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MNRE announces scheme for 100% solarization of Sun-temple town Modhera in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a scheme that aims at 100 per cent solarization of Modhera in Gujarat. The town, located in Mehsana district, houses the famous Sun Temple, a hindu temple dedicated to the sun God. Under the scheme the domestic and...

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Karnataka: Bescom's subsidy push to boost solar power units

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Bescom wants to lure more apartments to set up rooftop solar units. It has launched a campaign, offering 20%-40% of the project cost as subsidy to individual houses, group housing communities and resident welfare associations to install solar rooftop photovoltaic (SRTPV)...

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Govt grants Rs 478 crore to waste-to-energy scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The government has given its nod for a grant of Rs 478 crore to the waste-to-energy (WTE) programme for the remaining period of financial year 2019-20 (FY20). It has also approved a physical target of 257 megawatt (MW) for the mentioned period under the revised guidelines for...

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Rooftop solar leader Gujarat gets maximum central financial support for RE generation

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

Gujarat—which leads in rooftop solar capacity with 430.24 MW installed till January 31—is way ahead among all states and union territories in getting the central financial assistance (CFA) for new and renewable energy generation. In the current financial year 2019-20 till...

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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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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for all its needs from cooking to running vehicles. Speaking at the function organised to mark 10 years of...

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Solar ‘prosumers’ to get 50 percent subsidy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2019

To incentivise production of solar power in the state, the cabinet has approved amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017 where small and large prosumers (consumers and producers of solar...

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Government to announce 30% subsidy to milk farmers, co-ops in bid to go solar

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2019

The government is planning to shift the country’s entire milk sector to solar energy—from farmers onward to processors—through an upfront subsidy of 30%. A policy, in the works, will be...

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Goa government proposes to tweak solar policy to incentivise production

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2018

To incentivise production of solar power in the state, the government has proposed a 50% subsidy for small prosumers (consumers and producers of solar power) as an amendment to the Goa State...

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UP government to offer subsidised solar pumps to farmers for irrigation

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2018

 Uttar Pradesh government will give subsidy up to 70% for solar pumps for irrigation purpose to the farmers under a state government scheme, said Agriculture minister, Surya Pratap Shahi. ...

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