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Sunborne Gets 1.4 Billion-Rupee Loan for India Solar Project

According to reports, Sunborne Energy LLC, a solar power developer backed by billionaire Vinod Khosla, got a 1.4 billion- rupee ($30.6 million) loan to build a plant following India’s first auction of solar development permits. State Bank of Patiala, Canara Bank Ltd., Export-Import Bank of India and State Bank of Travancore agreed to the 12-year loan for a 15-megawatt plant in Gujarat state, Sunborne Chief Financial Officer Anil Nayar said today in a telephone interview. Sunborne has a nine-month grace ... Read More »

Experts to discuss solar energy use in rural areas in India

According to reports,  Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is organising a national seminar on ‘Solar Energy for Empowering Rural India’ on August 20 and 21 at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology (RGIIT), Amethi. The seminar will deliberate on how rural India can harness and gainfully employ solar energy to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources. For example, identification of new areas of solar energy applications in rural India for example to power ICT based systems for education and ... Read More »

Chinese threat over solar power equipment sector

According to reports, after virtually swamping India’s thermal power equipment market, China is now posing a grave threat to the fledgling local solar power equipment industry. According to industry sources, Chinese solar equipment suppliers like Suntech, Trina Solar, Yinglee Green Energy, Jinko and LDK have set their sights on the burgeoning Indian market. The aggressive entry of these Chinese players whose products are 25-30% cheaper is sending shock waves through the local industry which consists of relatively small players ill-equipped ... Read More »

Aplab’s IEC Mounted Solar System Unveiled in Gujarat

Gujarat witnessed unveiling of intelligent energy controller (IEC) mounted on 3.4 KW solar system at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar. Gujarat’s principal secretary of energy and petrochemicals DJ Pandian dedicated the system to Solar School situated in the campus of the university. IEC is a technology which can simulate yields from every solar panel to utilize the potential of the panel to the fullest. This ultimately facilitates generation of 10 to 20% extra power. This IEC technology is the ... Read More »

Waste-to-energy tech provider Hitachi Zosen enters India

According to reports, Zurich-headquartered Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), a global player in providing technology solutions for waste-to-energy projects, has entered the Indian and neighbouring markets through a tie-up with Hyderabad-based Hyquip, which has interests in municipal solid waste disposal solutions. HZI, formerly AE&E Inova, has been associated with over 450 waste-to-energy plants the world over and is now helping in the setting up of the world’s largest such plant in China, involving 2,500 tonnes of solid waste to produce 40 ... Read More »

Persistent Systems invests in windmill

According to reports, Persistent Systems, an outsourced software product development company has invested in a 2.1 MW windmill turbine at Dhule, Maharashtra, as part of their green persistent movement. The wind turbine purchased from Suzlon Energy has started generating electricity which is being supplied to the Maharashtra state electricity distribution company ltd grid at Gangapur sub-station. The 2.1 MW wind turbine will generate 37 lakhs units of power on an average annually. The wind turbine is optimally installed to derive ... Read More »

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