Trains to have solar roofs to reduce diesel consumption

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have asked the railways to consider installing rooftop solar power panels on train coaches to meet their electricity needs and curb the country’s diesel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The scientists have sent … Continue reading

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Solar projects may be scrapped by states of India due to import duties

Imposition of duties on solar equipment imports have caused a threat to almost 3500 MW of planned and contracted projects, ACME has stated. State governments in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu alone could cancel agreements for 1,500 megawatts of … 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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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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Set up rooftop solar panels and get paid in India

Install a solar panel on your rooftop to generate energy and sell it to the distribution company through the grid for money. To encourage green energy, the Centre is planning a programme under which it will provide incentives, either financial … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy 2012 bets only on RECs market. No Feed-in-Tariffs.

The government of Andhra Pradesh today announced its solar policy. The policy does not specify any limit on the total capacity of solar power plants that can be put up under it. It also neither provides for a fixed feed-in … Continue reading

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Indian state of Andhra Pradesh announces Solar Policy 2012

The Andhra Pradesh solar policy announced a few days ago has generally been hailed as a very investor-friendly policy and one that has the scope to make the State “another Gujarat.” But nevertheless, some experts see red in the details. … Continue reading

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Highlights of Uttar Pradesh draft Solar Policy 2012

Highlights of the Uttar Pradesh Draft Solar Policy 2012: This policy will come into effect from the date of issuance and shall remain in operation up to 31st  March 2017. Target capacity of 1000 MW of    solar power will be … Continue reading

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National Solar Mission to be fine tuned to keep up the gained momentum

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is in the process of fine-tuning the National Solar Mission policy to adapt to evolving technology changes in the sector, said Bharat Bhargava, director (Solar photo voltaic), MNRE. The Indian government’s National … Continue reading

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Gujarat Solar Tariff Order Draft 2012-2015 (Gujarat Solar Policy Phase 3)

As more and more solar power projects developers line up to set up their projects in Gujarat, state power regulator, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) on Thursday issued a discussion paper on determination of tariff for solar power projects in … Continue reading

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