TN: Solar power mandatory for all new highrises

The Tamil Nadu government, on Tuesday, has decided to make it mandatory for all new highrise (more than four floors) buildings in the state to have solar power generation facility. Chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that the rule would be applicable … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu reaches the capacity of 101 MW installed solar power

With the addition of 81 MW in the financial year 2013-14, state has reaches the total installed capacity of 101 MW. out of the 81 MW installed, 79 MW comes under Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme and the rest 2 … 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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Bosch completes 5MW solar plant in Tamil Nadu

Bosch group has built a 5MW solar PV power plant for Sri Vinayaga Green Power Generation Pvt., which will sell about 7.6 million kWh in one year to third party power consumers. Read more here.

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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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All households in remote Sitraruvipatti in Madurai get solar power

Sitraruvipatti, a remote place in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu gets solar power for all its 16 households. Till last year, the village was living without power and due to the extreme remote, far away location of the village … Continue reading

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Rs. 1,260 Crore allocated by Tamil Nadu government for solar powered greenhouse scheme for 2013-14

The Tamil Nadu state government today has allocated Rs 1,260 crore towards the Chief Minister’s solar-powered green house scheme for the year 2013-14, in view of constructing 60,000 houses this year. Hike in prices of construction material has lead to … Continue reading

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Auto component manufacturers in Tamil Nadu to set up joint solar farm near Madurai

6 auto component manufacturers from Chennai – MM Forgings, Rane Group, Super Auto Forge, Natesan Industries, IM Gears and Swelect are ready to set up a joint solar farm near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Mahindra EPC  will be executing this solar project. The … Continue reading

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Solar developers to invest Rs. 25-30 million in Punjab for 250 MW solar projects

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal handed over letter of awards to 26 solar project developers for 250 MW solar power projects having joint net investment of Rs 25-30 million. The letters were handed over to the developers after … Continue reading

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Solar energy park worth Rs. 920 Crore to be ready in 3 months at Paramakudi in Tamil Nadu

Solar energy park worth Rs. 920-crore is being set up at Paramakudi, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It will be completely ready in the next three months and would make 100 MW of power available to the Tamil … Continue reading

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