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India stuck with household solar subsidy ‘friction’

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2019

While the Indian solar industry has shown gratitude to the government for its recently announced ~US$1.6 billion boost for the rooftop PV programme, some industry members believe there are too...

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US and Indian solar EPCs rise up global rankings - Wiki-Solar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2019

The world's utility-scale solar EPC contractors are thriving in the least volatile PV markets such as India and the US, according to figures released by Wiki-Solar.org. Incumbent EPCs are particularly benefitting in such markets, said Wiki-Solar, whose figures – it should be...

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Solar power projects get $113 million funding boost from KfW-Bank of Baroda tie-up

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 25, 2019

 Bank of Baroda and Germany’s KfW Development Bank today announced they have joined hands to extend funding of $113 million to refinance solar power projects in India....

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India approves US$1.6bn of rooftop solar support

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2019

India has approved the second phase of its programme to hit 40GW of grid-connected rooftop solar by 2022 and announced INR118 billion (~US$1.656 billion) in central government subsidies to...

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Indian manufacturers ‘elated’ with 12GW domestic content solar scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 8, 2019

India has approved a 12GW solar scheme for central public sector undertakings (CPSUs), which are state-owned enterprises, spanning the military, health, energy, government and mining sectors, among others. Importantly, the scheme mandates the use of domestically sourced solar...

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MNRE Invites Stakeholders Outlook on BIS Standards for Solar Pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has releaesed a memorandum requesting for observation of stakeholders on the BIS standards for solar PV water pumping...

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System to provide clean energy to off-grid populations developed

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2019

Environment think-tank TERI, in partnership with STEAG Energy Services, has developed a system to provide clean energy to off-grid populations. ...

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India plans 23GW of solar in high altitude Ladakh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2018

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is set to launch a hugely ambitious plan to facilitate 23GW of grid-connected solar PV projects in Ladakh in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, which is a mountainous desert region in the far north of India.

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India’s NTPC tenders for another 1.2 GW of solar

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2018

Indian state-run utility NTPC has issued a tender for 1.2GW of solar PV to be connected to the national grid (ISTS) through NTPC generating switchyards in Western Region.

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SECI extends bids for 150 MW floating solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2018

In September, SECI issued a tender for 150 MW of floating solar to be developed over the Rihand Dam in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. In total, three 50 MW grid connected projects are...

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