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India Added Record 1,836 Mw Of Rooftop Solar Power In Last Fiscal.

Rooftop solar power in India grew at a robust pace with the country adding a record 1,836 Mw in the last fiscal.  At the end of FY19, the overall installed rooftop solar capacity stood at 4,375 Mw, soaring 72 per cent over FY18.

The fresh capacity addition came from commercial, industrial, public sector and residential projects. With a nameplate capacity of 2,140 Mw, the industrial segment is the biggest contributor to the solar rooftop power portfolio.

CapitaLand To Install 21, 240 Rooftop Solar Panels This Year.

CapitaLand will partner with Sembcorp Industries to install about 21,240 rooftop solar farms atop six properties in Singapore to generate over 10,000-megawatt-hours of energy annually. The installation will form the most significant combined rooftop solar facility in Singapore by a real estate company.

The energy generated through solar farms will significantly lower CapitaLand’s carbon footprint. This renewable source will avoid over 4.3 million kg of carbon emissions each year. These latest efforts will also bring the Group closer to its new sustainability targets to generate at least 20% energy consumption from renewable energy for its enlarged global portfolio by 2025.

Belectric Switches On 26 MWp Of Rooftop Solar In India.

Germany’s Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH announced the commissioning of 26 MWp of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plants in India on behalf of Singapore-based solar power plants developer Cleantech Solar. 

Belectric’s Indian unit Belectric Photovoltaic India Pvt Ltd was responsible for building and commissioning the two systems, which it says are among the largest ones of their kind in Asia. Both facilities were installed within six months.The 16-MWp plant was built for textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd, while a 10-MWp array was installed for Apollo Tyres at its facility in Chennai.

Delhi Police Goes Green: Signs Pact with SECI for 3-4 MW of Rooftop Solar Installations

The Delhi Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to install rooftop solar energy systems on its establishments.

Through this MoU, it is estimated that rooftop solar systems of 3-4 MW capacity will be installed across various Delhi Police buildings in the national capital.The MoU states that SECI has agreed to implement grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems on the buildings of Delhi Police. There are over 200 establishments owned by Delhi Police across the capital.

Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for the current financial year (FY) 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced.This target includes both solar and wind, and out of this targeted capacity, 20 GW will be specifically for the state while 10 GW will be for projects tendered by the national implementing agencies.

The state government has renewed its focus on distributed generation solar projects in the state with the new budget having a provision of ₹10 billion (~$144.9 million) for a new rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program.Under the proposed rooftop solar PV program, 200,000 families will be covered during the year and the beneficiaries will be given a subsidy of up to 40% of the capital cost for rooftop solar projects of capacity 3 kW and a subsidy of 20% on the system cost for rooftop solar projects in the range of 3 kW to 10 kW.



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