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Agra Railway Station to Generate Electricity Using Solar Power

Agra Railway Station division is likely to save Rs 5 lakh and 60,000 kilovolt electricity annually with this initiative. In the railway ministry’s continuing bid to go solar, the railway division here is installing a 375 kW solar power plant consisting of 1,191 rooftop panels at the Agra cantonment railway station. After Allahabad and Kanpur […]

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RAU University in Bihar Develops Solar Tree for Irrigation Purpose

Each solar tree is capable of operating a 5HP submersible pump, which can irrigate 15 acres of land normally. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University (RAU), Pusa (Samastipur), has developed ‘solar tree’ for irrigation in areas where there is no electricity and farmers are forced to use diesel pumping sets, especially in diara areas. Scientist SK […]

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New Delhi to Source 1GW Solar Power by 2019

Delhi currently sources around 100MW of its total power demand from solar power generation units through PTAs and net metering by users. By 2019, the capital city of India, New Delhi would have over 1000MW of clean energy, lessening the burden on fossil fuel, said power minister Satyendar Jain. Jain also mentioned that after six […]

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Rooftop Solar Sector in India – Challenges and a Way Ahead

Rooftop Solar Sector is going to be vital in achievement of Government targets for Solar Electricity Production in India. Many initiatives have been taken by Government for promotion of this sector in last couple of year. Some of them are: 1) Central Agency SECI and various state nodal agencies have come up with tenders for […]

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Vijayawada’s Krishna District Going Green with Solar Rooftop

Solar roof top users also selling energy to electricity department from their solar roof top. Solar rooftop demand in Vijayawada’s Krishna district is increasing day by day among small industry and households. Major population are coming forward and applying for different solar equipment. Almost all solar units are gaining popularity among the public including solar […]

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Key technology trends shaping the Global Solar Industry

Innovation in Finance When asked about the direction of innovation in financing for clean energy Manish Chaurasia, Managing Director, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd. (TCCL) said, there is a lot of innovation happening in clean energy financing on a global scale. From securitization of assets to setting up of yield to monetize and plough back capital, […]

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Opportunities in Solar Trading

The solar industry is gearing up with growing number of solar system installers (a.k.a. EPC) and increasing number of manufacturers. There has also been a rise of stockists/warehouses specifically of foreign brands of inverters, modules etc. Solar trading is becoming an important link in the chain of business. Primarily, traders are for solar equipment (modules, […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Rajneesh Khattar, Group Director | UBM India

Q. REI Expo is scheduled next month. What can we expect in the 11th edition of India’s biggest Renewable trade exhibition? This is the most premium exhibition that the Industry is looking forward to. We feel ourselves already accountable to the industry to give them a best shot. Especially, looking at 11th REI, in terms […]

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Will GST Slowdown India’s Solar Power Juggernaut?

The Government’s recent announcement of 18% tax rate under the new indirect tax regime for solar module was the biggest surprise for the power and renewable sector. Looking into the uproar and dissatisfaction in the industry the government seems to have changed its plan and working on settling the incongruities in the new regime. The […]

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