Photovoltaics: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub inaugurated at Shibpur, WB

Published: October 28, 2020

On October 27, 2020, the Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh pokhriyal nishank inaugurated the DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub. The hub was inaugurated at Shibpur in Howrah District of West Bengal . Highlights The funds to develop the hub was allocated by the Department of Science and Technology. It is backed by the centre of excellence ..

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Indian Solar Imports from China to increase

Published: July 4, 2020

The Solar Cell manufacturing capacity of India is 2.5 GW. Around 5 GW of power is under construction. Also, the Power Ministry has recently approved for 3GW. This means that the solar equipment imports from China, which is already contributing 80% of solar equipment import is to increase. Highlights On July 3, 2020, the Union ..

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Solar Energy Route for Doubling Farmers Income

Published: August 6, 2019

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 ..

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Total installed capacity of solar power generation of India crosses 25 giga watts

Published: September 20, 2018

According to Mercom India Research, the total installed capacity of solar power generation of India has crossed 25 giga watts (GV). This includes both large-scale and rooftop solar. The utility-scale solar PV projects in India accounts for over 22.5 GW of installed capacity & the rooftop solar projects account for over 2.4 GW as of ..

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Gujarat government launches Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers

Published: June 24, 2018

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched the Rs 870-crore pilot project of Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) where farmers can generate electricity using solar energy and sell the surplus to the electric grid. The SKY Yojana is for farmers who are existing consumers of power companies. As per the new scheme, a farmer signing up ..

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