Solar power Current Affairs, GK & News

Report: India adds 10 GW Solar Capacity in 2021

According to Mercom India Research, India installed a record 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in the calendar year 2021, a 212 percent increase year on year (y-o-y). Overview: According to the report, 3.2 GW of solar capacity installations were made by India in 2020. According to the report, India’s cumulative solar installed capacity was ..

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Indian Army’s First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim

The Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was launched to benefit the troops of the Indian army. About the plant The plant uses Vanadium based battery technology. It was built at an altitude of 16,000 feet. The capacity of the plant is 56 KVA. It was completed ..

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Facebook’s First Renewable Project in India

The Facebook has recently signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm called CleanMax. This is the first renewable project of Facebook in India. About the project The project is located in Karnataka. The project capacity of 32 MW. Under the project Facebook and CleanMax will work together to provide ..

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Biggest Floating Solar Power Plant of India

The biggest floating solar power plant of India is to be set up at Ramagundam in Telangana. About Ramagundam Solar Power Plant The capacity of the solar power plant is 100 MW. It is expected to be opened in May 2021. The solar power plant is being set up at the Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant ..

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USAID & DFC to Finance Renewable Energy in India

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have announced for a $41 million-loan guarantee program in order to finance the investment in the renewable energy solutions by Indian Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Highlights The USAID and DFC are jointly sponsoring the $41 million loan portfolio guarantee. This ..

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