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Employment in distributed renewable energy sector

A new report by Power For All says the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector will be a significant driver of job growth in the Indian distributed renewable energy sector in the next few years. 

SECI tenders 50 MW rooftop solar

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has invited bids to set up grid-connected rooftop solar projects on the buildings owned by various Central Armed Police Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It may also empanel the successful developers for government organizations other than the MHA. Bidding closes on November 22.

India could cut electricity costs by about 40% with transition to fully renewables-based power system by 2050

A new study by Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) shows a 100% renewable energy-based power system is technically possible and is the least-cost option for India in 2050. 

Gujarat becomes the fourth state to surpass its 2022 renewables target

A new report shows Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Telangana have already surpassed their 2022 targets for renewable capacity installations. However, India is still 58 GW away from its 175 GW national target, with 61% of the target shortfall in just four states.

Amazon announces 420 MW of utility-scale solar projects in India

The U.S. e-commerce group has announced three solar farms in Rajasthan with a combined capacity of 420 MW. It will also add 23 new solar rooftop projects to generate 4.09 MW of renewable energy.

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Gensol commissions 6.7 MWp captive solar plant for cement manufacturer

The ground-mount solar plant will supply power to Shree Cement’s cement manufacturing facility in Panipat, Haryana

Hydrogen to play limited role in building energy supply

How much hydrogen is actually needed? Several German research institutes have examined 40 energy scenarios for hydrogen ramp-up and found that 15 million GWh of hydrogen will be needed worldwide by 2050.

Solar PV employed around 3.4 million people in 2021

Almost half of the workers were employed in China, around 280,000 in North America, over 260,000 in Europe, and some 50,000 in Africa, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The vast majority of workers were employed in manufacturing and installation of new capacity, with solar jobs paying lower wage premiums than the nuclear, oil, and gas industries.

Waaree Renewable Technologies to merge three arms

The solar equipment manufacturer and power producer announced this week its board of directors had approved the scheme for the merger of Sangam Rooftop Solar, Waaree PV Technologies, and Waasang Solar with the company.

Streamlining EPC functioning with SaaS 

With software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, EPC users can manage different silos as per the solar project requirements. The software ensures that the silos are integrated and accessible during all phases of the EPC to maintain transparency. 

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