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State Bank of India installs 151 solar rooftop sites at their offices and branches

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest commercial Bank, on the occasion of World Earth Day further solidified its commitment to become carbon neutral over time. The Bank has installed 151 solar rooftop sites which will generate 6.23 megawatt (MW) energy. These sites are spread throughout the country.

This will be in addition to the already functional solar capacity of 3 MW and 15 MW through wind energy. The energy generated through these renewable sources are solely for captive use by Bank’s various offices and branches across the country, making them free of any carbon emission.
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Solar Village Project implements solar powered water filtration project in India

Solar Village Project (SVP), a U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to install and manage solar power systems in rural villages in India, has announced its first water filtration project in Chikulia Village.

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Global Solar Photovoltaic Installations to Exceed 100 GW in 2018, IHS Markit Says

Business information provider IHS Markit  announced on December 14 that global photovoltaic (PV) demand is forecast to reach 108 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, largely driven by an improvement in the outlook in China, according to the latest edition of its PV Demand Market Tracker.  IHS Markit expects strong demand from the Chinese market to continue on the back of strong policy support, a successful transition to a more diverse market and strong momentum in the distributed-PV (DPV) sector.

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Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions 100 MW solar plant at Pavagada Solar Park in India

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, announced yesterday that it has commissioned its 100 MW solar plant (50MW X 2) at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The project was won by TPREL in May 2016 under the National Solar Mission Phase-II Batch-II Tranche-I State Specific Bundling Scheme. With this development, TPREL’s total installed operating capacity now stands at 1614 MW.

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Fortum connects 100-MW solar plant to grid in India

Finnish power company Fortum announced today that it has connected a 100-MW solar plant to grid at Pavagada solar park in the Tumkur District, Karnataka, India. This solar plant more than doubles Fortum’s solar production capacity in India from 85 to 185 MW, being Fortum’s fourth, and so far biggest solar energy project built.

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