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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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Southern Railway to set up Solar Panels in 38 Locations

In order to procure power at cheaper rates and to help reduce greenhouse gases, Southern Railway will be setting up solar panels across 38 locations in the southern zone. At present, Indian Railways is focusing on installing solar panels for provision of 50MW energy, of which 4MW will be for the southern zone... Read More

Individuals Allowed to set up Rooftop Solar Plants in Haryana

Haryana government has allowed all individuals to install grid connected rooftop solar power plants of capacity ranging from 1kWp to 1 MWp under net-metering regulations in the state and has also allowed sale of power either to Government or third party from such plants. Under the Haryana Solar Power Policy-2016, a total capacity of 1,600 MW rooft.. Read More

Railways to Harness 1000 MW Solar Power

The Indian Railways proposes to harness 1000 megawatt (MW) solar and 150MW wind energy by 2020. A total of about 50MW renewable energy capacity has been installed till date, including approximately 11MW solar power and 37MW wind power. In addition, installation of 6.5MW is in progress and for about 50MW solar capacities, request for qualification .. Read More

Cabinet Nod to Solar Power Plant of 200 MW at Jetsar, Rajasthan

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for utilisation of 400 hectares of un-cultivable farm land at the Central State Farm (CSF), Jetsar in Sri Ganganagar District, Rajasthan for setting up of a solar power plant of capacity exceeding 200 MW. The Solar Power Plant will be set up by a CPSE, which would be selected through negotiation... Read More

Solar Frontier Modules Selected for 16 Projects in the Agriculture Segment by Staten Solar

Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, has announced that its CIS modules will be installed at sixteen (16) solar project sites ranging in size up to 522 kW by Staten Solar, a leading EPC provider in California. These solar PV systems will be located in Tulare and Kern Counties of California’s Central Valley.. Read More

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Minister for Forests to Open Solar Project in Visakhapatnam

Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology will inaugurate the 25 KWP Solar Power Project, which was set up with Rs 24 lakh atop office building of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board at Madhavadara. The project is expected to generate 100 units a day against the department’s average… read more →

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Southern Railway to set up Solar Panels in 38 Locations

In order to procure power at cheaper rates and to help reduce greenhouse gases, Southern Railway will be setting up solar panels across 38 locations in the southern zone. At present, Indian Railways is focusing on installing solar panels for provision of 50MW energy, of which 4MW will be for the southern… read more →

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Individuals Allowed to set up Rooftop Solar Plants in Haryana

Haryana government has allowed all individuals to install grid connected rooftop solar power plants of capacity ranging from 1kWp to 1 MWp under net-metering regulations in the state and has also allowed sale of power either to Government or third party from such plants. Under the Haryana Solar Power… read more →

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Railways to Harness 1000 MW Solar Power

The Indian Railways proposes to harness 1000 megawatt (MW) solar and 150MW wind energy by 2020. A total of about 50MW renewable energy capacity has been installed till date, including approximately 11MW solar power and 37MW wind power. In addition, installation of 6.5MW is in progress and for about… read more →

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Cabinet Nod to Solar Power Plant of 200 MW at Jetsar, Rajasthan

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for utilisation of 400 hectares of un-cultivable farm land at the Central State Farm (CSF), Jetsar in Sri Ganganagar District, Rajasthan for setting up of a solar power plant of capacity exceeding 200 MW. The Solar Power Plant will be set up by a CPSE, which… read more →

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Solar Frontier Modules Selected for 16 Projects in the Agriculture Segment by Staten Solar

Solar Frontier, the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, has announced that its CIS modules will be installed at sixteen (16) solar project sites ranging in size up to 522 kW by Staten Solar, a leading EPC provider in California. These solar PV systems will be located in Tulare and… read more →

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Solar Panels at Traffic Centres in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is planning to install solar panels on the roof of all Traffic and Transit Management Centres (TTMC). The aim is to reduce dependency on Bescom. BMTC can even rent out their rooftops to private agencies. Within six years, the corporation can meet 30… read more →

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Income Tax Office in Kerala Taps Solar Energy

Setting a role model for other office complexes at a time when the country is staring at an acute power crisis, the Income Tax office in Kerala has set up a 15-kW solar power unit that is expected to provide a major relief from rising power bills. The 15-kW unit, claimed to be the first of its kind… read more →

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SECI Issues India’s Largest Tender for Rooftop Solar at 500MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for 500MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems in various states across India. The deadline for submissions is 3 June this year. A major study in to India’s rooftop sector launched in March found that with a ‘business as usual’… read more →

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Tata Power to Raise Solar Energy Capacity

Tata Power has decided to increase the share of its renewable energy output to 30-40% by 2025, up from its earlier target of 20%, which will mostly be led by solar power. Currently, the private sector utility has an operational capacity of 9,156 MW, including 693 MW from hydel, 593 MW from wind and… read more →

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