DMIC to embrace Renewables

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Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) will be totally green and even the towns on the corridor will be environment friendly  according to  Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah. Renewable energy is believed to power a major portion of the new cities, with far more decentralisation than currently being done in India. Current blueprints include solar photovoltaic […]

Uttar Pradesh releases RFP ( request for proposal) for 200MW Solar PV

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Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development (UPNEDA)  released RFP for procurement of 200MW of power by Grid Connected solar PV plants. The bidders will be selected by tariff-based competitive bidding process. Capacity Total capacity is 200 MW Minimum Capacity is 5MW Maximum Capacity is 50MW The Projects developed on conventional solar PV technology should […]

Andhra Pradesh Net Metering Policy

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Government of Andhra Pradesh has announced its policy for encouraging solar power production in the State.With the view of good potential for harnessing Solar Energy, it felt that net metering should be provided to consumers for self consumption and feeding excess power into the grid when it is  not consumed by them. APTRANSCO has installed […]

TNERC issues order under section 108 of Electricity Act 2003 on TN Solar Policy 2013

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Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission under section 108 of the Electricity Act 2003 has issued an order on issues related to Tamil Nadu Solar Policy 2013. The commission has stated that consumers who have Solar Purchase Obligations (SPOs) may generate captive solar power, buy solar power from third party or purchase power from TANGEDCO at […]

Economics of solar power generation

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It is technically feasible for renewable energy technologies (RETs) to replace the present fossil fuel electricity infrastructure. The dependence on fossil fuels, the need of reducing the carbon emissions associated with energy use and the prospects of developing a new and extremely innovative technology sector make solar energy increasingly attractive. PV is considered a clean, […]

Shams 1: World’s largest solar power plant

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The oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially opened the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant “Shams-1”. This is the largest solar power plant in the world with the capacity of 100 MW. The plant includes a huge field of parabolic mirrors located in the desert about 74 miles (120 kilometers) in the south of Abu […]

Waste-to-energy projects get a “Big Boost”

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Finance Minister, P Chidambaram exploring the Budget: 2013 with a promise to give incentive for waste-to-energy projects that would come up through public private partnership mode with city municipalities and are neutral to different technologies. Government will support municipalities that will implement waste-to-energy projects through different instruments such as viability gap funding, repayable grant and […]

Understanding of Various Components of Roof Top System

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A Solar System generally  comprises of the following elements: Solar Panel, a Charge Controller, a Power Inverter, a Monitor and Electrical Distribution System. As seen with each other technologies each component has different manufacturers , quality, features and price. Solar Panel: A Solar Panel consists of silicon crystals which converts the rays on the sun […]

Solar PV and the German/European Electricity Supply Network

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The Electricity supply network of Germany is part of the European Common Control Area,ENTSOE. This includes transmission and generation with typical 220 KV and 380 KV system voltages. For cities and small distances 110 kV is used for transmission and distribution. Regional distribution is accomplished over 10 kV and 20 kV 3-phase, 3-wire system. Local distribution […]