Articles tagged under: Solar Power
March 10, 2020
Gandhinagar: Gujarat has become number one state to errect highest number of solar rooftop plants across the country. As of March 2, 2020, total 50,915 home-based solar rooftop systems have been installed in the state and a solar rooftop plant of 177.67 megawatt capacity has been installed.
During the question hour in Parliament, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy R K Singh gave these details. He said that under the Solar Rooftop Scheme all over the country 64 % consumers are from G...Read More
February 29, 2020
Gandhinagar: In a record of sorts in promoting green-clean non-traditional sources of energy along with renewable sources of energy, Gujarat tops with receiveing 1,05,794 rooftop solar panel applications during the last five months, since the scheme was implemented on August 25, 2019, said Gujarat Energy minister Saurabh Patel.
He said that an online portal has been created for online filing of applications. The State Government has appointed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited as the nodal age...Read More
December 05, 2019
Ahmedabad: Energy consumption in industrial sector in Gujarat has not decreased, but instead it has been higher compared to previous year which shows that economic activities in Gujarat are regular. Energy consumption was lower last month due to Diwali and rains. Consumption of electricity is important barometer to indicate economic activities.
State energy minister Saurabh Patel said today while addressing The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) function today here...Read More
November 11, 2019
Gandhinagar: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has received a Letter of Award from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) on 7th November 2019 to develop a 50MW solar project in Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat. This LOA is in addition to the 250MW Solar Project being set up by the Company at Dholera Solar Park.
The Plant is expected to generate 118 MUs of energy pe...Read More
September 19, 2019
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
July 23, 2019
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.
March 20, 2019
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
March 06, 2019
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
February 13, 2019
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
January 10, 2019
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
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