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Solar mission delicately poised in India; needs more props

According to reports, the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission – a programme that is keenly watched by the world – is delicately poised at the moment. There are some issues and the future of the project depends on how they are sorted out. First of all, there should have been an announcement from the nodal agency – NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd – as to how many of the 30-odd solar PV and the seven solar thermal projects have ... Read More »

Rajiv Gandhi’s advisor hails Gujarat solar energy initiative

According to reports, praising Gujarat’s initiative on solar energy, P S Deodhar, electronic technology advisor to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said the state was doing well to promote renewable energy sources. Unveiling the Intelligent Energy Control (IEC) mounted solar system at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Deodhar talked to TOI on the sidelines saying that Gujarat government was utilizing waste land effectively for installing solar power generation capacity. The future for solar power generation is very bright, thanks to the ... Read More »

AEG Power Solutions wins total solutions equipment for 25 MW and Monitoring Systems for 45 MW in India in the first six months of 2011

AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) (Amsterdam:3WP) signed with Surana Venture a contract to provide complete balance of electrical systems (inverters, monitoring and measurement equipment) for a 5 MW solar power plant in the Indian state of Gujarat. Since March, AEG PS has been awarded contracts from Indian solar farm developers to provide electrical solutions for a total of 25 MW PV power plants. These power plants are planned to be set up in different states of India, including in the ... Read More »

India to Seek Bids in Second Solar Auction Within a Week

According to reports, India will call for bids within a week for its second national auction of permits for solar plants, while warning the first group of winners that there will be no leniency for delayed projects. The country may issue licenses in the next auction for as much as 350 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity, said Deepak Gupta, secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. At the first auction in December, it awarded permits to build 37 projects ... Read More »

Suzlon announces 85 MW of new orders for wind turbines in India

According to reports, wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Limited today said it had got new orders of 85 MW in India, underscoring the strong growth in the Indian wind energy market. “India’s wind market is unique in its mix of consumers and we strive to meet the varied requirements of each of them. These orders reflect the confidence our customers have in our products and services,” Mr Tulsi R. Tanti, founder-Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon said. A press release ... Read More »

India Plans to Relax Solar Rules

According to reports, India plans to make changes to its solar energy program, including relaxing timelines and increasing project sizes, in order to attract larger companies and boost investment in the sector, the renewable energy secretary said Wednesday. “Now we are working to relax a few norms and attract bigger players in the upcoming bids, which are likely to come up this month,” Deepak Gupta said. The government plans to have 20,000 megawatts of solar energy-based electricity generation by 2022. ... Read More »

Reliance Power to set up 200 mw wind power project for Rs 1,500 crore in Maharashtra

According to reports,  Reliance Power plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore to develop a 200 mw wind power project at Vashpet in Maharashtra, making it the largest such investment in India by any power generation company at a single location. The project will be developed under a special purpose vehicle of R-Power and can be scaled up to 400 mw. Power generated from the project will be wheeled for distribution in Mumbai by Reliance Infrastructure. The project is expected to ... Read More »

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