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Power minister launches new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

The Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh launched the new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently. The new website is developed looking into the quick and accurate information dissemination needs of the Ministry. It uses latest...

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Farm sector booster dose through Kusum scheme for solar pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

The UP government is likely to lend a budgetary push to the ambitious PM Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme envisaging solarisation of agricultural pumps up to a capacity of 7.5 horse power. Power officials confirmed that the energy department would...

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Rajasthan: Discoms trip on payment to solar firms raises NPA fears

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Now, the government’s payment crisis has hit the solar sector with the small power developers in the state staring at a prospect of their loans turning NPAs. The discoms have not paid the dues for the past one year running into an estimated Rs 250-300 crore. The non-payment...

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India likely to add 80 GW of renewable energy capacity in next 5 yrs

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2019

India is expected to add about 80 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity in the next five years, according to a survey. About 47 GW will be from utility scale solar, 21 GW from wind, 8 from...

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Solar pump testing and research lab to be set up atTERI

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2019

India’s sustainable development thinktank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has signed an agreement with the ...

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IREDA may borrow up to ₹48,000 cr for Centre’s subsidised solar water pump scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 7, 2018

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREADA) may be borrowing up to ₹48,000 crore as part of the Centre’s contribution to the subsidised solar pump scheme announced in the Budget....

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