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    METRO Cash & Carry partners with Amplus Energy for solar rooftop projects

    According to reports, METRO Cash & Carry has partnered with Amplus Energy Solutions to install solar rooftop projects at selected METRO outlets across India. As a leading wholesaler, METRO will begin with solar rooftop units at 5 of its outlets in Telangana, West Bengal and Punjab, and intends to follow up with more installations in the coming months. Amplus would invest around Rs. 25 crore to install rooftop solar on the METRO outlets in Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and ... Read More »

    Power ministry seeks relief for renewable energy from GST impact

    According to reports, the Union power ministry has told the influential goods and services tax (GST) Council chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley that implementing GST in its current form could push up power generation cost, especially of renewable energy, which will further dent the ability of debt-ridden distribution companies to serve electricity unless specific relief measures are built in. While solar panels and other equipment used for power production will come under GST, the final product—electricity—has been kept out. ... Read More »

    Suzlon wins 50.40 MW order

    According to reports, wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group today said that it has won repeat order of 50.40 mega watts from a leading power utility. The order consists installation of 24 units of S97 120 meters all steel hybrid wind turbine generator with a rated capacity of 2.1 megawatts each. Read More »

    Govt offers rebate for off-campus solar panels

    According to reports, for hotels and industries that have been violating the solar norms claiming installation of rooftop solar power systems is next to impossible in already-built buildings, the state government has come up with an alternative. These industries can now take on lease inexpensive land anywhere in the state and install ground-mounted solar power systems. And the power generated will be supplied to the power grid of the discom. Officials of the renewable energy department said on Tuesday the ... Read More »

    Wind sector shrugs off note ban, Q3 capacity addition up

    According to reports, the wind power industry seems to have managed the effects of the demonetisation well, judging by the fact that the capacity additions in November and December have only risen — though not sharply — compared with performance in the corresponding months of last year. In the third quarter of the current financial year, India added wind capacity of 617.55 MW, compared with 711.93 MW in the corresponding period of last year. However, in the post-demonetisation months of ... Read More »

    Heavy Industries minister opens BHEL’s solar cell, module production lines

    According to reports, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete today inaugurated BHEL’s 200 MW solar module and upgraded 105 MW solar cell lines in Bengaluru. “BHEL’s state-of-the-art 200 MW solar photovoltaic module manufacturing line and upgraded 105 MW solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing line were inaugurated by Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Anant Geete, at the company’s manufacturing plants in Bengaluru today,” BHEL said in a statement. With the commencement of commercial operation of these lines, the annual manufacturing ... Read More »

    Tamil Nadu receives most bids for wind energy projects

    According to reports, Tamil Nadu has received bids for setting up 1,794 MW of wind projects or 69 per cent of total bids, in India’s first ever competitive bidding for wind projects. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had rolled out the tender for procuring 1000 MW of wind power under competitive bidding. The power generated would be sold to the ‘non-windy’ States. The tender has been oversubscribed, with 13 developers submitting bids equivalent to 2.6 GW against the ... Read More »

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