Jaisalmer Military Station to get a smart makeover

After the rigorous effort of the Indian Government, this time the Indian Army has drawn a detailed plan to develop the Jaisalmer Military Station in Rajasthan as a smart facility patterned on the Centre’s Smart Cities, an official said...

New solar costs announced for off-grid, rooftop

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the new benchmark costs for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar projects for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. PV Magazine reported that according to the MNRE memorandum, the...

Lightsource BP completes first Indian solar power project

UK-based Lightsource BP, Europe's biggest solar energy developer, has completed its first big solar project in India, it said on Monday. Reuters reported that the project in the Indian state of Maharashtra can generate 60 megawatts (MW) of electricity at its peak, enough to...

SoftBank to invest $60-100 billion in India’s solar industry

SoftBank Group, a Japanese telecom giant-turned-tech investor, plans to invest $60 to $100 billion in Indian solar projects, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led administration has been promoting a plan to take advantage of India’s plentiful...

Govt panel bats for early release of spectrum for R&D

The telecom department should quickly release spectrum for research and development (R&D) of fifth-generation, or 5G, networks and set up labs to showcase potential uses to industry, a government panel set up to provide a road map for 5G...

Railways Hyderabad zone adopts 100% LED lighting

In a move for energy conservation in Indian railways, Hyderabad division railway quarters and Colony Street lights are going to adopt 100 per cent Light-Emitting Diode (LED) under the South-Central Railways.  Hyderabad division is the first division which is...

Voda, Idea to get DoT’s conditional approval on business merger today

June 18, 2018 – Monday might turn out to be a big day for Idea Cellular and Vodafone as the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) is likely to provide a conditional approval to the merger of the country’s two largest...

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Bharat Electronics’ representative office in Vietnam

In a significant move to boost India-Vietnam ties, union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first representative office of the state-owned defence equipment manufacturer Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in Hanoi, reported Livemint. Sitharaman handed over the symbolic key of BEL’s...

Magenta Power ventures into solar-based EV charging space, eyes 100 installations in FY19

Magenta Power, a one-year-old rooftop solar developer, has ventured into e-vehicle charging segment and is targeting to install 100 solar-based EV fast-charging stations across Mumbai by the end of FY19, reported The Hindu Business Line. The company on Wednesday launched...

Karnataka invites expression of interest to install three floating solar projects

The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board has invited expression of interest (EoI) to set up floating solar power projects over reservoirs in Manvi, Sirguppa, and Ballari City. The board intends to lease 60 to 70 acres of land...

Telecom dept, aviation ministry to meet in 10 days on in-flight connectivity norms

DoT and the civial aviation ministry officials will meet within 10 days to discuss "operational details" of in-flight connectivity, cleared recently by the Telecom Commission, reported Economic Times. The meeting - the date for which is yet to be finalised -...

Tata signs 5MW rooftop solar PPA with GE in India

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Indian power giant Tata Power, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US-based conglomerate GE to provide solar rooftop solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India, reported PV...

Reliance Jio third-largest telecom by revenue market share

Reliance Jio Infocomm has become India’s third-largest telecom operator by revenue market share, dislodging Kumar Birla-led Idea Cellular and closing in on Vodafone India as its aggressive pricing strategy left rivals struggling. According to ETTelecom, just 19 months since starting services, Mukesh Ambani-controlled...

Solar installations in India increased 34 percent to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update report. The record quarter was partly a result of project commissioning’s that...

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