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India’s Rooftop Solar has embarked on the Journey of Progression

India’s rooftop solar installations have been growing at a healthy pace so far. However, a dip in solar module prices could still propel the growth of the segment. Currently, rooftop solar installations harness the energy of sunlight with the greater efficiency. The majority of rooftop installations are primarily in the government and commercial and industrial (C&I)…

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India to attempt 80 Gw of solar and wind energy projects by 2020

India has declared the trajectory of bidding 60 gigawatt (GW) capacity of solar energy and 20 GW capacity of wind energy by March 2020, leaving two years time for execution of projects,  as per the sources from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). A total of about 73.35 GW renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country…

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Overcoming Water Shortage by means of Solar Power

Water and its management is the biggest challenge that India is facing today. Nearly 600 million people, half of the country’s population, are facing high to extreme water stress. About 70 per cent of the water is contaminated and is not fit for drinking. And by 2030, India’s demand for water is likely to become…

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World Bank and AFD Initiates Solar Risk Mitigation in Emerging Economies

The World Bank and Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD), France’s public development bank, have announced that they are jointly working on a Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI) to deploy solar plants in some of the world’s poorest countries. The initiative will cover policy, technical, and financial issues regarding development of solar energy in these countries. The initiative’s integrated approach…

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