Why net billing systems will kill Maharashtra’s rooftop solar market

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s proposal to switch from net metering to net billing for commercial and industrial rooftop solar power projects is likely to sound the death knell for a sector already struggling to take off. Companies in the rooftop solar power segment are protesting draft regulations recommending this switch, saying it kills the business […]

Work in progress for Installation of Solar Water Heater of Capacity 16000 LPD at Shegaon By Green Life Solutions…

Day 1 Another day Another Installation process for solar water heater of capacity 16000 LPD ie 32 units of 500 LPD each Solar Water Heater The Installation Pics for the solar water Heater is as shown below    

Leh, Kargil finally plug into national power grid

NEW DELHI: More than 70 years after Independence, an engineering feat by state-run transmission utility PowerGrid has made it possible for India’s northernmost areas in Jammu & Kashmir to plug into the national electricity network to bring ‘one-nation-one-grid’ closer to reality. On Saturday, PowerGrid and J&K power department switched on the Alusteng-Alunday stretch of the […]

Indian Railways Plans to Install 1 GW Solar Capacity by 2020-21

Ministry of Railways has announced that it plans to set up 1000 MW solar power by 2020-21 which would assist Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source, Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Indian Railways has an existing […]

Portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators used by locals to power up. John Hingley had a solution stuffed in his rucksack: a thin and lightweight portable solar panel that […]

Indian households just aren’t interested in rooftop solar panels

The scorching sun over Indian homes isn’t doing much for the country’s renewable energy targets. While commercial and industrial buildings are increasingly adopting solar panels, households account for only 9% of the total rooftop solar capacity, according to Bridge to India, a renewable energy consultancy firm. Overall, India’s rooftop solar capacity rose to about 3.4 […]

India Revises Solar Auction Plans As Tariffs Beat Thermal Power Prices

The Indian government has been forced to cancel 12 gigawatts of solar power auctions due to a sharp decline in solar power tariff bids. This may seem counter-intuitive, but this capacity was to be supplied along with thermal power from coal-based power plants. The Indian government announced in the Parliament that it shall not go ahead with […]

Shell to acquire 49% stake in Cleantech Solar

MUMBAI: Royal Dutch Shell Plc has picked up 49% stake in Cleantech Solar, a Southeast Asia and India-focused solar energy systems developer, for $100 million in what could be the British energy giant’s first investment in the alternate energy space in Asia. The transaction is expected to get concluded in January 2019, the two companies said […]

Government aims to boost methanol economy to Rs 2 lakh cr: Gadkari

NEW DELHI: India endeavors to take the Rs 11,000 crore methanol economy to about Rs 2 lakh crore in five years in a bid to promote cleaner fuel and cut down on the huge crude oil import bills, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Friday. The transport minister, who inaugurated electric vehicle expo here, cautioned the […]

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