Articles tagged under: Solar energy

Gujarat plans to invest Rs. 100,000 Crore in next 3 years for renewable energy generation: CM

January 10, 2019
Gujarat plans to invest Rs. 100,000 Crore in next 3 years for renewable energy generation: CM

Gandhinagar: Gujarat will take distinctive initiatives to fulfill the dream of achieving the target of producing 175 Giga Watts’s renewable energy by year 2022 as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi, says Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani in Gandhinagar, today. The Chief Minister categorically stated that Gujarat will take frontal position in producing renewable energy in the country. For which, the state government has chalked out a planned to make invest of approximatel...Read More

Gujarat govt to directly purchase renewable energy from those who produce 500KW to 4 MW of it

January 10, 2019
Gujarat govt to directly purchase renewable energy from those who produce 500KW to 4 MW of it

Gandhinagar:Gujarat government today announced that it would directly purchase renewable energy from those who produce 500 Kilo Watt to 4 Mega Watt of it. Energy minister Saurabh Patel today said that Gujarat has set a target of production capacity building for 15000 MW more renewable energy in the next 3 years at an investment of Rs one lakh crore. Of this 10000 would be from Solar Energy sector and 5000 MW from wind energy. 'The government would buy solar energy from those who ...Read More

Gujarat govt announces solar pump scheme for village level drinking water supply

July 26, 2018
Gujarat govt announces solar pump scheme for village level drinking water supply

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has taken a decision to launch pilot project of 'Gram Panchayat Pey Jal Saur Urja Yojana' (village panchayat drinking water solar power scheme) covering 300 villages. Under this programme, gram panchayats will be given solar pump facility for drinking water supply. The government will spend Rs 4440 crore for this scheme. Each kw power generation will require 10 sqm land. Existing land used for water works would be suitable for this scheme. The State...Read More

Tender for 1000 MW phase-1 of 5000 MW Dholera Solar Park likely to be out in June

May 13, 2018
Tender for 1000 MW phase-1 of 5000 MW Dholera Solar Park likely to be out in June

Ahmedabad: Some key points IAS officer Jai Prakash Shivahare, Managing Director of Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd(DICDL) shared with media persons on the sidelines of a Defence Conclave organized here. -DICDL had interacted with Lockheed Martin at the Defence Expo in Chennai and invited to Dholera site visit in June for setting up a solar battery storage unit. The State govt has proposed to set up 5000 MW solar park in Dholera. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approved t...Read More

ABB commissions India’s first industrial solar microgrid in Vadodara

April 26, 2018
ABB commissions India’s first industrial solar microgrid in Vadodara

Vadodara: Leading electrical equipment maker ABB today inaugurated an innovative microgrid solution at its Vadodora manufacturing facility in Gujarat. This is the company’s largest facility in India, with over 3,000 employees and among ABB’s biggest manufacturing hubs in the world. The microgrid is the first of its kind to be installed at a manufacturing campus in India, and will harness the area’s abundant solar energy supply to help the expanding factory meet its growing ele...Read More

Hindustan Salts Ltd invites bids for 100 MW solar plant at Kharaghoda in Gujarat

June 01, 2017
Hindustan Salts Ltd invites bids for 100 MW solar plant at Kharaghoda in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Surendranagar district based Hindustan Salts Limited, a government-owned company established for salt extraction in the region, has invited bids to develop a 100 MW solar PV project in Kharaghoda, Gujarat, India. As reported by Mercom Capital, the project will be developed on a revenue sharing model, as all the power generated by the facility will be sold into the market. With June 5 as the submission deadline, the successful bidder will be expected to provide both EPC and O&M f...Read More

Indian Railways move to use non-conventional energy, will harness 1000 MW solar power

August 05, 2016
Indian Railways move to use non-conventional energy, will harness 1000 MW solar power

New Delhi: Indian Railways has started use of bio-diesel (5% blending with diesel) as an alternative to High Speed Diesel (HSD) for traction purposes since July 2015 on trial basis. It also proposes to harness 1000 MW solar power by putting up solar plants on Railway Building Stations and through land based solar plants across the country. Mr. Rajen Gohain, minister of state for Railways stated in Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2016 in reply to the question raised by member of Rajya Sabha Mr. Parimal ...Read More

Punjab CM inaugurates roof top solar power plant

May 17, 2016

Beas (Amritsar) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today dedicated the 'Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant' with capacity of 11.5 MW to the state here at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh of Radha Soami Sect. Badal along with New and Renewable Energy Resources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia inaugurated Rs 139 crore project, spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs. The Chief Minister appreciated the feat of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) to usher in a solar ...Read More

Solar co-operative society helps change farmers’ lives in Gujarat village

May 10, 2016

Vadodara A group of farmers in a small village of Gujarat's Kheda district are no longer dependent just on agriculture for livelihood, they are now members of unique 'solar cooperative society' set up with the efforts of an international research organisation. Secretary of Dhundi Solar Ujra Udpadak Sahakari Mandali, formed last year in November in Dhundi village of Kheda, Pravin Parmar said monthly income of about 16 farmers, members of the society, will now increase by nearly Rs 4,50...Read More

Gujarat govt to kick-start solar rooftop project for citizens

May 10, 2016

Gandhinagar With an aim of scaling up the present solar power generation in Gujarat, the state government is now all set to launch its much awaited project of grid-connected rooftop solar power units, wherein residential property owners will be encouraged to install this new system. The Solar Rooftop project was initiated by Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA), which is the state nodal agency to promote renewable energy. In the current fiscal of 2016-17, GEDA has set a target of g...Read More

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