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Aug 19th, 2015
MP to Opt for Net Metering to Encourage Solar Power Use
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will soon have net metering facility to facilitate sale of solar power produced from rooftops by individual producers. Having taken big strides in green energy field, MP will join the few states in country to have this facility. Presently Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttarakhand have adopted net metering.
Aug 19th, 2015
Defunct Indraprastha power station to be converted into solar plant
According to reports, itís a rare point of agreement for Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwalórenewable energy. The site of this unusual concord will be, if all goes according to plan, the defunct Indraprastha power station in the capital that was closed in 2010 after some four decades of pumping out pollutants from its 240 MW thermal units. In a little less than two months, this patch of land on Delhiís Ring Road will shine bright with the reflective brilliance of solar panels generating 1 megawatt of electricity. Itís not much but the power will be symbolic more than anything elseóthe commitment of the Modi and Kejriwal governments to clean energy and addressing climate change concerns. The occasion will be the India-Africa Summit in October that will see leaders from more than 50 countries from that continent attending. While the state-of-the-art solar power station will light up the Delhi Secretariat, the summit itself will be hosted at the nearby Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, which for years used to be coated with soot from the chimneys of the Indraprastha power station.
Aug 18th, 2015
Cochin International Airport becomes worlds first to operate on solar power
Scripting a new chapter the Cochin International Airport here today became the first in the world to operate completely on solar power. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp solar power plant comprising 46150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near the cargo complex at a function at the airport this morning.
Aug 18th, 2015
Cochin International Airport becomes world's first to operate on solar power
Scripting a new chapter the Cochin International Airport here today became the first in the world to operate completely on solar power. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp solar power plant comprising 46150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near the cargo complex at a function at the airport this morning.
Aug 17th, 2015
Kolkata airport gets green signal for solar farming
In a yearís time, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport could become one of the greenest facilities in the country with a substantially smaller carbon footprint. Though the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday sanctioned a 2 Mega Watt peak (MWp) solar project for Kolkata airport, the team in the city has much larger ambitions and has identified 50-60 acres to set up a 15MW solar farm that can generate nearly a quarter of its electricity requirement.
Aug 14th, 2015
DMRC launched first Roof Top Solar Power Plant at Dwarka Sec21 metro station
According to reports, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 15 June 2014 launched first Roof Top Solar Power Plant at Dwarka Sec21 metro station. In its attempt to conserve environment, Delhi Metro has become the first mass transit system of India to begin installing solar power plants on the roofs of its stations. The plant with a capacity of 500 kilowatts peak (kWp) is expected to start generation by the end of July 2014. The power produced from the plant will meet the power requirements of the DMRC station. This is the largest roof top solar power plant with such capacity in Delhi National Capital Region NCR under the RESCO model. A power purchase agreement (PPA) regarding the installation of the plant was signed in February 2013.
Jul 23rd, 2015
Hanwha Joins ReNew Power To Build First Solar Plant In India
Hanwha Q Cells Co., the South Korean solar panel manufacturer, will form a venture to build large-scale solar power plants in India, marking the cell makerís first move into the fast-growing market.The producer will join with Indiaís ReNew Power Ventures Pvt., an independent power producer backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., to develop 149 megawatts of solar power plants in the state of Telangana, the Indian company said in a statement.
May 17th, 2015
NTPC to buy 15,000MW of solar power through reverse auction
This is in addition to NTPC's plans to set up 10,000 MW of solar power capacity on its own. NTPC will run a reverse bidding process for procuring solar-powered electricity in dollar-denominated tariff to reduce risk. It will provide a purchase guarantee, making such projects bankable and help solar power eventually cost the same as that purchased from the grid (this is called grid parity).
Renewable energy accounts for only 31,692.14 MW of India's power generation capacity of 267,637 MW. NTPC has an installed capacity of 44,598 MW.
Nov 28th, 2014
Solar mission: Govt to turn 20,000 jobless graduates into entrepreneurs
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is working on a strategy to turn some 20,000 unemployed graduates into entrepreneurs to help it meet its ambitious solar power generation targets-a plan it will implement in concert with state administrations. State governments will choose these graduates, preferably engineers, who will then be trained by the central government for around 3-6 months so they have the entrepreneurial and technical skills to set up solar power plants with a capacity of 1 megawatt (MW) each, to create 20,000MW of solar capacity combined.
Nov 14th, 2014
Telangana plans 1,000 mw solar park in Mahbubnagar
According to reports, Telangana is planning a 1,000-mw solar park in Mahbubnagar district of the state, according to a top official.
‚ÄúThe proposed solar park project will come up in the Ghattu mandal of the district,‚ÄĚ said Jayesh Ranjan, managing director of Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, the nodal agency of the government entrusted with the responsibility of land allocation for industries.
Oct 29th, 2014
Solar PV In India Cheaper Than Importing Coal
The results of India‚Äôs latest solar auction are in, and it is bad news for developers of Australian coal projects ‚Äď solar PV is cheaper for Indian users than the electricity price needed to pay for imports of coal from Australia.
A tender for 500MW of solar capacity in the sunny, south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, resulted in First Solar submitting the cheapest bids in an auction that was oversubscribed by more than double ‚Äď 63 bids, totalling 1291MW in proposed solar developments.
Nov 30th, -0001
PTC may call for solar power bids in dollar-denominated tariff
As part of the government's plan to push solar electricity by paying for it in dollars, power trading company PTC India Ltd may call for bids from solar project developers on behalf of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE).The radical approach of dollar-denominated tariff expected to be followed by India's largest power trader may be similar to that of state-owned NTPC Ltd, aimed at providing green power at less than Rs.4.50 a unit.With firms such as PTC making a purchase guarantee, these projects will become bankable and help solar power reach grid parity. The power soured will be supplied to the states.
Nov 30th, -0001
Govt to approve 100 GW solar power in few days
The government is likely to approve in few days a final policy on adding 100 GW of solar power, as it targets energy generation of 175 GW from renewable sources by 2022."Government has already approved 19 solar power parks, which would generate 12-13 GW. Policy approvals have been done. One final policy (on solar power) of (adding) 1,00,000 MW will be confirmed (approved) by the Cabinet in few days," Power, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters here.
Nov 30th, -0001
Adani plans 1,000-Mw solar park in Tamil Nadu
After announcing solar parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan, Adani Power has firmed up plans to set up a 1,000-megawatt (Mw) one in Tamil Nadu. The proposed energy park is likely to attract around Rs 7,000-crore investment.Although an Adani spokesperson declined to comment, a state government official and sources in the company confirmed the development.The sources said a deal had been signed with the state government and the project is at an "exploratory" level.