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PIL to promote green energy

At a time when India is trying to tell the world how much it has done to mitigate climate change, leading green activist Subhas Datta has taken the government to court for not doing enough. Datta filed a public interest litigation at the Calcutta High Court, seeking its intervention to popularize use… read more →

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Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Villagers of Wagharwadi till now knew how to make most of the daylight. This village is in Maharashtra, India. They used plastic plates as skylight. This kind of skylight helped women to recognize the ingredients stocked in their kitchens. After evening, villagers depended on candles and kerosene lamps.… read more →

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India Treads The Green Path With Solar And Wind Energy Initiatives

India is on a green path with an increase in the use of solar products for home use. Under solar energy programs, more than 700,000 solar lanterns, 500,000 solar home lighting systems were installed or distributed in the country by the end of November. In addition, more than 600,000 solar cookers have… read more →

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Azure Power may get $10M from IFC

Azure plans to build up a capacity of 100 MW by 2013 which will require an investment $300-400 million. Azure Power, a solar energy services provider, is close to raising $10 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank. The funds will be used by Azure,… read more →

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Mission Impossible? - India's Solar Power Policy

India unveiled it's grand solar mission to achieve 20 GW of solar power capacity, electrify thousands of villages, create thousands of jobs, help climate change and also achieve grid parity in pricing by 2022. The plan falls short on a number of fronts to make this mission a success. It is too lopsided… read more →

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India allows 100 per cent FDI in renewable energy: Abdullah news

The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract foreign companies in the sector. read more →

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India's first grid-connected solar power plant generates 3 lakh units

The country's first megawatt size grid-connected solar power plant, set up at Jamuria, in Asansol district of West Bengal, has already generated over three lakh units of power in the last three months, union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah said in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Two more… read more →

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India's first entrepreneur to sell solar power, commercially

Inderpreet S Wadhwa has mostly been associated with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He also co-founded and sold a software education company in Silicon Valley a few years back. He's now the founder & chief executive officer of Azure Power, a solar photovoltaic company that he founded two years… read more →

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Solar power projects worth Rs 50,000 crore in plan pipeline

The solar show has not started just yet on a big scale, but the investments now trickling in look like precursor to a deluge. As the world is mobilising opinions and planning laws to douse the explosion of greenhouse gases, and looking at ways and means to rescue itself from the traps of the dirty energy… read more →

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Natural Power to set up 5 MW solar plant in Jaipur

Natural Power, an India-focused solar energy firm, is looking at setting up a 5 Mw solar farm near Jaipur at a cost of Rs 85 crore. The company will finance 70 per cent of the total project cost through a combination of private equity and debt raised from Indian and foreign investors, company co-founder… read more →

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