Solar Power Current Affairs - 2019

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CCEA approves launch of KUSUM scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of KUSUM, Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan scheme. The scheme aims to provide financial and water security to farmers through harnessing solar energy capacities of 25.75 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. Component of the Scheme The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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Go Green Initiatives in Indian Railways

Railways form the backbone of the Indian Transportation System. The Railways has undertaken following measures under its Go Green initiatives: Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020-21. This would help Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source. Wind energy plants of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Diu becomes first Union Territory to run 100% on solar power

Diu has become the first and only Union Territory in the country to be fully run on solar energy. The UT generates total of 13 megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar power generating facilities daily. Of this, 3 MW is generated by rooftop solar plants and 10 MW by its other solar power plants. Key Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Shakti Sthala: World’s largest solar park launched in Karnataka

The first phase Shakti Sthala solar park having total capacity of 2,000 megawatts (MW) was inaugurated in drought-prone Pavagada region of Tumkur district, Karanataka. It is claimed to be world’s largest solar park. The park ties in with the Central Government’s scheme to generate 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2020. It has been Read More…

Month:  Categories: States

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World Bank: India emerging as front-runner in fight against Climate Change

The World Bank has observed that India is emerging as a frontrunner in the fight against climate change. It has noted that India is gradually replacing coal energy with solar power as a source of energy. Salient Facts The World Bank has observed that India has made a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Study on Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for Solar Power Generation Projects in Solar Rich Countries Commissioned

India along with countries like Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Yemen has jointly commissioned a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for solar power generation projects in solar rich countries. The commissioning of the study is aimed at dramatic reduction in the cost Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Adani Group inks MoU with Tamil Nadu Government to set up 650 MW solar power plant

Adani Group has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tamil Nadu Government to set up 650 Mega Watt (MW) solar power plant in Ramanathapuram district. The group will set up five solar power units at a cost of 4,536 crore rupees. Around 70 per cent of the investment will be through internal accruals, while Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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