Rooftop solar developers may approach state regulator for connectivity
The Distributed Solar Power Association, a body of solar rooftop developers, told ET it’s likely to soon file a petition before the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission protesting the power discoms’ reluctance.
Rooftop solar growth too slow to meet 2022 target
Government's ambitious 40 gigawatt rooftop solar power generation project might not be fulf...
GAIL in talks to buy stake in ACME Solar Holdings
The state-owned company formerly known as Gas Authority of India is said to be carrying out...
EESL plans to set up 1,500-MW decentralised solar power plants by 2021
According to Kumar, the Maharashtra government had given mandate for 800 mw of solar power, of which EESL has already operationalised 100 MW. Rajasthan has given EESL the mandate to set up 113 MW of solar distributed generation projects.
Large solar power capacity alongside rail track to be set up: FM
"150 trains will be run in PPP mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of private sector. 550 wi-fi facilities have been commissioned at railway stations," the FM Nirmala Sitharaman said in her Budget speech.
France approves 1.7 GW of wind and solar power projects
Among the 300 projects that were approved, 35 are onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 750 megawatts, while the rest are solar.
Off-grid energy investment at $2.1 billion in the last decade: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie estimates 420 million people now use standalone off-grid solar and another 47 million people rely on mini-grids for access to electricity. While investments in energy access have rapidly accelerated since 2016, total volumes still fall short of the total estimated financing needed to reach universal electricity access globally by 2030.
Tepid response to Gujarat solar tender
A 500 MW solar tender issued by Gujarat has received a lukewarm response because most solar energy generators found the ceiling tariff to be too low, industry insiders said.
Karnataka: Bescom's subsidy push to boost solar power units
Bescom wants to lure more apartments to set up rooftop solar units. It has launched a campaign, offering 20%-40% of the project cost
Rajasthan: Budget focus on solar power
The state had set an ambitious target of 30,000 MW from solar energy. In his budget speech, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said ultra-mega solar parks would be development in collaboration with private sector.
Kerala: 50% in Chullikal ready to switch to solar power
Those who expressed reluctance did so in the belief that they could not afford the costs. Most of them were unaware of the various subsidies available for the solar installations
Nashik zone gets 1840 solar power pumps, relief for farmers
The solar pumps were sanctioned through central government’s Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana and state government’s Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Pump Yojana in which the farmers had to pay less than 10 percent of the total costs of the pump.
Adani Green to form 50:50 JV with Total for solar power; latter to invest $ 510 million
This is the second such deal between the two groups. In October, Adani group company, Adani Gas, said it was in pact with Total SA which would buy 37.5% stake in the company, including a public offer to shareholders to buy a further 25.2%; such that both partners eventually hold 37.4% each. They plan to invest in infrastructure and assets worth over $1 billion, which span LNG infrastructure and marketing and fuel retail business.
Rajasthan plans to set up 30,000 MW solar capacity in 5 years
Recently, the Centre allocated Rajasthan a 25,000 MW ultra mega renewable energy park. The state government has identified land bank of 125,000 hectares in three districts — Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur—for this park.
Jakson to set up 70 MW Solar Power plant in Assam with an investment of Rs 300 crores
The project will be the biggest solar power plant in Assam and contribute towards achieving India's ambitious solar energy target of 100 GW by 2022.
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