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BESCOM implementing net metering system for solar rooftop panels


According to reports, the Bangalore authorities have already started work on net metering to enable individual households to put solar panels on their rooftops and sell extra solar electricity to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). The company will soon provide its consumers with rooftop solar units to contribute to power supply and also gain from it. In this regard, BESCOM has invited bids from manufacturing firms who are in the field of manufacturing bidirectional (DLMS protocol) (single phase, three ... Read More »

SECI to recruit in the position of Company Secretary


Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invites application from experienced and qualified professionals for the post of Company Secretary. Solar Energy Corp of India is a govt of India Enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the pay scale for the post is Rs 36,600 – 62,000. Candidates have to apply online. The application form is available at the website ( The prescribed form should be filled and a hard copy should be send ... Read More »

Solar lanterns replace kerosene lamps in Indian urban slums


According to reports, an Indian social enterprise start-up is helping people living in urban slums to use clean energy by changing their kerosene lamps for solar lanterns and wood fires for more efficient cooking stoves through a simple payment scheme. Pollinate Energy, which began operations in 2013, is one of thousands of social businesses in India which are tapping into the clean energy market, in a country where 35-40 percent of the population have no access to electricity. While the ... Read More »

Kayathar-Chennai transmission line to go live by April-end


According to reports, the long-awaited Kayathar-Chennai transmission line, meant to exclusively transmit renewable power from the largest wind belt in Tamil Nadu, is likely to be commissioned by the end of this month, sources close to the state electricity utility Tangedco said. More power — up to 1,500 MW — from windmills in that region could be moved to consumption centres like Chennai, where consequently, there could be less power cuts. The Khayathar region is one of the four major ... Read More »

JERC approves sale of solar power at Rs 1.13 per unit for plant in Chandigarh


According to reports, a solar power plant at Paryavaran Bhawan in Sector 19, Chandigarh. In an order which is seen as a deterrent to solar power generation, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has approved the sale of solar power to the Electricity Department at the rate of Rs 1.13 per unit, as against Rs 8.75 per unit which the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) had demaned in a petition filed on behalf of the Department ... Read More »

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to tap tech for smart BKC


According to reports, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to implement the smart city project in Bandra-Kurla Complex that will entail better management of energy, provision of user-friendly applications and enhanced security. In the first phase of the project, MMRDA plans to concentrate on wi-fi connectivity, energy-efficient street lighting, mobile-enabled parking spot locator, smart security and a visitor-friendly portal. “We have appointed Accenture as the consultant for the project,” a senior MMRDA official said. “It is expected ... Read More »

Solar trade bodies form alliance


According to reports, the apex trade body for solar energy in the country, National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), has announced an alliance with Solar GCC Alliance ( and Saudi Arabia Solar Association (www.saudi– for collaborative partnership for technical and commercial promotion of member industries. The meeting was held between the officials of Saudi Arabia Solar Association led by Executive Director Browning Rockwell and NSEFI officials, including Chairman Pranav Mehta, in New Delhi on April 9. Commenting on the ... Read More »

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