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ACME Solar commissions 150 MW plants in Odisha & Rajasthan

According to reports, ACME Solar today said it has commissioned solar plants totalling 150 MW in Rajasthan and Odisha Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. “(ACME Solar) announced the commissioning of solar plants totalling 150 MW in Rajasthan and Odisha,” the company said in a statement today. ACME Solar is a joint venture between ACME Cleantech Solutions Ltd, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) – the renewable energy arm of French state-run electricity utility Electricite de France S.A, and Luxembourg-based natural ... Read More »

To cut bills, Delhi Jal Board to tap solar power

According to reports, Delhi Jal Board has decided to install rooftop solar panels to generate solar energy to meet its power needs. The Board’s chairperson Kapil Mishra on Friday announced that this project would save the water utility about Rs 3 crore per annum in the long run. “DJB’s highest expenditure is on power with the average yearly bill being Rs 540 crore. Tariff is increasing at 10% per annum and will become unsustainable. To reduce expenditure on power, the ... Read More »

Rajasthan cabinet approves Rs 1.56 lakh crore worth solar projects

According to reports, Rajasthan cabinet today cleared Rs 1.56 lakh crore worth investments in solar energy sector in the state, aimed at generating 26,000 MW of solar energy. Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore said that solar parks aimed at generating 26,000 MW of solar energy under Rajasthan Solar Energy policy 2014, will be set up by four companies in the state. Read More »

Infosys to set up 7 MW solar plant at Hyderabad campus

According to reports, country’s second largest software services firm Infosys plans to set up a 7 MW solar plant at its Hyderabad campus. The move is a step in achieving the goal set to meet the entire electricity needs through renewable sources in the next few years, the company said in a statement. It also claimed that Infosys’ Hyderabad campus is the first in India to have radiant cooled commercial building, with the biggest comparison of HVAC (heating, ventilating, and ... Read More »

Hareon, Dalmia partner for 160-MW PV factory in India

According to reports, Chinese firm Hareon Solar Technology Co Ltd will build a 160-MW photovoltaic (PV) cell production plant in India under a partnership with domestic industrial conglomerate Dalmia Group. The two companies inked a joint venture (JV) agreement through their respective units Hareon Solar Power Pvt Ltd and Keshav Power Pvt Ltd (KPL). Under the terms of the deal, Hareon Solar will invest roughly USD 40 million (EUR 36.2m) in the facility, it said in a statement on Thursday. ... Read More »

SunEdison’s head rubbishes payment risk perception in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, Pashupathy Gopalan, who heads the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Sahara African operations of the US renewable energy major, SunEdison, says he does not believe investing in Tamil Nadu’s power sector exposes a company to payment risk. This is a contrarian view, for the generally-held (and often whispered) view is that the state’s electricity distribution company, Tangedco, does not pay power suppliers’ dues in time. Payment of Tangedco’s dues to wind power companies, for instance, have often been delayed by ... Read More »

Govt running a scheme to install one lakh solar pumps

According to reports, the government is implementing a scheme to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water, Parliament was informed today. “The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing programme for installation of 1,00,000 solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water through State Nodal Agencies and NABARD,” Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. He further said that the ministry provides 30 per cent ... Read More »

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