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Category: Non-Conventional :: Solar
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 02:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The sun powers irrigation pump sets here 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
The State government’s ambitious project ‘Surya Raitha’, which helps farmers to generate electricity to run their irrigation pump (IP) sets, was inaugurated at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanag...
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KERC proposes higher RPO targets for Escoms 20.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Move aimed at pushing companies towards procuring more clean energy; compliance with RPO is taken into consideration during tariff revision
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Towards solar-powered agriculture 19.1.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
India must exploit the potential of this technology to help farmers meet irrigation needs
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Govt to set up USD 350 million solar development fund 18.1.2018 General News
The government will set up a USD 350 million solar development fund for financing solar projects, New and Renewable Energy and Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh said today. Over the years, the minister said, renewable energy has become cheaper and is set to replace conventional energy, which is a healthy development. India has one of the fastest growing renewable energy programmes in the World and the country would achieve its target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity well before 2020, he said. The minister said that International Solar Alliance (ISA) shall help mobilise sufficient funds for solar energy projects. On receipt of 15 ratifications, ISA Framework Agreement entered into force last month "thereby making ISA a de jure treaty based international intergovernmental organisation." So far 19 countries have ratified and 48 countries have signed the ISA Framework Agreement. In one of its first outreach programmes post ratification, the ISA hosted a two-day
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Amalgamation scheme: Tata Power shareholders' meet on Feb 19 17.1.2018 General News
Tata Power today said it will convene shareholders' meeting on February 19 to seek approval for the proposed amalgamation of four group entities with the company. "The transferor company (Tata Power) is desirous to transfer the renewable energy units to the transferee company 1 (Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd) Transferee Company 4 (Tata Power Green Energy Ltd) and two wholly owned subsidiaries of the transferee Company No 1 (Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd) i.e., transferee company 2 (Supa Windfarm Ltd) and transferee company 3 (Nivade Windfarm Ltd) respectively," Tata Power said. Tata Power has renewable energy units in the state of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd and Tata Power Green Energy are wholly owned arms of Tata Power. In a filing to the BSE, the power firm said that the meeting of the equity shareholders of the Tata Power is convened pursuant to the directions of the National Company Law Tribunal ..
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Focus on Utkhand, Ker, TN as national basketball begins 16.1.2018 General News
Uttarakhand men will face stiff challenge from host Tamil Nadu, Railways, Services and Punjab in their title defence in the 68th Senior National Basketball Championship beginning here tomorrow. In the women's section, Kerala, the reigning champion, will be wary of the challenge from last year's runner-up Telangana, Railways, Chattisgarh and Tamil Nadu. The hosts, who missed out on winning the title in the previous edition at Puducherry, comes into the tournament on the back of an intense training camp in the city. The team led by Akilan and comprising players like Prasanna Venkatesh and Muin Bek, will be eyeing to get the title in the championship which is returning to the city after a gap of seven years. Serbian Milan Opacic, who is coaching the Tamil Nadu's men and women teams, said the players have prepared well for the event and expected them to perform strongly. International players are set to turn out for various teams with the presence of Satnam Singh, who ...
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30 NDMC schools to have rooftop solar facility 15.1.2018 General News
In a bid to promote use of renewable energy, 30 municipal schools in north Delhi have been identified for installation of solar panels on rooftops, the area's civic body today said. The standing committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today approved the proposal, as part of which "30 per cent subsidy for the scheme would be provided by the Union government". "Solar panels will be installed at rooftop of municipal buildings under the NDMC as part of its renewable energy initiative. The generated power will be used promptly for internal consumption. "The scheme would begin with 30 identified buildings of municipal primary schools," the NDMC said in a statement. The panel also approved different proposals related to the Swachh Bharat Mission. "Different types of vehicles, equipment and machines to the tune of Rs 100 crore would be procured under the Urban Development Fund for the purpose of the Swachh Bharat Mission," it said. Besides, 22 mobile community .
