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Latest Solar Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

Latest Solar Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Solar Energy. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Recent Solar News

Sun to Power District Courts in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is likely to lead solar mission by installing solar power plants at all district courts. Khunti district court will be the first to be equipped with a 180KW grid connected to a rooftop solar plant. Jharkhand would be the first state to illuminate all court campuses with solar power. This effort is unique in Asia as the state has drawn a.. Read More

Three Private Equity Funds to sell 80% Stake in Kiran Energy

Three private equity funds, which own about 80% of Mumbai based solar power producer Kiran Energy, are seeking to sell their stake at a valuation of Rs 1,200 crore or $200 million. Contractor owns a 15% stake while the remaining 5% is with Rosling and the others. Private equity investors are looking to exit and promoters will also sell out if the.. Read More

On-site Solar Powering India's Airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is owned by the Indian government, plans to generate 50 MW of electric power from solar plants at 30 airports by the end of 2015. In most of the ongoing solar power projects, the AAI has not invested up front, but is making deals with solar power companies to install and maintain the plants... Read More

Adani Aims to Establish 1 GW of Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Adani Power is planning to set up a 1 GW solar power project in Tamil Nadu state of India. The company is aiming for 3 GW of installed capacity by the end of this year, with an addition of 1 GW capacity every year. Once operational, the 1 GW solar power capacity is expected to generate over 1.6 billion kWh of electricity every year, offsetting aro.. Read More

MNRE Requests all States to come out with a Solar Policy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all states to come out with a solar policy, a move that will help the Centre meet its clean energy target. The ministry has sanctioned 348 MW grid connected rooftop projects to various states in the country. An estimated potential of 897 GW has been identified from various renewable energy.. Read More

 

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India’s Installed Solar Capacity Tops 3.38 GW

India’s cumulative grid-connected solar capacity has reached 3,382.78 MW at the end of February. The fresh capacity additions compare to 947.4 MW of grid-connected solar parks that were put on stream in fiscal 2013/14. According to MNRE’s data, India has installed 750.77 MW of new photovoltaic (PV)… read more →

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Sun to Power District Courts in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is likely to lead solar mission by installing solar power plants at all district courts. Khunti district court will be the first to be equipped with a 180KW grid connected to a rooftop solar plant. Jharkhand would be the first state to illuminate all court campuses with solar power. This effort… read more →

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Three Private Equity Funds to sell 80% Stake in Kiran Energy

Three private equity funds, which own about 80% of Mumbai based solar power producer Kiran Energy, are seeking to sell their stake at a valuation of Rs 1,200 crore or $200 million. Contractor owns a 15% stake while the remaining 5% is with Rosling and the others. Private equity investors are looking… read more →

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On-site Solar Powering India's Airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is owned by the Indian government, plans to generate 50 MW of electric power from solar plants at 30 airports by the end of 2015. In most of the ongoing solar power projects, the AAI has not invested up front, but is making deals with solar power companies… read more →

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Adani Aims to Establish 1 GW of Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Adani Power is planning to set up a 1 GW solar power project in Tamil Nadu state of India. The company is aiming for 3 GW of installed capacity by the end of this year, with an addition of 1 GW capacity every year. Once operational, the 1 GW solar power capacity is expected to generate over 1.6 billion… read more →

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MNRE Requests all States to come out with a Solar Policy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all states to come out with a solar policy, a move that will help the Centre meet its clean energy target. The ministry has sanctioned 348 MW grid connected rooftop projects to various states in the country. An estimated potential of 897 GW has… read more →

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Himachal to Light Up Villages with Solar Energy

Himachal Pradesh will try to light up three non-electrified villages located in the deep forests of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas, through solar energy. The government is planning to install a solar energy plant of 50KV… read more →

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Vijayawada Draws Rs 250 Crore Plan to Turn it Into Solar City

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has drawn up a Rs 250 cr plan to turn the city into a Solar City as directed by the state government. As a first step in the implementation of the plan, the VMC would install roof-top solar panels at its main office and council hall and its buildings at the… read more →

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Welspun to Source 100 MW Solar Module from Solar Frontier

Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd has signed an agreement with Japan's Solar Frontier for sourcing 100 Megawatt thin-film solar module. Solar Frontier's CIS modules will be used in Welspun Renewables' upcoming solar power projects in India at sites with high levels of solar irradiation. Solar Frontier… read more →

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First Solar to Cash in on the Green Mood in India

First Solar planning to set up dedicated solar power plants for industries and commercial establishments across India, who would like to meet some part of their electricity requirement through renewable energy sources. Several multinationals such as Microsoft and Cisco, which procure renewable power… read more →

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