Tag Archives: solar energy

    World’s Largest Solar Park Launched In India

    August 7, 2018

    The world's largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs.16,500 crore at Pavagada in Karnataka's Tumakuru district was launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today. The 2,000 MW park, named as 'Shakti Sthala', spans across 13,000 acres spread over five villages and is a benchmark in the uni..

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    Modi Calls For Setting Up Model Solar Cities

    May 10, 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for setting up some model solar cities where power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy, an official statement said on Tuesday. Modi, who on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewa..

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    Create Awareness On Protecting Nature: Prime Minister Modi On Earth Day

    April 22, 2017

    On the occasion of the Earth Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hoped that awareness would be created about protecting nature and natural resources. "EarthDay is a day of gratitude to Mother Earth & a day to reiterate our firm resolve to keep our planet clean & green," he tweeted. "It is ..

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    Gujarat Government Buys Solar Energy At 15 Rs Per Unit From Private 38 Firms

    March 4, 2017

    At a time when solar power costs in the country have fallen to record lows, Gujarat government bought solar power at the cost of Rs 15 per unit from 38 different private producers during the last two years. According to the data shared in the Gujarat Assembly on Friday, the state government said ..

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    Gujarat Will Soon Generate Power Using Solar-Wind Energy Together

    February 17, 2017

    At a time when the demand for solar projects is dwindling, the Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is developing a hybrid technology using solar and wind energy to generate power. The institute is doing research on developing a hybrid rooftop solar-wind tower amid rising conc..

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    Why India’s Canals Could Help Fast-Forward Its Solar Energy Plans

    January 28, 2017

    Mehsana (Gujarat): As far as the eye can see, line after line of solar panels stretch out in the midday sun beating down on the village of Chandrasan here in this eastern Gujarat district, which squeezes in 80 more people per sq km than Indias already crowded average of 441. But there is no land ..

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    American Talk Show Host ‘David Letterman’ Interviews PM Modi

    September 22, 2016

    American talk show host David Letterman, who is now helming a documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” for National Geographic on climate change and solar energy, interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an episode. In the preview of the upcoming episode, Letterman says, ..

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    Veraval, Gir Somnath to Host This Year’s Republic Day Celebrations

    January 25, 2016

    Rajkot: The Gir-Somnath district is selected for a series of events on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations from Monday. This year, Veraval, district's main town is hosting the state-level R-Day celebrations. Gujarat Chief minister Anandiben Patel along with Gujarat governor O P Kohli will b..

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    Prime Minister Modi Flag-Off First Electric Bus Service for MPs

    December 21, 2015

    New Delhi: On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flag off a lithium-ion-powered bus in the Parliament. Prime Minister said there is a need to harness solar energy. Terming the negative impact of environment pollution as a challenge. Prime Minister Modi said, “Discussions of environment have b..

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    New technique could make solar energy cheaper

    August 1, 2015

    Mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by a butterfly species to heat up its flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by solar panels can increase by almost 50 %, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found. Increased efficiency of solar energy production with the new..

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