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Greenko and ONYX InSight sign pact to modernise 500 wind turbines

Renewable energy developer Greenko and analytics and engineering firm ONYX Insight announced they have signed an agreement to modernise 500 wind turbines in what they termed as the first "condition... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: wind turbine

AP government invites private participation to set up ultra mega renewable energy power parks

With an immense potential to produce solar and wind power in the state, the Andhra Pradesh government has formulated a comprehensive policy to promote private participation in the sector.

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Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: MNRE, NTPC, SECI

Set up energy account divisions: Union power minister to UP government

Union minister for power, Raj Kumar Singh on Thursday pressed for constitution of energy account divisions across the state to measure, analyse and report the energy consumption of different activities on a regular basis. Singh was presiding over a power review meeting with CM Yogi Adityanath at the latter’s official residence.... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

EV market likely to be Rs 50,000-cr opportunity in India by 2025: Report

The electric vehicle (EV) market is likely to be a Rs 50,000-crore opportunity in India by 2025, with two- and three-wheelers expected to drive higher electrification of the vehicles in the medium term in the wake of Covid-19, according to a report.

The report by Avendus Capital, which is an investment banking arm of financial services provider Avendus Group, also said the total cost of ownership (TCO) in... Read more..

Source: Business Standard
Subject Tags: electric vehicle

Nicaragua latest country to sign International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement

Nicaragua has become the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement, an initiative led by India to promote sustainable energy.

Nicaragua’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Jaime Hermida Castillo signed the agreement at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations here on Wednesday. The Central American country... Read more..

Source: Outlook India
Subject Tags: Clean Energy, ISA

Benchmark rates for solar rooftop projects decline 20 per cent

The government’s benchmark rates for solar rooftop projects have fallen about 20 per cent, the fourth successive year of decline.

Rates have fallen by 22 per cent for projects... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

India installed 5.9 GW of solar capacity in FY20, to add another 6.6 GW in FY21: Report

India installed about 5.9 gigawatt (GW) of utility-scale solar capacity in the financial year 2019-20 (FY20) and is estimated to add another 6.6 GW capacity in FY21, according to a recent report.

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Source: The Economic Times

Fourth Partner Energy raises Rs 110 crore from Zurich-based firm

Hyderabad-based distributed solar player Fourth Partner Energy (FPE), on Wednesday said it has raised about Rs 110 crore in debt funding from Zurich-based asset manager responsAbility.

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Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: Clean Energy, funding

Eyeing China, India plans solar power park in Sri Lanka

India plans to set up a solar power park in Sri Lanka as part of a concerted strategy to project its presence in the Indian Ocean region, even as China aims to co-opt countries into its ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, said two people aware of the development.

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Source: Live Mint

PM to lay Foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project on 23rd July 2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project on  23rd July 2020 through video conferencing. The Governor, Chief Minister of Manipur and his cabinet colleagues, MPs and MLAs are expected to join the program from Imphal.

Government of India initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate quantity drinking water to every rural household of the... Read more..

Source: Press Information Bureau

Haryana CM urges officials to set up model clusters for waste management

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday directed officials to explore the possibilities of setting up clusters involving contiguous villages at block level with special emphasis on solid and liquid waste management for village-level development.

In the first phase, the ''Swachh Bharat Mission'' will identify clusters in each block for taking the... Read more..

Source: Outlook India

India to have 60% renewable energy by 2030: Power minister R K Singh


India will have around 60 per cent of its installed electricity generation capacity from clean sources by 2030, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said on Tuesday.

The minister also exuded confidence that the renewable energy capacity would touch 510 GW by 2030, including 60 GW of hydro power.

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Source: Business Standard
Subject Tags: Clean Energy

Vikram Solar to set up 3-GW manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

Vikram Solar, Kolkata-based green energy provider, said that it is planning to set up a 3-gigawatt (GW) solar manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, which it expects to complete in five years.

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Source: The Economic Times

Navy station in Raigad goes green with 2MW solar plant

The first 2-MegaWatt solar power plant of the Indian Navy was inaugurated at the IN Karanja Station near Uran in Raigad district on Tuesday, officials said.

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Source: The Economic Times

Rajasthan set to get 1,070 MW solar power to hike green footprint

Rajasthan government is set to get 1,070 megawatt more from solar energy as it seeks to increase the share of the renewable in the total energy consumption basket. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the state government for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects to be set up in the state.

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Source: Times of India

Rs 1 lakh crore worth of electricity not billed, Smart Metering is the solution: Saurabh Kumar

Electricity worth around Rs 1 lakh crore is supplied but never billed in India due to leakages in the power distribution system and smart metering can help address this issues that worsens the financial crisis for power discoms, Saurabh Kumar... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: smart metering

Jal Jeevan Mission : 7 States achieved more than 10% of the target of 2020-21

Launched in August 2019, in 7 months of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019-20, around 85 lakh rural households were provided with tap connections. Further, amidst CoVID-19 pandemic, since Unlock-1, about 55 lakh tap connections have been provided so far in the year 2020-21. Thus, daily about 1 lakh households are being provided with tap connections.

As of today, 7 States viz. Bihar, Telangana,... Read more..

Source: Press Information Bureau

Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030

Apple today unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact.

“Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one... Read more..

Source: Apple

Power Minister launches programme to improve indoor air quality

Energy Efficiency Services Liited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector undertakings, has launched a national programme to improve indoor air quality.

An official statement said that the initiative is called the Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency (RAISE) national programme.

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Source: The Hindu
Subject Tags: air quality control

NHPC, GEDCOL ink pact to develop floating solar power projects in Odisha

State-run hydro giant NHPC on Monday said it has inked a MoU with Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) to form a joint venture for developing floating solar energy projects in the state with initial capacity of 500 MW.

"A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NHPC Ltd and Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (GEDCOL) on July 20, 2020 through video... Read more..

Source: Outlook India

DGTR for continued imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells

The commerce ministry's investigation arm DGTR has recommended imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells for one more year to protect domestic manufacturers and discourage cheap imports. In its probe, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has concluded that after a decline in imports in 2018-19 due to the imposition of safeguard duty on "solar... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Tamil Nadu government signs MoUs for Rs 10,000 crore new investments

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday signed eight new Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 10,399 crore.

The cumulative investment envisaged in the projects will create 13,507 jobs across the state in solar cells, data centres and industrial parks, an official release here said.

The MoUs will bring in... Read more..

Source: The New India Express

Electrical equipment industry is cancelling contracts in biggest anti-China drive

Indian electrical equipment and electronics industry has begun mass cancellation of orders on Chinese companies in the last few days and are scouting for newer destinations for raw material sourcing.

Companies are cancelling orders mainly for power... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Uttar Pradesh: Rebate on power bills of weaving units

In a much-needed relief to handloom sector in times of losses due to coronavirus crisis, the UP government will provide rebate to weavers on power consumed in their units.

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Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: handloom, weaving

EU state aid regulators okay Irish renewable power scheme

EU state aid regulators cleared on Monday an Irish scheme to produce electricity from renewable sources, saying it was in line with the bloc's rules and its environmental objectives.

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Source: The Economic Times
Subject Tags: Renewable Energy