Solar Energy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UAE: First Arab Country to generate electricity from coal

Published: November 28, 2020

The United Arab Emirates recently became the first and probably the last Arab country to generate electricity from coal. The coal plant, Hassyan is to be set up in Dubai at 3.4 billion USD. The capacity of the plant will be 600 MW. Later, the capacity of the plant is to be increased to 2,400 ..

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PM Modi inaugurates RE-Invest 2020

Published: November 26, 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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Wind-Solar Hybrid Park: GoI introduces new Scheme

Published: November 19, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed a new scheme to develop Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks. The scheme aims to address the key issues faced by renewable energy projects. Key Features of the Scheme The Wind-Solar Hybrid park will be a concentrated zone of power projects. It will provide an area with the required ..

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First Convergence Project of India to generate green energy

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020 the Energy Efficiency Services Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of New and Renewable Energy, Goa. According to the agreement, the first convergence project of India to generate Green Energy for agriculture and rural areas is to be set up in Goa. About the project The project is ..

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

Published: November 17, 2020

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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