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Rajasthan Government Exempts Electricity Duty for Rooftop Solar

To further encourage the investments in renewable energy projects, the state government of Rajasthan has exempted electricity duty of 40 paise/unit for rooftop solar and captive units. The decision will help the state to reach closer to 2300 MW rooftop solar capacity by 2022, a target given to it by the Centre. The duty cut […]

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5791.54 MU electricity generated by cumulative solar installations from April to September 2016: Piyush Goyal

New and Renewable Energy Minister, Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Thursday citing an information received from Central Electricity Authority (CEA) stated that 5791.54 MU electricity is produced by cumulative solar installations in the country from April 2016 to September 2016. Quantum of electricity produced by cumulative solar installations in the country:- Year Energy generation […]

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to harness solar power to reduce its dependency on conventional electricity

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has decided to harness solar energy installing solar power plant on several rooftops in its township and commercial premises and reduce its dependency on conventional electricity from the grid. This green initiative by the port trust is part of its push towards becoming the most sustainable energy generation port organization […]

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Kerala State Electricity Board’s solar panel atop dam gets ready

Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) dam-top solar project located on the Banasura Sagar Dam at Padinharethara in Wayanad district is all set for commissioning. Developed with an estimated cost of Rs.4.293 crore, the dam-top solar plant is expected to generate five lakh units of power a year. Installed on the dam-top road at a length […]

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AGL to harness solar power from 1000 batteries to provide back-up electricity during peak demand

Australia’s energy giant, AGL has planned to install solar batteries on around 1000 homes across Adelaide, with an objective to develop a ‘virtual power plant’ to provide back-up electricity to houses and the state’s energy grid during times of high energy demand. The installation of solar batteries on 1000 homes is expected to be the […]

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JinkoSolar secures three PPAs for 188 MW of solar from Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission

JinkoSolar, one of the top Chinese solar power firms has signed a long term PPA with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad). The deal includes three solar projects that were awarded in April’s inaugural power auction. JinkoSolar, which is a Tier-1 Chinese solar company, has acquired PPA for 188 MW of solar PV […]

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Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh Villages to get Solar Powered Electricity

Electricity will be reaching the Naxal-affected Abhujmarh region of 351 villages in the Chhattisgarh for the first time after Independence through the solar power units. In a meeting that was attended by the officials from Bastar and Southern Region Adivasi Development Authority and Surguja and Northern Region Adivasi Development Authority at secretariat, Dr. Raman Singh, […]

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Solar Power Tree for Generation of Electricity

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, has come up with a ‘Solar Power Tree’, which is an innovative way to generate electricity using solar power in a limited space. The Solar Power Tree has been engineered by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), a laboratory of the Council […]

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Average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind could decrease by 59% by 2025: IRENA

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its latest report revealed that average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025. The report, The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025, finds that with the right regulatory and policy frameworks in […]

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