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    Government to unveil new solar-wind hybrid policy

    According to reports, considering the advantages of integrated solar and wind power projects, the state government has decided to announce a new policy for such hybrid plants.  It will be called Solar-Wind Hybrid Policy 2017. The government intends to invite suggestions from interested companies and other stakeholders for the proposed policy within a month. “The decision of the new policy for solar and wind hybrid projects has been taken by chief minister Vijay Rupani as the concept of such hybrid ... Read More »

    UP jails to get solar-powered jammers

    According to reports, in a bid to curb of illegal phone calls originating in jails, as many as 300 mobile phone jammers powered by solar energy are going to be installed in 24 district and central jailsacross Uttar Pradesh before the end of March 2017. The move is aimed at completely preventing illegal phone communication between prisoners and their aides, often used to execute crimes such as contract murders, robbery and loot. The maximum number of jammers will be installed ... Read More »

    Solar panels for 25 schools in Kozhikode

    According to reports, as many as 25 government higher secondary schools (GHSS) under the jurisdiction of the district panchayat will soon become self-reliant in energy with the installation of solar powerpanels. The district panchayat has given approval to install solar power panels at the schools after a feasibility study. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will undertake the solar power scheme project at schools with the financial aid of the district panchayat. Though a set of 60 institutions of the ... Read More »

    Neyveli Lignite Corp invites global companies to set up solar power projects

    According to reports, NLC India Ltd has invited applications from global companies to set up 250 MW solar photo-voltaic power projects in Odisha. Neyveli Lignite said on its website bids “are invited from solar developers and operators (SDO) for setting up of 250 MW grid interactive solar PV (Photovoltaic) power projects in not more than five locations in Odisha state with a minimum of 50 MW capacity in a single location.” The scope of work for each location includes procurement ... Read More »

    AMP Solar FDI proposal rejected by Government

    Inter-ministerial body FIPB today approved six investment proposals, including that of Sanofi Synthelabo India, Star Den Media Services and Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services, envisaging foreign investment of Rs 1,200 crore. “Six out of 17 FDI proposals got the approval,” sources said. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, rejected three proposals, including that of AMP Solar India Pvt Ltd. Read More »

    Telangana aims at top spot in solar generation

    According to reports, Telangana currently stands at second rank in solar power production in the country and it may reach the top spot in another six months, state power minister G Jagadish Reddy said here today. Telangana is producing 1,000 MW solar power at present and tenders have been floated for another 2,000 MW solar power generation, he said in reply to a query in the Legislative Assembly. Plans have been prepared to give solar power to farming community, he ... Read More »

    Solar power, green corridor blip on energy radar for 2017

    According to reports, green seems to be the catchword for the government heading into the next year as it gears up to achieve 175 gigawatt of clean energy by 2022 through auction of 1,000 MW of rooftop solar power, Rs 13,000 crore investment in solar parks and a Rs 21,000-crore package to boost local manufacturing of panels. By all yardsticks, 2016 remains a watershed year when solar tariff slumped to Rs 4 per unit and wind projects received a major ... Read More »

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