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Vikram Solar scales up manufacturing capacity to 1GW

According to reports, solar power solutions provider Vikram Solar has announced it has achieved 1 GW (1000 MW) of manufacturing capacity and outlined its vision to take it up to 2 GW by 2020. The company, which provides end-to-end solar photovoltaic solutions, sees this as a major contributor towards the 100 GW target set by the Government by 2022. With a capacity of 1 GW, Vikram Solar believes it is well equipped to cater not only to the Indian needs ... Read More »

With 50 Mw plant in UP, Adani Group’s solar capacity rises to 838 Mw

According to reports, infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group on Tuesday announced commissioning of a 50 megawatts (Mw) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh, with an investment of Rs 315 crore, under the National Solar Mission Scheme. In a first, the plant will use String Inverter Technology with crystalline silicon modules allowing miniature level control of solar power generation. Power generated by the plant will be transmitted through 21.5 kilometre (km) 132 kilovolts (Kv) transmission line connecting with UP Power ... Read More »

Should India worry about rising solar trade deficits?

According to reports, India’s solar power programs started long back in the 1980s but the growth remained slow for a substantial part of the last three decades. As a result, India remained one of the laggards in terms of solar capacity addition and solar energy production. More importantly, domestic solar component manufacturing could not metamorphose due to inadequacy of proactive policy forming and implementation. The launch of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) on 11 January 2010 provided much-needed impetus for ... Read More »

Coal India will set up 1,000 Megawatt solar power generation capacity: Piyush Goyal

According to reports, power, coal, mines and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal has announced that state-owned miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) will set up 1,000 Megawatt (Mw) solar power generation capacity in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. “Power PSUs are working on switching to renewable energy sources for generation of power. Coal India is also working to set up 1 GW of solar power generation. We will continue to work towards achieving 10 GW of renewable power capacity ... Read More »

Govt imposes one-year ban on 71 solar panel companies

According to reports, the government has barred 71 firms from rooftop solar projects for a year by removing them from the panel that makes them eligible to bid. These include Amra Raja Electronics Ltd, Cleantech Synergy, Hollandia Power Solutions, IL&FS Energy Development Co and Jindal Green Technologies. The government has written to the companies saying they had failed to update details of the projects that they had executed. “Empanelled companies offer solar panels, which are technically complaint with standard requirements. All ... Read More »

Indian solar panel makers demand anti-dumping duty against China

According to reports, in a fresh attempt to bar Chinese solar panel makers from flooding the Indian market at an ultra-low price, the domestic companies approached the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD), requesting an imposition of a duty on importers. The application has been filed against China, Malaysia and Taiwan. The domestic industry via the Indian Solar Manufacturer’s Association (ISMA) pleaded that as the imports led to considerable damage to the indigenous sector; a retrospective duty should be imposed. Business ... Read More »

Topaz Solar Power to set up 500 Mw unit in Odisha for Rs 220 cr

According to reports, Kolkata-based Topaz Solar Power proposes to set up a solar module manufacturing plant in Odisha with an annual capacity to produce 500 megawatts (Mw) of solar panels. This will be the first solar panel manufacturing facility in the state, which of late has identified renewable energy as a priority area. The project, which will come up on 5 acres of land in the vicinity of Bhubaneswar, is estimated to cost Rs 220 crore. Of this, Rs 80 ... Read More »

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