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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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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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Meyer Burger sells company building to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund

Meyer Burger Technology AG has announced the sale of its company building at the corporate headquarters in Gwatt (Thun) to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund (HSC Fund). The purchase price is CHF 42.5 million, of which around CHF 31 million will be transferred at the time of change of ownership, with the remainder following in tranches […]

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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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Freyr Energy to scale up solar operations

Punjab and Haryana have a huge potential for solar power generation where the company aims to scale up its operations, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hyderabad-based rooftop solar company Freyr Energy Service Saurabh Marda said on Wednesday. “We have completed 1,800 kw of installations in Punjab and Haryana,” he told reporters. “Residential rooftops account for […]

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Over 200 students in Goa learns assembling of solar lamps

Goa University recently taught how to make solar lamps at a workshop to over 200 students from its two adopted villages. According to ET ,the Directorate of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) of Goa University organized the workshop, where students were given hand-on experience on assembling a solar lamp. Solar lamp kits distributed to the students […]

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