In Rajasthan solar power tariff go as low as Rs 4.34 a unit

In the bidding for solar projects totalling 420 MW in Rajasthan under the National Solar Mission, the winning solar power tariff bid touched a new low of Rs 4.34 per unit, entered by Finnish solar power company Fortum Energy for a … Continue reading

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Suzlon enters Solar space in India

Pune-based maker of wind turbines and end-to-end EPC player , Suzlon Group, announced its entry into the solar power space. Led by Tulsi Tanti, Suzlon will diversify outside the wind energy space where it is one the leading players globally. … Continue reading

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Grid Connected Rooftop – Overlooked solar market

The problem of energy access in India is enormous. According to the International Energy Agency, some 237 million Indians (close to a fifth of the population) were living without electricity as of 2015. Many more have only limited access, with some getting … Continue reading

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India-Russia relations on Solar Power Development

Russia has agreed to form relations with India to help India with Solar power development and to help achieve its massive solar power targets. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Russian Energy Agency (REA) have recently signed a memorandum … Continue reading

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Investment in Solar market of India

As recently as a few months ago, the alternative energy targets announced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2014 seemed wildly overambitious — even to solar electricity enthusiasts in the industry. But a surge of investment in solar … Continue reading

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Vikram, Tata and Jakson win 260MW of EPC contracts in Rajasthan

Three separate developers have won 260MW of capacity on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis for a solar park in the Indian state of Rajasthan. India-based module manufacturer Vikram Solar won 2x65MW projects at INR 56.28 million/MW. Meanwhile EPC firm … 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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Azure Power win projects in 150MW Andhra Pradesh solar auction

Azure Power and Adani Group, two big developers in the Indian solar sector, won the 150MW capacity project available in Andhra Pradesh solar auction, which comes under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. PV firm Azure Power won two projects … Continue reading

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Solar shares surge as ink dries on UN climate deal

Shares in most major solar energy manufacturers and developers jumped on Monday, the first day of trading since the conclusion of the Paris climate talks. Residential US installer SolarCity jumped 12.28% while Trina Solar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, … 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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