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WTO to set up panel to judge US-China solar panel dispute

The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed Thursday to China’s request to create a dispute panel tasked with judging whether US tariffs on solar panels violate international trade rules. The trade restrictions were imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration last year, part of a raft of measures initiated by Washington that have triggered a tit-for-tat tariff […]

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Tata Power commissions 70-KW solar rooftop plant at India International Centre

Delhi’s India International Centre went green with the installation of a 70-KW solar rooftop plant that will help it save 63 tonne carbon emissions and up to Rs 11 lakh in power bill per annum. The solar plant was set up by the Tata Solar Power under its corporate social responsibility with a cost of […]

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MNRE issues norms to implement scheme for farmers to boost solar energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Monday issued guidelines for rollout of the Rs 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme, which would encourage farmers to generate solar power in their farms and use the clean energy to replace their diesel water pumps. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme entails setting up […]

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Hanergy’s MiaSolé Sets Large Area Flexible Photovoltaic Efficiency World Record at 17.44 Percent

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, a German based solar energy testing laboratory and one of the world’s leading renewable energy research authorities, has rated Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Miasole’s large area flexible CIGS module as the world’s most efficient. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE […]

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Hartek Power bags substation order to connect 130 MW solar power to grid

Hartek Power on Wednesday said it has bagged an order to set up a 220/33 KV substation, which would connect 130 MW of solar power supply to grid in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. The scope of the project includes complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the substation right from survey, design, engineering and testing […]

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Sterling and Wilson Solar gets Sebi nod for Rs 4,500 crore IPO

Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd (SWSL) has received approval from markets regulator Sebi to float its Rs 4,500-crore initial public offering. The capital markets regulator issued its final observations on SWSL’s IPO proposal on July 4, according to information available on Sebi’s website. The total size of the initial public offering (IPO) is about Rs […]

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AISIA recommends raising of export incentives to 10% for Solar modules manufacturing sector

Raising concerns that the survival of the Solar Modules Manufacturers Industry is at stake, the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) today in its pre-budget recommendations suggested that this is the right time for providing manufacturing incentives, such as subsidies for Power, Capital, Interest and depreciation to this industry, duty free import of manufacturing equipment. […]

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NTPC wins 40 MW solar projects in UPNEDA’s auction

NTPC on Tuesday said it has won 40 MW solar energy projects in an auction conducted by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA). “NTPC participated in UPNEDA’s tender for 500 MW Solar capacity with two bids of 20 MW each at Auraiya and Rihand,” the company said in a statement. Reverse auction […]

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Maharashtra to get floating solar power plants in four dams

Maharashtra is all set to get floating solar power generation plants in four dams, state Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan told the Legislative Council Monday. In a written reply to a question raised by NCP MLC Hemant Takle, Mahajan stated the backwater of Wardha, Bebala, Khadakpurna and Pentakli dams has been selected for setting up […]

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Solar industry needs to act proactively to ensure efficient use of water: Bridge to India

The solar industry needs to act proactively to ensure efficient use of water for cleaning of solar panels and justify the ‘environmentally-friendly’ tag, consulting and research services provider Bridge To India said Wednesday. The statement has come against the background of an advisory issued by the New and Renewable Energy Ministry (MNRE) on optimal utilisation […]

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