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Ministry of Defence to make use of solar power compulsory

The Defence estates department of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has planned to make off-grid solar power provisions mandatory for its large buildings. These provisions are likely to carry incentives in the form of rebates and space exemptions. The rule to install off-grid solar power will be applicable in the cantonment areas, implied by their […]

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Solar Parks in India: Scope, Status, Achievement, and Challenges

India, with its large population and rapidly growing economy, needs access to clean, cheap and reliable sources of energy. The government with the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been promoting ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenge. The Government of India’s ambitious plan to add 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022 […]

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HPGCL commissions first solar project at Panipat Thermal Power Station

The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited has successfully commissioned the first 10MW solar power plant at Panipat Thermal Power Station. On its very first day of operation, the plant generated and supplied about 10000 units of electricity to the grid. HPGCL’s Managing Director M.K.V. Rama Rao stated that the use of renewable energy had become […]

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Researchers at University of Virginia discover wider use of new solar cells

Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun – the most abundant source of renewable energy – only about 1 percent of the world’s energy production currently comes through solar cell technology. That’s because solar cells are expensive to produce and are susceptible to efficiency reductions over time. For this reason, […]

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Sonthalia Group intends to set up 600MW solar park in Odisha

Sonthalia Group has proposed to set up a mega solar park in Odisha with a capacity of 600 MW. The company has sought 1250 hectares of contiguous, barren government land on long-term lease for 35 years to develop solar park. The project site is expected to be preferably close to 220/440 KV pooling station for […]

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MNRE approves installation of solar project in Madhya Pradesh’s medical college

Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa (MP) has got approval for the installation of solar energy project by Sate Ministry of New And Renewable Energy. Associated with Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the Shyam Shah Medical College will be the first government medical college in Madhya Pradesh that will function completely on solar. […]

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Heart Turns Brain

Advanced Electronics Impacting Solar Inverters and Its Market The Evolving Inverter Solar inverters have come a long way in the history of solar power generation. It won’t be wrong to say that they have remained one of the most advancing technologies in every decade of renewable energy advancement than anything else. Inverters convert simple DC […]

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Solar and Wind takes a leap ahead in the power war against coal

The battle between clean energy and dirty coal has entered a new phase. The International Energy Agency (IEA), an industry forecaster, this week reported that in 2015 for the first time renewable energy passed coal as the world’s biggest source of power-generating capacity. The IEA, whose projections for solar and wind energy have in the […]

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UREDA ropes in 200 farmers to set up solar plant in Uttarakhand

Around 200 individuals in the state of Uttarakhand will be now called as the Power Farmers. The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has roped in natives to set up solar power generation plants on their land. These farmers will directly supply the renewable energy to the state government at a fixed price of Rs […]

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