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Delhi’s monuments will be lit by solar energy

According to reports, More and more of the capital’s best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy. Building on the experience gained over the last three years and keen on promoting the use of environment-friendly solar energy, the Delhi government plans to light up more of the capital’s historical sites through cheap and plentiful energy from the sun. The 13th century Qutub Minar, the 17th century red sandstone Red Fort and the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb – all declared UNESCO ... Read More »

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to announce 10 MW rooftop policy shortly

According to reports, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will soon announce a policy to facilitate the setting up of 10 MW solar photovoltaic power plants on rooftops of buildings. This was disclosed by B. Venkateswara Rao, General Manager (Technical), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). Rao was speaking at Solarcon 2012, a conference-cum-exhibition event of the solar industry. The details of the policy are being given final shape by the Ministry. But Rao said that it would be a ... Read More »

India Has Estimated Potential for 19,750 MW of Small Hydro Power Projects

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah a couple of days ago informed Rajya Sabha that India has an estimated potential of about 19,750 MW of Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects. So far, 898 SHP projects with an aggregate capacity of 3411 MW have been set up and 348 projects aggregating to 1309 MW are under implementation. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ensures performance testing of all the plants for their functionality. He said that the ... Read More »

Renewable Energy Ministry files complaint against website

According to reports, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approached police to probe a website, which claims to be a government body, on the suspicion that it may be indulging in fraudulent activities by inviting job application for recruitment for various posts, police said today. Director (Administration) Girish Kumar has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police crime branch requesting investigations in the genuineness of National Energy Commission, Bangalore, a senior police official said. In his complaint, Kumar said that ... Read More »

ICPCI initiative to train solar water heater installers makes progress

According to reports, the initiative of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the International Copper Promotion Council, India (ICPCI) is making progress with the training module expected to create 1,000 certified installers of solar water heating systems across India by the end of the year, according to CEO of ICPCI, Sanjeev Ranjan. The shortage of trained installers of solar water heating systems was a hurdle in the expansion of markets for solar water heating systems and to overcome ... Read More »

Each state in India to have Solar City soon

According to reports, the ministry of new and renewable energy has initiated the development of solar cities. The programme has been designed to encourage urban local bodies to prepare a road map to guide their cities in becoming ‘renewable energy cities’ or ‘solar cities’. The Solar City programme aims to consolidate all the efforts of the ministry and address the energy problem of the urban areas in a holistic manner. The various initiatives of the ministry which include promoting solar water ... Read More »

India witnesses steep fall in wind capacity addition in Q1

According to reports, wind power capacity addition fell by nearly half in the first three months of the current financial year over the same period of last year. The fall was led by the two states – Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan – where the state-owned utilities have not paid the wind power producers their dues for several months. The total capacity addition in the April-June period this year was 207.15 MW compared with 394.63 MW in the same period last year. ... Read More »

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