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Andhra Pradesh: Bad weather hits supply of renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Energy secretary Dr N Srikanth on Monday said power shortage in the state was not due to non-purchase of solar and wind power. He said solar and wind plants could not operate at optimum level due to inclement weather. In a statement, the energy secretary said they got a...

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IEA: Almost 200GW of renewable energy capacity will be installed worldwide in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

After stagnating last year, renewable energy has hit back with a vengeance in 2019 with the International Energy Agency (IEA) expecting almost 200 GW of new clean energy generation capacity will have been added by year-end. The lion’s share of the new capacity will come from...

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Ind-Ra maintains stable sector outlook for wind and solar power sectors

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

India Ratings & Research (Ind-Ra), a Fitch Group company, maintained a stable outlook for wind and solar power sectors for the remaining part of financial year 2019-20 (FY20). "The stable outlook emanates from likely in-line operational and financial performance of...

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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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