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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Policy on 100 GW solar power to be approved in few days: Minister

According to reports, the government is likely to approve in few days a final policy on adding 100 GW of solar power, as it targets energy generation of 175 GW from renewable sources by 2022. “Government has already approved 19 … Continue reading

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75% of solar cell production capacity in India sitting idle

Indian capacity to make solar cells is three-quarters idle, according to the ministry of renewable energy, as the government studies tariffs on rival imports. Fifteen producers led by Indosolar Ltd., Moser Baer India Ltd. and Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. have … 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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India gets its 1st Net-Zero Solar Energy building

The Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in New Delhi  is the first Net-Zero energy building in the country, featuring innovative solutions for solar energy production, maximum energy saving and minimum energy requirements. It is the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests . The … Continue reading

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TEDA receives 1050 applications for solar rooftop subsidy

The subsidy scheme was announced by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency in October 2013. In the last five months, the agency has received 1050 applications from residents wanting to set up 1kW rooftop solar plants. 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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UP government to sign Rs. 2300 crore deal for 100 MW solar power plant in the state

Uttar Pradesh state government is going to sign a solar power project deal worth Rs 2,300 crore with eight different firms working in the solar power sector. Since, the inception of the Uttar Pradesh state solar policy in 2013, this 100 MW project to … Continue reading

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More number of solar power developers in line makes TNERC issue consultative paper on solar power tariff

Tamil Nadu Elec­tricity Regulatory Com­mission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper on comprehensive tariff order on solar power proposing tariffs ranging from Rs 8.34 per unit to Rs 5.78 per unit across various solar application categories. Consultative paper was sought … Continue reading

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