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Sterling and Wilson to set up 50-MW solar power plant for NTPC

According to reports, Sterling and Wilson, part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has been awarded with the contract of setting up a 50-MW solar power plant by NTPC near Kadiri, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of grid connected 50-MW Solar PV project on a turnkey basis. Sterling and Wilson will also be responsible for carrying out the operation and maintenance of the solar power plant for a period of five years. Sterling ... Read More »

Land shortage hits TDP government’s solar power mission

According to reports, the shortage of land in several districts has put a question mark on the ambitious solar power mission that the TDP government so grandiosely announced. As per the road map prepared by the state government, solar power stations with a total capacity of 10,000 mw should be in place by 2021-22. However, the state appears to not have factored in that solar units of big capacity need huge tracts of land. And after finding that there is ... Read More »

BSES discoms claim six solar projects now live in Delhi

According to reports, Delhiites have slowly started turning towards renewable energy generation. Discoms BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna claim to have become the first to energize six rooftop solar ‘net metering’ projects generating in total 86KW of solar power. Last year, DERC had announced regulations for net metering giving Delhiites a chance to become renewable energy suppliers. The regulations outlined how people can generate renewable energy in their premises and reduce their electricity bills by the amount of power they supply ... Read More »

Rise and shine

According to reports, Delhi, which has the dubious distinction of being the world’s dirtiest city in terms of air quality, has taken an important step forward in encouraging the use of cleaner energy alternatives, by operationalising rooftop solar power generation by individuals and institutions. Two distribution utilities in the national capital have implemented ‘net metering’, which allows consumers to generate solar power at their premises, which is netted off against the quantum of power they consume from the grid. With ... Read More »

BSES launches ‘net metering’ drive to promote renewable energy

According to reports, power major BSES has embarked on a drive to promote ‘net metering’ in the national capital as a part of which six roof-top solar panels with a capacity of producing 88 KW have been installed across the city. Officials explained that as per the concept of ‘net metering’, the consumers can sell the surplus power produced to BSES at rates approved by DERC. In South Delhi, five net metering installations of 66 KW have been energised, whereas ... Read More »

Gujarat tops in roof-top solar power generation

According to reports, once again, Gujarat has led from the front when it comes to promoting roof-top solar power generation projects. The state leads in the country with 9.75 MW roof-top solar power generation. Gujarat accounted for 23.64 per cent of the total 41.24 MW roof-top solar power generated in the country by the end of financial year 2014-15. The other state that comes close to Gujarat is Punjab with 7.52 MW roof-top solar power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during ... Read More »

Floating solar panel more ‘powerful’ than land avatar

According to reports, it has been found out that floating solar panels generate more power than land-based solar installations under the same condition. “Normally, a solar panel with a capacity of 10KW installed anywhere on land generates a maximum 45 units of power per hour. A similar solar panel set up on a water body has been found to generate 50 units per hour and above,” said solar power expert S P Gon Chaudhuri, who heads the Arka Ignou Community ... Read More »

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