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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Andhra Pradesh invites bids for 500MW of solar

South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has issued a ‘Request for Selection’ document for 500MW of solar capacity in the state. The generated power from solar power projects will be purchased by Southern Power Distribution Company  of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. (APSPDCL, website … Continue reading

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Addressable segments of the Indian photovoltaic market

Indian solar photovoltaic (PV) market can be segmented according to various characteristics – delivery, size, priority and customer types. According to Headway Solar analysis, the following market segments have emerged over the past few years. This chart can be a … Continue reading

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Solar panels can get cheaper and environment-friendly

Magnesium chloride used in making Tofu and bath salts can be used to replace the highly toxic and expensive substance, Cadmium chloride a University study published in the journal Nature has revealed. Cadmium chloride is currently a key ingredient in solar cell technology … Continue reading

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Chennai airport to use solar power

The Airports Authority of India (AAI)  is planning a solar plant that will meet the Chennai airport’s requirements and the surplus power supplied to the grid. The move is part of a plan to install solar power plants at 30 airports … Continue reading

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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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Nagaland villages to get solar water treatment plants

Nagaland villages will soon get water treatment plants using solar energy for their operations. State minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Noke Wangnao inaugurated the water treatment unit at Tsiesema village about 13 kms away from state capital Kohima while … Continue reading

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US tariffs on Chinese cells set to open global market to India, Taiwan, Korea

Indian manufacturers of solar cells and modules have a reason to cheer. A move by the US Government earlier this month offers them scope to look at exporting to the US. Washington’s action has, basically, made Chinese products landing in … Continue reading

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Jammu & Kashmir to develop 7.5 GW capacity of solar PV projects

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently announced that it would set up 7.5 GW of solar photo-voltaic  plants in Jammu & Kashmir. senior officials from the state signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MNRE to set up … Continue reading

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