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    Proactive Government Policy Can Double Wind Energy Market Instantly: Gamesa

    According to reports, Spanish energy major Gamesa has pointed out that a proactive government policy on Wind energy could instantly double the market for Wind energy generation, from 2500 MW to 5000 MW, in the country. The market leader in wind turbine manufacturing in the country is also planning to invest over 100 million Euros in India in the next five years. Speaking to reporters while inaugurating a new production line for their G114-2 MW turbine in Mamandur, Gamesa Group’s ... Read More »

    Railways to set up 26 MW windfarm

    According to reports,  Railways, one of the biggest consumers of energy, is moving towards harnessing green power with a 26 MW windmill proposed to be built in Rajasthan. The project, the biggest renewable energy initiative by the national transporter, is to be set up in Jaisalmer at a cost of Rs 150 crore and targeted to be completed in about nine months. “We.. Have to explore new and renewable sources of energy for our energy basket,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ... Read More »

    Tata Power Renewable Energy to invest in wind energy firms

    According to reports, The Tata group’s renewable energy arm is in talks to invest in a wind energy firm, revving up deal activity in a sector that has lured General Electric, Goldman Sachs and the Asian Development Bank, as the company seeks to achieve its goal of adding as much as 300 MW to its portfolio annually. “We are currently speaking to three wind power companies based in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra…We hope to close a deal soon as ... Read More »

    India is the second largest market for Gamesa: Ignacio Martin

    According to reports, Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa expects to reach a wind turbine output of about 700 MW in India this year, up from 400 MW in 2013. The company’s chairman Ignacio Martin was in Chennai to launch a new production line at the company’s plant in Mamandur, near Chennai to manufacture larger G114-2.0 MW machines, which are expected to be launched in 2015. He spoke about his company’s India plans with T E Narasimhan. Edited excerpts: How do ... Read More »

    Pvt players keen on setting up solar pwr plants in MP:Official

    According to reports, with Madhya Pradesh emerging as a solar power hub, private developers including Tata Power are keen on setting up such projects in the state, a senior state government official said today. Madhya Pradesh currently has an operational capacity of 356 MW of solar power from 114 projects and expects to reach 700 MW this fiscal.  ”Various public and private sector firms are coming forward to set up solar projects in the state. Tata Power is also planning ... Read More »

    Cheap electricity for poor squeezing out solar in India

    According to reports, the villagers of Dharnai in northern India had been living without electricity for more than 30 years when Greenpeace installed a microgrid to supply reliable, low-cost solar power. Then, within weeks of the lights flickering on in Dharnai’s mud huts, the government utility hooked up the grid—flooding the community with cheap power that undercut the fledgling solar network. While Greenpeace had come to Dharnai at Bihar’s invitation, the unannounced arrival of the state’s utility threatened to put ... Read More »

    India plans solar army, to train 50,000 people

    According to reports, the government is planning to train around 50,000 people in areas related to solar power—a so-called solar army that would help India achieve ambitious targets in harnessing the power of the sun. The workforce will be trained through organizations such as the industrial training institutes (ITIs) under the government’s national skill development mission. While India has a solar generation capacity of 2,900 MW, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has substantially revised an earlier target of achieving ... Read More »

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