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Lobby group demands expansion of net metering in Uttar Pradesh

The National Solar Energy Federation Of India says the recent decision to exclude commercial and industrial premises, as well as public buildings, from self consumption remuneration unfairly penalizes businesses and public bodies which have gone down the solar path.

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India will add 11.4 GW of solar capacity annually: S&P Global

Owing to the general elections this year, little progress on the policy front is expected in the near term, according to the report.

Solar in India: The 10 Year Challenge

The last 10 years have seen India emerge as a solar superpower, setting an example from which many emerging countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are eager to learn.

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Vikram Solar bags 1 MW private sector floating solar project

The Kolkata-based module manufacturer and EPC contractor will commission the project for Hindustan Zinc Limited at Ghosunda Dam, near Chittorgarh, in Rajasthan.

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Gujarat to buy solar power from salt farmers

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to procure 2.7 MW solar power generated by salt pan workers of Self-Employed Women Association (SEWA) during off-season.

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NTPC eyes 1 GW solar projects in Africa

The state-owned power generator will follow the bidding route for development of solar projects in African countries that are members of the International Solar Alliance.

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New approach to measure solar potential of urban areas could be used in all climates

Dutch researchers have come up with a system they claim has a maximum estimation error of less than 10% and which reduces the computational requirements for calculating the output of PV systems in complex environments. The approach is based on the correlation between a skyline’s profile and annual irradiation.

Tamil Nadu floats new solar policy to generate 9 GW by 2022

Tamil Nadu government has unveiled a new solar energy policy 2019 that aims at generating 9 GW for the state by 2022. The policy would be applicable to projects, programmes and installations relating to both solar PV and thermal energy, including utility as well as consumer categories.

Comments sought on BIS standards for solar pumping systems

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited comments of all the stakeholders on the solar PV water pumping system specifications set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

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Budget 2019 reaffirms priority on renewables but lacks sops

Reaffirming Indian government’s commitment to promote renewable energy, Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal laid emphasis on the need for increased use of electric vehicles and new-age energy solutions. He also highlighted that the Indian government would meet its target of universal household electrification by the end of March 2019.

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