• Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Articles tagged under: Solar energy

PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at First World Solar Technology Summit

August 17, 2020
PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at First World Solar Technology Summit

New Delhi:R.K. Singh,President of the ISA Assembly and Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, today shared details of the First World Solar Technology Summit being organized by ISA on a virtual platform on September 08, 2020. The objective of the event is to bring the spotlight on state-of-the-art technologies as well as next-generation technologies which will provide impetus to the efforts towards harnessing the solar energy m...Read More

Gujarat govt announces relaxations for MSME units in existing Solar Power Policy in order to further encourage solar power generation

September 19, 2019
Gujarat govt announces relaxations for MSME units in existing Solar Power Policy in order to further encourage solar power generation

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today announced special relaxations for MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) sector industrial units in solar policy declared by the State government in year 2015. The government said this decision has been taken to encourage the industries to scale up solar power generation. - Caps on load and capacity are removed. Earlier, there was a cap of 50% of approved load for solar project installation. Now onward, MSME units will be allowed to install o...Read More

NTPC plans 5,000-Mw ultra mega solar park in Kutch

August 21, 2019
NTPC plans 5,000-Mw ultra mega solar park in Kutch

Gandhinagar: India's largest power producer NTPC plans to set up an ultra-mega solar park in Gujarat for a phased capacity of 5000 MW at an estimated investment of Rs 20,000 crore as per a report in Business daily Business Standard. According to Gurdeep Singh, chairman and managing director, NTPC has identified two-three locations in the Kutch district and the park is likely to developed at Rs 4 crore per MW cost. NTPC is also considering spot market options to sell some part of its solar...Read More

Gujarat is No.1 in rooftop solar installation in the country

July 23, 2019
Gujarat is No.1 in rooftop solar installation in the country

Gandhinagar: Gujarat is No.1 in installation of rooftop solar projects with installed capacity of 261.97 Mega Watt (MW) as on 23 July, 2019. Total rooftop solar installation in India stands at 1,700.54 MW. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 198.52 MW and 151.62 MW respectively. Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and Power Shri R. K. Singh provided the information in Rajya Sabha on July 23, 2019 while replying to a question raised by MP Shri Parimal Nathwani. Ac...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

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