Off-grid solar

Visaka’s solar roofing to power Air India SATS’ walkways

Air India SATS has introduced new aircraft-boarding walkways that use integrated solar roofing panels from Visaka Industries to run two air-conditioners for up to six hours.

India’s renewable power generation cost the lowest in Asia Pacific

The cost of solar power generation in India has fallen to half the level seen in many other markets in the region due to extensive solar resource, market scale and competition.

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Guntakal railway station installs canopies to harness solar energy and rainwater

The ‘inverted umbrella’ shaped canopies use monocrystalline flexible solar panels on top to generate electricity for functions like mobile and laptop charging, and lighting.

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Economic Survey calls for $330 billion investment in renewables

The annual report has placed EVs at the heart of India’s decarbonization and called for an Indian answer to the U.S. ‘Motor City’ of Detroit, where electric vehicles and the batteries to run them could be manufactured.

Greenpeace report lauds India’s ‘solarization of agriculture’

Analysis of the solar pumping programs being rolled out across five states backs claim switching irrigation systems to PV could give the nation a huge leg-up towards its renewable energy ambition.

India eyes 500 GW renewable capacity by 2030

The country has so far achieved around 80 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in chasing “175 GW by 2022” target. De-dieselisation of farms and railways ranks high on the Modi government’s priority list to push solar adoption.

Visaka Industries installs solar rooftop on pushcarts

The ATUM integrated solar roofing system using 320W panels generates enough electricity to power a light bulb, a fan and a mobile phone.

UPNEDA floats solar plus battery tender

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for the supply, installation and commissioning of an aggregate 6 MW capacity of solar power generation projects along with LiFePo4 battery backup at various sites in Uttar Pradesh. Bidding closes on June 24.

India added 2.5 GW in Q1, 18.4 GW in pipeline: Bridge to India

Solar installations picked up significantly in the January-March period, with 1.89 GW of utility-scale PV projects providing 76% of the quarterly total. Rooftop PV accounted for the remaining 590 MW of new capacity additions. Looking ahead, Bridge to India expects the uptrend to continue, as the first quarter ended with a record amount of capacity in the national pipeline.

UP KVIB floats Rs 36.7m tender for solar spinning wheels

U.P. Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB), Lucknow, has invited bids for 12-spindle solar charkhas (spinning wheels), with all fittings and equipment. The complete solar kits include single panels with batteries, control units, motors, luminaires and additional 12 V output ports, with minimum eight-hour backup.

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