Articles tagged under: Solar Power

First floating solar power project in Gujarat to be commissioned in April

March 20, 2019
First floating solar power project in Gujarat to be commissioned in April

New Delhi: NTPC Ltd's Kawas has become first power unit in the state to install 1MW grid-connected floating solar project, which is likely to be commissioned in April 2019. Debashish Das, NTPC director, Kawas, told reporters, “The work to set up the grid-connected floating solar project on Kawas campus was going on for the past six months and is nearing completion. The project is all set to be commissioned in April 2019. This is first floating solar power project in Gujarat.” Das added...Read More

Gujarat announces Small Scale Distributor Solar Project policy

March 06, 2019
Gujarat announces Small Scale Distributor Solar Project policy

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today in a statement said that Gujarat would be the first state in the country to implement a 'Small scale distributor solar project' policy. The policy will be effective for next five years. It will pave a way for setting up 500 kw to 4 mw capacity small solar projects. Power companies in the state will purchase electricity from such projects. Farmers will be able to set up such small projects in their land or lease their land to earn income. It will ...Read More

Arvind Ltd unveils India’s largest rooftop solar project at 16.2 MW at Santej facility in Gujarat

February 13, 2019
Arvind Ltd unveils India’s largest rooftop solar project at 16.2 MW at Santej facility in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Arvind Limited today announced its plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent with the installation of rooftop solar projects across its Ahmedabad, Santej and Bangalore facilities and by shifting from coal to renewable biomass for boilers. As company ramps up further through the three-phase installation, it plans to target 40 MW captive solar capacity over time. The company in a statement said it has currently installed 16.2 MW rooftop solar at its Santej facility in Gujarat. ...Read More

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

PM to launch Mujkuva solar cooperative project of farmers in Central Gujarat

September 29, 2018
PM to launch Mujkuva solar cooperative project of farmers in Central Gujarat

Anand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Mujkuva Solar Energy Cooperative Group of 11 farmers during his public function at Mogar in Central Gujarat tomorrow. With this, a group of 11 farmers in Mujkuva will be able to sell surplus electricity to power company after utilization at farms. They shall become energy supplier and earn income. In connection with Prime Minister's target to double the income of farmers by year 2022, the government of Gujarat has launched Suryashakti Kisan...Read More

Rs 400 crore 75 MW Dhuvaran solar plant likely to be ready in January 2019

September 12, 2018
Rs 400 crore 75 MW Dhuvaran solar plant likely to be ready in January 2019

Vadodara: Rs 400 crore 75 mw Dhuvaran solar project is likely to be dedicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi anytime in next six-month period in Gujarat. The target date set for this is January 19 next year by GUVNL. Contract for implementation of 75 mw project has been assigned to Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd(GSEC). The project has provision for future expansion. GSEC has started implementing the project on the bank of river Mahisagar. At present, the bushes are being removed to c...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

‘RFP for 1000 MW first phase of Dholera Solar Park project to be out in a month period’

July 20, 2018
‘RFP for 1000 MW first phase of Dholera Solar Park project to be out in a month period’

Ahmedabad: A Request for Proposal(RFP) for setting up 1000 MW solar park at Dholera will be out in week or two, said Raj Gopal, Principal Secretary for Energy and Petrochemicals, Government of Gujarat speaking at CII Solar conclave here today. It will be the phase-one of proposed 5000 MW solar park project. The first phase is likely to be functional over a period of two years from now according to Raj Gopal. He said, setting up solar park at Dholera has several challenges such as salinit...Read More

Two feeders of SKY inaugurated in Rajkot; presentation given to farmers

July 07, 2018
Two feeders of SKY inaugurated in Rajkot; presentation given to farmers

Rajkot: Suryashakti Kisan Yojana(SKY) is on roll now. The first two feeders for SKY in Rajkot district were inaugurated today in a function at Jetpur. Under the SKY programme, Rajkot district is going to get five feeders. The first feeder inaugurated today is called Jadeshwar feeder. The other feeder also inaugurated today is called Balaji feeder. It was inaugurated at Dhank. In a Rs 870 crore pilot project of SKY, total 137 feeders are to be errected statewide. Farmers will need to pay 5...Read More