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Solar sector imports down 83% even before govt checks begin

Solar sector imports down 83% even before govt checks begin

🕔18:48, 4.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 4  The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to India’s solar equipment imports from China, even before various government initiatives to check imports and boost domestic manufacturing set in. As per Commerce Ministry data, Indian imports

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With safeguard duty in place, govt may lower customs duty levy on solar equipment imports from China

With safeguard duty in place, govt may lower customs duty levy on solar equipment imports from China

🕔17:47, 1.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 1  The government proposes a double layered taxation structure on imports of solar cells and modules in a bid to check proliferation of Chinese equipment in the critical power sector. Two sources in the government said that

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Solar-like duty structure for wind sector to check Chinese imports

Solar-like duty structure for wind sector to check Chinese imports

🕔17:36, 31.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 31  Following curbs on import concessions in the solar energy sector, the government may levy higher taxes on wind turbine components and generators to encourage use of local equipment and give a boost to domestic manufacturing. Government

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Odisha aims to produce 1,500 MW solar power by 2022

Odisha aims to produce 1,500 MW solar power by 2022

🕔07:08, 7.Jul 2020

Bhubaneswar, July 7  The Odisha government has set a target to enhance solar power production capacity to 1,500 MW by 2022, said an official on Monday. Reviewing the progress made so far, chief secretary Asit Tripathy directed Green Energy Development

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Solar power can improve healthcare in rural India, say leaders

Solar power can improve healthcare in rural India, say leaders

🕔17:03, 30.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 30  Nearly 20 leaders from think tanks, research groups, renewable energy companies, sustainable development organisations and industry associations on Thursday said India’s weak healthcare infrastructure in rural areas are being exposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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1 kW rooftop solar installation price drops to Rs 22,000

1 kW rooftop solar installation price drops to Rs 22,000

🕔14:16, 3.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 3  In what could hasten adoption of renewable energy sources by households, the price of a 1 kW rooftop solar power installation has dropped to just about Rs 22,000 making it far more competitive and affordable than

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Solar power generation 5.8 per cent costlier with GST : Report

Solar power generation 5.8 per cent costlier with GST : Report

🕔19:25, 7.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 7 The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has led to an increase in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation by almost 6 per cent, an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment

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Rays Power enters retail solar segment, plans 70 stores by 2020

Rays Power enters retail solar segment, plans 70 stores by 2020

🕔07:26, 24.Aug 2018

New Delhi, Aug 24  Announcing its entry into B2C retail segment, solar plant builder Rays Power Infra on Thursday said its group company Rays Future Energy will launch 70 operational stores across the country by 2020. “The company plans to

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India defers levy of safeguard duty on solar cells

India defers levy of safeguard duty on solar cells

🕔15:32, 14.Aug 2018

New Delhi, Aug 14  The Indian government will not insist on payment of safeguard duty on import of solar cells for the time being in deference to an interim order passed by the Orissa High Court, a Finance Ministry official

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POWERGRID is greening the roofs with Solar PV installations

POWERGRID is greening the roofs with Solar PV installations

🕔20:28, 2.Aug 2018

02 Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is establishing 5 MWp Rooftop Solar PV Systems in more than 50 locations of its own premises across the country, towards sustainability and green initiative. Presently more than 500 kWp solar PV systems

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Renewable industry created 500,000 plus jobs in 2017 globally

Renewable industry created 500,000 plus jobs in 2017 globally

🕔13:15, 8.May 2018

Abu Dhabi, May 8  The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from the previous year, with India and China among the largest employers, an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Germany’s green power transition holds lessons for India

Germany’s green power transition holds lessons for India

🕔13:28, 7.May 2018

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) People in Germany’s small towns and rural areas are turning to renewable energy in a process that has special lessons for countries like India. Learning how Germany’s citizen-owned, highly-decentralised energy transition, named Energiewende, is working

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OIL Successfully commissions Renewable Energy (Wind and Solar) Projects

OIL Successfully commissions Renewable Energy (Wind and Solar) Projects

🕔21:14, 17.Apr 2018

Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company, has completed another vital milestone in its quest to becoming a Sustainability driven Energy Company, committed to exploring clean energy solutions for the nation. In doing so, OIL

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Delhi to generate 1,000 MW solar power by 2019

Delhi to generate 1,000 MW solar power by 2019

🕔11:42, 4.Nov 2017

New Delhi, Nov 4  Delhi will generate 1,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power by 2019 which will also help bring down electricity rates, state Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday. “During the peak hours, there is a demand of

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Delhi to generate 1,000 MW solar power by 2019

Delhi to generate 1,000 MW solar power by 2019

🕔00:02, 4.Nov 2017

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Delhi will generate 1,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power by 2019 which will also help bring down electricity rates, state Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday. “During the peak hours, there is a demand of

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More green energy should power India: Modi

More green energy should power India: Modi

🕔09:52, 30.Oct 2017

Bengaluru, Oct 30  Green energy like solar power would power India as 175 gigawatt (GW) of electricity is expected to be generated from renewable sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday. “By 2022, when India will be celebrating

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India, emerging economies can attract billions of dollars for solar, wind power

India, emerging economies can attract billions of dollars for solar, wind power

🕔13:32, 4.Oct 2017

As world energy markets transform at an unprecedented rate, India is at the forefront of the shift towards profitable renewables given that the countrys solar belt has the potential of 749 GW for power generation. As shown by a new

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State discoms playing spoiler on open access for solar power

State discoms playing spoiler on open access for solar power

🕔11:59, 7.Sep 2017

There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar parks are seeing tremendous growth, an area that still remains largely untapped is open access

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Solar Power tariff hits all time low of Rs 3.15 per unit at NTPC auction

Solar Power tariff hits all time low of Rs 3.15 per unit at NTPC auction

🕔09:49, 14.Apr 2017

Solar tariffs in India reduced to yet another record low at the NTPC-conducted auction of 250 MW at the Kadapa Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been awarded to the Indian arm of French clean energy firm Solairedirect

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Punjab harnessing solar power in fields, targets 1,000 MW in two years

Punjab harnessing solar power in fields, targets 1,000 MW in two years

🕔14:58, 26.Jun 2015

Chandigarh, June 26  Punjab, which produces a major share of the country’s foodgrain, is all set to tap solar power in the agricultural fields in a big way, aiming to generate 1,000 MW, up from the current 225 MW, by

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