Articles tagged under: Solar Power

Tata Power commissions 25 MW solar plant in Gujarat

November 07, 2017
Tata Power commissions 25 MW solar plant in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that the Company has commissioned its 25 MW solar plant in Charanka, Gujarat Solar Park. The project was won by the Company in November 2016 under the National Solar Mission of Government of India through VGF mode, and its commissioning is earlier than timelines of December 2017 in the PPA. With this development, TPREL's total installed opera...Read More

Gujarat govt breaks ground for 600 mw Ultra Mega Solar Park at Radha Nesda in Banakantha

October 06, 2017

Palanpur: Bhoomi Pujan for Rs 259 crore 1407 hectare 600 mw ultra mega solar park was performed by ministers Chiman Saparia and Shankar Chaudhary at Radha Nesda village of Vav taluka in border district Banakantha in North Gujarat. Saparia said Gujarat has become power surplus state thaks to efforts made by government. He said Gujarat had 6,000 mw power generation in 1995 which has increased to 25,256 mw through various sources. Minister Shankar Chaudhary in his address said the governmen...Read More

Gujarat govt hikes solar rooftop scheme budget by Rs 15 crore, 4,000 students to get Rs 10,000 subsidy to buy battery vehicles

July 14, 2017
Gujarat govt hikes solar rooftop scheme budget by Rs 15 crore, 4,000 students to get Rs 10,000 subsidy to buy battery vehicles

Vadodara: Chief Minister Rupani today announced allocation of Rs 50 crore budget for residential solar rooftop power generation drive. He said applications are received from over 20,000 residences so far for solar rooftop for which the government had made provision of Rs 35 crore in its budget, now the additional Rs 15 crore allocation will expand the scope of the scheme to total 35-40,000 residences. The Chief Minister was speaking at a function in Vadodara where he distributed subsidy to so...Read More

BHEL bags 15 MW solar photovoltaic plant order of GACL in Gujarat

June 27, 2017
BHEL bags 15 MW solar photovoltaic plant order of GACL in Gujarat

New Delhi: State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has secured Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited order for setting up a 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant on EPC basis at Charanka in North Gujarat. This detail was shared today by BHEL in a statement. This will be BHEL's first ground-mounted Solar PV project in Gujarat. The company is presently executing over 180 MW of ground-mounted and rooftop Solar PV projects across the country, it said. BHEL offers EPC solutions for bot...Read More

Vadodara school gets container classrooms powered by solar energy

June 23, 2017
Vadodara school gets container classrooms powered by solar energy

Vadodara: Local MLA and minister Rajendra Trivedi today inaugurated unique container classrooms powered by solar panels at a school run by district administration in Vaodara. These unique classrooms are created by Linde Engineering company through Rs 35 lakh Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) fund. Solar panels are placed atop the container classrooms. The setup has facilities like library, computer lab and toilets. The school Chhani Kumar Shala is run by district primary education committee. ...Read More

Gujarat govt arm GUVNL invites bids to procure 1,000 MW of solar and wind power

June 16, 2017
Gujarat govt arm GUVNL invites bids to procure 1,000 MW of solar and wind power

  Gandhinagar: The state-run power utility , Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), will buy 1,000 MW of renewable power through competitive bidding, followed by an e-auction for the lowest price for which two separate tenders for procuring 500 MW each from solar and wind power projects are floated. The request for selection (RFS) document suggests that, GUVNL has invited bids to procure solar and wind power to fulfil renewable power purchase obligations (RPO) and to meet the futu...Read More

Gujarat govt makes correction in rooftop solar power policy, removes 50% limit of connected power load

April 13, 2017
Gujarat govt makes correction in rooftop solar power policy, removes 50% limit of connected power load

Gandhinagar: Even as Gujarat is a leading state in harnessing solar energy in the country, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced important amendment in the Rooftop Solar Project Policy for Homes by removing the condition of the solar plant’s capacity to be within 50 per cent limit of the sanctioned load. He announced the relaxation to redress the difficulties faced by the people in optimum utilization of the rooftop solar plant. The citizen with even low sanctioned load could now go...Read More

Deesa Municipality saves Rs 43,000 on power cost in two months

April 09, 2017
Deesa Municipality saves Rs 43,000 on power cost in two months

Deesa: Deesa municipality in north Gujarat has in last two months saved Rs 43,000 in electricity bills thanks to solar system erected atop the office building. The solar power system erected at municipality office generated 2700 units of power in last two months, of which 850 units were used by municipality office for its own needs while 1650 units were sold to power company for Rs 3.22 per unit. The system was erected at a cost of Rs 7 lakh. DeshGujaratRead More

Floating solar power plant commissioned at Dhanas lake in Chandigarh

July 24, 2016
Floating solar power plant commissioned at Dhanas lake in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A floating solar power plant pilot of 10 kw peak (kWp) -- the peak power -- has been commissioned at Dhanas lake here amid efforts by the government to develop the Union Territory as a solar city. It has been designed to supply power to fountains at the lake for aeration. The USP is its dual-axis tracking technology that has been developed indigenously, which is capable of generating 30 per cent or more power than conventional solar photovoltaic ones mounted on the ground. I...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

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