The State offers a subsidy of Rs. 20,000 to install roof top solar units. This is in addition to the 30 per cent subsidy offered by the Centre. It would cost Rs. 46,000 to set up a 1 kW solar roof top unit. However, the annual saving in electricity charges would be nearly Rs. 10,000. The government… read more →
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India's US$100 billion (S$134.9 billion) push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector. The money pouring into India's solar industry is likely to be… read more →
The Tamil Nadu government has said it will sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy 2,000 mega watt (MW) of solar power by the end of this year. By end of July alone, Tamil Nadu is expected to buy 1,000 MW solar power. The state is also giving subsidies to encourage people to use solar energy. The… read more →
The Water Resources Department will soon open up select stretches of irrigation channels in the State for installation of canal-top solar panels to generate power. The move follows the success of a pilot project to generate one megawatt (MW) of power by installing solar panels atop the Almatti Right… read more →
Government of India has set a target of installing 40 GW grid connected solar rooftop systems in the country by 2022. The ongoing Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme aims to promote installation of grid connected solar rooftop systems in residential, industrial, commercial… read more →
SunEdison, Inc. has announced the inauguration of the Dammakhedi 50-megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Dammakhedi is the first solar power plant in the state to use single axis tracker technology to maximize energy production. The project created more than one… read more →
The federal government in India will support 2,000 MW of grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects on a “build, own and operate” basis by solar power developers (SPDs) with viability gap funding (VGF) under Batch-III of Phase-II of the National Solar Mission (NSM). NSM will last until the year 2022.… read more →
The Delhi metro could soon go fully solar. The Delhi metro rail corporation (DMRC) is looking at the possibility of buying electricity from a 500 MW solar facility in Rajasthan. DMRC is planning to explore the possibility of purchasing power to meet its entire requirement from a solar developer who… read more →
To encourage the use of non-conventional energy, the Madhya Pradesh government is all set to notify the policy for rooftop solar power projects for individual households on net metering system basis, thereby allowing households to gain concessions by supplying excess energy to the main grid. Once the… read more →
Chittoor district has witnessed the first ‘third party sale’ of solar power in megawatt scale, with a 2.4MW plant getting operational recently. The newly-unveiled solar policy enables a producer to directly identify a buyer and negotiate the price, by entering into a tripartite deal involving the… read more →