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Tezpur University Generating 90,000 kW of Solar Electricity Every Month

Tezpur University in Assam is generating on average – nearly 90,000 kW of electricity every month through its 1 MW on-campus rooftop solar power systems. The Tezpur University in Assam has said that it is generating on average – nearly 90,000 kilowatts (kW) of electricity every month through its 1 MW on-campus rooftop solar power […]

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‘Desert to Power Initiative’ to Provide Solar Electricity to Sahel Region

Tapping in the vast solar energy potential of the region, the initiative is slated to provide green electricity including in some of the world’s poorest countries. In a bid to eradicate energy poverty for 250 million people in the Sahel region of Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is spearheading the ‘Desert to Power Initiative’ […]

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Maharashtra to Provide Solar Electricity to Farmers

The scheme was launched last year in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal to provide solar-generated electricity to farmers during the day. Post the success of Chief Minister’s Agricultural Solar Feeder Scheme in Maharashtra’s two places, the state government now plans to extend the scheme to the rest of the state. The scheme […]

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US Solar Capacity Surpasses 100 GWs with 58% Electricity Generation

The US solar market has surpassed the 100 gigawatts (GWs) of installed electricity generation capacity, which marks the doubled size of the industry over the past 3.5 years, says a report entitled ‘U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2021’. According to the report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the solar […]

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Solar Generated Maximum Electricity Among all Renewables in Australia

Solar passes all other renewable resources in terms of Australia’s electricity generation in 2020. According to ‘Australia Energy Statistics’ 2020, published by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources, the total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,232 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the calendar year 2020, remaining materially unchanged since 2019. Interestingly, solar […]

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AER Report Q1 FY21: Solar Eclipses Gas as Electricity Source in Australia

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) recently published its Quarterly Wholesale Markets Report for the first three months of this year, reporting that large-scale solar generated more electricity than the average amount produced by gas for the first time in Australia. In Q1 FY21, wholesale electricity spot prices were lower than expected, with volume weighted average prices […]

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Indian Electricity Sector on Cusp of a Solar Powered Revolution: IEA

Solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades. According to the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report, solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades in the STEPS – […]

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Gurudwaras to Have Solar Systems, As SGPC Wants Cheap Electricity

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has yesterday announced to install solar systems at historic gurdwaras to reduce the cost of electricity. The solar-generated electricity would be drawn for the preparation of ‘langar’ by steam. SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur told in an interim meeting, that solar systems would be installed at gurdwaras, and a […]

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