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Powerledger Wins Award for Its Distributed Solar Electricity Project in UP

Australian technology company Powerledger has won an award from World Summit Awards for their work in promoting distributed electricity in Uttar Pradesh, India. The WSA scheme recognises digital applications that have a strong positive impact on society, and out of 8000 entries, the software company was singled out for its promise of bringing electricity to […]

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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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Prozeal Infra Secures 14 MW of Solar EPC Tender from Gujarat State Electricity Corp.

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) has awarded an 14 MW of solar EPC contract to Ahmedabad- based solar EPC company Prozeal Infra. The projected bid value for this EPC LOA was 82.23 Cr.  Design, engineering, supply, procurement, construction, testing, and commissioning will be handled by Prozeal Infra, along with five years of operation and […]

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Ceylon Electricity Board Floats Tender for Solar PV Plants

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is seeking proposals from potential developers (project proponents) for the construction of ground-mounted and floating solar PV power plants with a combined capacity of 30 MW on a build-own-operate basis with a 20-year operational period.  The deadline for proposal submissions is October 27, 2022.  Within 10 months of the power […]

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Irish Study Says Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce 1/4 th Of Total Electricity Needed

A quarter of total electricity needed by Irish households can be produced by installing solar panels on the domestic rooftops. Conducted by the climate scientists at University College Cork, Ireland, this was the conclusion of the study after the team had thoroughly examined every rooftop in the country using satellite imagery and weather data for […]

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Rooftop Solar to Supply 25-49% of Global Electricity Needs by 2050: Study

Owing to improved deployment capability and reduced costs, rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) technology, such as roof mounted solar panels used in home, commercial and industrial buildings, is currently the fastest deployable electricity generation technology. According to a new report, it is projected to supply 25–49% of global electricity needs by 2050. Despite these predictions, a […]

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