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Six stretches in Gurgaon to get solar traffic signals

According to reports, six city roads are all set to get solar- powered traffic signals in the next six months. HUDA will install these signals on the request of the traffic police at a cost of Rs 40 lakh. According to HUDA’s executive engineer Arun Dhankar the traffic signals will be installed at Sector 23/23A road, Palam Vihar Chowk, Sector 17/18 dividing road, HIPA T-point, Sector 39/46 dividing road, near Hong Kong market in Sector 56 and near Hilton Hotel ... Read More »

Neyveli Lignite to tap solar power energy

According to reports, Neyveli Lignite Corporation today received in-principle approval from its Board for taking part in solar power projects announced by various states. “With a view to enter into solar power generation in a big way, the Board of Directors has accorded in-principle approval for establishing solar power projects in Telangana, Tamil Nadu and other States in India,” NLC Chairman and MD B Surender Mohan said at the company’s AGM. The Board gave its approval for participating in solar ... Read More »

Solar plant mandatory for all new highrises in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, in yet another green initiative, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to make it mandatory for all new multistorey (more than four floors) buildings in the state to have solar power generation facility. Announcing this in the assembly on Tuesday, chief minister J Jayalalithaa said the rule would be applicable to all group developments (with more than eight dwelling units) also. In effect, it will cover almost 90% of residential and commercial developments in cities like Chennai ... Read More »

Is Rs5 per kWh the new normal for Indian solar power tariffs?

According to reports, solar power tariffs in India are set to hit a new low with the tender for 500 MW of capacity offered under the national solar mission (NSM) in Andhra Pradesh receiving huge investor interest last week. In response to tenders for setting up 10 projects of 50 MW each, bids totalling around 5,500 MW were received. This has set the stage for aggressive tariffs to be quoted by the developers, with Rs.5 per kWh tariff becoming the ... Read More »

Delhi solar power policy to be finalized in a fortnight

According to reports, the Delhi Solar Energy Policy draft, aimed at generating 1,000MW solar power in the next five years, was released by minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday. The draft has been put in the public domain for comments and will be finalized and submitted to Delhi government after 15 days. “Delhi, with almost 300 sunny days a year, has great potential for solar energy generation,” said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Jain added that a tender for 5MW solar power ... Read More »

WTO’s shadow on India’s solar industry

According to reports, the latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling against Indian protection to its solar power industry calls for a policy response. The question is — how India can successfully overcome the double standards of the developed world without compromising on its development needs? The short title of ‘India-Solar Cells’ dispute (DS456) at the WTO’s Dispute Settlements Mechanism fails to reveal the potential for damage that this ruling has on India’s energy security needs. Energy not only plays a ... Read More »

Goa to be solar powered

According to reports, Solar City project could also be a part of the Smart City project, though both the projects are independent and floated by two different central ministries. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved the proposed master plan to develop the capital city into a solar city under the ‘Development of Solar Cities’ programme. Panaji is amongst the 60 cities selected for utilising the alternative source of energy for electrification. Corporation of the City of ... Read More »

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