Monthly Archives: July 2020

India’s 175 GW renewable energy target to fall short by 28 percent : ICRA

Renewable capacity addition in the current fiscal is expected to be subdued at 8 GW given the continued execution challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic, says Icra. According to the ratings agency, India’s renewable capacity is expected to reach 125 GW of by December 2022, nearly 28 per cent lower than the government’s renewable energy target of […]

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New guideline to allow 24X7 power from renewable sources

Renewable power producers will now be able to ensure round-the-clock supply to discoms and other consumers as the government has finalised new guidelines that will allow them to bundle their green power with thermal capacities. The bundled power package will address a major drawback that renewable power (solar and wind) faces with regard to continuous […]

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PFC signs MoA with IIT- Kanpur for Training, Research, and Entrepreneurship in Smart Grid

Government-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC), India’s leading NBFC, signed a MoA with Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT-K) for Training, Research, and Entrepreneurship Development in Smart Grid Technology. Under the MoA, PFC will provide financial assistance of Rs. 2,38,97,000/- (Rupees Two Crore Thirty Eight Lakhs and Ninety Seven Thousand only) to IIT-K under its CSR […]

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Archana Soreng-young Indian climate activist named by UN chief to new advisory group

A climate activist from India has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis, as the global body mobilizes action as part of the Covid 19 recovery efforts. Archana Soreng joins six other young climate leaders […]

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HAREDA floats tender for 33,000 Solar Inverter Chargers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has floated tender invited bids for the supply of 33,000 solar inverter chargers. As per the tender document HAREDA will procure 30,000 inverter-chargers of 640 W and 3,000 inverter-chargers of 320 W. The last date for the submission of bids is August 11, 2020. The contract will include […]

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Air Pollution cut short life of Indians by more than 5 years: New Data

As countries around the world race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, there is another, everyday killer causing billions of people to lead shorter and sicker lives: air pollution. New data from the AQLI, which converts particulate air pollution into its impact on life expectancy, reveals that particulate pollution was the greatest risk to human health […]

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Subsidized solar pumps under PM KUSUM scheme will be given to Pilibhit farmers

The Pilibhit agriculture department is reportedly gearing up to provide 160 subsidized solar pumps to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme. The farmers will get the solar pumps under the PM KUSUM scheme at a subsidized rate of 40%. Deputy director of agriculture Yashraj Singh speaking to TOI […]

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Aditya a solar powered ferry from Navalt Boats bags coveted global honour

The Aditya, a sun-powered commuter ferry from Navalt Boats has bagged the prestigious Gustave Trouve Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating. Aditya which is India’s First and Largest solar ferry is operating in Kerala backwaters for the last 3 years without a drop of fuel. Every day she makes 22 trips with 75 […]

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India’s World Solar Bank initiative: Here is what you should know

Amid the India, China standoff the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is planning to set up World Solar Bank, and launch a major funding initiative in a bid to strengthen international solar diplomacy. The ministry will soon propose the government to set up the World Solar Bank. The intention behind setting up this unique […]

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Audi is researching bidirectional charging technology for electric cars

Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection – that is the vision that Audi and the Hager Group are pursuing. The incorporation of the electric car into the domestic grid is at the core of an innovative research project on bidirectional charging. This offers major advantages in combination with a photovoltaic […]

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