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Varanasi Set To Embrace 25,000 Solar Rooftops In Two Months

The Uttar Pradesh government is set to launch an ambitious campaign to install solar rooftops on 25,000 households in Varanasi city. This gigantic initiative for the holy and world’s most ancient city, scheduled to be completed within two months, seeks to promote green and sustainable energy practices in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime […]

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Govt To Electrify 1L Unelectrified Tribal Households With Off-Grid Solar

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is now all set to roll out a dedicated scheme to electrify the unelectrified households of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN). The MNRE recently issued a notification in this regard. The order said that the ministry […]

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Ayodhya To Be Adorned With Solar Trees As Ram Temple Consecration Approaches

What could better the illumination of Ayodhya with solar power as the consecration of ‘Suryavanshi’ Lord Ram is just weeks from here? Advancing the initiative to incorporate renewable energy sources extensively in the sacred city of Ayodhya, 42 parks will be illuminated using solar power. The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) […]

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PM Launches Lakshadweep’s On-grid Solar Project With Battery Storage

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first on-grid solar project with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) today in Lakshadweep. Developed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), this initiative spans the islands of Kavaratti and Agatti, boasting a combined solar capacity of 1.7 MW and a sophisticated 1.4 MWh battery storage facility […]

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OREDA Issues Tender To Deploy Solar Boats At Chilika Lake

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has planned to introduce solar boats on its largest water body, Chilika Lake. It has also issued tenders for the same from the interested parties. Chilika Lake hosts several aquatic animals like Dolphins and other species of fish. However, the fossil-fuel-based boats are often seen ferrying around the lake for […]

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SECI Issues Tender For 1500 MW Of ISTS-Linked Solar Projects 

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender seeking developers to establish solar-generating projects for the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS). The central entity sought the tender under the tariff-based competitive bidding mode. As per SECI’s mandate, the developers would develop the projects under Build Own Operate (BOO) basis for an aggregate capacity […]

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Self-Certification Scheme For Solar Inverters Extended Till 2024: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its recent notification allowed an extension on the self- certification for Solar inverters till 2024.  The last notification was published in a gazette notification on 28.07.2023. to review the availability of test facilities for limited capacities. “It gave more time for compliance, and implementation of Quality […]

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Floating Solar Demonstrator In Spain Promises Lower Costs

Recently, GCL SI and Ocean Sun announced the successful completion of the BOOST floating solar demonstrator. On December 14, 2023, the project culminated at the port of Tazacorte on La Palma in Spain, with an installed capacity of 270 kWp. BOOST showcases the utilization of the GCL MS/60GT Ocean Sun PV modules (“The Module”) and […]

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ESMAP, World Bank Report Make Case For Energy-Plus Storage In India

A recent report from the World Bank on energy storage program, introduced a framework for addressing intermittency challenges in solar and wind energy. The proposed solution involves integrating battery energy storage to manage variable energy output effectively. This report is by the Energy Management Assessment Program (EMAP) in collaboration with the World Bank (WB), the […]

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