Monthly Archives: December 2017

Canadian Solar Closes USD 56 Million Financing with BayernLB

Canadian Solar announced that it has closed a GBP41.9 million (US$56 million) non-recourse project finance facility with BayernLB. This financing arrangement is Canadian Solar’s third solar power portfolio financing in the United Kingdom (UK). The solar power portfolio, consisting of 10 operating solar power plants totaling 52.2 MWp, was accredited under the UK’s Renewable Obligation […]

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China tests country’s first solar PV highway with wireless charging systems for EVs

China has successfully tested country’s first solar photovoltaic (PV) highway with built in wireless charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) and other sensors for drone. Roads with solar panels is no surprise but making a road allocated with the presence of built-in wireless charging systems for electric vehicles and other sensors for drones is something […]

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Government’s target of all-electric fleet from 2030 is not practical : Toyota official

Amid a raging debate on the government’s resolve to ensure that only electric vehicles are sold in the country from 2030, a key official of Toyota’s joint venture has pitched for a technology-agnostic approach giving options for consumers and leeway to auto producers. Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman and whole-time director at Toyota Kirloksar Motor, said consumers […]

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EXICOM is successfully deploying 1st set of EV Chargers in Delhi-NCR under the EESL Procurement Program

EXICOM is successfully deploying EV chargers under the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) procurement program at different locations in Delhi-NCR region. These include 100 numbers of 3.3 kW AC chargers and 25 numbers of 15kW DC Fast Chargers. EXICOM’s EV Chargers will be used to charge the TATA Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito cars procured by […]

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Government is eyeing 100% electric public transport through FAME India scheme II

Union Minister Anant Geete today said the government is committed to make the country’s public transport system fully electric and emphasised that there is a need to increase incentives to promote e-mobility. Also, the minister said the Centre is targeting a fully electric fleet for public transport, including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws under the second […]

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Nordex awarded a contract for the installation of the “Epine Marie Madeleine” wind farm

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the “Epine Marie Madeleine” wind farm. GN Renewable Investments, managed by TTR Energy, a private equity management firm, has ordered twelve N117/3000 turbines from Nordex for this project. Nordex France is the developer of the Epine Marie Madeleine project. The contract covers the […]

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Kakinada Smart City to generate 5 MW solar power from rooftops

The Kakinada Smart City Corporation Limited has initiated steps to generate 5 MW solar power through solar panels installing on rooftops of various government office buildings. The Board of Director of the Corporation at its meeting on Wednesday with District Collector Kartikeya Mishra in the chair has discussed the project threadbare, which was planned under […]

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Only six out of 29 states and 7 UTs comply with Centre’s renewable purchase obligations

Only six out of 29 states and seven union territories are complying with the central government’s Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets, a Greenpeace India report said on Wednesday. Under the RPO, states are suppose to achieve certain targets by ensuring that their power-share comes from green or renewable sources. In case the states are unable […]

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Global PV materials market to reach USD 36.23 billion by 2025: Research and Markets

Research and Markets in its latest report forecasts global PV materials market to reach USD 36.23 billion by 2025. According to the research firm the growing PV installations coupled with rise in module manufacturing facilities in Asia Pacific is driving market demand. The demand for PV materials is the highest in the construction of solar […]

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