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Solar Aided In Electrification of 4.1 L Households Under ‘Saubhagya’: Govt 

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh, in his recent reply before the Lok Sabha, said that around 1.64 percent (4.1 lakh) of the rural and urban household-level electrification works undertaken under the Saubhagya scheme was done with the help of solar energy.  “As reported by the States/UTs, a total of 2.86 crore […]

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Free Solar Power Plant for 800 Houses in Kerala by KSEB

In an announcement that might set a precedent for other Indian states to follow, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will install rooftop solar power plants for 800 homes in Kerala. The breakup of this number will compose of 500 homes for the homeless as per the Life Mission Scheme. The remaining 300 will be […]

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Germany’s Solarwatt in tie-up to boost household energy self-sufficiency

Germany’s Solarwatt has entered a partnership with home technology and heating specialist Stiebel Eltron to help households escape dependence on fossil fuels, the solar company said on Wednesday. Owners of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems can save money and carbon emissions if they store unused electricity in batteries to be used later around the house, to […]

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Half of Coal Mines in Turkey Could Power 7 Million Household With Solar Power

A new report ‘Solar Potential of Coal Sites in Turkey’ by campaign group – Europe Beyond Coal – has revealed that more than half of the coal mines of Turkey are suitable for conversion into solar power farms. The coal mines, most of which are open cast mines and the improvement in solar technologies and […]

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Florida House sends governor contentious bill to end solar net metering

The Florida Legislature has passed bills Florida SB 1024 and HB 741, which will slash off incentives associated with installing rooftop solar panels and curb net metering. The process of net metering provides system owners with the opportunity to gain extra revenue by selling their excess power to the grid while also making up for shortfalls […]

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White House Mulls Extension of Trump-era Solar Tariffs, with Tweaks

The White House is considering extending Trump-era tariffs on solar power imports, but with a handful of tweaks to make it easier for domestic installers to access supplies, according to two sources familiar with the administration’s thinking. The plan represents an attempt by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to find common ground between two important […]

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US Based Posigen, Provider Of Solar To Lower Income Households, Gets $100m Funding

PosiGen, a leading New Orleans, US based provider of renewable energy and efficiency solutions for low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, has confirmed the close of a $100 million preferred equity financing. Magnetar Capital’s Energy & Infrastructure group was the lead investor in the financing and will nominate two new directors to join PosiGen’s Board of Directors. Existing […]

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