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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Rajasthan’s first 200kW rooftop solar PV system

Clay Craft India, largest manufacturer and retailer of fine bone china and ceramic tableware, in collaboration with Su-Kam Power Systems is set to build Rajasthan’s first 200 kW rooftop grid tied solar power plant for captive consumption at company’s manufacturing … 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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Solar Energy Installations Reach 4.1 GW in India- MNRE

Total solar energy installations in India have reached 4.1GW (till July 2015), according to data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). A total of 358MW of grid-connected solar energy capacity has been installed in the first … Continue reading

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Indian Railways to Procure 200MW of Solar Power

Indian Railways is planning to float tenders to procure at least 200 mega watt of solar energy in the next two months. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said the Centre is presently working out details of the … Continue reading

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Solar Has Come of Age in Japan

Japan’s solar energy sector is fast approaching profitability, ahead of impending feed-in-tariff (FiT) cuts, according to the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF). JREF expects to reach cost-revenue parity and to achieve profitability sometime earlier than the second half of 2015. … 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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Adani to setup 1000 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

Adani Power plans to set up a 1,000-megawatt (MW) Solar Park in Tamil Nadu, after announcing the solar parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan. This solar park is likely to garner Rs 7,000-crore as investment. Although an Adani spokesperson declined to … Continue reading

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Walmart to Install 400 Solar PV Systems by 2018 in US Stores

  Walmart will continue adopting solar PV installations on its stores in the US, according to company management’s recent announcement to install 400 solar PV systems over the next four years. Walmart aims to meet upto 30% of stores’ energy requirements … Continue reading

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