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Maharashtra makes solar panels must for all new buildings

Nagpur: The Maharashtra government has decided to make solar water heaters compulsory for all buildings in future in an effort to promote renewable energy. The state government will direct municipal bodies to change their development control rules (DCR) for the … Continue reading

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Determination of tariff for Grid Interactive Megawatt scale Solar Power Plants – KARNATAKA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

On the basis of the approved parameters, the Commission hereby approves the following tariff: Type of Solar Plant Approved Tariff in Rs/Unit Solar PV Power Plants 6.51 Solar Thermal Power Plants 10.85 This Order is signed and issued by Karnataka … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can’t Stop Renewables Now

  Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh. Here are seven reasons why humanity’s transition to … Continue reading

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A SPV water pumping system consists of PV array, a DC/AC surface mounted / submersible / floating motor pump set, electronics, if any, interconnect cables and an ‘on-off’ switch. PV array is mounted on a suitable structure with provision of … Continue reading

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Grant of exemption of Excise Duty on the procurement of material/ components required for setting up of “Roof-top” Solar PV Power Plants (not connected to grid) – guidelines

Click here for the entire document – Ritesh Pothan Developers who want to set up Roof-top Solar PV Power Plants and desire to avail the duty benefits for those plants shall, henceforth, submit the applications/BoM online in the enclosed formats, … Continue reading

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Last year Robert Lundahl and Roy co-wrote an article about a California PV solar factory that is not disposing of their solar panels once their lifespan expires. We could not name the company, as our source still works there, but they use … Continue reading

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10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany

Ritesh: While this article is dated Early 2013, it provides us an insight into the scare mongers especially Discoms who claim that Solar will disrupt existing power infrastructure whereas in truth Solar is an excellent energy security and distributed method … Continue reading

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