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MADURAI: The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is planning a major awareness campaign on the use of solar power in southern districts.

Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday night, stressed the significance of alternative energy sources for comprehensive prosperity even in interior regions. He was addressing a congregation of Self-Help Group (SHG) members at a village in Unchahar of Rae Barei dstrict.

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NEW DELHI: With the Central Government clearly shifting focus to renewable sources of energy to meet the future energy requirements, the Government has proposed that all special economic zones (SEZs) should meet at least 25 per cent of their lighting needs through solar energy, a move aimed at making optimum use of green energy in such labour and power intensive zones.
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New Delhi: In a quiet move for greening its rapid industrialisation plan, the government is making it mandatory for all SEZs (special economic zones) to power at least a quarter of their lighting needs with solar energy. The government also wants at least half of the lighting requirements for billboards to be solar-powered. TNN

BPL today said it has forayed into solar photo voltaic lighting solutions and other renewable energy based solutions.

The company plans to target four primary market segments -- residential, commercial establishments, infrastructure and the hospitality industry.

BPL said in a statement it has created a portfolio of solar energy products, alternative luminaires using LED technology.

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In a notification issued on December 3, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has announced the generic tariff to be paid to the producers of power from renewable sources including wind, small hydro, biomass, non-fossil fuel-based cogeneration plants and solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power plants.

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday urged Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah to increase the Central subsidy on solar pumps from Rs.50,000 to at least Rs.