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Gujarat Solar Power Policy, 2021

On December 29, 2020, the Gujarat government announced the new solar power policy, 2021. According to the policy any developer or person or industry can set up a solar project in Gujarat. The policy mainly aims to reduce the power cost of industrial units by around 50%. This is to be achieved by removing capacity ..

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PM Modi inaugurates RE-Invest 2020

On November 26, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment called the RE-Invest. The 3rd Global RE-Invest Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo was organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. It is to be held from 26 – 28 November 2020 on a ..

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First Solar Powered Textile mill in Asia to come up in Parbhani district, Maharashtra

On November 17, 2020, the chairman of Jai Bhawani Women cooperative textile mill announced that the mill will soon operate on solar power. With this, the mill will become the first Solar Power enabled textile mill in Asia. The mill is located in Parbhani district of Maharashtra. Key Highlights The mill is spread across 30 ..

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GoI: Scheme launched for 100% solarization of Konark Sun Temple and Town

On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launched a scheme to solarize the Konark town and Konark sun temple completely. Highlights The scheme has been launched to develop the historic Sun Temple in the town of Konark. Also, the scheme will develop the town into Surya Nagri. The development will be ..

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GoI develops cost effective Solar Receiver Tube Technology

Scientists from ARCI-International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials operating under DST (Department of Science and Technology), Ministry of Science & Technology have developed cost effective solar receiver tube technology. About the Technology The tubes developed absorbs solar energy and converts the heat to required application. They provide high resistance to corrosion ..

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