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Azure Power bags 200mw solar power proj via SECI auction 15.1.2018 General News
Azure Power today announced bagging of a 200 mw solar power project through an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). "The 200 mw allocation is the largest by SECI in this auction, 80 per cent of the total," the company said in a statement. The company said that it will enter into a power purchase pact with SECI to supply power at a tariff of Rs 2.48 per kWh for 25 years. The solar plan, it said, will be set up at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan and may be commissioned next year. "We are delighted to make this contribution towards realisation of Prime Minister's commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation," Azure Power founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Inderpreet Wadhwa said. In 2015, Azure Power developed a 100 mw solar power plant outside a solar park in Rajasthan, which was SECI's first allocation and also the largest solar power project under India's National Solar Mission at commissioning. Azure Power,
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'91k solar lights provided in un-electrified villages in JK' 15.1.2018 General News
The Jammu and Kashmir government today said 91,000 solar home lights have been provided to households in un-electrified villages in the state. Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone said the home lighting devices were provided under the Remote Village Electrification Programme. Replying to a question of BJP MLC Ajatshatru Singh in the Legislative Council, he said the Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) would also install 54 MW solar rooftop power plants in 2018-19. Under the Prime Minister's Development Package, the government installed 3,000 solar street lighting systems and more 17,013 would be installed after the identification of the areas, Lone said. The minister said there was a 70 per cent subsidy for domestic consumers and 60 per cent to government departments for solar rooftop systems. He said the Union ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approved 100 MW solar energy park for the ...
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IND Renewable Energy announces resignation of company secretary 15.1.2018 General News
With effect from 15 January 2018
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Renewable generation costs continue to fall: IRENA 14.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall significantly compared to the fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Thermal power PLF remains subdued despite high demand: Icra 11.1.2018 General News
Capacity utilisation of thermal power plants remained subdued in April-December period this fiscal at 59.7 per cent even as the electricity demand grew at 5.8 per cent, rating agency Icra said. The domestic electricity demand has grown by 5.8 per cent during April-December 2017-18 period mainly led by a significant pick-up in electricity demand in Uttar Pradesh (13.5%), Telangana (12.5%), Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (7.0%) and Gujarat (6.0%), it said in a statement. However, it said that despite the recent rise in the electricity demand growth, there is only a marginal improvement in the all India thermal plant load factor (PLF) -- an indicator of capacity utilisation -- to 59.7 per cent for the first nine months of FY2018 as against 59.2 per cent in the corresponding period of previous year. Girishkumar Kadam, Sector Head & Vice President, Icra said, "The extent of improvement in the thermal PLF was moderated by the increase in the share of renewable energy-
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Square Four Projects India to conduct board meeting 10.1.2018 General News
On 14 February 2018
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Renewable Power Contract Renegotiations Continue to Affect Investor Sentiment 10.1.2018 General News
Ind-Ra considers PPA renegotiation or cancellation an event risk and a deviation from the normal course of business. Therefore, current ratings of entities do not factor in this risk.
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Motherson Sumi in focus as subsidiary forms JV with Ossia Inc 10.1.2018 General News
Motherson Sumi Systems (MSSL) said that its subsidiary has formed a joint venture (JV) with Ossia Inc. According to the company, its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V. (SMRP BV) will hold majority share in the joint venture. Globally, the JV will focus on the integration of Cota technology into a wide range of non-military passenger, commercial and public transportation vehicles. The announcement was made after trading hours yesterday, 9 January 2018.
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Board of Power Grid Corporation of India accords investment approval for transmission project 9.1.2018 General News
At meeting held on 06 January 2018
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All is not lost in stressed power projects, Railways, PPAs, electric vehicles to be growth drivers: ASSOCHAM study 9.1.2018 General News
Stressed assets remain a key concern for power sector in India. Out of the 24 stressed projects having capacity of 41.81 GW, 8,300 MWs are without any power purchase agreements (PPA), 9500 MW capacity are having partial PPAs (i.e. less than 40%). The balance capacity is having PPAs greater than 40%. Avenues need to be found out to utilize the power available in the stranded capacities, which are already commissioned or nearing completion, the study stressed.
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AISIA opposes Safeguard Duty on import of solar panels, cells 8.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Strongly opposing the proposed blanket Safeguard Duty on import of solar panels and cells, the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has said the levy will badly impact solar manufacturers operating out of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) across the country.
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BSES launches rooftop solar single-point for apartment complexes 7.1.2018 General News
In an initiative to promote clean energy, BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), on Sunday launched the country's first solar rooftop consumer aggregation programme for residential buildings to provide the installations at a single point for the entire apartment complex.
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Cookstoves in India cause more pollution: Study 3.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Smoke emitting from the traditional cookstove, widely used in the rural parts of India with cheap biofuels -- such as crop chaff or dung -- causes detrimental impact on the country's environment and people's health, finds a study, led by one of Indian-origin professors.
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