Monthly Archives: June 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind launches Solar Charkha Mission

President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Solar Charkha Mission here on Wednesday under which the government will disburse a subsidy of Rs 550 crore to thousands of artisans, generating employment in rural areas. Under this mission, the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) will cover 50 clusters and each cluster will employ 400 […]

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ISMA demands imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and module

Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. The association put its demand during a public hearing called by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), under the commerce ministry, on the issue on […]

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DG sets increases pollution by over 30%, solar rooftops are a clean and cheaper alternative : CSE

CSE released a report titled “GOING SOLAR: Action Plan to Tap Gurugram’s Solar Rooftop Potential 2018” on June 22, 2018. The report revealed that solar rooftops (SRTs) are a clean and cheaper alternative to highly polluting DG sets. Per unit cost of electricity generated by DG is Rs 35 per unit (inclusive of the cost of the DG […]

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REC Group Launches world’s first n-Type Mono Solar Panel with Twin Design

REC Group launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design, and promises excellent power output of up to 330 watt peak allied to lasting performance. The production of n-type mono cells kicks off at the end of June in REC’s brand-new industry 4.0 manufacturing building at the company’s Singapore plant. The […]

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BYPL signs a MoU with Business Finland for collaboration in energy and Electric Vehicle sectors

Power distribution company BYPL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Business Finland, a Finnish government agency, for collaborative activities in different areas, including energy efficiency and electric vehicles. The agreement was signed last week by BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) chief executive officer PR Kumar and Jukka Holappa, commercial councilor and head Business […]

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JinkoSolar Introduces Latest 410w Cheetah Module Technology in Mumbai PV Tech Seminar

JinkoSolar has announced that it successfully held another round of the PV Tech seminar at JW Marriott Sahar in Mumbai on 12th June. The seminar aimed to raise discussions on upcoming module technologies and solar manufacturing excellence for enhanced efficiency and generation. JinkoSolar partnered with DuPont to host the PV Tech seminar in India’s financial centre – […]

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Environment Ministry discusses application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents

A meeting with expert institutions was held in the Environment Ministry on Monday to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents and improve the overall air quality management framework. The expert institutions included Satellite Application Centre (SAC) of ISRO, Department of Science &Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical […]

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Renewable energy certificates will continue to face regulatory challenges: Ind-Ra

The renewable energy certificates will continue to face regulatory challenges and obligated entities may prefer to buy clean energy directly, India Ratings and Research said today. “The obligated entities may prefer to continue to buy renewable power directly rather than using renewable energy certificates (RECs), to comply with their renewable power obligations,” an India Ratings […]

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