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What Will California’s New Solar Mandate Mean for the State?

This year, each new home built in California will come with something extra on top — solar panels. In 2018, the California Building Standards Commission made history, unanimously approving a mandate requiring newly constructed homes up to three stories tall to install solar panels. The first of its kind in the United States, this mandate…

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MNRE clarifies in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells

In a major decision that is likely to give a further boost to the domestic manufacturing of solar cells in India, MNRE has issued a clarification in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells today. It may be noted that a number of flagship programmes of MNRE such as KUSUM, have provisions for mandatory use…

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Advantages of Solar Power for Businesses

Companies that want to transition to a more eco-friendly energy option can ponder investing in a solar panel setup. Taking that approach could bring about a wide variety of perks for businesses. Have Positive Effects on the Community No matter when you established your business or opened a particular branch in the community, residents —…

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ISA’s first assembly launched

The first assembly of International Solar Alliance, ISA was launched by the Prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan. Mr. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General also graced the occasion which coincided with the opening of second IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting and the 2nd Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors Meet and Expo). Mr….

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ISMA Wants 95% safeguard duty on solar cells import

Imposition of 95 percent safeguard duty has been demanded by Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) on imports of solar cells and modules. This imposition has been raised to protect the domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. On the issue held today, the manufacturers association put the demand forward when a public hearing was held under…

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Government To Amend Solar Bidding Rules

To reduce the fears of an adverse impact on India’s solar energy programme, caused due to the proposed 70 percent safeguard duty, RK Singh, the Power Minister, released a statement on Wednesday that government would revise the bidding rules to allow pass-through of duty hike. He also added that the government would assure that the…

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Should Education Institutes Invest More in Renewable Energy?

Any college you attend, no matter where it is in the world, has to attend to its energy costs. For the individual homeowner, you know that this is a massive portion of your monthly bills. But for universities, it’s even more substantial. Entire computer labs are open 24 hours a day, water heaters power locker…