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    Azure Power to build 1,000 MW solar project in Rajasthan

    According to reports, Azure Power Monday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan government to develop a 1,000 MW solar power project. The power plant is the largest capacity project won under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission -Phase II (JNNSM) which was launched by the central government in 2010 to generate 20,000 MW of solar power by the end of the 13th Five Year Plan in 2022. With this project, the company has ... Read More »

    Infrastructure support set to boost India’s renewable energy programme

    According to reports, the government has taken a slew of measures to create the necessary infrastructure, including providing financial support and easing of environmental regulations, to give a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme. Besides, the government has mandated use of locally made gear for major solar and wind power projects to promote domestic industry, even as it amicably resolved the anti-dumping duty dispute, to make India ”Solar manufacturing” hub with priority for domestic players in line with ”Make ... Read More »

    Suzlon arm Senvion bags contracts worth Rs 420 crore

    According to reports, Suzlon Group firm Senvion SE has bagged orders worth over Rs 420 crore for setting up wind power projects having nearly 64 MW capacity in the UK. Senvion SE has signed four contracts for nearly 64 MW wind power projects in the UK. Three of them are repeat orders. RES has placed an order for 28.7 MW wind plant, Suzlon said in a statement today. Besides, John Laing has given a contract for 14.35 MW project, InfraRed ... Read More »

    Ministry Plans to Expand Renewable Energy Generation

    According to reports, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) Sunday said it is in the process of preparing an energy legislation to expand power generation capacity through a judicious mix of conventional and non-conventional sources. “The ministry is also preparing a scale up plan for the development of solar (power) generation in the next five years,” it said in a statement. The announcement follows Friday’s tabling of amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, in the Lok Sabha, initiating ... Read More »

    Govt for Rs 1-cr penalty on entities violating Electricity Act

    According to reports, seeking to make penal provisions more stringent in the power sector, the government has proposed imposing up to Rs 1 crore fine on entities violating norms under the Electricity Act. The proposed penalty limit would be a steep jump as it is just Rs 1 lakh under the existing provision.  As per the government, huge penalty that could run up to Rs 1 crore would be slapped on entities found to be non-complying with any orders or ... Read More »

    Terra Motors unveils electric three-wheeler for India

    According to reports, Japanese electric vehicle (EV) startup Terra Motors today unveiled a three-wheeler to be sold in developing Asian markets as an affordable and environmentally-minded alternative to gas-powered scooters and trikes. Dubbed the R6, Terra Motors’ new three-wheeler can accommodate seven people (six passengers and a driver) and travel 100 kilometers on a single charge. The startup claims that charging costs amount to a mere US$328 per year. A similar gas-powered three-wheeler, on the other hand, burns through US$4,307 of petrol annually. ... Read More »

    Karnataka renewable energy policy is a paper tiger: C-STEP

    According to reports, even as Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Nitin Gadkari are working out ways to use renewable energy and reduce India’s carbon footprint, a report by climate scientists from the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (C-STEP) has taken Karnataka to task for losing its status as a pioneer in this sector. The report was submitted by 25 ruling and Opposition legislators in Karnataka, headed by minister Dinesh Gundu Rao and including Priyank Kharge, the son ... Read More »

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