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Indian Railway’s land to be given for 500 MW solar power plants to meet energy needs

The railways will offer its vacant land to install 500-megawatt solar power plants to meet its energy needs, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Monday. This is in addition to the railways’ aim of installing 500-MW solar power plants and about 200-MW wind plants by 2021-22 across its zones and production units (PUs). […]

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Cheaper solar power gains ground in southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is accelerating plans to harness energy from the sun in coming years as the cost of generating electricity from some solar power projects has become more affordable than gas-fired plants, officials and analysts said. The region, where power demand is expected to double by 2040, is striving to expand the share of renewable […]

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Himachal Pradesh signs agreements to setup 250 MW solar power plants

Himachal Pradesh has signed couple of agreements to set up solar power plants with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore. The solar power plants would be set up in Una and Kangra districts. The first agreement of Rs 600 crore for 150 MW solar plant was signed with Renew Energy Private Ltd , it is […]

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Ordnance Factory Board reduces power cost generating solar power

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has significantly reduced cost of electricity consumption by generating solar power in its various units across the country, an official said here Friday. The OFB is working towards achieving the goal of meeting 45 per cent of its total energy requirements through the solar power route, the official said. The […]

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China approves construction of 3961 village solar power plants: Report

China has reportedly approved construction of 3,961 village solar power plants with a total capacity of 1.67 GW. According to China energy regulator the construction of solar power plant has been approved under a programme aimed at alleviating rural poverty and promoting clean energy. The Reuters citing a notice issues by the National Energy Administration, […]

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Ukkadam solar power plant helped the city corporation save Rs 16 lakh: Report

The Ukkadam solar power plant reportedly generated about 3 lakh units of electricity and helped the city corporation save around Rs 16 lakh on its electricity bills. The solar power plant was commissioned couple of months back. A corporation official speaking to ET said “While 1.46 lakh units of power were generated in February, another […]

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Government medical colleges in MP to go green installing solar power plants

Government medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh is all set to go green installing solar power plants to meet their electricity requirement, a move which will result in savings of Rs 12 crore in the very first year of implementation. An MOU in this regard was inked Wednesday in the presence of state New and Renewable […]

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GAIL foraying into solar power plants, battery charging stations for EVs

State-owned GAIL India has sought shareholder nod to amend the charter of the company to invest in start-ups, build solar power plants and set up battery charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) as it looks to diversify its portfolio beyond gas and petrochemicals. The nation’s biggest natural gas transporting and marketing company wants to insert […]

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Cabinet approves 3 lakh solar street lights in NE states, Maoist-hit districts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 637 crore central assistance for solar power plants, solar street lights and solar study lamps in the northeastern states and Left Wing Extremism (Maoist) affected districts. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the third phase of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Applications Programme to achieve […]

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