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India achieves only 14% of rooftop solar power target

Even as India more or less sticks to the target on adding large solar farms under its ambitious Solar Mission project, the other leg of the plan -- rooftop solar -- remains woefully behind target.Under the solar mission, India is supposed to have put in 5,000 megawatt of solar plants

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SLOW START: India adds 8.3% of 2017 target solar capacity in three months

India added only 827 megawatt of solar power generation capacity in the first three months of the current financial year, indicating a slow start to the yearly program.The addition of the first three months represents only 8.27% of the 10,000 megawatt that it is supposed to come online this year.According

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BHEL wins 15 MW solar project, total reaches 180 MW

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited said it got an order from Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited for setting up a 15 MW Solar Photovoltaic power plant in Gujarat on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.This takes the total solar power generation capacity being constructed by the company to 180 MW, including

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IREDA to sell 14 cr shares in IPO to help meet India’s renewable targets

The central government has okayed the listing of India's premier renewable energy agency, IREDA, via an initial public offer.The move will help the non-banking finance company "increase its equity base which will help them raise more debt resources for funding renewable energy projects," the government said.IREDA supports the non-traditional energy

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After missing twice, India comfortably meets power sector targets for 12th five-year plan

After missing its targets by wide margins in the previous two five-year plans, India is all set to comfortably meet or exceed all its power sector targets for the 12th five-year plan that ends this month.Five-year plans, borrowed from the Soviet Union, are a legacy of Nehruvian policy of setting

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India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

India is planning to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 44,628 megawatt, about eight times the current capacity of 5,780 MW, the Prime Ministers' Office said today.At present, India has seven nuclear power plants. However, given that most of these were set up decades ago, most of these facilities

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Poor water levels cripple hydropower generation in Telangana, Jharkhand, Andhra, TN

Water levels of dams in central and south India are abnormally low this year, going by data of hydro-electricity production across India.According to data of electricity produced by dams in India from April 2016 to February 2017, both the south and central India are facing extreme shortage of water.The average

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Chhattisgarh leads as India uses solar to take power to villages

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has come out as a leader in India's quest to take electricity to remote villages where grid-based power cannot be supplied due to economical reasons.The state accounts for 550 of the 852 'decentralized distributed generation' schemes set up with central assistance so far, according

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India adds 1,732 MW of hydro-power capacity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three hydro-electric projects in Himachal Pradesh, representing 1,732 MW of generating capacity, to the nation today.The biggest of the three is NTPC's Koldam, which has four generating units of 200 MW each. The second biggest was Parbati Stage-III, which comprises 4 units of 130

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Suzlon wins cumulative orders of 111.3 MW projects in August-September

Renewable energy company Suzlon Group said it has won orders for a combined capacity of 111.30 MW in August and September, which includes Serum Institute of India Ltd, Rajasthan Gum Group."The corporate and SME orders have been received from mixed bag of customers across diverse industry segments including chemical, infrastructure, manufacturing,

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Wonderla Hyderabad waterpark installs 500 kW solar plant

Wonderla amusement park had set up a solar plant with an installed capacity of 500kW at it´s newly opened unit in Hyderabad.The installed solar plant will generate 2000 units of power daily and it is expected cater to 25 percent of Wonderla's daily power requirement. The capacity can be enhanced

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ABB India doubles solar inverter manufacturing capacity in Bengaluru

ABB India, a power and automation technology company, inaugurated a new solar inverter manufacturing facility at Nelamanagala in Bengaluru, said the company.The facility is set to double the solar inverter manufacturing capacity of the company to 2GW in a span of five months, added the company.ABB inverters manufactured at  Nelamanagala help

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Tata Power South African JV starts operations at 95 MW wind farm

Tata Power's South African joint venture Cennergi started commercial operations at its 95 MW Wind farm project in South Africa's Tsitsikamma Community.The wind farm comprises of 31 V-112 3.075 MW Vestas, high-wind turbine with very high capacity factor.As the preferred bidder, Cennergi was selected for two wind projects under the second window

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