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ISA to float global tender for 5 lakh solar pumps before December

According to reports,  International Solar Alliance (ISA) plans to come out with a global tender for price discovery of 5 lakh solar pumps before December and presumed the prices of solar pumps will come down, said Upendra Tripathy, director general, International Solar Alliance at an Assocham event held in New Delhi. The current price of solar pumps is about $10,000 globally on an average. On the bio mass segment in the country, Tripathy said the initiative deserves tax exemption and tax concession credit. Inaugurating an Assocham International Conference ... Read More »

Premier sets up 200MW solar module unit in Telangana

According to reports, city-based solar solutions provider Premier Solar on Wednesday announced that it has set up a 200MW solar module manufacturing facility in Sangareddy, taking its total installed capacity to 375MW. The company also announced its foray into the solar powered hybrid e-vehicles segment. “The new 200MW plant will be launched on July 29 and we will also be unveiling the solar powered hybrid e-vehicles on the same day. In the last two years, we have invested close to Rs 100 ... Read More »

Street vendors in India can soon tap into solar energy

According to reports, the National Association of Street Vendors of India estimates that there are around 30,000 street vendors in Bengaluru. Small businesses like these face innumerable challenges, given their make-shift existence. Availability of light in the evening is one of them. It is this challenge that non-profit Selco Foundation is hoping to address. The foundation has been finding sustainable solutions for marginalised communities. It called for entries to build sustainable, cost-effective energy kiosks that can be used by street vendors and ... Read More »

Buy abroad diktat doesn’t worry India’s solar sector

According to reports, India has to make suitable policy changes by December this year to remove measures it had undertaken to protect its fledgling solar manufacturing sector from foreign competition, according to a recent notice issued by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). DSB adjudicates on trade disputes between national governments. “The United States and India have agreed that the reasonable period of time for India to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in ... Read More »

In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar players

According to reports, In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the first two phases of a 100 MW solar project in South East Asia. Stating that while the solar energy in India has already reached ‘grid parity’ in commercial, industrial and utility sectors, soon this would be achieved in residential sector as well. The grid parity happens when the cost ... Read More »

India Initiates Dumping Probe Into Chinese Solar Imports

According to reports, India opened a probe into whether Chinese solar-equipment makers are hurting its domestic industry by dumping inventories and driving down prices to unfair levels. “A causal link between the said dumping and injury exists to justify an initiation of an anti-dumping investigation,” according to a notification published on the website of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties. The probe will also include solar cells originating in or shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia. Indian officials are the latest ... Read More »

Australia joins International Solar Alliance led by India and France

According to reports, Australia became the 35th country on Wednesday to join the International Solar Alliance, an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015 in Paris. It is co-led by India and France. The platform brings together countries that are keen to massively ramp up their solar power production. “The sun is the source of all energy. The world must turn to solar, the power of our future,” Modi said at the launch during the 21st Conference ... Read More »

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