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Telangana to go for 1,000 Mw solar power, one-time settlement of power dues

The Telangana government on Wednesday said it would go for one-time settlement of dues of panchayats and municipalities to state-run electricity organisations and warned that henceforth heads of local bodies will be ‘punished’ for non-payment of bills on time. Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, who presided over a review meeting on the power sector, said […]

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Azure Power Wins 300 MW ISTS SECI Solar Project

Azure Power has received a letter of award (LOA) for a 300 MW solar power ISTS project through a 1.2 GW auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a Government of India enterprise and a company with an AA+ domestic debt rating by ICRA, a Moody’s Company. With this win, Azure Power has 1.5 GWs of ISTS […]

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India offers USD 100 mn aid to Benin to meet sustainable development goals

India offered concessional financial assistance of USD 100 million to Benin with an aim to help the West African country meet its Sustainable Development Goals. President Ram Nath Kovind is currently on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Africa, having reached the port city of Cotonou in Benin on Sunday. He was accorded […]

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IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar […]

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Tata Power arm to develop 250 MW solar power project in Gujarat

Tata Power’s renewable energy subsidiary TPREL has received a letter of award from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to set up a 250 MW solar project in Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat. This is in addition to 100 MW project awarded by GUVNL in May 2019 for Raghanesda Solar Park, the company added. “Tata […]

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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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NTT Com-Netmagic Partners with Tata Power to Build 50 MW Solar Power Project

NTT Com- Netmagic announced a partnership with Tata Power to build its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra, India. This initiative enables NTT Com-Netmagic to meet the green energy needs and optimise operating costs. This solar power project is aimed at reducing CO2 emission at an average by about 70,000 tonnes per […]

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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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BHEL wins Rs 100 crore EPC order from NTPC to set up floating solar plant

BHEL has bagged a Rs-100 crore order from NTPC for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic power plant at Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. The plant will be set up on the raw water reservoir of NTPC’s Simhadri Thermal Power Plant, BHEL said in a statement. “BHEL has won an order for setting up […]

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