Monthly Archives: December 2018

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LPU students builds first solar powered driverless bus

The bus is slated to enter commercial service later this year and the first prototype will be utilized to welcome and ferry Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian Science Congress venue, which will be held at LPU on January 3, 2019 New Delhi: Students of various departments of Lovely Professional University (LPU) have recently designed and [...]

2018-12-26T04:04:09+00:00December 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on LPU students builds first solar powered driverless bus

Chandigarh biggest 15 MW solar plant project to be delayed

The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest) had planned to set up 15 MW solar plant at Chandigarh municipal corporation water works in Sector 39. New Delhi: The city’s biggest solar project of installation of 15 megawatt solar plant in the city is all set to be delayed by more than a year. The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science [...]

2018-12-26T03:50:07+00:00December 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Chandigarh biggest 15 MW solar plant project to be delayed

Karnataka now number one in renewable energy production

Bengaluru: With 12,640MW in cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy, Karnataka this year became number one state in the country in enhancing its renewable energy capacity. It is the only state to have added 5265.26 MW of installed solar capacity.    The co-founder of CleanMax Solar, Mr Andrew Hines, said that despite the uneven tendering activity [...]

2018-12-26T03:18:26+00:00December 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Karnataka now number one in renewable energy production

Smart power meters: Government defers deadline to FY22-end

  After going slow on the December 2019 target for installing smart meters for electricity consumers, the power ministry said on Monday that all meters across the country would be ‘smart prepaid’ by the end of FY22. Keeping in mind the rising share of intermittent generation sources such as wind and solar power, the tariff [...]

2018-12-25T08:53:36+00:00December 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Smart power meters: Government defers deadline to FY22-end

Decade-long experience in sector gives company an edge over others: Azure CEO

While the tender was termed as inherently flawed by the rest, a decade-long experience in the sector has provided the company an edge which others may have lacked, a senior executive of the company said. New Delhi: India’s first large-scale manufacturing linked solar tender which was poorly received by most industry players, made ‘economic sense’ to Azure Power, [...]

2018-12-25T08:50:28+00:00December 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Decade-long experience in sector gives company an edge over others: Azure CEO

Government to auction power transmission contracts worth INR 8000 Crore soon

  The government will soon auction power transmission contracts worth over Rs 8,000 crore connecting renewable energy projects in western and northern states while it has deferred a decision on lines worth Rs 5,500 crore. Minutes of a meeting of National Committee on Transmission (NCT) held on December 4 showed that contracts worth about Rs [...]

2018-12-23T04:56:59+00:00December 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Government to auction power transmission contracts worth INR 8000 Crore soon

TS role model for others in power sector

  Telangana government has become a role model for other States and it is doing wonders in the Energy sector, said Shailendra Dubey, chairman All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) here on Saturday. Speaking to Telangana Today he said, for the first time in the country, the Telangana State government, under the leadership of Chief [...]

2018-12-23T04:54:22+00:00December 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on TS role model for others in power sector

Nitin Gadkari warns EV makers against compromising on quality

  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has warned the electric vehicle makers against compromising with the quality of the vehicles made for Indian roads, hinting that the government will come out with strict regulations on quality if the EV makers fail to maintain it. The minister for road transport and highways also urged the EV component [...]

2018-12-23T04:50:42+00:00December 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Nitin Gadkari warns EV makers against compromising on quality

PV Talk: Inverter supply and the rise of rooftop in India’s ‘special’ solar market

After disappointing beginnings, India's rooftop solar market is now thriving with 75% year-on-year growth. PV Tech caught up with Ron Shen, vice president, international sales and service center at China-based PV inverter supplier GoodWe, to discuss knock-on effects of safeguard duties on modules, price pressure, and market growth. What's the biggest challenge of supplying to the Indian market? Ron [...]

2018-12-19T03:48:34+00:00December 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on PV Talk: Inverter supply and the rise of rooftop in India’s ‘special’ solar market

Haryana: the argument for a rollback of solar incentives

The state has withdrawn its transmission charges waiver for solar projects bigger than 500 MW in capacity. While unhappy developers are protesting, industry experts deem it sensible for the government to apply a limit to – and possibly plan a phased withdrawal of – incentives for the solar sector. Solar projects in Haryana state above [...]

2018-12-18T14:28:54+00:00December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Haryana: the argument for a rollback of solar incentives
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