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Agartala to be Northeast India’s first solar city


September 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) To reduce dependency on conventional energy, the Tripura government Wednesday announced ambitious plans to make Agartala a 'solar city', replacing at least 10 percent of usual ... Read more...

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Want to settle border row with neighbours, says Gogoi


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said that his government wants to settle the boundary row with Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh."We want to settle ... Read more...

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IFC to take 15 percent stake in two SunEdison companies


May 10th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of World Bank, will be investing Rs.75 crore ($14.5 million) towards 15 percent stake in two holding companies of solar ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar launches India-assisted solar project in Tonga


April 20th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tonga, April 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, currently on a visit to Tonga, has launched an India-assisted solar project run by two women engineers in the Pacific ... Read more...

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Areva joins Reliance to set up solar power plant


April 13th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Areva Solar, France-based Areva's subsidiary, has bagged a contract by Reliance Power to build Asia's largest concentrated solar power installation."Areva Solar, an Areva subsidiary, has ... Read more...

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Research nano energy packs, urges Abdul Kalam


January 9th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday suggested that scientists and technologists to undertake research in the area of nano-energy packages for transmission of energy from ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani to set up solar power plants in Rajasthan


August 10th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) Industrialist Anil Ambani of the Reliance Group is keen on setting up more solar power plants in Rajasthan.Ambani met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday at his ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar’s house, office to go green


July 29th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will use solar energy for lighting up his residence and office, an official said Friday."It will set a model for others ... Read more...

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Iran inaugurates biggest solar power plant


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 22 (IANS) Iran has launched its biggest solar power plant in the northeastern city of Mashhad, the IRNA news agency reported.The solar power plant - built by native ... Read more...

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BHEL to set up 5MW solar power plant in Karnataka


June 18th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Friday bagged an order from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to set up a 5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant ... Read more...

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Modi launches mega solar power project


June 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Khadoda (Gujarat), June 10 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the first phase of the 10 MW Azure solar power plant here, one of the largest such ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get world’s biggest solar power station


May 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhule (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A 150-MW solar power plant, said to be the world's largest, will come up in Maharashtra's Dhule district at a cost of Rs.1,987 crore, Chief ... Read more...

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Punjab agency to install solar plant at Rashtrapati Bhawan


May 21st, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has been selected to install a solar power plant at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital, an official said ... Read more...

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Iran opens combined cycle power plant; first to use gas and solar energy


May 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday inaugurated the Yazd combined cycle power plant which is the first one in the world to use natural gas and solar energy, the state-run ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles to help mop up more solar energy


April 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Using minute graphite particles 1,000 times smaller than the width of human hair, mechanical engineers hope to boost the efficiency and profitability of solar power plants. ... Read more...

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Tata Power, Sunengy to launch floating solar power plant


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Private-run electrical utility provider Tata Power Tuesday said it has entered into a partnership agreement with Australian solar power company, Sunengy for building India's first floating ... Read more...

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Azure Power plans Rs.150 crore solar plant in Meghalaya


February 12th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) American solar power producer Azure Power Saturday announced plans for setting up of a 10 megawatt plant at an investment of Rs.150 crore in Meghalaya - a power ... Read more...

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Solar power plant inaugurated in Gujarat


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated a 1 MW solar power plant here, commissioned in a record 105 days at a cost of Rs.15 crore. "The ... Read more...

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Man-made project could turn arid city into an oasis


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new man-made project to pump water from the Red Sea into the dry coastal city of Aqaba, Jordan, could turn it into an oasis.The government of Jordan ... Read more...

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US-China to build world’s largest solar plant


January 6th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): A US-based renewable energy company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese company to jointly develop the world's largest solar power plant.According to the China Daily, ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi got 8.7 million devotees in 2010


January 4th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 4 (IANS) About 8.7 million devotees visited the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir last year.This was conveyed by temple officials to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and ... Read more...

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Jammu governor’s house gets solar-powered cars


January 4th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 4 (IANS) The Raj Bhawan or the governor's residence in Jammu will now have solar-powered battery cars to ferry visitors and guests, something quite unique for Jammu and Kashmir.The state ... Read more...

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RPP Infra plans to set up 5 MW solar power plant


December 31st, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) RPP Infra Projects Limited Friday announced plans for a 5 MW solar power project with an investment of Rs.80 crore in Tamil Nadu. The company has selected a ... Read more...

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Russia to build solar power plant


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian firms have announced plans to build the country's first industrial solar power station near the Black Sea.The 12.3 megawatt station will be built in the ... Read more...

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US firm to set up solar power plant in Himachal


October 10th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) US-based Bergamo Acquisition Corp is eyeing to tap solar energy in Himachal Pradesh, a company's official said Sunday.The company has evinced interest in setting up a mega solar ... Read more...

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US losing competitive edge to India, China, Germany: Obama


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Accusing "special interests" of stymying his efforts to rebuild the US economy, President Barack Obama says they have created new energy technologies and high-skilled jobs ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd wins five solar power projects from Punjab Government


August 12th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Punj Lloyd Group, the global engineering, procurement and construction conglomerate, today announced winning of five prestigious solar power contracts from Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) on complete ... Read more...

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Farooq advocates increased use of solar power (Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolar (Karnataka), June 17 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Thursday exhorted the people and state governments to make optimal utilisation of solar power to minimise the ... Read more...

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India’s first 3 MW solar plant unveiled in Karnataka


June 17th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolar (Karnataka), June 17 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Thursday inaugurated India's first 3 MW solar power plant in Karnataka's Kolar district. "Solar energy is an inexhaustible source ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi firm bags $600-mn power plant contract


June 9th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 9 (IANS/WAM) An Abu Dhabi renewable energy company has bagged a $600-million contract to build a solar power plant here. Spanish solar energy company Abengoa Solar and French oil major ... Read more...

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Chennai company to enter power sector with Malaysian firm


June 8th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) The city-based Consolidated Construction Company Ltd is negotiating with a Malaysian firm to enter into power sector construction in a major way, a top company official said Tuesday. "We ... Read more...

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Sahara ties up with Israeli firm for solar technology


May 25th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Sahara India Power Corp, a subsidiary of the Sahara India group, Tuesday said it has tied up with Israel-based Safesky Software to manufacture advanced solar power technologies. The companies ... Read more...

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Haryana Raj Bhawan buildings to get solar power plants


May 4th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) The Haryana government has drawn up a Rs.2 crore (Rs.20 million) plan to set up solar power plants at the Haryana Raj Bhawan here and collectorate offices in ... Read more...

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Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar power


April 3rd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Faced with a severe power crunch, the Punjab government Saturday announced that it would set up a chain of solar power plants over the next two years to ... Read more...

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Punjab gets first commercial solar power plant


December 16th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) India's first 2 MW commercial solar power plant was Tuesday inaugurated in Punjab's Amritsar district by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah. The capacity of plant in ... Read more...

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