The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved the ‘Mukhyamantri Solar Power Scheme’, which offers residents who install rooftop solar panels a subsidy on their electricity bill for a period of five years from the existing three read more
The Ghaziabad Development Authority is in the final negotiations for setting up 3 megawatt (MW) solar power plant which will power nearly 700 LED lights installed on the 10.3km Hindon elevated road read more
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finalised a new policy to regulate street advertising or hoardings in the city, clearing the decks for digital billboards, a first in some areas. read more
Skyrises in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka are embracing solar power and have upped their game in the renewable energy landscape. On Saturday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated a solar plant at four apartment complexes in the suburb bordering Gurgaon. The four societies are - Shree Balaji Apartment CGHS Ltd, Saksham Apartments, Supriya Apartments and Navratan Apartments. (Hindustan Times)read more
The state electricity distribution company has been unenthusiastic about solar power generation under net metering as it would lead to huge revenue losses. Unless the company is compensated, Pune’s solar power potential will continue to go waste. read more
In 2015, SoftBank pledged to invest $20 billion in Indian solar projects with a goal of generating 20 gigawatts (GW) of energy as the majority partner in a joint venture with India’s Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn. read more
Workers seen at the Solar Power Plant at Diu. In September 2016, Diu became the first city in India to run completely on solar energy during the day. The power comes from its two solar parks — spread over 0.2 sq km — and the rooftop panels on 112 government establishments.
Delhi government recently told the Supreme Court that it wanted to add 1,000 electric buses to its fleet, but a switchover will take a lot more than just buying and putting e-buses on the road. read more