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Net Metered Solar Plant at Indian School- Real Data

“In God we trust, everyone else bring data.”

The Indian School, New Delhi has installed a 71.2 kW net metered solar plant as previously reported by Sunkalp Energy. We had predicted that the school’s electricity bill would reduce by 65%. Now that data from the first quarter of electricity bills is out, the I am happy to share that there have been positive changes in the electricity bills after installation of solar. (more…)

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MNRE takes us by surprise: 30% subsidy back in solar

There has been an unexpected shift in the thinking of the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) about subsidies. In the past few (recent) meetings, MNRE hosted for its channel partners it was apparent that the subsidy would be withdrawn completely for all customer segments in the Grid-connected Rooftop Solar segment. It was obvious by looking at their moves as well. (more…)

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Takeaways from the Solar Summit: Day 1

The solar summit held in Gurgaon was organized by a real estate company named Shobh Group currently showing interest in ‘Green Buildings’, in collaboration with MNRE.

The much awaited event which was getting covered in the newspaper days ahead of it being held took place on 15th July, 2015 at the Epicenter in Gurgaon (a solar city). As we all know that the government these days is more enthusiastic about getting things done than the private sector and the public at large. This observation was reinforced again today. The panelists included representatives from SECI (Mr. Rakesh Kumar), MNRE (Mr. A.K Tripathi) and NISE (Mr. O.S Shastri who directly addressed the end customers about going solar. (more…)

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