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Pune firm Khethworks develops solar-powered irrigation system

To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system. The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps. “We enable year-round irrigation, cultivation […]

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Hanergy Bags APVIA Award 2019 for its Contribution to Photovoltaic Industry

Clean energy company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holding Group, added another feather to its cap.  The company recently won the illustrious Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) Award 2019 for its contribution to the photovoltaic industry and being at the forefront of technological advancements. At the award ceremony that was held on sidelines of SNEC 2019 PV Power […]

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Vedanta to complete its first pilot floating solar plant in next 2-3 months

Vedanta on Monday said its first pilot floating solar plant will be completed in the next two to three months. In an investor brief, the company said it is focussing on renewable energy and its group firm Hindustan Zinc plans its “first pilot floating solar to be completed in next 2-3 months”. Vikram Solar, module […]

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BHEL wins Rs.800 crore EPC orders for 200 MW Solar Power Plants

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) portfolio has surpassed 1 GW with the company winning two EPC orders for setting up SPV plants with a cumulative capacity of 200 MW. Valued at over Rs. 800 crore, the orders have been secured from NTPC Ltd. and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL), reinforcing the […]

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India sees rise in solar photovoltaic employment: IRENA

India saw expand in solar photovoltaic employment in 2018, while China, the US, Japan and the European Union lost jobs, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Thursday. In total, 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, up from 10.3 million in 2017. As more and more countries manufacture, trade […]

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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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MNRE asks to use robots for cleaning solar panels to reduce water usage

In a bid to use reduce the usage of water in solar plants, the Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE) has asked the solar industry and the state to use new technologies and robots for cleaning of the solar panels. Letter from the Ministry addressed to all state principal secretaries and solar associations notes […]

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Here is why solar installation in India went down by 49 percent

According to a report solar installation in India during January-March period of this year stood at 1,737 megawatt (MW), registering a year-on-year decline of 49 per cent. The report states that solar installation was down mainly because of difficulty faced by installers in getting the required approvals due to general elections. The installations were at […]

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JERC questions power dept on the inaccurate solar bills

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC)  has questioned reasons for the inaccurate bills after receiving a complaint of irregularities in solar power net meter billing by the electricity department. According to ET Nigel Coelho, an aggrieved solar power consumer in his complaint stated that the department hadn’t credited him and other solar prosumers for the […]

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Waaree Energies Launches the Next Gen Solar Module in India

Waaree Energies Ltd, India’s leading EPC player and largest solar PV module manufacturer, has launched  India’s first 400Wp cut cell module series called Super 400 which is touted to be the future of rooftop solar. The Super 400 series is a Mono PERC Module, with a 400Wp output and the Super 400 Pro Module, which is a Bifacial module, with up to 30% higher output. In case of partial […]

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