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MNRE issues clarification in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells

In a major decision that is likely to give further boost to domestic manufacturing of solar cells in India, MNRE has issued a clarification in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells. It may be noted that a number of flagship programmes of MNRE such as KUSUM, have provisions for mandatory use of domestically manufactured solar PV cells. However it was seen that some manufacturers have been importing semi –processed solar PV cells (generally called blue wafer) and...

IIT-Delhi Floats Tender for a 15 kW Solar Hybrid System in Odisha

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has floated a 15 kW tender for a solar hybrid system with back-up provision. The system is to be installed at Bilaput, in the sub-district of Koraput in Odisha. The last date for the submission of bids is October 30, 2019. IIT-Delhi has specified that the solar module array must consist of high-efficiency solar modules utilizing polycrystalline high-power silicon solar PV cells. Further, the solar...

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Rajasthan Seeks Bidders for 150 Electric Buses

The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to select bus operators for the procurement, operation, and maintenance of 50 air-conditioned electric-powered buses under the phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME II) program. The last date for the submission of bids is October 21, 2019. As per RSRTC sources the 12-meter electric buses should have...

Apple inc to enter Photovoltaic Energy producing and Selling business

Selling photovoltaic energy is not the exclusive right of government in USA. Last year the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Apple the permission to sell energy like photovoltaic energy, power generation and ancillary services to the market. This permission has given the technology giant a new role of Independent Power Producer (IPP). According to Wikipedia, IPP is An independent power producer (IPP) is an entity, which is...

Kejriwal Announces ‘Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna’ to Increase Farmer Incomes

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  announced the ‘Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna’. It aims at increasing the annual income of farmers in the national capital by three to five times. In this scheme farmers can lease their agricultural lands for installing solar PV plants and generate revenue on a monthly basis. Mr Kejriwal told reporters that the present estimated annual income of farmers is Rs. 20,000 to 30,000 per acre. Besides...

Delhi govt invites bids for setting up 35 MW Rooftop solar power projects

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management (EEREM) centre, Delhi government’s nodal agency for rooftop solar projects, puts a notice   inviting tender for setting up 35 Megawatt (MW) grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the capital under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program. The tender invites online bids for installation of rooftop solar projects across residential, social and institutional sectors to be developed in eight parts under both capital expenditure (CAPEX) and renewable energy service company (RESCO) models. Under this project,...

Reliance Jio tops 4G download speed charts in August; Idea Cellular leads in upload speed

Reliance Jio emerged as the fastest 4G operator with an average peak download speed of 22.3 Mbps on its network in August while Idea Cellular registered the highest upload speed in the month, according to a recent Trai report. Jio’s national average of 4G download speed was more than double compared to its rival Bharti Airtel, which recorded a download speed of around 10 megabits per second (Mbps), according to...

Airtel offering a total discount of Rs 300 over six months for its Rs 399 postpaid plan

Airtel has recnetly announced a monthly discount of Rs 50 for its Rs 399 myPlan Infinity postpaid offering, bringing its price to Rs 349. The offer is valid for a total of six months, thus offering a combined discount of Rs 300 to subscribers. With the offer, Airtel’s entry-level postpaid offering will have a slightly better chance against Vodafone’s RED range of postpaid plans, which start at Rs 299. Oddly though, there...