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    Why decision not to levy dumping duties on solar items will go undisputed

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    According to reports, the Finance Ministry’s decision not to notify anti-dumping duties on solar cells and modules, as recommended by the Commerce Ministry, is likely to go unchallenged as several domestic producers, in a dramatic change of stance, are now not in favour of the proposed levy. “It is quite surprising that a number of domestic producers of solar cells and modules, who had lodged the complaint against cheap imports of the product, have now changed their views,” a Commerce ... Read More »

    IFC lending $14.3M to Azure Power’s solar energy arm

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    According to reports, International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, is lending $14.3 million to PE-backed Azure Power India Private Limited’s renewable energy arm Azure Clean Energy Private Limited, as per a disclosure. IFC proposes to provide ‘A’ loan of up to $14.3 million (Rs 86 crore) equivalent for the development of a 40 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan. Azure Clean has been set up for the sole purposed of construction, operation and ... Read More »

    SunSwitch to roll out diesel-hybrid gensets

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    According to reports, SunSwitch India, a Sahibabad, Delhi-based full-service provider of solar energy solutions, and an arm of Ambica Steels, is now coming up with integrated solar-diesel-grid solutions, promising to cater to the needs of consumers paying high diesel fuel bills due to intermittent or no power supply. The firm is also coming up with a solar water pumping solution, which is ideal for farmers and remote areas where electricity is absent. The new integrated solution makes a lot of ... Read More »

    Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects

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    According to reports, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday reviewed the progress of various projects, including those of solar power, in the capital. Under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Programme, solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants of 335 kWp (kilowatt peak) at eight locations and a 100 kWp SPV plant at Vikas Bhavan have been commissioned, a statement said. The chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) apprised Jung about the progress on converting the area under the ... Read More »

    NTPC looks ahead to PM’s US visit for its geo-thermal project

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    According to reports, state-owned power major NTPC is looking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the United States to harness its plan for the country’s first eco-thermal project. “We may need to send a team to the US to identify agencies for collaboration. But this will be taken at the government level after the Prime Minister’s visit to the US. At present the geo-thermal project is at an exploratory stage and the DPR 9 detailed project report is ... Read More »

    Enrich Energy to Set up 60MW Solar Power Project in Telangana

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    Enrich Energy Private Limited, has got the approval for setting up 60 MW Solar Power Project under ‘Solar Park Concept’ in the newly formed state of Telangana. The ‘Solar Park’ will be set up under Open Offer to supply power to meet the states renewable power obligations. TSTRANSCO (erstwhile APTRANSCO) has issued a `Letter of Intent’ for setting up a 60 MW capacity Solar Park to Enrich Energy under the power purchase agreement at preferential tariff of Rs 6.49 per kWh ... Read More »

    Powerica to market Vestas wind turbines

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    According to reports, in its new avatar in India, Danish wind turbine major Vestas has turned to its Indian customer, Powerica, for marketing. The pact with the Mumbai-based Cummins diesel genset manufacturer is close to finalisation, sources in the know say. Powerica will sell Vestas turbines in India and also take care of servicing the machines. Vestas will only make and sell the wind-power turbines. In September 2012, Vestas had said it would “scale down its sales efforts in India”, ... Read More »

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