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Casual approach failed J & K ‘s target of generating 7500 MW solar power

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have failed to achieve the target of generating 7,500 mw solar power even after five years of signing a MoU with the Union Government In March 2014. Under the MoU, solar projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW in Ladakh and 2,500 mw in Kargil, possessing tremendous potential for new […]

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Yemen taps solar power amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels. Faqih is part of a booming solar sector transforming lives and energy sustainability in Yemen, a poor country with scant rural power access even before conflict knocked out […]

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Manufacturing-linked 5 GW solar auction of SECI gets good response

SECI’s solar auction for 5GW capacity has evoked good response as Adani Green Energy, Azure and Navyug have submitted bids for a total of 10 GW projects. Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) for 5GW solar energy auction includes 1GW manufacturing component. Thus developers will have to set up solar equipment manufacturing capacity of 1 […]

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Solar roof tiles may replace clay tiles in Goa homes: Minister

Clay roof tiles, colloquially referred to as Mangalorean tiles, that typically adorn roofs of traditional Goan homes, may soon make way for more modern and solar energy-generating tiles, if Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has his way. Cabral on Wednesday said his Ministry would soon implement the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model of solar power generation, […]

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MNRE says solar developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Wednesday clarified that solar energy developers can install additional direct current (DC) capacity which can be higher than the contracted alternate current (AC) capacity. Developers convert DC into AC for supplies to discoms. In some cases, they have set up larger power generation DC capacities than contracted AC capacities. The decision is likely […]

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Airtel enters into an agreement with AMPSolar to acquire 26 per cent stake

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has entered into an Agreement with AMPSolar on October 18, 2019 for acquisition of 26 per cent Equity Shares and Compulsorily Convertible Debentures (CCOs) in the solar power firm for Rs 8.4 crore.] The Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm has signed an agreement with the renewable energy company to meet the green […]

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Solar panels stolen from school in Pakistan

Solar panels were stolen from a school located in an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an official said, adding that it was the second theft incident within a week. Shafiq Khan, the head teacher of the school established in Padhana Afghan refugee camp, told the police that the thieves last week decamped with […]

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Thanks to India’, UN says solar panels are effective climate action measures

The United Nations on Thursday once again appreciated India for installing over 195 solar panels at its headquarters in New York, saying “these are just some of the ways” undertaken towards climate protection and carbon control. “Solar panels and a green roof are the latest additions to UNHQ in NYC, thanks to @IndiaUNNewYork,” the United […]

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India’s solar installations dips 14 percent to 1.5 GW in June quarter: Report

Solar installations in the country declined 14 percent to 1,510 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 1,761 MW in the previous quarter, according to a report by Mercom India Research on Thursday. The solar installations were also lower on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis and had stood at 1,665 MW in the […]

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