Articles tagged under: Solar Plant

10 MW Solar Power Plant of ONGC operational in Gujarat

September 11, 2018
10 MW Solar Power Plant of ONGC operational in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A 10 MW solar power plant of ONGC has been made operational at Dahej in Gujarat. It was inaugurated by the Chairman and Managing Director, ONGC, Mr Shashi Shanker recently. The turnkey contract for building the 10 MW solar plant was awarded to Vikram Solar Limited, India’s leading module manufacturer and solar EPC player. The project will power ONGC’s Dhaej, Gandhar & Hazira plant in Gujarat. The solar plant has been built to meet the Renewable Power obligation (RPO) of ...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

Gujarat awarded for highest number of Concentrated Solar Technology projects

May 02, 2016

Gandhinagar Gujarat govt has received award for its achievement in the area of Concentrated Solar Technology(CST) and solar cooker. The award was given by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at New Delhi. Minister Piyush Goyal presented the award to Gujarat Energy Development Agency(GEDA) Director J.T. Akhani. Through the usage of CST, solar rays can be focused to achieve 100-350 degree C temperature. Water can be converted to steam or Thermic fluid can be boiled at high temperatu...Read More

Solar sector to see capacity addition of 5.7 GW in FY17: Icra

April 13, 2016

Mumbai The country's solar sector is expected to see capacity addition of 5.7 GW in the current fiscal, even though aggressive tariff bids may cast a shadow on profitability of producers, rating agency Icra said today. "Going by the project awards and tenders floated as on date, about 5.7 GW capacity addition is expected to happen in FY17. But actual capacity addition will hinge on timeliness in the award of projects under state and central policies and the subsequent signing of PPAs," Ic...Read More

Govt looks to pull off 100 GW solar capacity by 2017-end

April 02, 2016

Mumbai The Centre expects to achieve its ambitious target of 100 GW of solar capacity generation by 2017, much ahead of its deadline of 2022, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today. "We are looking at achieving the 100 GW target of installed capacity of solar energy by the end of 2017 itself," Goyal told a gathering at the Mumbai University in suburban Kalina. He said the solar power generation has already crossed 19,000 MW in the just-concluded fiscal. "When we came to power, s...Read More

1st BRICS bank loan to India likely for solar project: Kamath

February 28, 2016

From K J M Varma Shanghai The New Development Bank set up by BRICS countries aims to lend up to USD 2 billion this year starting in about two months and the multilateral lender's first loan to India could be for a green solar energy project, its president K V Kamath said. "For this year, if we can approve one-and-a-half to two billion dollars I will be happy. We are six months into setting up the bank. We do not want to take steps which are too fast," Kamath told PTI. While the ba...Read More

Roof-top solar power plants made mandatory for govt buildings in Chhattisgarh

December 30, 2015

Raipur The Chhattisgarh government has decided to make roof-top solar power plants mandatory for new buildings of government, semi-government establishments and institutional bodies from next year onwards in the state. The decision, which will come to effect from January 1, 2016, was taken at a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh last evening, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar said today. Solar power plants with the capacity of 10-50 KW wou...Read More

Vibrant Summit: Four MoUs signed in Sustainable Energy sector

January 12, 2015

Gandhinagar, DeshGujarat Four MoUs were signed today in a session on "Sustainable Energy for all" on the second day of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar in presence of Gujarat Chief Minister, Power Minister Saurabh Patel and MoS Jayantibhai Kavadia. 1. MoU between Gujarat govt and United Nations for 'strategic partnership in energy sector'. 2. MoU with China Light and Power Limited for 2,000 MW imported coal based power project at Paguthan in di...Read More