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APEPDCL bags top spot in energy conservation in India

According to reports, city-based Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) bagged the top spot in energy conservation among all 44 distribution companies in the country. The union ministry of power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines announced the results at the National level Energy Conservation Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Wednesday. APEPDCL CMD MM Nayak received the prize from union minister of power Piyush Goyal. Speaking to TOI, Nayak said the discom received the award ... Read More »

MPCCIA for subsidy to buy solar energy for cold storage units

According to reports, two days ahead of scheduled start of India Cold Chain Expo (ICE-2016) here, a Madhya Pradesh industry body today demanded the Centre to grant 35 per cent subsidy to buy solar energy system for running cold storage centres. “We want to run our cold storages by solar (green) energy. We demand that the government should provide us 35 per cent subsidy for purchase of solar power system to run our establishments,” MP Cold Chain Industry Association (MPCCIA) ... Read More »

Install solar panels at your home, save on bills , says Vizag based Solar Startup

According to reports, aiming to promote renewable energy, a Vizag-based startup – RED Solar Private Limited – is working towards promoting the use of solar energy and installing solar panels in residential and commercial buildings in the city. Founded by Venkatesh Majjiand Rajesh Varma Bhupatirajuwho did their masters in the US and returned to the city after gaining experience there, RED Solar has already installed five solar energy systems in the current financial year. The company intends to complete 20 ... Read More »


According to reports, it seems that Pune has missed the bus for the solar city project under the central government’s smart cities mission due to the lackadaisical attitude of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) electrical department. The civic body was not allocated the funds required to start the initiative as the authorities delayed in submission of the detailed project report (DPR) to the Centre. Seven cities — Thane, Nagpur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad, Nanded, Shirdi and Pune — from the state were ... Read More »

Churchgate station to soon get solar power

According to reports, the Western Railway will go green and install a 100 KWP solar power system on the rooftop of its Churchgate station building. This will generate cheaper, reliable power for most of the departments in the WR headquarters located in the building. “It is yet another initiative by WR to tap renewable energy sources and save power consumption,” said a top railway official. “This will result in an estimated annual saving of 1.12 lakh units and Rs. 7.05 ... Read More »

Delhi to lead Centre’s ‘solar city’ initiative

According to reports, if all goes as planned then Delhi will soon lead the 55 cities being developed as “solar cities” under the Centre’s Smart City initiative. Central Delhi, which has been identified for the project, is likely to harness as much as 1.8 megawatt (MW) of solar energy by March next year. To implement the Solar City project in posh Central Delhi, the area’s civic body-cum-discom New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is working on a detailed proposal to increase ... Read More »

UP government makes solar panels mandatory

According to reports,in a bid to promote solar power in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has made installation of roof top solar panels mandatory for residential and offices constructed on an area of more than 5000 sq feet. A building owner will have to reserve 25% of the area for the purpose, according to a government order issued by housing secretary, Pandhari Yadav. Yadav has asked all vice-chairman of development authorities and housing commissioner to ensure that the order ... Read More »

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