Mahindra Susten’s storage-cum-solar project in the Andaman islands scrapped

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Mahindra Susten’s landmark storage-cum-solar power project in the Andaman and Nicobar islands has been scrapped. Mahindra Susten had last year won the bid to set up the 28-MWh project for NLC (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation). Chairman and Managing Director at NLC India, Sarat Kumar Acharya, told BusinessLine, “There has been a change in requirement and we […]

Sun Moksha finds a cloud based solution for powering rural lives

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The applause continued long after Ashok Das wound up his presentation. The audience that listened to Das, founder CEO of Bengaluru-based firm Sun Moksha that offers clean technology solutions, included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a galaxy of successful new-gen entrepreneurs and angel investors from the corporate world. The mild-mannered, diminutive Das was at […]

REC: A must for India to achieve renewable energy targets

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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) have been in existence in India since 2011 to enable compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The country has made some progress towards creating a market mechanism for RECs, but a lot more needs to be done to realise their full potential as a mechanism to finance and boost renewable energy generation capacity. A well-implemented REC policy […]

IL&FS Energy looks to buy 150 MW solar assets

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IL&FS Energy Development Company, involved in setting up of solar parks in public private partnership (PPP) with state governments, is looking at acquiring close to 150 MW of solar assets, and it has initially zeroed in on 9 projects to help it get there. The decision to buy solar assets comes close on the heels […]

Solar power set to light up Sealdah Railway Station

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Sealdah Railway Station, one of the busiest railway terminals in the country, will soon be solar-lit in a major stride to promote the cause of clean energy and also bring down cost through energy efficiency. For now, ten buildings adjacent to Sealdah Station that started in 1869 under Eastern Railway (ER), will be illuminated with […]

Above 250 Navodaya schools to light up with solar power soon

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In a major initiative, the Navodaya Vidyalayas, which have been providing education for years in rural areas, would now be able to light the houses of rural households through solar power. According to senior officials of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), more than 250 Navodaya Vidyalayas would soon start producing 19 MW solar energy through rooftop […]

WTO: Support grows for India in solar tiff with US

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The European Union, Canada, Brazil, China, and Japan were among those who supported India on Friday in the solar panel dispute with the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO), people familiar with the development said. According to these countries, Washington’s demand for trade retaliatory measures against India is unjustified. In the face of sharp […]