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Patna can generate 277MW solar energy by 2025

According to reports, the state capital can generate 277MW of solar energy by 2025. Patna can start producing solar energy up to 35MW in the initial phase by using the roofs on government and industrial buildings. This can bridge the ever-increasing gap between demand and supply of energy, says a report of the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) titled “Rooftop Revolution: Uncovering Patna’s Solar Potential”. The report was released by Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) chairman UN Panjiar ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh to promote roof-top solar energy in a big way

According to reports, plans are afoot to promote roof-top solar energy generation in a big way in Andhra Pradesh and achieve a target of at least 5,000 MW over the next five years. With Government of India setting a target of 40,000 MW for roof top solar energy generation out of total solar power of one lakh MW over the next five years across the country, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh wants all domestic, commercial, industrial ... Read More »

IEEE Smart Village and Global Himalayan Expedition setup solar microgrid in Ladakh

IEEE Smart Village recently announced that an “education base” it has helped equip at a Himalayan boarding school is enabling children from remote, off-grid communities of Ladakh to develop an interest in renewable technologies and explore how various clean-energy solutions can bring lasting change to their home villages. IEEE Smart Village, contributed renewable-energy technologies and professional support to the Global Himalayan Expedition‘s upgrade of the Third Pole Education Base—or “E-Base”—at the Mahabodhi Residential School in the city of Leh, India. ... Read More »

Rooftop PV installers to get certification from Gujarat institute

According to reports, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), Gandhinagar, has announced the launch of its National Certification Programme for rooftop solar photovoltaic installers. The programme was launched by GERMI in the presence of Union Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal earlier this week at Gandhinagar. During the recently concluded Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2015 at Gandhinagar, GERMI signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with eight State nodal agencies or distribution companies and 20 leading solar ... Read More »

SunEdison, Omnigrid Micropower to develop 5,000 rural electrification projects

According to reports, Solar power company SunEdison has partnered with Omnigrid Micropower Company (OMC Power), to develop 5,000 rural projects, totaling 250 megawatt (MW) of electricity throughout India over the next five years. The companies together plan to bring electricity to about 10 million people, by installing 36 kilowatt (kW) micro power plants across India, according to a company statement. “There are approximately 1.5 billion people who do not have access to electricity and another 1.5 billion people who don’t ... Read More »

Urban Development Ministry targets generation of 100 MW of solar power in 2 years

According to reports, the Ministry of Urban Development has launched a mission to generate 100 MW of solar power in the next two years through roof mounted solar panels. Towards achieving this goal, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the construction major under the Ministry and Solar Power Corporation of India (SPCI) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources today signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was signed by B.B.Bhatia, Director General of CPWD and Dr. Ashvini Kumar, ... Read More »

PSBs to accept solar rooftop cost as part of home loan proposals

According to reports, public sector banks (PSBs) are to accept rooftop solar installation cost as part of home loan or home improvement proposals of individual customers. The Union Finance Ministry is reported to have advised the PSBs to encourage home loan/ home improvement loan seekers to install rooftop solar units and include the cost of such equipment in their loan proposals. The proposals may include non-solar lighting, wiring and other such fittings, among others. Rooftop solar plants, which will produce ... Read More »

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