Modi government approves Rs 5,000 crore for solar rooftop

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved scaling up of budget from Rs 600 crore to Rs 5,000 crore for implementation of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop systems over a period of five years upto 2019-20 … Continue reading

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MNRE update on Grid Connected Rooftop Power Plants

The notice is regarding Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of MNRE for installation of Grid Connected Rooftop Power Plants. The Ministry implemented a ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’ back in June, 2014, in which the solar rooftop … Continue reading

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TN: Solar power mandatory for all new highrises

The Tamil Nadu government, on Tuesday, has decided to make it mandatory for all new highrise (more than four floors) buildings in the state to have solar power generation facility. Chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that the rule would be applicable … Continue reading

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Draft of Delhi Solar Energy Policy

Delhi Solar Energy Policy draft, aimed at generating 1,000MW solar power in the next five years, was released by minister Satyendar Jain. The draft has been put in the public domain for comments and will be finalized and submitted to … Continue reading

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Modi – Coal & Solar power will join hands

The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has ordered India’s oldest Coal Power plants to make solar farms more competitive by bundling electricity from both technologies for sale to the grid. The decision dated July 17 requires NTPC to sell the … Continue reading

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Delhi Govt buildings to get Solar Rooftops

Recently, the Delhi Govt formulated a Solar policy, promising 2,000MW of Solar power to be generated by year 2025. The Govt will incentivize local population to install Solar rooftop systems, with Goverment buildings to lead the masses. The Delhi government’s … Continue reading

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New Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 – highlights

Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA, http://geda.gujarat.gov.in/) has released the new Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 (click here to download the policy document). Here’s the summary of the Gujarat Solar Policy document: The policy is expected to remain in operation until 2020. Project-based … Continue reading

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SECI to award 750MW solar capacity in Gujarat, Maharshtra

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) director announced that 500MW and 250MW solar capacity will be up for auction in Maharashtra and Gujarat States of India over the coming weeks. The bids are part of the second phase of the … Continue reading

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MNRE Releases Statewise Targets for Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Systems

Government of India has set a target of installing 40 GW grid connected solar rooftop systems in the country by 2022. And to achieve this target of 40GW by 2022, MNRE has released statewise targets for grid connected solar rooftop systems. … Continue reading

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100GW by 2022- Approved by Indian Cabinet, PSBs Commit Rs. 60,000 crore

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Cabinet approved increasing the country’s solar target five times to a goal of reaching 100 GW, up from 20 GW, by 2022. The new solar capacity will be nearly split between residential and … Continue reading

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