Surat

Tale Of Two Solar Trailblazers-Greenlab Diamonds & Muni Seva Ashram

Greenlab Diamonds and Muni Seva Ashram are two different entities working in entirely different sectors. While Surat-based Greenlab Diamonds is a company dealing with lab-grown diamonds, Muni Seva Ashram is an institution at Goraj in Vadodara, hosting a hospital, school and social institutions. However, both these Gujarat-based institutions have one thing in common-adoption of green […]

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Surat Set For The Big Solar Event Today-Solar Trailblazers

If there is one thing that has emerged from India’s efforts to transition to a clean energy future, it is that change will necessarily need to start from its smaller cities. Taking the lead in no uncertain way is Surat, possibly the most dynamic city, in the state of Gujarat, which itself has become the […]

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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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