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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

TUV Rhineland Opens Solar PV Module Testing Center In India

Testing and certification company TUV Rhineland has opened a new solar PV module testing facility in Asia. The move would help the company take advantage of the booming solar power industry in India. TUV Rhineland is expected to release the results of the first batch of testing done on solar PV modules in India over the next month or two. The resu.. Read More

India’s Largest Canal-Top Solar PV Plant To Come Online in Gujarat

When a 1 MW solar power plant came up on top of Narmada canal in Gujarat in 2012, it was very well received. The pilot project was developed on a 750-m stretch of the canal by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) with support from Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL), which owns and maintains the canal network. Both are public entities.. Read More

Govt Chalks out Plans for Massive Solar Power Push

India is about to witness a massive scaling up of solar power capacity to 100,000 Mw, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) to prepare an action plan by November first week. Aiming to reach this target in five years, before the next general elections, the government is expediting the work by direc.. Read More

SunEdison and India’s Rajasthan State Government Sign MoU for 5 Gigawatts of Solar PV

SunEdison, Inc., a global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rajasthan Government aimed at developing Rajasthan as the global hub for solar energy. SunEdison intends to establish 5 GWs of capacity in the form of multiple Mega Solar Projects, with the exp.. Read More

Farmers Encouraged to Use Solar Power for Irrigation

The agricultural sector is being faced with problems from the power and water fronts. While the duration of electricity supply is getting shortened and becoming uncertain, the groundwater level is depleting fast. The farmers are finding it increasingly difficult even to get the normal crop yield, leave alone increasing productivity in any given cr.. Read More

 

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Welspun Wins 125 MW Solar Bid in Madhya Pradesh

Welspun has emerged one among the four lowest bidders for solar projects in Madhya Pradesh. After the formal award of the project, Welspun Solar MP Pvt Ltd will put up one solar photo voltaic project of 100 MW and another of 25 MW capacity. Welspun offered a tariff of Rs 8.05 a unit. Typically, a solar… read more →

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TUV Rhineland Opens Solar PV Module Testing Center In India

Testing and certification company TUV Rhineland has opened a new solar PV module testing facility in Asia. The move would help the company take advantage of the booming solar power industry in India. TUV Rhineland is expected to release the results of the first batch of testing done on solar PV modules… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

India’s Largest Canal-Top Solar PV Plant To Come Online in Gujarat

When a 1 MW solar power plant came up on top of Narmada canal in Gujarat in 2012, it was very well received. The pilot project was developed on a 750-m stretch of the canal by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) with support from Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL), which owns and maintains… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic,

 

Govt Chalks out Plans for Massive Solar Power Push

India is about to witness a massive scaling up of solar power capacity to 100,000 Mw, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) to prepare an action plan by November first week. Aiming to reach this target in five years, before the next general elections,… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

SunEdison and India’s Rajasthan State Government Sign MoU for 5 Gigawatts of Solar PV

SunEdison, Inc., a global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rajasthan Government aimed at developing Rajasthan as the global hub for solar energy. SunEdison intends to establish 5 GWs of capacity in the form… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic,

 

Farmers Encouraged to Use Solar Power for Irrigation

The agricultural sector is being faced with problems from the power and water fronts. While the duration of electricity supply is getting shortened and becoming uncertain, the groundwater level is depleting fast. The farmers are finding it increasingly difficult even to get the normal crop yield, leave… read more →

Read more news items on: Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy,

 

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Seeks Loan from KfW to Promote Solar Project

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) wants the government to back a 1-billion loan (aboutRs 7,750 crore) sought from German bank KfW to promote rooftop solar systems across the country. KfW is keen on lending 1-billion for the solar rooftop project to India but hedging cost of the loan will… read more →

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Solargise to Use $200m to Set Up 3,000 MW Projects

UK-based solar power firm Solargise plans to invest $200 million or Rs 1,200 crore in seting up about 3,000 mw of both self-generated and EPC projects in the next two to three years through its Indian subsidiary Solargise Grapp Energies. The company has already bagged few projects under the state governments’… read more →

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Auction for a Giant 1000 MW Solar PV Capacity Solar Park Starts in India

India is set to launch its massive solar park policy with the government starting the process of a reverse auction for solar developers, to set up giant solar PV plants in a dedicated solar park in the southern start of Andhra Pradesh. India’s new government wants to strongly push the growth of solar… read more →

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Hero Inaugurates New Plant in Rajasthan with 7.5 lakhs Capacity

Hero MotoCorp, leading Indian two wheeler manufacturers, are in expansion mode expanding its reach across the country and across the globe. Hero MotoCorp inaugurated its fourth facility in India at Neemrana, Rajasthan which will have capacity of 7.50 lakh units per annum. Hero has invested INR 550 crores… read more →

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