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Meghalaya govt to start micro grid systems in select villages

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According to reports, the Meghalaya government will provide micro grid systems in some villages in the state where power will be generated using renewable resources and energy thus saved will be routed to industries, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said today. “We have identified certain villages in the state where there is a possibility of them being delinked from the main grid after they are provided with renewable power,” Sangma said while addressing a national seminar on how power sector impacts ... Read More »

Tata group undertakes investment in Swiss solar company

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According to reports, Tata group has invested in a Swiss start-up solar company as several companies from the European country vie for a share in the Indian solar energy market which is seen as having a huge potential due to its growing energy needs. “Tata is an investor in Flisom and has a significant investment in the company,” Chief Operating Officer of Flisom Sudheer Kumar said speaking at the company’s research office in Dubendorf here. Asked about the Tata share ... Read More »

Narendra Modi government pushes for walk the talk on solar energy

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According to reports, Governments in India are often seen exhorting people to adopt renewable power and save energy but now the NDA government wants to walk the talk on the issue. The union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has asked all the union ministries and public sector units to adopt solar energy and install rooftop solar units to not just save energy but inspire the common man too. A letter in this regard was sent by MNRE secretary ... Read More »

SunEdison to chalk out strategy for solar water pumps

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According to reports, in a bid to reduce power subsidy outgo of about Rs 6,500 crore annually, the state government inked an MoU with SunEdison on Tuesday to shift electric and diesel water pumps used for irrigation to solar power systems. Currently, there are about 10 lakh water pumps in the state used by farmers who pay subsidized rates of 90 paisa per unit of power. The irrigating pumps account for much of this consumption and the government is planning ... Read More »

Telangana to give boost to solar energy

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According to reports, with no short-term solution to overcome power crisis and traditional sources such as thermal and hydel being used to maximum extent, the Telangana state government is now seriously pursuing utilization of solar power to augment existing electricity supply. It also called for bids for generation of 500 MWs of solar power in all nine districts of Telangana. Though some enterprising farmers installed solar agriculture pumpsets in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and even in Tamil Nadu which have been ... Read More »

Govt chalks out plans for massive solar power push

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According to reports, India is about to witness a massive scaling up of solar power capacity to 100,000 Mw, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) to prepare an action plan by November first week. Aiming to reach this target in five years, before the next general elections, the government is expediting the work by directing states to identify suitable locations across terrains – deserts, wastelands, national highways, river banks and even over ... Read More »

Farmers encouraged to use solar power for irrigation

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According to reports, the agricultural sector is being faced with problems from the power and water fronts. While the duration of electricity supply is getting shortened and becoming uncertain, the groundwater level is depleting fast. The farmers are finding it increasingly difficult even to get the normal crop yield, leave alone increasing productivity in any given crop season. The government has thought it appropriate to harness the new and renewable source of energy, particularly the solar energy which has been ... Read More »

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