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Indian and Korean CEOs discuss ways to enhance energy partnership

The India-Korea CEOs Forum held its second meeting with business leaders from both the nations developing an ambitious agenda to enhance bilateral trade and investment. In the renewable energy sector, especially solar energy, the CEOs recommended collaboration between the Indian and Korean companies… read more →

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Vadodara airport to switch to solar power soon

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost. The airport is all set to start using clean and green energy for its day to day operations, as its ground-mounted grid-connected solar plant is ready for commissioning. The power… read more →

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SECI Issues Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Energy Storage System

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the development of two 1.5 MW (AC) solar power projects with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Tangtse and Durbuk in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir. The tender has been issued by SECI on behalf of the Military Engineer Services… read more →

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India’s Smart Cities and solar energy

Reports from the last week suggest that Diu has become the first Union Territory in India to be 100 per cent solar powered. In just three years, 13 MW of solar power capacity was installed – nearly double of the area’s peak power demand. The territory’s 22,000 residents are enjoying the economic… read more →

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LG to Develop 500 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in US

South Korean electronics company, LG Electronics, is planning to develop a 500 MW solar module manufacturing unit in Huntsville, Alabama. The company is planning to invest $28 million in the facility which in turn would help create 160 new job opportunities. The new LG Alabama factory is expected to… read more →

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Karnataka helps India double Q1 solar additions

India commissioned 3.77 GW of utility-scale solar power capacity in the first quarter of 2018, doubling the previous quarter’s figure, mainly thanks to significant additions in Karnataka state. Karnataka was home to almost three quarters of all capacity put online in the period. This happened as delayed… read more →

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Solar dome adopted at PM's residence

Solar dome, an innovation developed by city based solar power expert Santi Pada Gonchaudhuri that instantly generates power by absorbing solar energy, has been adopted at the Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi. Gon Chaudhuri, who had came up with the design of the solar dome… read more →

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Solar Power Development Heats Up In India’s Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest power consuming states in India, has long been a laggard in setting up solar power projects, and increasing the share of solar power in its energy mix. All that, it seems, is about to change very soon. After a gap of a few years, the state government issued a tender… read more →

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Amazon India to install solar power panels in more fulfillment centres

Amazon India has announced a new initiative to generate clean energy through installation of solar panels on the rooftops of its fulfillment centres and sortation sites in India. Currently, Amazon India has already installed 1,000 kilowatt (KW) of solar power panels at its fulfillment centre in Hyderabad.… read more →

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Global, local solar manufacturers spar over safeguard duty

The first public hearing on a proposal to introduce 70% safeguard duty on imported solar panels saw heated arguments between global manufacturers of the panels and modules and their local rivals, with Indian solar project developers siding with the foreign players. At the hearing held in Delhi, the… read more →

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