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March 21, 2020

  1. Kerala approved to set up 50 MW rooftop solar installation

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) gets approval from the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) to install 50 MW rooftop solar PV systems. The move comes after MNRE has issued incentives to DISCOMs for successfully installing more than 18 MW rooftop solar installation. Also, the components of the Phase II program initiated by the MNRE states that DISCOMs will be provided Central Financial Assistance (CFA) on setting more than 4 GW rooftop solar installation.

March 13, 2020

  1. Anantapur plans to install 3 mega solar parks

Three mega solar parks are planned to be set up in three manuals namely Mudigubba, Tadipatri, and Obuladevacheruvu. With 1 MW solar power park under construction, the district collector has claimed that they are actively seeking to identify potential non-agricultural land to set up solar power parks that could generate a total of 9 MW of solar electricity.

The project is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 50,000 crore and an estimated 58,328 acres of land will be required to shape this project. The breakdown of the projects is

  • 9,559 acre in Mudigubbafor 1,911 MW solar power plant.
  • 2,589 acre in Tadipatri for 518 MW solar power plant.
  • 46,180 acre among 13 villages in Nallamada Mandal for 5,000 MW solar power plants.
  • 9236 MW power will be produced by private players among three special economic zones.

Till now, 2000 acre non-agricultural land has been identified in Chilamattur, Lepakshi, and Penukondamandals.

February 24, 2020

New Rundown, New Solar Energy Information!!
TSRTC saves big on 5MW solar installation.
Looking to cut down on electricity costs, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) made the switch to renewables by installing approximately 5 MW of solar PV systems. The TSRTC has estimated to save around 3.9 Cr per annum since making the switch.
Upon installing solar, the officials have stated to pay Rs. 4.80 per kWh of consumption which has made the difference. According to TSRTC, they have set up 95 depots with rooftop solar installation on top of bus depots like Mahatma Gandhi, Jubilee, Kukatpally, Kacheguda and many more. The 5MW solar pv system is estimated to generate around 65 lakh to 75 lakh kWh per annum.

February 17, 2020

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  1. Madhya Pradesh DISCOMs plan to buy surplus power from farmers with solar installation.

In order to encourage solar installation in Madhya Pradesh, the west DISCOMs have encouraged farmers to install solar PVsystems for irrigation and an opportunity to earn. The Madhya Pradesh west DISCOM plans to target 20000 farmers of Malwa-Nimar region under this project.

Post the solar installation, the DISCOMs plan to buy surplus energy generated by the farmers through net metering.

February 13, 2020

We all know that education plays a key role in developing the economy of the country. Since independence, India has actively encouraged educational programs to boost the literacy rate of the country. However, with the demand for education rising, many institutes are looking for alternatives to reduce maintenance costs to keep fees as low as possible to keep encouraging participation. Another issue faced by the educational sectors in rural areas is inconsistent power. In this article, we will discuss, how solar EPC solutions are helping the educational sector have consistent and economical power.

February 10, 2020

Following up on our previous rundown. Here is a quick recap to what happened this week.

  • Indian railways commits to generate 1000 MW by the coming year and 5GW by 2030
    Post the 2020 budget, Indian railways highlighted their vision of installing ground mounted solar on railway occupied land alongside railways tracks. The Indian railways have targeted to generate 1000 MW by 2021.
    This vision was stressed upon to reduce railway costs in the future and become self-sufficient by 2030. Also, with the availability of 50,000 hectare land pool, Indian railways have the potential to generate 10 GW of solar electricity.

January 30, 2020

Introducing our new section called the “Weekly Rundown”. Thisnew section is to share trending solar information.

  1. India ranks first among 104 emerging markets in clean energy investment.

A recent survey conducted by BloombergNEF evaluated the ability of emerging markets to attract and ease investment process for solar power, wind, hydro, biomass and other clean energy sources while working towards a sustainable economy. The study shows India holding the largest and most competitive auctions for renewable energy power-delivery contracts. It resulted in India procuring nearly equivalent to 19GW in 2018 alone.

Followed by India, countries like Chile, Brazil, China, and Kenya are listed among the top five countries. India has progressed from second in 2018 to first because of their aggressive policy framework and solar capacity expansion.

January 10, 2020

Followed by the engagement we received on our article “innovative solar applications”, we are following it up with another article to highlight some of the innovations made in the solar industry. While the previous article highlighted applications that helped reduce carbon emissions and provide reliable power to several areas with solar, this article aims to encourage certain solar inventions that are resolving real-life issues. 

As mentioned before, a solar installation helps fight the impacts of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. While most solar projects are commissioned for direct financial and environmental benefits, there are multiple solar projects set around the globe that are helping communities develop economic sustainably and provide basic amenities. Below is some solar energy information on projects that have resolved socio-economic issues in regions across the world.

January 7, 2020

With prominent issues like global warming and the increase in the extinction of species, humanity is moving towards finding alternatives for power that don’t harm the environment. While there are multiple options, including wind and hydropower, solar energy has by far proven to be the fastest-growing alternative energy source.

That being said, more and more people are opting to install solar panels in their household. If you, too, are considering installing solar panels, this article will provide all the relevant information required to help you choose the perfect solution that suits your requirements.

December 18, 2019

Renew Power In Transportation

With India pledging to reduce their carbon footprint by 30-35% by 2030 in comparison to 2005, government bodies have taken multiple initiatives to encourage the use of renewable energy like solar. India being the cheapest solar producer in the world, there is no doubt that the opportunities to implement solar in multiple applications are endless. Since India has already set up projects up to 30GW to reduce its dependency on coal-powered energy, there is still scope to widen the use of solar in India.