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‘Only solar energy can fulfil energy requirements of India’

According to reports, only solar energy can fulfil the energy requirements of the country as all other sources have limited production, said Chetan Singh Solanki, professor at IIT Bombay and chairman of KSPL.  Chetan, who is widely credited for his solar energy initiatives in India, was addressing a seminar on ‘Emerging solar PV technology applications for academics’ on Saturday. It was organized by Mangalore University, in association with kwatt Solutions Private Limited, IIT, Mumbai. If subsidy is given by the ... Read More »

Pradip K. Tripathi to replace Tarun Kapoor at Ministry of New and Renewable Energy as Joint Secretary

Pradip K. Tripathi, IAS (JK:1987), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Tarun Kapoor, IAS(HP:1987) Read More »

Infosys produces solar power at ₹2.85/kWhr, plans expansion

According to reports, the cost of solar power has dipped well below the ₹3-mark, if software major Infosys is any example. The company has 6.6 MW of ground mounted solar capacity (and another 600 kW on the roofs) at its Hyderabad facility. The cost of generation of electricity, averaged over 20 years, works out to ₹2.85, Infosys’ Executive Vice-President, U Ramadas Kamath, told BusinessLine recently. Encouraged, Infosys is now onto adding another 3.5 MW in the same area. Kamath said the ... Read More »

Surana Solar bags Rs 15 crore order to provide solar modules for Aryavaan Renewable

According to reports, Surana Solar limited, a part of the Hyderabad based Surana Telecom and Power Limited, today announced it has won an order to supply solarmodules for a value of Rs 15.4 crore to Aryavaan Renewable Energy. The solar module manufacturer will provide solar modules for a 5 Megawatt solar power plant situated in Hamirpur, according to a company statement. The solar power plant being set up in Hamirpur is a part of the central government’s move to promote the ... Read More »

World’s largest solar power plant unveiled in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, in less than a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Solar Alliance initiative at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the country appears to be on schedule to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels to power homes and industries by 2030. A solar power plant in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu just became the world’s largest plant. With a capacity to produce 648 MW of electricity, the plant comprises of 2.5 million individual solar modules and ... Read More »

Azure Power Commences Construction of 100 MW NTPC Project in Andhra Pradesh

Azure Power, a leading independent solar power producer in India, has announced that it has started the construction of its 100-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh. The Company has secured land and financing for this project. The project was auctioned by NTPC, Government of India’s largest power utility, designated under National Solar Mission for a total capacity of 1000 MW of solar power projects at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park. The solar park is being developed by Solar ... Read More »

Jharkhand Close to Signing PPAs for 1.1 GW of Solar After Delay

According to reports, Jharkhand may sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 1.1 GW solar projects by the third week of December 2016. These solar projects, were originally auctioned during early 2016 but were stalled due to differences between the state power distribution company and developers over the quoted tariff. According to inputs received by Mercom Capital Group from Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) officials, the budgetary support to fund difference of the cost of solar power ... Read More »

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