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Karnataka: Bescom's subsidy push to boost solar power units

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Bescom wants to lure more apartments to set up rooftop solar units. It has launched a campaign, offering 20%-40% of the project cost as subsidy to individual houses, group housing communities and resident welfare associations to install solar rooftop photovoltaic (SRTPV)...

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Rooftop solar growth too slow to meet 2022 target

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

The growth is rooftop solar power generation remains far too slow for the country to achieve the government’s ambitious target of 40 gigawatt of rooftop capacity by 2022, industry experts said. The country installed rooftop capacity of only 1,896 MW in 2019, according to data...

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Open access' option attracts rooftop solar power developers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

Solar rooftop developers are increasingly choosing to supply power to customers through open access – locating the solar plant elsewhere – rather than set it up on the premises of their clients. The common feature is that in both cases the power is supplied through the grid...

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MNRE's 40 GW rooftop solar target "unrealistic": Parliamentary panel

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government's rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that it will be met on time, Parliamentary standing committee on energy has said. The Committee said in its latest report that as per the year-wise targets set to...

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Indian Railways tenders 32.56 MWp rooftop solar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

Railway Energy Management Company, on behalf of Indian Railways, has invited bids for setting up 32.56 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at office buildings, railway stations and other establishments of various Zonal Railways. The projects will be set up under...

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Gujarat's rooftop solar power scheme aims to cover 2 lakh families

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Gujarat energy minister Saurabh Patel said that the state government's rooftop solar panel scheme aims to cover two lakh households by March 31 next year. Under the scheme, people can install solar panels for electricity generation on the roof of their houses, and if there is...

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Tamil Nadu: Govt buildings will soon harness rooftop solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

All state government buildings will soon start generating power, once the planned roof top solar systems are installed. An agreement, to facilitate this, was signed here on Thursday between Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited. As...

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Innovation Summit on theme renewable energy in Hyderabad

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

Governor Phil Murphy spoke at Sustainability Innovation Summit on theme renewable energy in Hyderabad, Telangana organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Telangana's Energy Department. In his remarks the Governor focused on emergent energy challenges and opportunities...

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Vikram Solar commissions rooftop solar plant in Rajasthan

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Solar energy solutions provider Vikram Solar said on Wednesday that has commissioned a rooftop solar plant for SL Nutritions at the RIICO Industrial Area of Nagaur in Rajasthan. A Vikram Solar release here said the Rajasthan solar plant has a capacity of 558 kilowattpeak (kWp...

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Uttar Pradesh tenders 16 MW of ‘Capex mode’ rooftop solar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2019

The projects are to be installed for captive use with grid integration. Bids can be made for capacities in three different categories: 1 to 10 KW (aggregating to 1.2 MW), 11 KW to 100 KW (10 MW) and 101 KW to 500 KW (4.8 MW). To be eligible, the bidder should be a solar cells...

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