India gets $1.5 Billion loan for Rooftop Solar Program

The Modi government is playing high on the rooftop solar systems and have received a much-needed boost even as the target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar power capacity by 2022 looks extremely ambitious. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Modi government approves Rs 5,000 crore for solar rooftop

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved scaling up of budget from Rs 600 crore to Rs 5,000 crore for implementation of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop systems over a period of five years upto 2019-20 … 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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Modi to lead Indian delegation for COP21

Chandigarh Administration’s ‘model solar city project’ has been selected as India’s solar theme at the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) is the … Continue reading

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GEDCOL and SECI plans to develop 1GW solar park

The Indian renewables agency of Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (GEDCOL) is in process of getting all the necessary documents and relevant approvals to setup a 1000 MW solar park in the state of Odisha. To develop the park, … Continue reading

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32MW Solar plant inaugurated at Bhatinda

Renewable Energy Minister of Punjab Bikram Singh Majithia and Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Badal inaugurated the largest solar plant of Punjab, commissioned at Jaga Ram Teerath village in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. Inaugurating the 32 MW solar plant, Harsimrat Badal … Continue reading

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Baripatha a 100% solar-powered village

October 2, 2015 marked a life-changing transition for the 350-odd dwellers of Baripatha, a tribal village about 25 km southwest of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It made history by becoming the first village in the state to be powered entirely by solar … Continue reading

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Solar tariffs in India hitting Rs 5 per kWh

Solar tariffs in India are set to hit a new low with the tender for 500 MW of capacity offered under the national solar mission (NSM) in Andhra Pradesh receiving huge investor interest last week. In response to tenders for … 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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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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