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Rooftop Solar

Gujarat solar capacity just shy of 2.7 GW

The state this week raised its clean energy ambition to 30 GW of generation capacity within three years as figures showed ground-mounted solar is expanding at a faster rate than rooftop installations.

Odisha fire stations to go solar

The state will contract for a total 1.73 MWp of rooftop generation capacity with all the panels supplied manufactured in India.

EPC provider SunAlpha Energy launches easy EMI finance for rooftop solar

The company aims to enable 1000 homes and businesses with rooftop plants during the initial launch of this scheme that provides EMI options of 12, 18, 24 and 36 months.

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Now green urban mobility to get one billion euros boost from Germany

Having extended around two billion euros for clean energy projects, Germany will now support India in improving green urban mobility infrastructure, solutions and services in cities. Furthering its support for clean energy transition, it will also provide concessional loan of 200 million euros for a DISCOM investment facility in India.

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Closing the information gap will drive rooftop solar, says Freyr Energy

Up to 70% of prospective customers have shied away from owning a rooftop solar system due to lack of readily available information on how to assess various solar options, says Saurabh Marda, co-founder and managing director of Freyr Energy – a Hyderabad-based rooftop solar firm that has completed over 1200 installations in just 5 years since inception in 2014.

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Commercial rooftops will lead renewables growth in the next five years

Although the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables report forecasts impressive solar growth there is still a nagging feeling it has produced conservative estimates and the emphasis on sharing costs with grid operators is predictable.

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SunEdison launches rooftop solar arm

The Chennai-based solar components trader and EPC installer expects a surge in tenders for distributed rooftop solar plants across India with guaranteed purchase of power by government enterprises to reduce their energy costs.

Adani launches new solar and iron ore mining arms

Mundra Solar Energy will undertake installation and commissioning of solar projects. Kurmitar Iron Ore Mining, on the other hand, will carry out mining activities in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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Bangladeshi developer accuses India of dumping poor quality panels over the border

Visitors to this year’s Solar Bangladesh Expo have called for the implementation of quality standards on solar imports – action which the government is currently pursuing – with one industry insider rubbishing Indian-made products.

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Interview: SunSource Energy says regulatory uncertainty is solar industry’s biggest challenge

The disparity between central and state government renewables policies must be resolved and renegotiating signed PPAs is an absolute no-no, according to the solar business’ bosses.

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