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  • Himachal Pradesh Dairy Case Study

    India: Process Heat System Monitoring Shows Fair Performance but Room for Improvement

    The SoPro India project has scientifically monitored two solar water heating systems for a year with the aim of presenting reliable data on system performance (see the attached PDFs). The measured 20 % solar efficiency would put the ROI between 2 and 3 years, depending on the development of...
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  • India: Government Stops Federal Subsidy Scheme

    India: Government Stops Federal Subsidy Scheme

    “Channel partners are free to sell on their own without subsidy from Government of India,” the office memorandum by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stated on 12 August 2014. This is an important victory for India’s solar water heater manufacturers, which pre-financed around...
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  • India: Bus Tickets Generate Publicity for Solar Water Heaters

    India: Bus Tickets Generate Publicity for Solar Water Heaters

    A bit more than two years ago, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), the state agency of Rajasthan, a state in western India, launched a massive publicity campaign in order to increase awareness of solar energy systems. The Publications Relations Office of the RRECL has...
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  • India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched in January 2010 as one of the eight Missions under Climate Change in India and was to be implemented by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It set an ambitious target for the solar thermal sector: 20 million m² of...

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  • India: Drop Vacuum Tube Collector Subsidy?

    India: Drop Vacuum Tube Collector Subsidy?

    To protect local solar photovoltaic manufacturers, the Indian government has made it mandatory in its National Solar Mission to use locally made cells and modules. There is no such rule for the solar thermal sector, in which the state subsidises 30 to 60 % of the price of a solar water...

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  • India: Industry Shifts to Vacuum Tube Collectors

    India: Industry Shifts to Vacuum Tube Collectors

    The renewed growth of the Indian solar thermal market has existing manufacturers expanding their production capacities and integrating vertically. Solar water heaters based on vacuum tube collectors are a popular product, already covering around 40 % of the newly installed 1 million m...

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  • India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India, had invited all channel partners of the federal incentive programme to a meeting in New Delhi on 31 January 2013. Out of the 68 partners, 42 followed the invitation to discuss the...

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  • India: CEO Panel Calls for Increased Efforts in R&D

    India: CEO Panel Calls for Increased Efforts in R&D

    The discussion panel of the solar thermal industry was one of the star attractions at the Intersolar India conference, which took place at the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai in the middle of December. The panel consisted of the CEOs of leading solar water heater manufacturers (from right...

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