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NTPC to invest Rs 25,000 crore to set up solar park

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

NTPC, India’s largest power company, will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint and has decided to invest about Rs 25,000 crore to set up one of the world’s largest solar parks at Kutch in Gujarat...

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India achieved solar power target 4 years ahead of schedule: DST Advisor

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

India has achieved its solar power target four-years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official of the Central government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), said here on Tuesday. The target of installing 20 GW of...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface floating solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh and biggest in the country. The state...

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Project for solar power on farmland to kick off in Delhi next week

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

Delhi government’s plan to generate solar energy on agricultural land is set to take off next week. The power department will soon float tenders to invite companies to set up the solar plants under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotari Solar Yojana under the public-private...

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PM Modi wonders if India can become solar power battery hub

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy. He stated this while giving example of mobile phones,...

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Himachal Pradesh signs agreements to tap 250 MW solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2019

Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday signed two pacts for setting up solar power plants with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore. One pact for Rs 600 crore was signed with Renew Energy Private Ltd for setting up a 150 MW solar plant, which is proposed to commission by 2021, while the second...

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Power dept looks to take TERI's help in use of solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

The state Power department will take assistance from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on the use of solar power to operate agricultural pumps. TERI will help West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) in preparing the operational model in such a...

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In five years, households with solar water heaters double in Pune

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

Households using solar water heating units have almost doubled in the city in the last five years, the civic body's Environment Survey Report (ESR) for 2018-19 has revealed. In 2019-20, over 40,...

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Ensure "must-run" status for green energy companies: centre

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

The central government has asked states to ensure that the “must-run” status of renewable energy plants is honoured and that if supply from these units is curtailed, the reason must be given in...

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Telangana to go for 1,000 Mw solar power, one-time settlement of power dues

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2019

The Telangana government on Wednesday said it would go for one-time settlement of dues of panchayats and municipalities to state-run electricity organisations and warned that henceforth heads of...

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