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Author Archives: Saurabh Mahapatra

Coming Soon: India’s First Municipal Green Bond

February 9th, 2018 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced plans to issue green bonds valued at ₹200 crore (~$31 million) in the financial year 2018-19. The proposal opens up a completely new avenue for municipal bodies in India to attract foreign funding.

International Solar Alliance Eyes 100 Projects By April

January 22nd, 2018 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

During a recent conference of the International Solar Alliance in Abu Dhabi, the Director-General of the agency made several encouraging announcements that indicate a concerted effort towards the target to facilitate the implementation of 1,000 gigawatts of solar power capacity across the world.

India Forced To Cancel Solar Tender Due To WTO Ruling

January 22nd, 2018 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

Non-compliance with a September 2016 ruling of the World Trade Organization that barred India from mandating use of Indian-made solar modules and cells now forced the Indian government to cancel a 250 megawatt tender awarded last year.

India’s Tamil Nadu Plans 500 Megawatt Solar Park

January 22nd, 2018 | by Saurabh Mahapatra

The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced plans to set up a 500 megawatt solar power park. This will be the first solar power park the state government has planned under the central government's 40 gigawatt program.

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