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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 »

Six stretches in Gurgaon to get solar traffic signals

According to reports, six city roads are all set to get solar- powered traffic signals in the next six months. HUDA will install these signals on the request of the traffic police at a cost of Rs 40 lakh. According to HUDA’s executive engineer Arun Dhankar the traffic signals will be installed at Sector 23/23A road, Palam Vihar Chowk, Sector 17/18 dividing road, HIPA T-point, Sector 39/46 dividing road, near Hong Kong market in Sector 56 and near Hilton Hotel ... Read More »

Want to Harness Solar Energy? Your Fourth Partner is Here

According to reports, sensing the underlying business potential in solar energy, first generation entrepreneurs Vivek Subramanian, Saif Dhorajiwala and Vikas Saluguti, founded Fourth Partner Energy in 2010. With pan-India presence, it allows industrial and commercial customers to leverage solar energy to reduce power costs via tailor-made financing models. It offers end-to-end solutions including financial structuring, design, turnkey execution, servicing of captive solar assets. “The financial viability of rooftop solar projects has been proven. We are creating a sustainable business with ... Read More »

Goa to be solar powered

According to reports, Solar City project could also be a part of the Smart City project, though both the projects are independent and floated by two different central ministries. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved the proposed master plan to develop the capital city into a solar city under the ‘Development of Solar Cities’ programme. Panaji is amongst the 60 cities selected for utilising the alternative source of energy for electrification. Corporation of the City of ... Read More »

Wind turbines to be mounted on telecom towers

According to reports, the ministry of new and renewable energy proposes to encourage the deployment of small wind energy and hybrid systems (SWES) on telecom towers to cut diesel consumption. In this regard, the ministry plans to revise SWES scheme and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders by September 21. The revised scheme would be an extension of SWES during the 12th plan period (2012-17). The modifications to the scheme may include caveats including the condition to share at ... Read More »

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