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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 ..



Diu becomes India’s first city to run on 100% Renewable Energy during Daytime

Published: April 25, 2018

Diu Smart City has become the first city in India that runs on 100% renewable energy during daytime setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. Diu had been importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year. It has now adopted a two-pronged approach whereby a 9 MW solar ..



World’s first solar road opens in France

Published: December 23, 2016

World’s first solar powered road was installed in a small town of France known as Normandy. The 1 Km stretch road was built at the cost of €5 million ($5.2 million) in a bid to run the local streetlights. The road has 2,800 square meters of solar panels and is coated with a protective coating ..