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Can India’s solar gift solve urgent problem for journos at UN?

While the UN grapples with weighty global matters, can an Indian gift solve an unlikely matter of great concern to journalists and staffers — a partial shut down of an escalator as part of the world body’s austerity measures? After repeated complaints over several days by reporters interspersing questions on issues like Syria, Iran, the […]

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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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Merkel visits Delhi metro station which is fitted with solar panels fitter by KfW

German Chancellor Anjela Merkel visited on Saturday the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station, which is fitted with solar panels funded by the KfW, a state-owned development bank of her country. Merkel visited the terrace of the metro station where she was briefed by officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) about the solar project. […]

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Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis signs ISA Framework Agreement

Two new countries Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis have signed the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) Framework Agreement at its second Assembly in the national capital on Thursday, taking the membership strength of the body to 83, according to an official statement. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hosted the second Assembly of ISA […]

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French minister visiting India to co-host second ISA assembly

French Deputy Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Brune Poirson is visiting India to co-preside over the second Assembly of the International Solar Alliance here on Thursday. Poirson, who is on a three-day India visit from Wednesday, will co-president the ISA event along with Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (IC) of Power, and New […]

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Due emphasis would be laid on solar power: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions ‘Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali’ campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state. Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes worth Rs 1,359.27 crore, while another 2,391 involving an expenditure of Rs […]

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Aditya Aluminium goes green with 24-MW solar power plant at Lapanga

Aditya Aluminium, a unit of the metal business of Aditya Birla Group has reportedly installed a 24-MW solar power plant at Lapanga in Sambalpur district. According to NIE the solar power plant that spread across 144 acre of ash-filled land has been installed at an investment of `151 crore. Power produced from the installed solar […]

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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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