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“100 GW solar energy may be achieved in 2019 itself”

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2015
Sustainability Outlook spoke to Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman, Welspun Energy Pvt. Limited on the future of renewable energy and challenges being faced by the sector in India today. 

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Big targets in solar power need back-end push

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

A solar power generation target of 100 gigawatts in five years could be a tall order without strong back-end support. Experts point to a lack of domestic equipment manufacturing capability apart from issues over financing and land availability.
“The government’s...

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Solar power is contagious: Installing panels often means your neighbors will too

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 27, 2014

Solar power still generates just 0.4 percent of America's electricity. But it's expanding at a shocking rate, with a new rooftop system installed every four minutes. There are lots of reasons for that, from lower costs to federal subsidies to innovative financing schemes....

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NTPC may be forced to tap international solar power suppliers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 8, 2014

Country's largest power company NTPC may be forced to tap international solar plant suppliers due to shortage in domestic capacity.
NTPC was laying emphasis on developing a solar power portfolio and had invited tender for 1,000 MW of solar power project open to only...

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Solar products maker Boond raises Series A round from OPES Impact Fund, others

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2014

Delhi-based clean energy access company Boond Engineering and Development has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A equity investment led by OPES Impact Fund with participation of two other members of investment network Ennovent Circle – Rianta Capital and Sumantra Roy....

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NPD Solarbuzz: Solar cell production line upgrade cycle drives PV module power to record highs

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

 Manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells are increasing research and development efforts to push solar cell efficiencies to record levels.

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Pollinate Energy, inspired by two-day blackout, uses solar light to boost conditions in impoverished India communities

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

An Australian solar company is shining a light on impoverished communities in India, helping to improve the lives of locals and boost employment.

Pollinate Energy aims to help India's urban poor by giving them access to solar lights. The business has so far sold over 6...

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Solar heating systems a non-starter, despite stiff penalties

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 8, 2012

To promote the use solar energy in the state Rajasthan government has issued orders to use the solar water heating system in the certain categories of buildings. Despite the mandatory provision with strict penalties there are hardly any takers for it, flouting the...

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Indian Solar Sector – Shining or hiding behind the clouds?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 3, 2012

National Solar Mission’s second round of bidding for the balance 350MW of Phase I surprised industry veterans not only in India but across the globe. The recently concluded second round bidding saw the bid price touch an all-time low of Rs 7.49/kWh.

National Solar...

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India to defend local-buy policy in solar mission as US, EU protest

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

India is readying to defend its policy requiring companies to source local content for the national solar mission project, a rule that has triggered protests from the US and the EU. 

The commerce department is talking to the ministry of new and renewable energy...

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