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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.

Uttar Pradesh to tap state water bodies for solar power

Jal Shakti minister Mahendra Singh wants to achieve a win-win by wiping out his department’s Rs3,000 crore electricity bill and selling clean energy to the Ministry of Power. His solution involves ambitious plans for floating PV in Uttar Pradesh.

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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Off-grid solar sector witnesses sales of 4.1 million products in six months

Industry body Gogla and the World Bank’s Lighting Global program said the last six months set a record for off-grid solar deployment. Solar home systems and other small off-grid appliances are being used in ever larger numbers.

7 GW solar tender gets one-week extension—but will it help?

The manufacturing linked ISTS tender may face a ‘no bid’ situation even with amendments and bidding extensions, industry insider Gopal Lal Somani tells pv magazine as he explains the major reasons for developers’ cold response to some of the recent tenders.

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Afghanistan kicks off tender for another 40 MW solar project

The facility will be developed under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar initiative on a public-private partnership basis in Herat province.

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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Indigenisation of technology key to successful EV transition for auto industry: CEEW

Indigenisation of electric powertrain components and battery pack assembly could produce a 5.7% higher output value addition (US$ 2.7 billion) for the Indian auto industry in case of an electric vehicle (EV) transition.

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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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