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Chinese solar major Kehua Tech partners with Oakridge Energy

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2020

Leading Chinese solar power company Kehua Tech on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with India's Oakridge Energy to provide high-efficient solar power solutions for residential and commercial sites. The partnership will allow Oakridge to distribute Kehua Tech string...

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Power minister launches new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

The Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh launched the new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently. The new website is developed looking into the quick and accurate information dissemination needs of the Ministry. It uses latest...

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1 kW rooftop solar installation price drops to Rs 22,000

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

In what could hasten adoption of renewable energy sources by households, the price of a 1 kW rooftop solar power installation has dropped to just about Rs 22,000 making it far more competitive and affordable than conventional sources of energy, particularly from polluting...

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Maharashtra: Solar players urge MERC to scrap GSC

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

A large number of solar equipment suppliers and manufacturers have urged Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to scrap grid support charge (GSC) proposed by MSEDCL on solar rooftop consumers. Vanamati hall, where the commission held a public hearing on MSEDCL’...

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Eversource buys ex investment banker's biz, enters solar rooftop space

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

EverSource Capital, a JV between PE firm Everstone Capital and Lightsource BP, has acquired Origin Renewables - a company which is into solar rooftop space, as part of entering the rooftop focused commercial and industrial (C&I) business. Origin, which develops and...

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India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential, industrial users: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential and industrial users for achieving its 100GW solar energy target by 2022, a report said. Demand aggregation mechanism' could help accelerate energy efficiency and scale up the deployment of solar power in residential...

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Panasonic's Indian subsidiary eyes Rs 500-cr revenue from solar business

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

Japan-based Panasonic Corporation's Indian subsidiary Panasonic Life Solutions is eyeing Rs 500 crore revenues from its solar business in the next 3-4 years, with focus to become a leading rooftop EPC player. Panasonic Life Solutions India, earlier known as Anchor Electricals...

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Gujarat spent less than 5% of Rs 1,048 crore budget allocated for climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Gujarat was the first state in India to constitute a climate change department in 2009. A decade later, its performance has been rather dismal. Of the Rs 1,048.26 crore allocated in the 2019-20 budget to the department that was the brain-child of the then chief minister...

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Gujarat: Vadodara leads in solar rooftop power applications

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Barodians are becoming quick to embrace renewable energy. State energy minister, Saurabh Patel revealed on Thursday that Vadodara tops the list of cities in Gujarat that have registered for the rooftop solar installations recently re-launched by the Gujarat government. Since...

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Ten-fold growth in rooftop solar installation required to reach 40 GW target: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

India’s cumulative rooftop solar installation needs to grow 10-fold in order to achieve the 40 gigawatt (GW) capacity target by 2022, according to a latest report by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The report added that as of March 2019, the rooftop solar...

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