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Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects

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According to reports, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday reviewed the progress of various projects, including those of solar power, in the capital. Under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Programme, solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants of 335 kWp (kilowatt peak) at eight locations and a 100 kWp SPV plant at Vikas Bhavan have been commissioned, a statement said. The chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) apprised Jung about the progress on converting the area under the ... Read More »

Delhi govt identifies 4 hospitals for installation of SPV plants

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According to reports, Delhi government has dentified four city hospitals for the installation of solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants. The four hospitals were SPV plants will be installed are Which includes Chacha Nehru Bal Chikilsalaya in Geeta Colony, Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Narela, Jag Parvesh Chandra Hospital in Shastri Park and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Hari Nagar. “The work is under progress on installation of four 25 kWp SPV Plants at the four government hospitals which are expected to be ... Read More »

Net-metering policy for solar projects approved by Punjab

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According to reports, Punjab government today approved a net-metering policy for installation of solar photovoltaic power plants. Disclosing this here today, Punjab Revenue and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the net metering policy will be applicable to all domestic, institutional, industrial, institutional and commercial consumers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). He said under the policy, which has been formulated by the Department of New and Renewable Energy and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), all PSPCL consumers ... Read More »

Solar power bills could turn bigger in Chandigarh

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According to reports, rooftop solar power plants installed by the Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) on buildings across the city could force you to shell out more on electricity bills. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) is all set to increase power tariff for sale of electricity, generated by solar power plants of CREST, to the UT electricity department. On its part, the UT electricity department will recover additional charges, which will be borne by city ... Read More »

AIIMS challenge for solar expert

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According to reports, union health minister Harsh Vardhan has approached solar expert SP Gon Chowdhury to make the half-century-old All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus in Delhi climate-responsive. In addition, Gon Chowdhury is also advising the ministry to ensure that the new AIIMS units proposed in different states — including West Bengal — become ‘green buildings’. Speaking to TOI, Gon Chowdhury—a pioneer in solar energy use in India—said he was delighted to head the unique initiative. “AIIMS is ... Read More »

Haryana approves comprehensive Solar Power policy

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According to reports, the Haryana government today approved a comprehensive Haryana Solar Power Policy 2014. The Policy will come into operation from the date of its notification and would remain in force up to March 31, 2017, said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who chaired the meeting of his Cabinet where this decision was taken. The policy aims at achieving Megawatt (MW) scale Grid connected solar power project, rooftop grid interactive SPV system, small capacity of grid solar power projects ... Read More »

Green energy to be used to run 2,200 mobile towers

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According to reports, for the first time in India, solar power will be extensively used to run 2,200 mobile towers to be set up in nine Naxal-affected areas. The mobile towers, to be set up at a cost of Rs 3,216 crore, will be operated without any support from electricity or generators. This is for the first time in India that green energy will be used so extensively to run such a large number of telecom towers, official sources said. ... Read More »

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