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Trump backs revoking tariff exemption for some solar panel imports

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 13, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday signed a proclamation underscoring his support for revoking an exclusion from tariffs on some imported double-sided solar panels, and for raising the planned tariff rate to 18 per cent for 2021 from 15 per...

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Maharashtra: Metro installing solar panels atop stations at fast pace

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

MahaMetro, which aims to meet 65 per cent of its energy requirement from solar, is installing panels atop its stations at a fast pace. Its aim is to install total 14MW and so far 1MW has been installed and work is going on another 1.5MW. A Metro spokesperson said that solar...

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India Imported Solar Equipment Worth $1.18 Bn From China Between April-December

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months — between April and December — of the current financial year (2019-20), union minister of new and renewable energy RK Singh has said. In FY17, FY18, and FY19 India’s solar...

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Solar power for schools in rural Maharashtra

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

Solar panels will be installed at government schools in rural areas of Maharashtra to combat frequent power shutdown and improve digital education. With increasing digitization of schools — e-learning schemes, digital attendance and more — schools need to be self-reliant in...

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Govt bets on solar panels along rail tracks, barren land to raise capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

India aims to boost solar power generation by encouraging the installation of panels along rail tracks and on barren land, the finance minister said on Saturday as the country looks to cut its carbon footprint and accelerate clean energy production. Looking to expedite clean...

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Tamil Nadu: Bright spot eludes solar powered agri income plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

Solar farms of private companies have been sprouting up on arid lands in Tamil Nadu to generate power, but ‘solar panels’ on fertile agricultural lands too may soon come up if the Tamil Nadu Energy Agency (TEDA) has its way. TEDA has drawn up a plan to enlist farmers from...

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Insufficient funds hit Delhi govt’s solar scheme for resident welfare association

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2019

Cooperative group housing societies in Delhi wishing to install solar panels on rooftops through the Mukhyamantri Solar Rooftop Yojana scheme are struggling to get funding or installations done free of cost, which are guaranteed by the project. Under the scheme launched in...

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Solar federation surprised over high prices of home lighting systems in TN

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

Between August 2013 and now, the prices of solar panels have fallen precipitously, from around 60 US cents a watt to a third of it. Yet, the prices of projects for solar home lighting systems have risen sharply. Why is this so, wonders the National Solar Energy Federation of...

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Soon, ‘star ratings’ for solar PV panels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are close to finalising a star rating mechanism for solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is significant because till now the efficiency of energy generation equipment was not rated by...

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IIT-H partners with Japanese company to produce electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

In a revolutionary move in Indian Automobile Sector, which was heading towards adoption of manufacturing of electric vehicles, the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad and ItsEV, a Japan-based electric vehicle manufacturing company were planning to launch electric vehicle...

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