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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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Delhi Dialogue Commission Presents Draft Solar Policy to all

The Delhi Dialogue Commission has presented the draft solar policy for Delhi in a meeting with NGOs, discoms, power department officials and others. The highlights of the policy included developing Delhi as a solar city and generating about 1,000 MW between 2015 and 2020 when the policy will be implemented. Various incentives have been proposed to.. Read More

Mysuru Gears up to Implement Solar City Plans

A master plan has been chalked out to develop Mysuru as a model solar city with the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) releasing the list of 50 select cities. The plan, which has five sub-plans, has already been approved by the Union government. An 8kv solar power generating plant, established at a cost of Rs 15.20 lakh, is already .. Read More

Soon, Solar Energy for High Rises to be Made Mandatory in Chennai

The city planners are toying with the idea of making it mandatory for all multi-storied buildings to install rooftop solar panels to generate green energy. This comes as the Union government is implementing a ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’ that encourages the installation of solar rooftop systems across the cou.. Read More

RERC Orders Reducing Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order for reducing transmission charges for inter-state open access solar projects in the state by 50 per cent. The move will tremendously increase the state's attractiveness as a potential solar export hub by bringing an investment of about Rs 1,75,000 crore and creating over 75,000.. Read More

Govt Approves Plan to Develop 50 Solar Cities

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approved a proposed master plan to develop 50 solar cities, including three in the national capital region. Out of the proposed 60 solar cities, sanctions have been issued for 50 cities that include New Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Amritsar, New Town (Kolkata), Howrah, Madhyamgram, Kochi.. Read More

 

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Govt Mulls to set up Solar Thermal Plants on Railway Land

Centre is mulling to set up solar thermal plants on land parcels owned by Railways in order to increase the usage of renewable energy. Since Railways is the highest consumer of electricity, the ministry is taking various steps to increase usage of solar power to meet its needs. The government has already… read more →

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Delhi Dialogue Commission Presents Draft Solar Policy to all

The Delhi Dialogue Commission has presented the draft solar policy for Delhi in a meeting with NGOs, discoms, power department officials and others. The highlights of the policy included developing Delhi as a solar city and generating about 1,000 MW between 2015 and 2020 when the policy will be implemented.… read more →

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Mysuru Gears up to Implement Solar City Plans

A master plan has been chalked out to develop Mysuru as a model solar city with the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) releasing the list of 50 select cities. The plan, which has five sub-plans, has already been approved by the Union government. An 8kv solar power generating plant, established… read more →

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Soon, Solar Energy for High Rises to be Made Mandatory in Chennai

The city planners are toying with the idea of making it mandatory for all multi-storied buildings to install rooftop solar panels to generate green energy. This comes as the Union government is implementing a ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’ that encourages the installation… read more →

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RERC Orders Reducing Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order for reducing transmission charges for inter-state open access solar projects in the state by 50 per cent. The move will tremendously increase the state's attractiveness as a potential solar export hub by bringing an investment of… read more →

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Govt Approves Plan to Develop 50 Solar Cities

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approved a proposed master plan to develop 50 solar cities, including three in the national capital region. Out of the proposed 60 solar cities, sanctions have been issued for 50 cities that include New Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Amritsar,… read more →

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257 Villages of Odisha to get Solar Power this Year

Plans have been made to provide solar power to 257 villages, including 250 in the Tribal Sub-Plan areas, during the current year. Separate solar power plants having total 65.5 KWP capacity would be set up to provide solar power to these villages. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has decided to illuminate… read more →

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Solar Energy Corp to set up 4 Parks totalling 600 MW in UP

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is setting up four solar parks in Uttar Pradesh, totalling 600 MW, predominantly in the arid Bundelkhand region. The solar parks have been proposed at Jalaun (350 MW), Allahabad (50 MW), Mirzapur (100 MW) and Sonbhadra (100 MW) districts of the state. The land… read more →

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Banks to Offer Loans for Installing Solar Plants in Chandigarh

Banks are offering loans for installation of solar power plants in the city. Loan for the installation of solar plants could be taken under three categories---home loan, home improvement loan and loan for installation of solar power plant, for which the rate of interest was around 11.50 per cent. The… read more →

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Kerala State Electricity Board Launches its First Solar Plant

With an aim to increase the share of power generation from renewable sources, Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has launched its first solar power plant at Kanjikode. The plant, located on a vacant plot close to KSEB's 220-KV substation at Kanjikode, was installed at a cost of Rs 7 crore.… read more →

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