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NTPC installs India’s largest floating solar PV plant

According to reports, State-run NTPC on Friday said it has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala. “A 100 kWp (kilowatt peak) floating solar PV plant, the largest of its kind in India as on date, indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative, was inaugurated by A K Jha, Director (Technical) NTPC in presence of V B Fadnavis, RED (SR), R K Srivastava, ED (NETRA) ... Read More »

Tata Power Solar expands Bengaluru manufacturing facility

According to reports, Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has announced a significant expansion and modernisation of its solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. The two-stage expansion doubled the company’s module capacity to 400 from 200 MW, and increased its cell manufacturing capacity by 65 per cent from 180 to 300 MW. Tata Power Solar, as part of this process, modernised and fully automated its entire manufacturing facility. The company was also able to ramp-up to ... Read More »

IIT Madras Solar Tech aims to go commercial

According to reports, after taking electricity to remote villages in various corners of the country, IIT Madras is gearing up for a pan-India commercial launch of its solar-powered microgrid technology by this year-end. Microgrids are small power supply networks set up in remote villages, which obviate the massive investment needed to provide electricity to inaccessible and difficult terrains. This first-of-its-kind grid supplies direct current (DC), improves the energy efficiency of household appliances threefold, claimed its makers. The technology developed by ... Read More »

Solar power plant to be installed at Shimla Town Hall building

According to reports, Shimla Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) office will install solar power plants in the town in which one will be installed on the rooftop of iconic 109-year-old Town Hall building of British era, located at the Mall Road, Shimla, where SMC will be housed again by March end. Monetary help for the plants will be provided by Asian Development Bank. The original office of SMC used to be in the Town Hall building which was shifted temporarily to a ... Read More »

Solar project atop Sidhwan canal promises power to people

According to reports, with the first of it’s kind Canal Top solar projecton Sidhwan canal getting ready by the month end, people can expect better facilities, including solar power. Members of the Lets Clean Ludhiana Foundation (LCLF) visited the project site near Rajgarh to review work done so far. The project, which has 8,421 solar modules on pods spread over 1.25 km from Rajgarh to Ajnod village downstream on Sidhwan canal, will produce 2.5 megawatts of power, which will be ... Read More »

Solar rooftop drive: People’s movement essential to enhance installations in India

According to reports, the government has set an ambitious target to develop 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy by 2022, comprising 100GW solar, 60GW wind, 10GW biomass and 5GW small hydro projects. Of the total 100GW solar installation, 40GW would be rooftop and the balance 60GW would be ground-mounted utility scale. The Draft National Electricity Plan released recently by the Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) has envisaged additional 1,00,000 MW renewable energy during 2022-27. Considering similar percentage of rooftop addition ... Read More »

Kerala plans 10 more solar ferries

According to reports, close on the heels of operating India’s first solar-powered ferry, the State Water Transport Department (SWTD) has sought Central subsidy to procure 10 more solar-powered catamaran-type ferries for use in Kochi and Alappuzha. The successful operation of the 75-seater ferry introduced a month ago in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has given impetus to the demand for solar-powered ferries in numerous other routes. The Centre gave 50 per cent subsidy for the vessel that cost approximately ₹2 crore. Request ... Read More »

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