Solar power: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub inaugurated at Shibpur, WB

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 ..

Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana launched in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat recently launched Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana in Dehradun. The scheme promotes self-employment of the youth. It also promotes production of green energy. Key highlights The scheme mainly targets migrant workers and youth who have returned to their homes after leaving their jobs in different parts of the country ..

GoI sets Hydrogen Energy Development Targets

The Government of India has planned to include hydrogen energy development under its renewable energy Future Plans. Highlights Currently the Government of India has set a target to generate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and hydrogen has not been included in the target. This includes, 100 Watts of solar power, 60 gigawatts of ..

NTPC to acquire Solar Projects with Local Equipment

The largest power producer of India, the National Thermal Power Corporation, has invited bids to buy operational solar power projects with unspecified capacity. This is the first time that the company has come out with such kind of intention since till now it has been instrumental in acquiring solar power only and not solar power ..

PM Modi dedicates “Rewa Solar Project” to the nation

On July 10, 2020, PM Modi will inaugurate the 750 MW of Rewa Solar Project. It is Asia’s largest solar power project. It is located in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights The Rewa project consists of three solar generating units of 250 MW each on a 500 hectare land. On the whole, the ..