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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

New Finance Policy Tweak Boosts India Solar Energy

India pledged to increase national solar generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, but connecting solar projects to the country’s grid has been difficult in the past and could limit progress toward the new goal. Fortunately, an innovative decision by the Indian state of Karnataka may show how to solve the problem. In August, the Karnata.. Read More

Karnataka to Buy Solar Power from Sun Edison’s 150-MW Plant

Karnataka’s solar energy sector got a boost on Thursday with the signing of an agreement with the U.S.-based Sun Edison to buy power from its proposed 150-MW solar power plant being set up in the State at a cost of Rs. 1,500 crore. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) and Hubli Electricity Supply Company (Hescom) signed agreements with .. Read More

Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing 'Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme' for installation of grid connected roof top solar systems from 1 kWp to 500 kWp capacity in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. The programme has a provision of Central Financial Assistance of Rs. 24 per.. Read More

IOC to Set-up 4 MW Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has in principle approved to set-up a 4 MW solar power project at Narimanam in Tamil Nadu. The objective is to generate green energy for captive consumption at IOC locations directly or through grid so as to reduce carbon footprint. IOC is the largest enterprise in the country and the foremost ranked Fortune Global 500.. Read More

Alstom T&D India to help Harness Solar Power Potential of Rajasthan

Alstom T&D India has secured an order worth around 151.5 crore from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPNL) to supply a 400/220 kV substation in Bhadla,and expand the existing 400/220 kV substation in Bikaner, both situated in the state of Rajasthan. The new 400 kV grid substation in Bhadla will help evacuate power from the Bhadla .. Read More

 

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World's Biggest Solar Power Station to Come up in Madhya Pradesh

The world's biggest 750 mega watt (mw) solar power station will come up in Rewa district's Gudh area. World Bank will provide 50 per cent soft loan for setting up the ultra mega solar power project. The rest will be borne by the joint venture of Centre and the state. A team of World Bank team has visited… read more →

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New Finance Policy Tweak Boosts India Solar Energy

India pledged to increase national solar generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, but connecting solar projects to the country’s grid has been difficult in the past and could limit progress toward the new goal. Fortunately, an innovative decision by the Indian state of Karnataka may show… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Karnataka to Buy Solar Power from Sun Edison’s 150-MW Plant

Karnataka’s solar energy sector got a boost on Thursday with the signing of an agreement with the U.S.-based Sun Edison to buy power from its proposed 150-MW solar power plant being set up in the State at a cost of Rs. 1,500 crore. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) and Hubli Electricity… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing 'Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme' for installation of grid connected roof top solar systems from 1 kWp to 500 kWp capacity in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. The programme has a provision… read more →

Read more news items on: Renewable Energy Communities, Solar Energy,

 

IOC to Set-up 4 MW Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has in principle approved to set-up a 4 MW solar power project at Narimanam in Tamil Nadu. The objective is to generate green energy for captive consumption at IOC locations directly or through grid so as to reduce carbon footprint. IOC is the largest enterprise in the country… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Alstom T&D India to help Harness Solar Power Potential of Rajasthan

Alstom T&D India has secured an order worth around 151.5 crore from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPNL) to supply a 400/220 kV substation in Bhadla,and expand the existing 400/220 kV substation in Bikaner, both situated in the state of Rajasthan. The new 400 kV grid substation in… read more →

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JA Solar Delivers 100 MW Solar PV Modules To Pakistan’s Largest Solar Power Project

China-based JA Solar Holdings delivered 100 MW of solar photovoltaic modules for the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, the company announced last week. The power plant is envisaged to have an installed capacity of 1,000 MW by the end of 2016, while its first leg (of 100 MW) is expected to the commissioned soon.… read more →

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Solar Firms Show Interest to Set up 2,500MW Farms

Several power companies have evinced interest to set up solar farms with a total capacity to generate 2,500MW of power in Tamil Nadu. The firms have approached Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) after Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) fixed the tariff for solar… read more →

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Jammu & Kashmir can Generate 111 GW Solar Power

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISR) in its recently released document has revealed that entire India has the solar power potential of 750 Giga Watt (GW) and two states namely Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir are the hotspots. According to its estimates the desert state of Rajasthan can produce… read more →

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India Uses Coal Tax to Help Fund 21GW of New Solar Development

The Indian government has announced the approval of 21GW in new solar development with over US$800 million in government funding made available. The new solar projects will predominantly use Viability Gap Funding (VGF). VGF is available due to India’s ‘polluter pays’ system. Coal companies pay… read more →

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