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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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Russian investors shows interest in solar power programme in Ladakh

Exploring business opportunities in India, Russian investors have shown interest in solar power programme in Ladakh, which was recently made a Union Territory and has a huge potential in this sector. The interest has been conveyed to Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency, which helps investors looking for opportunities and options in […]

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Tribunal directs AERC against public hearing on solar PPAs: Report

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity has reported directed the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) not to hold public hearings to decide tariffs amid a controversy over the government’s decision to cancel PPAs signed with renewable energy generators. According to ET, the tribunal also asked the commission not to allow the state’s power distribution companies […]

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Engie acquires Mobisol -an African offgrid solar firm

ENGIE expanded its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a off-grid solar solution provider. Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing clean and reliable energy to over 750,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the acquisition of Mobisol, ENGIE will be […]

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Himachal Pradesh signs agreements to setup 250 MW solar power plants

Himachal Pradesh has signed couple of agreements to set up solar power plants with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore. The solar power plants would be set up in Una and Kangra districts. The first agreement of Rs 600 crore for 150 MW solar plant was signed with Renew Energy Private Ltd , it is […]

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Puducherry CM announces to launch scheme to generate 1-3 KW solar energy

Chief minister of Puducherry -V Narayanasamy on Wednesday presented a tax-free budget of Rs 8,425 crore for the financial year 2019-20 for the UT in the legislative assembly. While presenting the budget the CM said that the territory must mobilize 65 per cent (Rs 5,435 crore) of the budget from its own resources while it […]

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Rajasthan CM invites Japanese investment for solar energy

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday assured a Japanese business delegation of his government’s full cooperation and support in setting up industries in the state. Gehlot gave the assurance during his meeting with the delegation led by Japan’s Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu. The delegation also had representatives from companies located in Japanese Zone […]

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