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UP Wants Solar Power Companies to Lower Power Tariffs

The solar power developers have received pro-forma of a letter from the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) that wants them to sign by which they would voluntarily agree to lower solar tariffs. Following a steep fall in solar tariffs in the last two years, Uttar Pradesh is pressuring solar power project developers to cut rates […]

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State distribution companies (discoms) are biggest obstacle on open access for solar power

Open access (OA) was one of the main components of the Electricity Act (2003), introduced in an effort to attract private investment in the electricity generation sector, thereby encouraging competition. There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar […]

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Government will soon issue quality order on purchase of solar modules by power companies: Piyush Goyal

Will give six to nine month time to solar module and cell manufacturers to improve their manufacturing before coming up with a similar quality order Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal recently said that the government will soon issue a quality order on purchase of solar modules by power companies. The minister […]

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Irish Study Says Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce 1/4 th Of Total Electricity Needed

A quarter of total electricity needed by Irish households can be produced by installing solar panels on the domestic rooftops. Conducted by the climate scientists at University College Cork, Ireland, this was the conclusion of the study after the team had thoroughly examined every rooftop in the country using satellite imagery and weather data for […]

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RUMSL Issues LOAs For 600 MW Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project

Letters of Award were distributed by Principal Secretary of New and Renewable Energy Department, Madhya Pradesh, Sanjay Dubey, on June 30 to the developers selected in the first phase of 600 MW Omkareshwar Floating Solar Project on Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The tender for Phase-I achieved minimum rates of Rs 3.22, […]

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EnBW will acquire 800 MW solar projects in Germany

EnBW and Procon Solar GmbH in Cottbus, Germany, have agreed to the takeover of pre-developed photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg with capacity of around 400 megawatts (MW) and an option for a further 400 MW. As per the official statement, at least half of EnBW’s generation portfolio is set to consist of renewable energies by 2025. […]

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Gautam Solar Strengthens Distribution For Faster Response

In its endeavor to make solar modules easily available to consumers and solar system integrators, Gautam Solar has set up a new warehouse at Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region. With the new expansion, Gautam Solar will be providing the entire national capital with solar panels in the least turnaround time. The solar panels […]

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MNRE Will Invite Bids From States For 8,000 MW Power From Stranded Thermal Plants

RK Singh, Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said on June 26 that the government will invite bids from the states to sell electricity generated from 8,000 megawatt (MW) thermal capacities without PPAs after aggregating the demands. About 8,000 MW of thermal capacities across the states in India are without any […]

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Ornate Solar Commissions India’s Largest Roof-Integrated Solar System

India now has its largest building integrated rooftop PV system or BIPV in Bhagru, Rajasthan, thanks to Ornate Solar, which commissioned it on June 22. The system is the chief roof over Canada-based natural stone manufacturing company, Pangaea Natural Stone Inc. Ornate Solar asserts that the 530 kWp InRoof system is industry’s first universal structural […]

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