All households in remote Sitraruvipatti in Madurai get solar power

Sitraruvipatti, a remote place in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu gets solar power for all its 16 households. Till last year, the village was living without power and due to the extreme remote, far away location of the village … Continue reading

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MNRE releases financial assistance for solar projects in West Bengal

The Ministry of New And Renewable Energy (MNRE) released Rs. 3.82 crores to West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency for various off-grid solar photovoltaic systems and power projects for 2012-13. MNRE provides a 30% subsidy of the project cost ranging from Rs … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Tamil Nadu Solar Policy 2012

Tamil Nadu solar policy aims to achieve 3GW by 2015 3% solar RPO requirement till December 2013 6% solar RPO requirement from 2014 RPO to be applicable to: 1. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) 2. Industries guaranteed with 24/7 power supply … Continue reading

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Rajasthan to release RfS for 50 Projects of 1MW each on 3rd Feb 2012

RREC will start bid process on 3rd Feb., 2012 for selection of Solar Power Producer for setting up of grid connected 1 MW Solar Power Projects. Please see on website on 3rd Feb., 2012 for following NIT No. RfS/PV1/RREC/5:- Request … Continue reading

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Gujarat fixes Final Tariff for new solar power projects (2012 – 2015)

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) today said that it has fixed the tariff for the solar power projects that will hold for next three years. The control period for the proposed tariff is from January 29, 2012 to March 31, … Continue reading

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Solar Market and Price Analysis for 2012 : World and India

Mixed sentiments continue to dominate the market reports and news. On one hand, Bloomberg New Energy has found that there was 54% growth in new installations to 28GW in 2011, while on the other, the PV equipment industry seems to … Continue reading

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After December Spike, PV Module Prices Set to Decline in 2012

“Desperate” installers rushing to complete installations ahead of FiT reductions in key end-markets caused a 7% spike in PV module prices in December, but look for a return to familiar pricing pressure within just a month, according to IMS Research. … Continue reading

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Solar heads for a shakeout worldwide in 2012, India to continue boom, Focus to shift to unsubsidised markets

A glut in solar power will drive yet more bankruptcies this year among panel producers after a brutal 2011, but falls in equipment prices will slow and leading firms may recover as spare capacity goes to the wall. At the … Continue reading

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Gujarat may have 500 MW Solar Power by 28th January 2012

In a major boost to Gujarat’s ambition to emerge as the solar power hub of the country, more than 500 MW of solar power generation capacity is expected to become operational in the state in the next two weeks or … Continue reading

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Solar Power and Prawasi Bhartiya Diwas 2012

On the first day of the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Jaipur, India sought investors to fulfill its goals in the field of solar energy. The Pink City on Saturday played host to the many delegates who are attending the … Continue reading

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