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Modified electricity grid code likely to include renewable energy, cybersecurity

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

The upcoming version of the Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) is expected to include new provisions to accommodate the increasing penetration of renewable energy and address the potential threats stemming from cyberattacks. An expert group has prepared the draft IEGC, 2020...

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Kerala: SmartCity project gives a push to solar power plants

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

SmartCity project has given a push to the solar energy projects in the city. Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) has set up solar plants on the rooftops of 28 institutions in the city, thereby generating 1,000 kilowatts of energy. Though CSML identified more than 60...

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To minimise carbon footprints, Zoho sets up solar farm to power its operations

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2019

In a bid to cushion the impact of tech development on the environment and minimise its carbon footprints, Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) firm Zoho has set up a 5-megawatt on-grid solar energy farm near Trichy to power its offices and data centres. Located at the village of...

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Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL) has issued a competitive tender for 113.5MW of small grid-connected solar projects in the desert state. The group, a ‘nodal agency’ of the Indian government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is seeking developers to...

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Assam utility opens single window clearance for solar rooftop installations

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 22, 2019

Public sector power utility, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has come up with a single window clearance system for accelerating deployment of Grid Connected Solar Rooftop...

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KUSUM scheme for solar uptake by farmers: A fineprint

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 22, 2019

The government has published the guidelines for the implementation of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power...

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Indian solar tendering rolls on with another major co-located storage issuance

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2019

India has continued to fling out solar tenders with 1.2GW in Madhya Pradesh, 275MW in Uttar Pradesh, and a significant solar-plus-storage tender in Andhra Pradesh. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for 1.2GW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-...

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Gujarat auctions 500MW of PV and tenders 175MW in solar parks

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2019
Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has auctioned 500MW of grid-connected solar capacity with winning tariffs in the range of INR2.55-2.66/kWh (US$3.6-3.8 cents). Paryapt Solar, a unit of...
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Solar Philippines enters India market

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2019

Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings, Inc. has entered the renewable energy sector in India with the construction of a 500-megawatt (MW) solar farm, its top official said. ...

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Bengaluru: Falling tariff takes sheen off rooftop solar plants

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2019

Karnataka might have set itself an ambitious target of 2,400MW for grid-connected rooftop generation projects by 2021, but the going seems to be slow in eight districts coming under the...

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