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Solar-wind hybrid policy: Salient Features

For the first time government has announced the solar-wind hybrid policy. The policy aims to give a boost to the renewable energy generation by promoting new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones. The features of the solar-wind hybrid policy are In order to accomplish the target of achieving 175 gigawatt (gw) of ..

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India emerged as 3rd largest solar market in world

India emerged as the 3rd largest solar market in the world in 2017 behind China and the US, as per latest report by Mercom Communications. As per the report “India Solar Market Leaderboard 2018”, India set a new record with 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017, which was more than double the 4.3 GW ..

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KUSUM

Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme in 2018-19 budget. It is solar power scheme which allows setting up grid-connected solar plants in rural areas apart from off-grid solar pumps. The scheme involves decentralized solar power production of up to 28,250 Megawatt (Mw) over five years. The ..

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India extends 1.4 billion dollar amount of line of credit to support 27 solar power projects in 15 countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced one of the world’s largest investment plans in solar energy at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018) on March 11. In it, India will provide $1.4 billion line of credit to support 27 solar power projects in 15 countries. Beside this, France will provide €700 million ..

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Microsoft inks its first-ever renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in Bengaluru

Tech giant Microsoft has inked its first renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in Bengaluru. The facility, which will be operational from June 2018, is spread over 5.85 lakh square feet. The agreement will see Microsoft purchase 3 megawatts of solar-powered electricity from Atria Power to help power its new office ..

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