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NTT Com-Netmagic Partners with Tata Power to Build 50 MW Solar Power Project

NTT Com- Netmagic announced a partnership with Tata Power to build its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra, India. This initiative enables NTT Com-Netmagic to meet the green energy needs and optimise operating costs. This solar power project is aimed at reducing CO2 emission at an average by about 70,000 tonnes per […]

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IIT Hyderabad improves solar cell efficiency using magnetic field

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed a novel process to improve the performance of third generation solar cells using magnetic field. Working with dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), they have shown that the incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) in the anode can enhance light-to-power conversion efficiencies.  Anode is the positively charged electrode by which the electrons leave an electrical device.  There is much promise […]

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Solar focus in Finance Minister Sitharaman’s first pre-Budget meeting

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun her pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders starting with those from agriculture and rural development sectors in which she stressed the need for ways to eradicate unemployment and poverty. During the meeting, it was also suggested that solar energy may be treated as the third crop to augment the […]

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CPWD planning to install “solar trees” in residential complexes of govt employees

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has directed its officials to explore the possibility of installing “solar trees” in residential complexes of government employees. The move intends to promote renewable energy and reduce carbon footprint by the CPWD, the prime construction agency of the central government. According to an official, the concept of “solar trees” […]

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Solar powered Kochi airport inspiring model for energy guzzlers: PM Modi

Impressed by the fully solar-powered operations at the Cochin Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it should be an inspiring model for energy guzzlers and suggested that stadiums can tap the natural resource for achieving power neutrality. During his brief stopover visit on Saturday, Modi hailed the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) for being […]

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GIPCL commissions 75 MW solar power project in Gujarat

Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd (GIPCL) Friday said it has commissioned a 75 mega watt (MW) solar power project in Gujarat in a phased manner. GIPCL had emerged as one of the successful bidders for the 75 MW solar power project in the e-reverse auction conducted by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd in September […]

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Ordnance Factory Board reduces power cost generating solar power

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has significantly reduced cost of electricity consumption by generating solar power in its various units across the country, an official said here Friday. The OFB is working towards achieving the goal of meeting 45 per cent of its total energy requirements through the solar power route, the official said. The […]

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CSE helps Gurugram chart a course to a cleaner, pollution-free, solar future

“Gurugram has a vision – that of being a ‘solar pioneer’, and a modern, truly ‘smart’ city. But it will never be able to realize this vision unless it ensures that its residential sector – its homes – adopt solar power. Solar rooftop (SRT) could be an excellent non-polluting, cost-effective alternative to replace the smoke-spewing diesel […]

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ISA may soon incorporate Cochin airport’s solar power project as success model

Cochin International Airport’s solar power project may soon be incorporated by International Solar Alliance (ISA) as success model for similar projects around the world.  This will be part of ISA’s initiative to find out suitable models to be incorporated to achieve its plan of mass deployment of solar energy by 2030. According to reports delegation […]

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Tangedco solar power tenders issued last year still grappling to get takers

Solar power tenders floated in November last year by the state power utility Tangedco is still grappling to get bidders.  It is that first time that Tangedco solar tender has faced such response. The base tariff for solar tender was Rs 3 a unit. TOI citing sources reports that Tangedco’s poor financial health is one […]

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