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Policy on rooftop solar power generation for Delhi soon


According to reports, after years of wait, the decks are finally being cleared for rooftop solar power generation in the Capital. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is expected to notify the proposal, which will see solar units fixed on rooftops, in two weeks’ time. The initiative envisages individual households producing solar power for their own consumption and also decreasing the peak time load on the power network. The DERC is in the process of finalising regulations about its proposal to ... Read More »

Going social for a cause


According to reports, did you think that the term ‘social’ in the lexicon of the rich only referred to balls and banquets? Meet the new breed of entrepreneurs with strong business acumen who have made their money and directed their passion into resolving social issues. Sure, many of India’s affluent try to address social problems through foundations, trusts and personal charity. But we spoke to a few individuals who are diving in and getting their hands dirty, to actively run ... Read More »

Solar energy project for 25 villages in each Odisha district


According to reports, in order to meet the power demand and promote solar energy in the state, the Odisha government has initiated the process of identifying at least 25 un-electrified or power starved villages in each district for implementation of solar Photo Voltaic (PV) projects on a pilot basis.The pilot scheme, to be launched by the Union ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) will have solar PV (photo voltaic) based home systems that would be provided to every household ... Read More »

Secunderabad Cantonment Board to set up 1 MW solar power plant in Hyderabad soon


According to reports, the Secunderabad Cantonment could be the first cantonment area to switch over to solar energy, with a Delhi-based firm (PEC Limited) getting ready to set up a solar power mini grid either at Balamrai pump house or Gun Rock pump house. Once functional, the plant would generate 1 MW (mega watt), enough to power some utilities in the SCB area. A survey to identify land suitable to set up the plant is in full swing. The Secunderabad ... Read More »

Distributed solar power developer Fourth Partner Energy raises funding from Chennai Angels


According to reports, The Chennai Angels (TCA), a network of private angel investors, has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyderabad-based solar power products firm Fourth Partner Energy Pvt Ltd, according to a press release. The investment round was led by TCA investor members, Shankar V, Kayar Raghavan and Narayanan R. Founded in 2010 by Vivek Subramanian, Saif Dhorajiwala and Vikas Saluguti, Fourth Partner Energy has completed over 300 solar installations across the country with marquee public and private sector companies. ... Read More »

Rooftop solar power generation, the way to go


According to reports, last month, the Australian State of Queensland witnessed a historic event. Electricity prices dipped to near zero. The reason: solar power generation by individual buildings decreased the demand for electricity from coal-powered plants. While solar generation may have become viable in Australia, India still has a long way to go as the challenges are numerous — infrastructure and lack of connectivity among others. However, the same challenges also provide a huge opportunity for solar power in regions ... Read More »

Ladakh makes hay while the sun shines


According to reports, a splash of bright blue solar panels amidst the freezing snow-capped Himalayan mountains attempting to generate solar power doesn’t quite sound right, does it? Nevertheless, the region could soon house the world’s largest solar power plant, with the finance minister Arun Jaitley allocating Rs 500 crore for setting up ultra mega solar power projects across India, Ladakh being one of the locations. Counter-intuitive as it might be, Ladakh has the highest potential for generating solar power, as ... Read More »

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