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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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Gensol to make India ‘back-end hub’ for solar plant monitoring

Ahmedabad-based Gensol Group, which specialises in design, engineering, operation and maintenance and advisory services for solar projects, is planning to make India a global back-end hub for engineering and remote monitoring of solar plants. Currently, Gensol is monitoring about 2,000 MW of solar plants… read more →

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India’s utility solar capacity grows 72% in FY18

India's utility solar capacity grew by a whopping 72% in 2017-18 over the previous year, says solar consultancy Bridge To India in its latest annual report on the sector. It installed 9.1GW of utility solar against 5.5GW in 2016-17. Total solar installation was 10.4GW, the rest comprising rooftop solar… read more →

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Solar power to light up Tatanagar

Tatanagar is set to become a green station. The A1-category railway station under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway (SER), has set up solar panels worth over Rs 50 lakh to light up the five platforms, offices, waiting hall, retiring rooms and dormitories. Gurgaon-based Renew Solar Energy… read more →

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Lightsource BP completes first Indian solar power project

UK-based Lightsource BP, Europe's biggest solar energy developer, has completed its first big solar project in India. The project in the Indian state of Maharashtra can generate 60 megawatts (MW) of electricity at its peak, enough to power around 20,000 homes. read more →

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Solar power firm FRV in talks with funds to sell India project

Madrid-based developer of large-scale solar power plants, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), is in talks to sell its 100-MW power project in India in a deal worth Rs 500-600 crore, according to two people aware of the development. FRV is talking with various investors such as Macquarie Infrastructure… read more →

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Waaree Energies triples capacity with Vapi solar panel plant

Waaree Energies Ltd has tripled its solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing capacity with a new 1 gigawatt (GW) facility in Vapi. This is in addition to the existing 500 megawatts (MW) plant in Surat. The plan is to increase this to 2GW soon. Waaree’s focus is on rooftop solar installations.… read more →

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TPG’s Rise Fund bets on accelerated growth in solar electricity in India

India’s aggressive shift to solar energy has attracted yet another private-equity player: The Rise Fund has taken a $70 million stake in Hyderabad rooftop-commercial solar developer, Fourth Partner Energy. read more →

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India seen leveraging Solar Alliance meeting for foreign policy

The first general assembly of the International Solar Alliance will be held in India this October. The historic event is expected to coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, signalling that New Delhi would employ the first treaty-based international government organization in India as… read more →

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Rooftop solar power plan shows promise in Pune

The grid connected rooftop project, which entails production of solar energy on rooftops of individual households and institutions, looks set for a promising start in Pune. Around 12MW of solar energy would be produced from rooftops of individual households and at least 40MW would be produced from government… read more →

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Tata signs 5MW rooftop solar PPA with GE in India

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Indian power giant Tata Power, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US-based conglomerate GE to provide solar rooftop solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India. Tata Power will install solar rooftop projects at the sites… read more →

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