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Solar power plants at Bijnor villages Ram Sahaywala, Himmatpur Bela, Motadhak and Chaturwala

The solar plants will be set up in four villages i.e Ram Sahaywala, Himmatpur Bela, Motadhak and Chaturwala villages by next year. The villages have been shortlisted under the Solar Mission Scheme of the New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (NEDA), which will manage the project. The move comes after several complaints were received about rise in crime cases during the night due to absence of electricity. However, the solar lights will help alleviate the problem. Giving details, RK Pandey, […]

First Solar Power Plant in Uttarakhand by UJNVL

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday inaugurated its first 100 Kilowatt solar energy rooftop power plant at Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)’s headquarters. Inaugurating the solar energy plant, chief minister Harish Rawat asked senior engineers and officers to make maximum use of solar energy to meet the power needs of the hill state. Rawat also instructed them to prepare a detailed roadmap to augment solar energy production to cater to the state’s needs and help the state reduce its dependence […]

Solar CARS AT World Solar Challenge 2015

  After imaginary Dream  a  plain that can fly with solar power came to rue now it SOLAR CARS TURN On a remote road an hour out of Darwin, dozens of solar-powered cars have been pushed to the limits for the past two weeks.Some of them look like spaceships, or a car from the Jetsons.One black, sleek vehicle looks like an Adam West-era Batmobile. They’re preparing for the World Solar Challenge, a biennial race from Darwin to Adelaide, which puts […]

Andhra Pradesh on Thursday secured INR 190 billion for solar wind projects

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday secured INR 190 billion (USD 2.93bn/EUR 2.6bn) in commitments for both renewable energy plants and factories from several multinational sector players, local media reported. One of the biggest pacts was signed between the state government and SBJ Cleantech — a joint venture (JV) of Japanese telecoms group Softbank Corp (TYO:9984), Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (TPE:2354) and India-based conglomerate Bharti Enterprises Ltd. As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the […]

32 MW Punjab Largest Solar Power Plant Unleashed

Largest solar power project in Punjab was commissioned at Jaga Ram Teerath village in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. After inaugurating the 32 MW plant in the presence of Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Harsimrat said Punjab was the first state in the country to work out a diversification scheme which had turned farmers into green energy entrepreneurs. She said Punjab would target development at least 15 green energy entrepreneurs per […]

Solar In Africa Pay As You Go

A company is looking to light up off-grid, rural African communities using an innovative “pay-as-you-go” system. U.K. based Azuri Technologies is using mobile technology to let customers purchase solar power as they use it. According to the company, mobile phone penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is “almost ubiquitous.” The need to broaden access to clean energy – especially in the home – is pressing. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), almost 1.3 billion people across the planet lack access to […]

South Africa Plans for 1.5 GW solar park

South Africa’s energy ministry has announced it is to develop a 1.5 GW solar PV plant in the country’s Northern Cape as part of an effort to overcome persistent power shortages, a senior government official has revealed. Ompi Aphane, deputy director general of South Africa’s Energy Ministry, told attendees at the recent South African Renewable Energy Conference in Cape Town that clean energy is the nation’s best hope in tackling chronic electricity shortages. “We are putting the [solar] project in […]

MLC Ivan D’Souza Urged centre to increase solar subsidy from 15 % to 30%

MANGALURU: MLC Ivan D’Souza, who is all set to produce power with the installation of a solar grid on the roof at his home, has urged the Centre to double subsidy for solar generation from the present 15% to 30%. D’Souza on Thursday said Mescom has announced solar grid scheme last year where individuals can produce solar energy and sell it to Mescom. As of now, Mescom has received19 applications of 386kW. Of these, seven are producing 240kW. The individuals […]

Hole-in-the-Wall Educationlearning stations and solar and sanitation CSR project

KOLKATA: ATC India, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation that provides tower facilities to cellular firms in India, launched its integrated HiWEL (Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd) learning stations and solar and sanitation CSR project in Mahisamari Netromohan FP School in South 24-Parganas, West Bengal. Speaking at the event, South 24-Parganas village board secretary Pravas Mandal said, “ATC has come up with a very innovative way to serve the society through CSR. In our village, it is for the first time any […]