Petrol Pumps to Use Solar Energy for meeting Power needs

Solar panels or solar-wind hybrid systems and not electricity grids will power more than 2,000 fuel outlets in India by the end of the year. The initiative to go green, by order of the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, … Continue reading

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NTPC Invites Bids for 100MW of Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Indian power producer NTPC Ltd is inviting online bids for 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Uttar Pradesh. According to an invitation for bids, the company seeks to select developers for the construction of 10 solar power stations … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh sets target of 10MW from Solar Rooftop

To promote rooftop solar power generation, Andhra Pradesh Government has set a target of generating 10 MW solar power for the current fiscal and would increase it to 2,000 MW over the next five years. As part of the programme, … Continue reading

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MNRE releases Annual Targets for India’s 100GW Goal

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a year-by-year breakdown of its 100GW solar by 2022 target. Power minister Piyush Goyal said that INR6 trillion (US$92 billion) investment would be required to reach the 100GW target. As … Continue reading

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Madhya Pradesh to Introduce Net Metering Soon

Madhya Pradesh will soon have net metering facility to facilitate sale of solar power produced from rooftops by individual producers. MP has already taken big strides in green energy field and will now join the other Indian states- Tamil Nadu, West … Continue reading

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India can Accomplish Sharp Solar Ramp Up like China’s

India is capable of a sharp ramp up of solar deployment on a level with China’s solar spike in recent years, according to a new report on India’s energy market. The report ‘India’s Electricity Sector Transformation’ from the Institute for … Continue reading

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MNRE Pushes Rooftop Solar Adoption

India’s central government ministries, state government departments and institutions such as schools have been requested to take up rooftop solar by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). After 2-3 years of falling prices, it is now economical to … Continue reading

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Indian Government Eyes $2 Billion funding for Solar Rooftop Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has planned to mobilise about $2 billion from international financial institutions to fund rooftop solar projects in the next five years as part of the government’s green energy target of 1,75,000 megawatts … 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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Centre may make Solar Rooftop Systems Mandatory

The Central government is likely to make it mandatory for buildings to install solar rooftop systems. The proposal is among the initiatives planned by the Government of India to support the massive solar capacity addition target (100 GW by 2022). … Continue reading

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