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PM Surya Ghar: Modi Announces Details For Rooftop Solar Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today revealed details of the proposed residential rooftop solar scheme in India. This comes after Modi on January 22 announced a new scheme of extending rooftop solar to one crore households. On the other hand, Union Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman in her interim budget had said that the new scheme would […]

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COVER STORY: Increased Govt Thrust Set To Give Rooftop Solar Financing A Fillip

Days after the announcement of PM Suryodaya Yojana on January 22, its impact was felt in different parts of the country. Several states, ministries, energy regulators and companies seem to be in a race to enable faster adoption of rooftop solar.  Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy already announced increasing subsidies for residential rooftop […]

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Rooftop Solar: Will PSUs Deliver For PM Suryodaya Yojana?

The MNRE’s January 25 Office Memorandum, where it allocated states to specific PSUs for pushing the ambitious new Rooftop Solar targets, throws up some very interesting questions. With a target of 10 million households, and upto 3 KW of solar for each, the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana is potentially a game changer, offering an opportunity […]

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Atrato Solar Farm Commissioned in UK; To Fulfill 75% Power Need Of Soft-Drink Company

United Kingdom-based soft drinks manufacturer Britvic soft drinks will now make its product using 75 percent solar power. The company will be getting the solar power supply from a 160-acre solar farm in Northamptonshire which renewable energy company Atrato Onsite Energy owns. The 650,000 square meter solar installation will scale up to produce 28MW power. […]

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COVER STORY: Rooftop Solar Enters Mission Mode In India

The signs were already there. In the first week of 2024, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) created ripples in the Indian solar market when it announced a 23 percent increase in subsidies for residential rooftop solar. As per the government notification, the ministry increased subsidies from Rs 14,588/kWh to Rs 18,000/kWh for […]

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Top 5 Implications of India’s New Rooftop Solar Scheme

PM Modi’s announcement of Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana, has energised industry, with hopes high for a massive impetus to rooftop solar from the scheme. From more funding and subsidies, to opportunities and jobs, the scheme holds potential to be a real gamechanger. We list the top 5 ways it will change the solar landscape in India. […]

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PM Modi Announces Scheme To Install Rooftop Solar On 1cr Households

Days after the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) increased its subsidies for Residential Rooftop Solar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a dedicated scheme to boost the sector. Modi named the scheme ‘Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana’. As per the announcement of the Prime Minister, under this scheme, the Indian government would target to install […]

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MNRE Simplifies Rooftop Solar Installation Process, Issues New Notification

In the latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) tried to simplify the application process for grid-connected rooftop solar. The latest notification issued by the ministry has asked the discoms to ask their consumers for fewer documents to install rooftop solar. Meanwhile, the ministry has also listed the documents needed to be […]

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Could PSPCL Overcome Financial Strife With Solar Deals?

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), the primary state discom that has been mired in losses due to a variety of reasons, seems to have latched on to solar power to extricate itself from some of the losses. Readers wouldn’t have failed to notice the higher frequency of solar tenders from the state entity in […]

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