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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More and more Industries opting for Solar

Commercial establishments such as warehouses, stand-alone production units, small-scale industries, hotels and petrol pumps are increasingly using solar power even as majority of the Indian states do not have Net Metering Policy. Net-metering can potentially drive widespread implementation of distributed … Continue reading

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Tata Power Solar commissions world’s largest rooftop project

Tata Power Solar successfully commissioned a 12 MW solar rooftop project for R.S.S.B. Educational and Environmental Society in Amritsar in Punjab. Built across eight sheltered venues in a single premise at the Radha Swmi Satsang Beas – Dera Baba Jaimal … Continue reading

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Sundarban’s mangroves – A beacon of solar power

Solar power is becoming the only viable source of power in the Sunderbans mangroves. It was like a curfew at dark earlier, but today the villages has a new life after sunset, thanks to Solar power. Thirteen million people live on … Continue reading

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SolarTown launches zero-down PV lease program for small facilities

SolarTown, a Chennai based firm specializing in the sale, lease and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems for residential, commercial and industrial customers, announced the installation of solar rooftop systems at an initial ten branches of RBL Bank, one … Continue reading

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First rooftop solar plant in Uttarakhand inaugurated

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat inaugurated the first rooftop solar plant, in Dehradun. The plant has a capacity of 100kW that has been installed on Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)’s headquarters. Inaugurating the solar energy plant, Mr. Harish Rawat asked … Continue reading

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Environment on priority this Gandhi Jayanti

Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated a rooftop solar plant on Gandhi Jayanti at Khunti court and district collectorate making it the first court in India to rely on solar energy. Declaring Mahatma Gandhi to be his “inspiration”, Modi … Continue reading

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SunEdison rooftop solar systems powers DMRC

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened its newest Badarpur-Faridabad line to the public recently and is the first of many routes that will run on solar power. Global renewable energy firm SunEdison has installed eight rooftop solar systems along the Badarpur-Faridabad … 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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