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India Installs Solar Energy Systems at Parliament House Complex

The Parliament House toady took a major step towards sustainable energy when Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar inaugurated a 80 KWp Solar Photovoltaic power plant and a 2000 liter per day solar water heater system at the Parliament House Complex in New Delhi. The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah was also present on the occasion. The new systems are part of the demonstration of renewable energy systems at the Parliament House Complex under the “Special ... Read More »

Gammon Infra sells its 50% stake in 8 biomass projects and buys stake in 6 biomass projects

Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd. said it had sold its 50 percent stake in the 12-MW operational biomass power plant of Punjab Biomass Power Ltd. at Ghanour to its joint venture partner for a cash consideration. The company further sold its 50 percent stake in seven other biomass power projects in Punjab to its joint venture partner and had in turn bought an additional 50 percent stake in six biomass power project in Haryana and one in Punjab from the JV ... Read More »

45 models of wind turbines manufactured in India by 18 manufacturers

Wind energy has witnessed a lot of activity in recent times in India. Panchabuta, has earlier talked about the Generation Based Incentives (GBI) scheme for grid connected wind power projects with the objective of broadening the investors base by attracting FDI and independent power producers. The wind manufacturing space has grown steadily in India with about 7.5GW of manufacturing capacity in India today which is expected to reach about 10.5GW in 2012-13. India had 11,800 MW of wind power installed ... Read More »

Spire Establishes Solar Branch Office in India

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company that provides capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce (PV) modules, today announced that it has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Solar Technologies Private Limited, that will have an office in Bangalore, India. Leading Spire Solar Technologies Private Limited is Mr. Harjinder “Harry” Wahra who joined Spire in 2008 as the Vice President of Solar Cell Lines, and has more than proven he is capable of assuming the position as ... Read More »

Canada keen to partner India on clean energy promotion

According to reports, an important Canadian delegation comprising representatives of innovative companies engaged in the production of renewable energy will participate in the forthcoming 5th Renewable Energy India 2011 Expo to be held in New Delhi on August 10, 2011. The delegation will also participate in the Canada-India Seminar on Renewable Energy being organised by the High Commission of Canada on the margins of the Expo. The session will provide Canadian companies an opportunity to present their capabilities to representatives ... Read More »

Bharat Renewable Energy Forms Alliance With SG Biofuels to Deploy Jatropha Hybrids for Biodiesel in India

Bharat Renewable Energy Ltd (BREL), a joint-venture of Bharat Petroleum, India’s second largest petroleum company, has initiated a program with SG Biofuels (SGB) to develop and deploy elite hybrids of Jatropha for the production of biodiesel in India. The program’s first phase includes a crop development effort to produce high performing hybrid varieties of Jatropha adapted to unique growing conditions across the country.  Additional phases include the deployment of more than 86,000 acres of Jatropha using SGB’s JMax™ hybrid seeds. ... Read More »

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