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India’s Line of Credit to Guinea for water and energy projects

On December 5th, the Indian government announced an extension of line of credit (LoC) to Guinea for 2 solar power projects. The Republic of Guinea is a country in Western Africa with its capital at Conarky. Only this year the Indian state had opened an embassy at Conarky. The LoC will also fund a water ..

Vietnam inaugurats Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm

Vietnam has recently inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually. The Dau Tieng Solar Power Complex is constructed on the Dau Tieng Reservoir – the largest artificial lake in Vietnam – and is expected to generate 10% of the country’s solar energy to ..

National Institute of Solar Energy signs agreement with United Nations Industrial Development Organization to initiate a skill development programme

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) of India has recently signed an agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector. Both the organizations will engage national and international experts to bring the best practices by developing ..

Solar Energy Route for Doubling Farmers Income

The government had committed to double the farmer’s income by 2022. But the recent submission by the Minister of State for Agriculture had accepted the present policies adopted by the central government are falling short in fulfilling this commitment. One way for filling the gaps can be traced to the idea mooted by the Finance ..

Rain damages Asia’s largest solar Power project in Rewa

In Madhya Pradesh, continuous rain has damaged Asia’s largest solar Power project in Rewa. The damage was caused after heavy rain triggered a mudslide. Now the rain has stopped, and experts are busy repairing this power plant. As per the estimates, this project has suffered a loss of more than Rs 20 crores by rain. ..

India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Kerala

India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Alappuzha, Kerala in December 2019. A Rs 3-crore cruise boat that can carry 100 passengers is under construction at a boatyard in Aroor. This is part of an initiative of the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), whose solar ferry Aditya in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has ..

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) to be set up

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will lead to the development of the cattle population in the country including the development and conservation of indigenous breeds. It will result in the growth of the livestock ..

Pranav R Mehta becomes first Indian to head Global Solar Council (GSC)

Pranav R Mehta has become the first Indian to head the Global Solar Council (GSC) on 01 January 2019. He is a visionary in the field of Solar Energy and the chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI). The GSC, founded in 2015, is an international non-profit association of the national, regional and ..