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NTPC Issues Tender For 500 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

The last date of bid submission is May 8, 2019. The Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (KBUN), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC has issued a tender for the deployment of rooftop solar PV plants on various buildings of plant area of KBUN for the Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Project. The scope of work for the […]

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Salt as Energy Storage: Vattenfall Launches Pilot Project at Berlin Thermal Plant

Vattenfall, together with the Swedish company SaltX Technology, will test how renewable wind and solar power can be stored in salt. The pilot plant at the Reuter thermal power plant in Spandau, Berlin, has a total storage capacity of 10 MWh and was officially commissioned today. In experiments, SaltX’s patented technology has proven to be […]

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Israel’s Megalim Concentrated Solar Power Plant Begins Operations

The Megalim solar thermal power plant, a joint venture of BrightSource, GE Renewable Energy and the Noy Fund, said on 10 April, that it has begun commercial operation in Israel. The Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station, located in Israel’s Negev desert, is one of the largest projects of its type in the world. It is […]

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MNRE HQ Building To Use Solar Energy & Become Net-Zero Energy Complex

The Akshay Urja Bhawan will be located in Delhi, right opposite the premises which the ministry presently occupies in the CGO Complex here. To promote sustainable practices, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has conceptualised a “net-zero energy complex” for its new headquarters in New Delhi. The Akshay Urja Bhawan will be located […]

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Bihar Sets Generic Tariff For Solar Projects at Rs 4.17/kWh For FY 2019-20

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has set then generic tariff for procurement of solar power in the state at Rs 4.17 per kWh. In a period when faster adoption of solar and renewable energy sources is driving state commissions to set new and more feasible generic tariff rates for the new fiscal years, BERC, […]

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MNRE Proposes Obligatory Glass Recycling for Solar Power Generators

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering to make mandatory for solar power developers to follow glass recycling procedure for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under a new framework. “Recycling of end of life solar panel glass containing Antimony may be made mandatory on the generators as part of environmental liability” said the […]

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MNRE Announces Draft of Quality Control Order for Solar Thermal Systems

The Order — Solar Thermal, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019 – will come into force a year after its publication in the Official Gazette. To address and ensure quality of solar components across India’s solar power ecosystem, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has floated a draft quality […]

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$130 Mn Grant For Early-Stage Solar Research Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This cutting-edge, […]

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