Monthly Archives: December 2018

Solar power industry demands uniform GST rate of 5 per cent

The Solar Power Developer Association (SPDA) has demanded the goods and services tax rate be kept uniform at 5 per cent on solar power generating system (SPGS) saying recent recommendations of the GST Council are inconsistent with the government’s policy of promoting clean energy. The total incidence of tax on the SPGS would increase to […]

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Reliance Industries acquires renewable energy firm Kanoda Energy Systems

Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries has acquired major stake in the renewable energy firm Kanoda Energy Systems. The company entered into a binding agreement with Kanoda Energy Systems Private Limited (“KESL”) for acquisition of equity shares for a cash consideration not exceeding Rs.75crores. Reliance Industries said in […]

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After four years of sunny outlook, solar sector struggles to keep growth intact

India’s solar sector, one of the top three markets globally, witnessed a slowdown in growth of installations during the current year as it struggled, on the back of policy and execution challenges, to sustain the spectacular rise it had experienced in the last four years, experts said. “We expect 2018 to end with total solar […]

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Solar News Wrap-03 Sungrow CSR activity in India, drip irrigation using solar power and more

CADA tests the effectiveness of drip irrigation using solar power Command Area Development Authority tested the effectiveness of drip irrigation using solar powered irrigation system in wheat crop. The project was implemented in collaboration with progressive farmers who had voluntarily given 9 acres for a field experiment. Sungrow conducts series of “Solar Inverter Technical” CSR […]

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EV News Wrap- 02 Great Wall Motor, innogy EV technology division and more

Goenka Electric Motor to launch its all new electric three-wheeler Chopper by mid of 2019 Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles is gearing up to launch its all new military-themed electric three-wheeler Chopper named as Sniper by mid of next year. The company showcased the bike at the EV Expo this year. Electric buses and e-rickshaws to […]

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China only undertaking run-of the-river hydropower projects on Brahmaputra: Govt

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the Brahmaputra river to China and urged the country to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in the upstream areas, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Minister of State for Water Resources and River Development Arjun Ram Meghwal was replying […]

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PM Modi to inaugurate 7 MW solar power plant in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch several infrastructure projects in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday. He will inaugurate a 7 MW solar power plant, and solar village. PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for a number of development projects and address a gathering, a statement from his office said. He will reach […]

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Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 percent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But in the automotive industry, it is lagging behind with just 600 out of 1.4 million private vehicles running on electricity rather than petrol or diesel. Experts believe that is about to […]

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Electric buses and e-rickshaws to soon hit Rajkot roads

Under the Climate Resilience City Action Plan electric buses (e-buses) and e-rickshaws will soon ply on Rajkot roads. People of Rajkot will soon be able to enjoy environment friendly rides with these EVs. Rajkot mayor Bina Acharya in a press statement said that Climate Resilience City Action Plan is a part of Capacity Building Project […]

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