India: Solar Panels in Railway Buildings

As he laid the foundation stone of one Megawatt solar power plant at the Amritsar Railway Station. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made an announcement that “In the near future, solar panels would be installed in all railway buildings across the nation.” The power plant, which would be set up at a cost of Rs. 8 crores, will produce 14 lakh unit of power per year. Speaking on this occasion, Prabhu said that this plant will...

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Russia and India for Solar

There are lots of places to harness solar energy, and without a doubt, India is one of the best countries to use this energy. The country is now in need of $200 Billion to make their ambitious goal of producing 175 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy by 2022 happen. On the solar energy front, the government is trying to make solar projects economically viable and ensure that bankability and returns are reasonably assured for investors....

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India : A separate auctions for solar projects using desi modules

The Renewable Energy (RE) department of India decided to hold separate auctions for solar projects using locally manufactured modules to help domestic producers of solar panels. Joint secretary in the ministry, Tarun Kapoor said “the first of these, a 500 MW tender for solar projects using only locally produced modules, is going to be announced soon.” Although auctions of projects with only domestic equipment have been...

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India: “Access to power is a privilege, not a right”

Government in India invested $14bn for their flagship smart cities programme, but entrepreneurs in the country thinks that they’ve missed some low-hanging fruit. Indian American theoretical physicist, Ashok Das said that the city-dwellers tend to take electricity for granted, but for the roughly 200 million Indians living off-grid, access to power is a privilege, not a right. Mr Das also stated that changing consumer behaviour in a...

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India: $1 Trillion Solar Investment with World Bank

Last Thursday World Bank and India signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to mobilize $1 trillion in investments by 2030. World Bank is committed to support India’s ambitious initiatives to expand solar energy generation by lending more than $1 billion and $625 million grid-connected rooftop solar programme. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim stated that they signed an agreement with the ISA, consisting of...

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Indian Railways To Launch 150 MW Solar Power Tender.
Mar07

Indian Railways To Launch 150 MW Solar Power Tender.

Indian Railways will set up solar power plants over roof-tops of its premises in order to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity. It has finally announced plans to expand its presence in the solar power market aiming to aid the government’s plan to have 100 GW operational solar power capacity by March 2022. The Ministry of Railways has launched a tender to set up 50 MW rooftop solar power capacity. It also said...

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