IIMC permitted to chop 29 trees, will install rooftop solar on new building

The Supreme Court has allowed the Indian Institute of Mass Communication to cut 29 trees for construction of a new building for the academic and hostel blocks as also a guest house subject to the Central Empowering Committee’s (CEC) conditions. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and […]

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Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Challenge 2021 kick starts today

Infineon Technologies has announced the commencement of its ‘Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Challenge 2021‘ initiative to encourage affordable and reliable solar powered irrigation systems for farmers – design and manufactured locally. Organized in collaboration with Startup India, AGNIi – housed under Invest India; and in partnership with Avnet India, the program invites the industry, […]

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THDC India arm of NTPC makes 50 MW solar project commercially operational in Kerala

THDC India, arm of NTPC has made its maiden solar project in Kerala commercially operational. “The maiden solar power project of 50 MW capacity situated at Kasargod Solar Park at Kasargod, Kerala of THDC India Limited (a subsidiary company of NTPC Limited), is declared on commercial operation from December 31, 2020,” a BSE filing said. […]

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Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Increased 24 percent in 2020: Mercom Capital

Total corporate funding into the solar sector globally, including venture capital and private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing, came to $14.5 billion, a 24% increase compared to the $11.7 billion in 2019 says Mercom Capital in its annual report. “Following a tough first half when corporate funding was down 25% year-over-year, recovery […]

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AGEL Commissions 25 MW Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Solar Energy Chitrakoot One Limited, a step down subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (“AGEL”) has commissioned 25 MW solar power plant. This plant has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Noida Power Company Limited (“NPCL”) at Rs. 3.08/KWh. With this commissioning AGEL’s total operational renewable capacity grows to 2,975 MW. The plant will be connected […]

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NHPC, IREDA enters into agreement for renewable energy projects

NHPC has signed an agreement with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for assistance in setting up renewable energy (RE) projects. The MoU was signed in the presence of NHPC CMD Abhay Kumar Singh and Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA and other senior officials of both the companies, NHPC said in a statement. “With […]

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Sembcorp Energy, Tata Power, Vikram Solar Series 6 modules, Sungrow’s shipment to India and more

This Week’s Solar News Wrap includes- Sembcorp Energy, Tata Power, Vikram Solar Series 6 modules, world’s largest floating solar, Sungrow’s shipment and more Sembcorp Energy India bags 400 MW solar power project in Rajasthan Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries has bagged a bid for 400 megawatt solar power project in […]

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EESL signs MoU with NHAI for setting up solar power projects, EV charging stations

EESL has entered into a pact with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for setting up solar power projects, energy efficient LED lighting and EV charging stations at NHAI establishments. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a joint venture under the power ministry. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday in the […]

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ITC aims to meet 100 percent of energy needs from renewable sources by 2030

ITC Limited has set itself the target to meet 100% of purchased grid electricity requirements from renewable sources by 2030. In line with its philosophy of ‘Responsible Competitiveness’, the Company has adopted a low carbon growth strategy which encompasses a large renewable energy footprint. At present ITC meets over 40% of its electrical energy requirement […]

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Tata Power, SIDBI partners to finance MSME customers in rooftop solar segment

Tata Power has announced its partnership with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to offer easy and affordable financing scheme for MSME customers in the rooftop solar segment. This scheme will empower MSMEs to adopt sustainable energy for their businesses and promote greener tomorrow.   Easy and affordable financing has been one of the barriers […]

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