat has become the first city in India to not be dependant on electricity distributors for powering its water supply network. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is utilising solar power sourced from the city’s […]

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Surat to Have 25 MW Solar Capacity by February 2019

During phase one, the city administration had received 4500 applications from the residents and commercial establishment. Aiming to become the first solar city of India, Surat is poised to have 25 MW installed capacity by February 2019. Currently having 15 MW of installed capacity, the city tops the solar energy generation chart. A total of […]

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Waaree Energies Becomes Largest Solar Panel Maker in India

The new facility underlines the company’s commitment towards the Government’s ambitious target of 225 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and its vision for Make in India. Waaree Energies has become the country’s largest solar panel manufacturer with the launch of the 1 GW plant in Vapi, Gujarat, taking its manufacturing capacity to 1.5 GW. […]

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Surat Tops Among Green Energy Producers in India

SMC produces 86.5 GWh of renewable energy as compared to its per year requirement of 245 GWh, which is 35 percent of its requirements. The municipal body of the diamond city, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), produces nearly 40 MW of renewable energy from solar, wind and biogas. Also, additional 10 MW of green energy is expected to […]

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