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Green Infra ready to invest in solar powered towers

IDFC PE funded-Green Infra Ltd, a solar power developer, is ready to invest to put up mini solar plants that could power telecom towers, the company's Chief Operating Officer, Mr Sunil Jain, told Business Line.

“Absolutely,” he said, when asked if Green Infra was okay to go with the “capex model” that the telecom tower companies wanted.

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Power-ful Gujarat seeks Centre's help

 It is not just surplus solar power beyond a certain cap being produced in Gujarat that the state government wants the Government of India (GoI) to buy up as it "cannot be utilized" at home.

Well-placed Sachivalaya sources now say, the state government has lately moved an application to the GoI to buy up and sell surplus power to the tune of 1,100 MW, lying unutilized at the state's gas-based power plants. "We want the GoI to take it and sell it to other, power-starved states", a senior official said.

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Solar power cells on Narmada canal to light up rural homes

What was dismissed as an outlandish announcement by chief minister Narendra Modi is turning into reality. Gujarat is all set to become the first state in the country to generate solar power through panels mounted on a water body, the Narmada canal to be specific.

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has undertaken the pilot project of 1 MW, under which solar panels will be installed atop the Narmada canal for generating power. The solar panels would be laid on around 1 km of the Narmada canal for generating 1 MW of solar power.

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Double renewable energy by 2030, EU tells developing nations

 The EU wants countries meeting at a conference in June under the UN's Rio+20 mechanism to double their share of renewable energy by 2030 under an international obligation. It also wants countries like India to agree to double its energy efficiency levels under an international understanding.

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State to give priority to green projects

The state government has decided to put its weight behind green and environment-friendly industrial projects, and such projects will be given preference in terms of expedited clearance and other non-financial benefits.

This was stated by Valsa Nair Singh, state environment secretary, while addressing the conference, 'Green co - the next wave for sustaining growth,' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Mumbai on Friday.

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India on the Zero Carbon Index

The article presents an insight into the RICS Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index which considers zero carbon in the built environment as a directional goal.

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Himachal Pradesh to be the 1st state to become carbon-neutral by 2020: Dhumal

 Himachal Pradesh would be the first state in the country to become carbon neutral by 2020 by undertaking "carbon smart growth", Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal claimed here today. 

"The carbon footprint per capita in Himachal Pradesh has been assessed at 1.4 tonne per capita in comparison to national average of 1.57 tonnes per capita," Dhumal said while speaking at 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. 

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India’s Largest Solar Program Cuts Power Rates by Up to 33%

India’s largest solar program cut the preferential rate it pays utilities for sun power as much as 33 percent as global prices of panels declined by more than half.

Photovoltaic plants commissioned after the Jan. 28 deadline will be paid a rate of 9.98 rupees (20 cents) per kilowatt-hour for the first 12 years, compared with 15 rupees for those finished on time, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission said in a tariff order on its website. The rate will be reduced to 7 rupees per kilowatt-hour for the next 13 years.

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