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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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India’s NTPC Tendering for 625MW Solar in Andhra Pradesh

Indian utility NTPC has invited bids for 625MW of solar PV at the Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Capacity will be doled out to bidders in five blocks of 125MW each following a competitive bidding process using a reverse auction format. The projects are 'open category' meaning that the source of modules is not r.. Read More

Get Clearance Online to set up Solar Power Plant in Chandigarh

UT Adviser Parimal Rai has launched a web portal touted as a one-stop facility for obtaining all clearances for setting up solar power plants in the city. The web portal, www.solarchandigarh.com, was launched during a one-day conference on “Promoting Energy Efficiency: Moving Towards Solar Future”... Read More

A.P. to Top Country with Solar Capacity of 4,000 MW

Andhra Pradesh will house solar parks with a total capacity of 4,000 MW, the highest in the country, with Rs.225.5 crore already being sanctioned. A total of 33 solar parks have been commissioned across the country under the Centre’s scheme for the development of solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects... Read More

Chandigarh's Table Tennis Hall to be Solar-powered

Chandigarh's table tennis hall in Sector 23 will now be powered by a solar photo voltaic power plant (SPVPP) of 10kw installed on its roof. EFSO proposed the SPVPP idea to reduce power bills generated in the hall, and also move the city a step closer to becoming a solar city... Read More

Govt to Unveil New Policy for Solar Manufacturing Units

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set up a committee and it suggested extending subsidy and business assurances to attract solar manufacturers. The subsidy support will be given on the basis of a reverse bidding process so those interested in setting up such plants can bid for the least amount of subsidy required to be competitive in th.. Read More

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OCI Eyeing 1 Gigawatt of Solar Plants in China, India

OCI Global Ltd., one of polysilicon and chemical maker OCI Co.’s solar-project development units, is targeting about a gigawatt of photovoltaic power plants in China and India by 2018. The company will provide $400 million of equity financing for the projects, amounting to about 30 percent of total… read more →

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India’s NTPC Tendering for 625MW Solar in Andhra Pradesh

Indian utility NTPC has invited bids for 625MW of solar PV at the Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Capacity will be doled out to bidders in five blocks of 125MW each following a competitive bidding process using a reverse auction format. The projects are 'open category'… read more →

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Get Clearance Online to set up Solar Power Plant in Chandigarh

UT Adviser Parimal Rai has launched a web portal touted as a one-stop facility for obtaining all clearances for setting up solar power plants in the city. The web portal, www.solarchandigarh.com, was launched during a one-day conference on “Promoting Energy Efficiency: Moving Towards Solar Future”. read more →

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A.P. to Top Country with Solar Capacity of 4,000 MW

Andhra Pradesh will house solar parks with a total capacity of 4,000 MW, the highest in the country, with Rs.225.5 crore already being sanctioned. A total of 33 solar parks have been commissioned across the country under the Centre’s scheme for the development of solar parks and ultra mega solar power… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Chandigarh's Table Tennis Hall to be Solar-powered

Chandigarh's table tennis hall in Sector 23 will now be powered by a solar photo voltaic power plant (SPVPP) of 10kw installed on its roof. EFSO proposed the SPVPP idea to reduce power bills generated in the hall, and also move the city a step closer to becoming a solar city. read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Govt to Unveil New Policy for Solar Manufacturing Units

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set up a committee and it suggested extending subsidy and business assurances to attract solar manufacturers. The subsidy support will be given on the basis of a reverse bidding process so those interested in setting up such plants can bid for the least amount… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Apply Online for Rooftop Solar Connection in Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) has made the job of consumers desirous of installing a grid connected solar system on the rooftop easy. Now, one can apply for this online through the MSEDCL's website www.mahadiscom.in. First the consumer will have to fill up a form mentioning… read more →

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Delhi Metro to Generate Solar Power from Station Rooftops

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made plans to generate 20MW of solar energy from the rooftops of its stations and office buildings by the end of 2017. While this is a fraction of the total consumption of 148MW, it is expected to take care of several power requirements at stations. read more →

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India Implements New 40 GW Rooftop, Small PV Plant Program

India has unveiled a new grid-connected rooftop and small solar power plant program with the aim of installing up to 40 GW of grid interactive rooftop solar (RTS) PV plants by 2022. As part of its new rooftop and small PV plant initiative, RTS plants would be set up in residential, commercial, industrial,… read more →

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India to Consider Direct Subsidy to Solar Panel Manufacturers

India may extend direct subsidy support for domestic solar equipment manufacturers after it failed to defend existing benefits before a World Trade Organization panel. The rationale for the DCR is to boost domestic manufacturing. But more expensive solar panels lead to more expensive solar power. To… read more →

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