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Total to buy 50% stake in Adani solar unit for $510 million

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) said on Thursday that Total SA has signed a binding agreement wherein the French energy giant will invest $510 million to acquire 50% stake in the upcoming unit which will house AGEL’s 2,148 megawatt (MW) of currently operational solar projects. The...

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SECI to hold pre-bid meeting for 4-MW floating solar plant in Andaman

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently informed that it will be organising a pre-bid meeting for the 4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It would be for the selection of solar power developer for the floating power plant...

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Centre eases CRZ rules for ‘Blue Flag’ beaches

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

The Environment Ministry has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules that restrict construction near beaches to help States construct infrastructure and enable them to receive ‘Blue Flag’ certification. Last year, the Ministry selected 13 beaches in India to vie for the...

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ReNew, Korean firm in JV for Rajasthan project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd has formed a joint venture with South Korea-based engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm GS E&C to build a 300 megawatt solar power plant in Rajasthan, according to a joint statement released by the companies on Wednesday. The...

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Coimbatore civic body to open its second solar power plant

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Almost 10 months after the solar power plant at Ukkadam started generating power, the city corporation is all set to inaugurate its second solar power plant at Kavundampalayam. The plant with the capacity to generate 1MW power was built at a cost Rs 5.5 crore. “The...

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Odisha CM launches solar power, cement, steel projects worth Rs 8,939 crore

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched 27 industrial projects, involving a total investment of around Rs 8,939 crore. The projects are expected to create employement opportunities for about 12,142 people. Patnaik inaugurated five projects and performed...

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Ludhiana: UK trust installs solar panels at govt primary school

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

The Social Education Voluntary Education Trust UK (SEVA Trust), a charitable organisation working in the UK and India on education and environment, has inaugurated solar system at Government Primary School, Bharundi, which is 40 km from the city, on Sunday. There are 68...

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Allahabad: Soon, solar power plant to come up at City Enclave

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

With an aim to cut down on power expenses, the Civil Enclave of Allahabad Airport at Bamrauli would be lighted up by a solar power plant soon. Authorities maintaining the enclave have planned to set up an 800 KVA solar power plant at the premises. The proposal sent by the...

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Solar energy: 29 govt colleges pay zero sum on electricity

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Taking a major leap in harnessing solar power, state’s 29 government colleges are fulfilling their 100% power needs through solar energy. The solar panels were set up in these colleges in 2017-18 under the previous government to reduce expenditure on power. Until last year,...

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Tamil Nadu: Govt buildings will soon harness rooftop solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

All state government buildings will soon start generating power, once the planned roof top solar systems are installed. An agreement, to facilitate this, was signed here on Thursday between Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited. As...

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