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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: Sales Volume in 2013/2014 Far Below Expectations

    India: Sales Volume in 2013/2014 Far Below Expectations

    The collector area sold in India during financial year April 2013 to March 2014 was obviously far below expectations: The relevant 65 channel partners achieved sales of 0.85 million m² collector area in these 12 months, almost half of what the companies had planned and reported to...
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  • India: National Housing Bank Grants Subsidised Loans

    India: National Housing Bank Grants Subsidised Loans

    On 31 March 2014, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the National Housing Bank (NHB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide subsidies for private households when they purchase solar water heating and solar lighting equipment. The beneficiaries can only...
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  • India: ESCO Concept for Wheel Producer

    India: ESCO Concept for Wheel Producer

    Wheels India, one of the world’s largest wheel manufacturers for commercial vehicles, is profiting from one of the few ESCO projects in India. The Energy Service Company (ESCO) Aspiration Energy has been delivering heat from a 1,365 m² vacuum collector field for almost two years now. The...
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  • India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    The German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ, will be working together with the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on analysing and optimising existing solar process heat installations in India...
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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: Ministry Presents Awards to Eight Solar Thermal Manufacturers

    India: Ministry Presents Awards to Eight Solar Thermal Manufacturers

    On 17 December 2014, the Indian Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, presented in New Delhi awards to the most successful Channel Partners of the national solar thermal subsidy scheme. In front of around 250 participants from policy, industry and media, Dr...
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  • India: New Five-Year Guarantee on Solar Tanks

    India: New Five-Year Guarantee on Solar Tanks

    Many Indian regions suffer from bad water quality: More than 75% of the country has moderately hard to very hard water. Chloride levels are also high in specific areas when water is obtained from boreholes. The “desired” legal chloride limit for drinking water is 0.25 g/litre...

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  • India: TERI Sets Targets for Large Buildings with GRIHA Label

    India: TERI Sets Targets for Large Buildings with GRIHA Label

    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a policy research organisation, has created a tool to measure and evaluate a building's environmental performance. The tool was developed in the context of India's varied climate and building practices, called Green Rating for Integrated...

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  • Intersolar India 2013: Conference Focuses on Solar Process Heat

    Intersolar India 2013: Conference Focuses on Solar Process Heat

    Going into its fifth year, the annual Intersolar India conference is expecting 700 national and international attendees, as well as roughly 100 speakers from all around the world. The international event, which will take place in the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai from 11 to 14 November...

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