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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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Cabinet nod soon for 100,000 MW solar power policy: Goyal

Cabinet nod soon for 100,000 MW solar power policy: Goyal

🕔10:14, 15.May 2015

Gurgaon, May 15  The government will soon approve a final policy on adding 100,000 MW of solar power, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. “Government has already approved 19 solar power parks, which would

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Rajasthan overshoots solar power investment target

Rajasthan overshoots solar power investment target

🕔11:53, 2.Apr 2015

Jaipur, April 2  Armed with amendments to labour laws and a new solar energy policy, Rajasthan has attracted more investment interest than it targetted for solar power capacity. “After Vasundhara Raje government announced an investor-friendly solar power policy a few

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Punjab to launch solar power scheme for farmers

Punjab to launch solar power scheme for farmers

🕔11:49, 16.Mar 2015

Chandigarh, March 16  Agrarian state Punjab’s hard-working farmers could look forward to the end of some of their power-cut woes with the state government planning to launch soon a “farm-level solar power generation scheme”. New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram

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Can India achieve its 100 GW solar target?

Can India achieve its 100 GW solar target?

🕔11:18, 9.Mar 2015

When the previous government launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in early 2010, the target of 22 GW by 2021-22 was considered unrealistic by most solar experts. Solar was considered too expensive for large-scale deployment. However, the last

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India’s ambitious off-grid solar targets achievable

India’s ambitious off-grid solar targets achievable

🕔11:23, 11.Feb 2015

Currently, over 300 million Indians are without access to electricity. One of the primary reasons for poor electrification is the limited reach of the power grid. Remote locations and low incomes of the rural population however make grid extension uneconomical.

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Solar plants to power Uttar Pradesh schools

Solar plants to power Uttar Pradesh schools

🕔11:49, 29.Jan 2015

Lucknow, Jan 29  The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to install 1KV solar plants in all schools, an official said Thursday. Also, a submersible solar water pump will be installed in the schools through which RO-purified water will be provided

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Rajasthan to add 355 MW of solar power by April

Rajasthan to add 355 MW of solar power by April

🕔13:10, 12.Jan 2015

Jaipur, Jan 12  The desert state of Rajasthan, which has a high level of solar radiation and large tracts of relatively flat and undeveloped land, is set to commission 355 MW of solar power plants by April as part of

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Ministry plans to expand renewable energy generation

Ministry plans to expand renewable energy generation

🕔09:49, 22.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 22  The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) said it is in the process of preparing an energy legislation to expand power generation capacity through a judicious mix of conventional and non-conventional sources. “The ministry is

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Government boosts solar power, approves several projects

Government boosts solar power, approves several projects

🕔14:59, 11.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 11  To boost the solar power sector, the government has approved several projects which are expected to augment capacity and supply in the country. The approvals for various schemes for the sector came during a meeting of

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Government looking at 100,000 MW solar power by 2022

Government looking at 100,000 MW solar power by 2022

🕔12:46, 18.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 18  The government is working at revising the solar power generation target to 100,000 MW for 2022 from the current 20,000 MW, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday. “We have reset the targets of

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Reliance Power commissions 100-MW solar unit in Rajasthan

Reliance Power commissions 100-MW solar unit in Rajasthan

🕔11:40, 12.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 12  Reliance Power, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, has commissioned a 100-MW solar project in Rajasthan at a cost of Rs.2,100 crore, and synchronised the supplies to the grid. The company said this is the

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Blackouts light up home solar power business

Blackouts light up home solar power business

🕔10:38, 15.Oct 2014

New Delhi, Oct 15  Frequent power blackouts, which cause anxiety about the longevity of that inverter battery which might run out any time leaving one at the mercy of heat, mosquitoes and sweat, have unintentionally heightened interest in home solar

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Centre awaits Rajasthan nod for Sambhar solar UMPP: Goyal

Centre awaits Rajasthan nod for Sambhar solar UMPP: Goyal

🕔09:30, 8.Sep 2014

New Delhi, Sep 8 The central government is ready to implement the proposed ultra mega solar power project (UMPP) in Sambhar, Rajasthan, and is awaiting the state government clearance, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal Sunday said. “We are ready

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Greenpeace lauds net metering policy of Delhi

Greenpeace lauds net metering policy of Delhi

🕔11:57, 4.Sep 2014

New Delhi, Sep 4  Greenpeace India Wednesday hailed the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s guidelines on net-metering for rooftop solar panels in the capital. According to the regulations, Delhiites will be able to supply solar energy to power grids by generating

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Punjab to get 2,000 MW solar power plant

Punjab to get 2,000 MW solar power plant

🕔11:16, 20.Aug 2014

Chandigarh, Aug 20  Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced the setting up of a 2,000 MW solar power plant in Punjab to augment power generation in the state. The minister, during a visit here Tuesday,

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Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 MW solar power

Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 MW solar power

🕔07:06, 9.Jun 2014

Bangalore, June 7 Energy-starved Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 megawatt of solar power over the next seven-eight years through public-private partnership, as the state is blessed with about 300 days of good solar radiation in a year, state Energy Minister

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