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Finance Ministry approves four FDI proposals including that of AMP Solar India

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

The finance ministry today said it has cleared four proposals, including that of AMP Solar India, entailing foreign direct investment of Rs 503.40 crore in the last two months.

"During the period July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA...

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Solar power generation plant under trial at Kolkata airport

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

A Rs 88-crore solar power generation plant that is under trial at Kolkata airport is set to propel it ahead of its peers in the country . Once it connects to the CESC grid, it will be the largest source of alternative energy in Kolkata.

Speaking to TOI, Kolkata airport...

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China's mono-crystalline solar cells and modules firm to begin construction of Indian plant

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

China's mono-crystalline solar cells and modules Longi Green Energy Technology will start building its Rs 1,500 crore Indian plant by the end of this year, said a senior official of its Indian subsidiary Lerri Solar Technology India. 

"We are planning to begin...

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NEXTracker to set up manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 1, 2017

The US-headquartered solar tracker manufacturer NEXTracker, having manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe, South and Central America as well as China, is set to add India to the list of its manufacturing sites.

“We have delivered some large equipment that right now...

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Mahagenco invites bids for 200 MW solar plant

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 28, 2017

As a part of its plan to set up 2,500-MW solar capacity over the next five years, the state-run generation company Mahagenco has invited tenders to set up 200-MW capacity across Maharashtra.

Maharashtra State Electricity Generation Company, or Mahagenco, has invited...

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Acme, Inox explore exit from renewable energy projects won at record low tariffs

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 28, 2017

Acme Group and Inox Group that bid the country’s lowest solar and wind tariffs respectively this year now plan to exit the projects, said several people aware of the development.

Inox Wind Infrastructure Services Ltd bid Rs3.46 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to win a 250...

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Cellular operators need permission for using generator: NGT

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 28, 2017

Cellular service providers need to take consent from the state pollution control boards for installing and operating generator sets, the National Green Tribunal has ruled.

A Bench headed by the NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar declined to quash the order dated...

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Power regulator hikes renewable energy target for Delhi Discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2017

By the year 2020, distribution companies in Delhi will have to procure almost 20% of their electricity through renewable energy.

After releasing the draft regulations last month, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will once again revise its ‘renewable...

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Engie in talks with AST to provide off-grid power to telcos, banks

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2017

French energy company Engie SA is in talks with Delhi-based Applied Solar Technologies (AST) for a partnership to provide off-grid power to the telecom and banking sectors. 

AST’s solar hybrid solution model uses a combination of solar photovoltaic cells, battery back-...

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Karnataka to have electric vehicle and energy storage policy soon

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 24, 2017

To make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India, the Karnataka government will soon come out with a new “electric vehicle and energy storage policy” to reduce pollution and promote healthy environment.

The Major and Medium Industries Department was formulating...

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