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Can Solar Power Save Bangladesh From Its Environment and Energy Crisis?

The country's natural gas resources are on the brink of exhaustion and the government is taking up coal as a replacement for natural gas. Understanding the connection between environment and energy barely needs an expert. Even a layman can well figure out that the two are sides of the same coin. If we delve into studying the relationship [...]

2019-08-30T08:53:59+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Can Solar Power Save Bangladesh From Its Environment and Energy Crisis?

Sterlite Technologies completes smart city project at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh

Kakinada has been a strategic port with vibrant commerce This has improved the everyday living experiences of over 3.25 lakh citizens of Kakinada Pune: Data network solutions company Sterlite Technologies on Thursday announced the successful completion of its smart city project at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. The city of Kakinada has been a strategic port with [...]

2019-08-30T08:42:34+00:00August 30th, 2019|solar|Comments Off on Sterlite Technologies completes smart city project at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh

BIZ-MNRE-SOLAR

Govt working on a plan to raise solar power share into the grid Kolkata, Aug 29 (PTI) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is working on a plan that aims at supplying more solar power into the grid, which in turn would renergise stressed thermal projects, officials said Thursday.     With solar power tariffs [...]

2019-08-30T00:29:30+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on BIZ-MNRE-SOLAR

Divestment process: Essel sells 205 MW of solar assets to adani for Rs 1,300 crore

The assets, located in Punjab, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, have long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with various state electricity distribution companies. The debt-ridden Essel Group, controlled by Subhash Chandra, has entered into an agreement with Adani Green Energy to sell its 205-MW operating solar assets at an enterprise value of Rs 1,300 crore. On March [...]

2019-08-30T00:22:42+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Divestment process: Essel sells 205 MW of solar assets to adani for Rs 1,300 crore

Andhra discoms will go bust at current wind, solar tariffs: State energy department spokesperson

Renewable energy companies have approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court against the state’s renegotiation bid. New Delhi: Electricity distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh will go bust if the state energy department continues to pay for wind and solar power at current tariffs, the spokesperson of the Andhra Pradesh energy department said and argued that renegotiation of 139 wind and [...]

2019-08-30T00:13:56+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Andhra discoms will go bust at current wind, solar tariffs: State energy department spokesperson

Adani Green Energy to buy 205 MW Solar assets of Essel Group for Rs 1,300 crore

The solar assets have long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with various state electricity distribution companies, Essel Group said. MUMBAI: Subhash Chandra-promoted Essel Group has reached an agreement with the Adani Group to sell 205 MW of operating solar assets of Essel Green Energy and Essel Infraprojects at an enterprise value of Rs 1,300 Crore.  The assets, located in [...]

2019-08-29T13:40:12+00:00August 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Adani Green Energy to buy 205 MW Solar assets of Essel Group for Rs 1,300 crore

In Tamil Nadu, making power while the sun shines

The State needs a fair tariff-setting process for solar power. In 2012, Tamil Nadu released its Solar Energy Policy and introduced a net-metering mechanism for rooftop solar panels, becoming the first Indian State to do so. This policy marked a paradigm shift as electricity consumers could now simultaneously become electricity producers. The net-metering arrangement allowed surplus solar energy exported [...]

2019-08-29T03:23:55+00:00August 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on In Tamil Nadu, making power while the sun shines

How two villages harnessed solar pumps to create incomes for farmers, conserve groundwater

When the concept of solar pumps was first mooted, some ten years ago, as a good solution for farmers without grid connectivity, many (including this author) were vehemently against the proposal. The reason? This is a story of a brilliant concept developed by the National Dairy Development Board in tandem with Gujarat state’s power distribution [...]

2019-08-29T01:48:56+00:00August 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on How two villages harnessed solar pumps to create incomes for farmers, conserve groundwater
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