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MNRE forms project development cell to attract investment in green energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constituted a project development cell to attract investment in the clean energy sector, particularly solar. The project development cell (PDC) would offer those renewable projects for investment where all necessary spade work like detailed project report, land, etc is complete. The PDC has been constituted under […]

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Solar panels on Nizamuddin Bridge damaged after high-velocity winds hits Delhi-NCR

Solar panels  installed on Nizamuddin Bridge has severely damaged on Wednesday after strong winds followed by heavy rain hit parts of the national capital and adjoining NCR. The India Meteorological Department has predicted generally cloudy sky with light rain for next three days while partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm on June […]

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We have headroom to dilute 10-15 per cent stake in Adani Green Energy: Gautam Adani

After French energy major Total SA, more foreign investors have shown interest in partnering Adani group in its renewable energy business, its chairman Gautam Adani said on Tuesday. In April, Total invested around Rs 3,707 crore for 50 per cent partnership with Adani Green Energy for a joint venture that will house 2.148 gigawatts (GW) […]

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Indian Solar manufacturers extend support to govt’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

Home grown solar manufacturers have extended their support to the PM Modi led government’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. They also requested for the Prime Minister’s (PM’s) support to provide a level-playing field for realising the full potential of the sunrise sector. Indian solar manufacturers Vikram Solar, Webel Solar, and Renewsys in a joint press briefing […]

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Two megawatt solar plant commissioned at INS Kalinga in AP

A two megawatt solar plant was commissioned at INS Kalinga here. Flag Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain commissioned the solar plant set up as part of the Centre’s objective to achieve 100 GW of solar power by 2022 as part of the National Solar Mission on Thursday. The plant,which is […]

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Solar tariffs in India stabilised 30 percent below the cost of thermal power

The current tariffs in the Indian solar sector, hovering at Rs 2.50-2.87 per kWh, have stabilised at rates 20 to 30 per cent below the cost of existing thermal power in India, and up to half the price of new coal-fired power, a new study said on Friday. It concludes that the lucrative prices provide […]

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MNRE issues Draft Guidelines and model PPA for Off-Grid Solar Power Plants

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines and model PPA for implementation of off-grid solar power plants under RESCO model. The ministry has asked the industry stakeholders to provide their suggestions and comments on the draft guidelines and model PPA latest by May 25, 2020. This refers to Ministry’s Order […]

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Selco launches solar powered solution to help frontline healthcare workers

Selco Solar Light Pvt Ltd has reportedly launched a solar-powered solution to help the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas. A solar panel has been installed on top of mobile swab collection van for the benefit of healthcare workers from Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. 75 watt solar panel installed on top of the van […]

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Off-grid Solar Phase-III extended till early next year: MNRE

The MNRE recently announced the extension of the off-grid and decentralised solar photovoltaic (PV) applications programme phase-III till 31 March, 2021. Off-grid and decentralized solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III was launched by the ministry on 7th August 2018 and the scheme was valid for financial year 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The sanction of new projects under […]

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RITES invites bids for 1GW of Solar Projects Across India on Railways Land

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company has issued a tender for 1 GW solar project to set up across India on various zonal railways land. Last date for submission of the bids is June 29, 2020 and pre-bid meeting is scheduled on May 28, 2020 , which is expected to be conducted online looking into […]

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