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Railways to call for tenders to procure 200 megawatt

Indian Railways will float tenders to procure at least 200 mega watt of solar energy in the next two months, a step which will promote use of non-conventional energy in its daily functioning. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said the Centre is presently working out details of the plan. The tender is part of Railways’ plan to procure 1000 mega watt of solar energy over the next five years. Related Solar power trains “We have fixed […]

India First Solar power coach Rewari-Sitapur passenger train lit by solar panels

the Railways rolled out its first solar panel-enabled coach that generates about 17 units of power in a day to enable lighting system in the coach on the Rewari-Sitapur passenger train. The department has plans to generate about 1,000 MW in the next five years. “We will begin data collection trials in a week or 10 days on one coach which will be solar-powered. We are looking at the amount of power generation under various terrain and weather conditions… how […]

India fast growing in solar Industry

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the charge, India has been working hard to encourage investment in its fast growing solar energy sector. The Indian Government has set high goals for the solar industry, with hopes to install 100 gigawatts of solar power, and to increase its solar capacity 30 fold by 2020.Just recently, Re-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo, was held in New Delhi. The event was a great success, garnering commitments to invest […]

Rajasthan Highest solar energy production state installed capacity of 1167 megawatt

  JAIPUR: Gujarat, which remained the undisputed leader in solar energy generation till recently in the country, has finally been left behind by its close rival Rajasthan, and given the number of projects in the pipeline, the desert state is likely to retain the honour for quite some time to come. According to data released by the Union ministry of new and renewable energy on June 4, 2015, Rajasthan has grabbed the number one position in the country with an […]

Softbank to invest USD 20 billion to generate 20 gigawatt solar power in India

  New Delhi: Betting big on India’s renewable energy sector, Japan’s SoftBank Corp together with Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese mobile handset maker Foxconn will invest power. SoftBank, which owns one of Japan’s biggest mobile carriers and is the largest shareholder in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, will have majority control in the three-way joint venture company, SBG Cleantech, with Bharti and Foxconn as minority stakeholders. “Softbank will take lead and responsibility to make 20GW as a minimum commitment in […]