To incentivise production of solar power in the state, the cabinet has approved amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017 where small and large prosumers (consumers and producers of solar power) will receive 50% subsidy instead of the earlier proposed interest-free loan that was be recovered in instalments.
Aviation major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) CMD R Mahadhavan, contributing towards green energy production and to achieve self-reliance in electricity power requirement, inaugurated a 8.4MW wind energy power plant near ilkal in Bagalkot district of Karnataka recently.
Gujarat has released its land policy for renewable energy projects, which seeks to set up wind parks and wind-solar hybrid parks in the state, similar to solar parks. Such parks will be a first by any Indian state.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) started off its smart campus development project with the groundbreaking ceremony of the ABB microgrid with battery energy storage at the campus. This is part of the larger R&D collaboration as per a MoU signed between ABB and IIT Roorkee in July 2018. The agreement for technology collaboration also includes the creation of a Smart Grid Resource Center, joint R&D facilities, and support for PhD students.
Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Friday, launched three Department of Science and Technology (DST) Mission Centres on Solar Energy and Water Treatment at Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
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