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TN plans ₹250-crore solar rooftop units and a solar-powered EV charging station

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 16, 2020

Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister P Thangamani on Friday announced that more than ₹750 crore worth of projects that include rooftop solar units, implementation of prepaid meters and other customer-friendly initiatives for 2020-21. In order to promote solar power in the State,...

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Tamil Nadu: Govt suggests 500MW solar park in Kamuthi

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

As the Centre recently cancelled the 500MW Kadaladi solar park project in Ramanthapuram district following the state’s failure to acquire land for the project, power minister P Thangamani on Wednesday said the state government has planned to set up the project in Kamuthi,...

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MNRE cancels proposal for 500 MW solar park project in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

In a major setback to Tangedco and the Tamil Nadu government, the Union ministry for renewable power (MNRE) has cancelled the proposal for a solar park at Kadaladi in Ramanathapuram district. The decision was made at a meeting convened by the MNRE secretary recently to assess...

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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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Tenders floated for setting up solar panels on Tamil Nadu govt buildings

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

The Central Electronics Limited, a public sector undertaking, has floated tenders to set up rooftop solar power panels on government buildings across Tamil Nadu. This follows Tamil Nadu Energy Development Authority (TEDA) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited signing an...

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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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Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency to install 1 lakh solar farm pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 21, 2018

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), the nodal agency for renewable energy in the State, has envisaged an ambitious plan to roll out one lakh grid-connected solar powered agriculture...

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