New Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 – highlights

Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA, http://geda.gujarat.gov.in/) has released the new Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 (click here to download the policy document). Here’s the summary of the Gujarat Solar Policy document: The policy is expected to remain in operation until 2020. Project-based … Continue reading

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Modi to power every house by 2019 using solar

After the biggest electoral win in three decades, India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power, to meet the energy requirements of 400 million people who lack access to electricity. Read more here.

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GPCL’s rooftop project generates 1.2 million units in six months

Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL), which is in-charge for developing and implementing the solar rooftop concept in Gujarat started India’s first project in Gandhinagar, so far they have generated a total of 1.2 million units of solar power. Read more here

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GERC rejects GUVNL’s petition to retrospectively lower solar power feed-in tariff

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) rejected the petition by state’ apex power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) that wanted to pay lower tariff to solar power producers. GERC disposed the GUVNL petition saying that it is not maintainable on the ground of delay. … Continue reading

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SSNNL to set up 10 MW canal top solar power plant in Gujarat

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) will be setting up a 10-MW solar power generation plant on Sardar Sarovar canal. Well, the location isn’t finalised yet but SSNNL is finalizing its plans on developing the multi-thousand km-long canal network near … Continue reading

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UT Solar park to follow Narmada plant model

The 250 MW UT solar park based on concentrated photo-voltaic technology would be built and designed following the pattern of Narmada solar power plant in Gujarat. Also, the installation of solar-based LED traffic lights, solar street lights, building integrated solar photo voltaic and other … Continue reading

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India’s solar developers ask Gujarat regulator to reject retroactive tariff cuts

India’s solar energy developers  argued for the dismissal at a hearing held by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission yesterday to throw out the state government’s decision to impose retroactive reductions in the rate paid for electricity generated from renewable energy sources. … Continue reading

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43 million units of solar power produced by Tata Power’s 25 MW solar power plant in Gujarat

Spread over an area of 100 acres, Tata Power’s 25 MW crystalline silicon photo-voltaic technology based solar facility at Mithapur in Gujarat had generated 43.386 million units of solar power in 2012-13. Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd, subsidiary of Tata … Continue reading

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With 608.5 MW of total solar installed capacity Rajasthan becomes the second Indian state to surpass 500 MW solar installation

Rajasthan becomes the second state in India to have an operational solar power capacity of over 500 MW. By June 30, 2013 the total solar capacity of Rajasthan reached 608.5 MW. In 2012, Gujarat achieved this milestone with its aggressive … Continue reading

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IFC finances $ 3 million to Azure’s Rooftop Solar project in Gujarat

IFC, a member of World Bank, is financing  Azure Power’s rooftop solar India project in Gujarat with a loan of $ 3 million. A 2.5 megawatt rooftop solar project in Gandhinagar is going to be constructed by Azure Power and it … Continue reading

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