Solar Energy in MP, India news: The Saviour of the two ‘E’s

MP, India Solar Energy NEWS: What are the two ‘E’s? 

Economy and Ecology have been on loggerheads for as long as we can remember, haven’t they? 

One is always said to have flourished at the cost of the other. But this doesn’t need to go on anymore, because Solar Power is all set to save the day! 

Solar Power has been drawing the world economy towards itself like a moth to fire now.

So here are the steps and accomplishments of India on its way to going Solar, to know which, all you have to do is keep reading and stay tuned because, in our next two blogs, we’re all set with a crisp yet informative compilation of all the top solar developments in Madhya Pradesh (MP), India, served on just two platters!

Rewa Solar Power plant Recruitment 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 750-Megawatt (Mw) ultra mega solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, which is touted as Asia’s largest solar power project. The facility was commissioned in January 2020 and will supply power to Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The project is built over an area of 1,550 hectares.

Speaking at the virtual conference, Modi said that the Rewa project will make the entire region a major hub for pure and clean energy in this decade.

“Solar Energy projects are a true representation of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India). Economy is an important aspect of self-reliance and progress. India has resolved the dilemma between Ecology and Economy by focussing on solar energy projects,” the PM said.

“Not just for the present, solar energy will be a medium of energy needs of the 21st century.” He added. The PM also called upon the domestic industry to drive the growth of solar power in India through indigenous goods and equipment.

“India is reducing its dependence on imports of equipment needed for solar plants, such as photovoltaic cells, battery technology etc. I want to encourage the industry, the youth, MSMEs and Start-ups to not miss this opportunity and work for production and betterment of all the inputs required for solar energy,” he said.

India re-elected as president of International Solar Alliance

India and France were re-elected as president and co-president of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for a term of two years at its third assembly on October 14, Wednesday, an official statement said.

Initiatives launched:

  • Coalition for Sustainable Climate Action (CSCA) for institutionalizing ISA’s engagement with the private and public corporate sector.
  • Seventh Programme on Solarizing Heating and Cooling systems, which significantly draws its energy from traditional power sources.
  • For the first time, following Solar awards were conferred. Visvesvaraya award, recognizes the countries with maximum floating solar capacity in each of the four regions of ISA.
  • Kalpana Chawla award recognises the outstanding contribution of scientists and engineers working in the field of Indian solar energy.

Tata Power to develop 100 MW solar project in Gujarat

“It is an important milestone in the company’s endeavour to generate 35 to 40% of Tata Power’s total generation capacity from clean energy sources and will go a long way to meet the country’s commitment towards green and clean energy,” the company said in a statement.

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Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 12,742 MW. With nearly 2.6 gigawatt of renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30% of the company’s portfolio, it is a leader in clean energy.

How this Jaipur-based Indian solar energy startup clocked an average revenue of Rs 300 Cr in the past three years

Founded in 2011, Jaipur-based Indian solar energy startup, Rays Experts caters to residential and industrial clients. At present, it manages assets worth Rs 2,500 crore.

Heavy use of fossil-fuel-based electricity comes at a heavy cost on the environment. It leads to increased emission of carbon dioxide which disturbs the ecosystem and drives climate change. In fact, PM Narendra Modi stated 40 percent of India’s electricity will be generated by non-fossil fuel based sources like solar and wind energy by 2030. 

Hence, after completing BTech in computer science from Rajasthan Technical University, it only seemed apt for Nidhi Gupta to join her brother’s year-old solar startup, Rays Experts, founded in 2011. 

The duo has made significant strides in the last eight years. With its headquarters in Jaipur, Rajasthan and an office in Singapore, Ray Experts has clocked an average revenue of Rs 300 crore in the last three financial years. The startup also owns seven solar parks worth Rs 60 crore and is handling assets worth Rs 2,500 crore at the moment. India is the world’s third largest solar market in 2019, according to India Solar Market Leaderboard 2020.

Uttar Pradesh: Solar-powered tube wells to be installed for farmers

The Community Mini Green Tubewell Scheme, under private minor irrigation, will entail a solar-powered tube well being installed for groups of small and marginal farmers. A group will have a minimum of 10 members.

Lucknow: In a big push to solar power, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved a pilot project in which solar tubewells will be installed for community use by farmers.

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The Community Mini Green Tubewell Scheme, under private minor irrigation, will entail a solar-powered tube well being installed for groups of small and marginal farmers. 

One tubewell is estimated to be able to irrigate a 6-hectare land and create capacity for irrigating a 10-hectare land. Under the scheme, the tubewell is proposed to be installed at a depth of 69 metres. 

Adani Green transfers 205 MW solar assets to JV with TOTAL for Rs 1,632 cr

The transaction underlines AGEL’s and TOTAL’s commitment to growing the JV platform and deepens their partnership in the renewables space, the statement said.

“India continues to be one of the most attractive markets for clean energy globally. We are delighted to expand our partnership with TOTAL and committed to growing our JV platform with them. This step is in line with our ambition of achieving 25 GW of RE capacity by 2025,” Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said.

Coal India arm CCL plans to install 80 MWp ground-mounted solar power plant in FY21

State-owned Coal India Ltd’s arm Central Coalfields is planning to install 80 Megawatt peak (MWp) ground-mounted solar power plant in the ongoing fiscal year. Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) said that action has also been taken for installation of solar plants on rooftops as green energy will reduce day-time demand.

“Apart from rooftop solar projects, CCL is in process of awarding work for 20 MWp solar power plant at Piparwar, which is expected to be installed in the current FY 2020-21,” the company said in its recent report.

Till date, CCL has generated more than 7.2 lakh units of solar power with the installed solar power plants.

The company said that one kWh solar energy generation reduces 0.932 kg carbon dioxide emission.

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