Solar Power Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised

The Indian Railways has solarised more than 960 railway stations. This is being done to achieve the objective of becoming 100% self sustainable for all its power needs. Highlights Currently, the Indian Railways have orders to place 198 MW of solar roof top in 550 stations. Some of the major stations solarised so far are Read More…

Investment Capacity of India in renewable sector reached 500-700 billion USD

The Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a study according to which India has increased its potential of renewable energy investments to 500-700 billion USD. This is mainly because of improvements in solar power in the country. Highlights According to the study, the ultra-mega solar parks in the country have attracted foreign capital. Read More…

International Energy Agency: India the third largest producer of Electricity

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Power quoted International Energy Agency ranking in the Parliament. According to the ranking, India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world. Also, it is ranked 106th in terms of per capital consumption. Highlights India has now become power surplus from power deficit. Therefore, it is Read More…

Gujarat has highest number of Solar Rooftop Installations

Gujarat has topped solar roof top plants across the country. The state government has taken up dedicated schemes in order to achieve renewable power goals. Highlights There are more than 50,915 rooftop solar plants set up in the state today. The state government has adopted the scheme called “Surya Gujarat” in order increase the use Read More…

EEESL of GoI completes one successful year in making India Energy Efficient

The EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) recently celebrated its 10 years of successful operation. The Company adopted the policy of making India Energy Efficiency a year back. It has successfully completed its one year of energy efficiency policy. Highlights In the last one year, the company has installed more than 10 lakh smart meters all Read More…