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400 Telecom Towers supported in pilot project for use of Solar Photovoltaic power systems by MNRE for FY11 in India

During FY 2010-11, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has supported pilot projects for use of Solar Photovoltaic power systems for 400 telecom towers. Giving this information in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah said this has been done primarily with a view to demonstrate the efficacy of such systems in substitution/ abatement of diesel based power generation in case of towers located in off-grid/ power deficit ... Read More »

Government to prepare a national bio-energy mission to boost power generation from biomass

According to reports, the government is preparing a national bio-energy mission to boost power generation from biomass, a renewable energy source abundantly available in India. The mission, to be launched during the 12th Five-Year Plan, will offer a policy and regulatory environment to facilitate large-scale capital investments in biomass-fired power stations, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said. It will also encourage development of rural enterprises. “Our surplus biomass is estimated to be 150 million tonnes,” Abdullah said ... Read More »

Assam government signs implementation agreement for 6MW Kalanga small hydel project

According to reports, the Assam Government and the Transstroy (India) Limited of Hyderabad today signed an Implementation Agreement for the proposed Kalanga (Stage I and II) Small Hydel Projects located on the Kalanga river in Karbi Anglong with an aggregate installed capacity of six MW. On behalf of the Transstroy (India) Ltd, Director Sambasira Rao signed the papers, while Deputy Secretary of Power Department Amarendra Baruah signed on behalf of the Assam government. State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, who was ... Read More »

Industry must unlock benefits of energy efficiency: TERI

According to reports,  at a time when the government is putting pressure on the industry through various regulations to adopt more energy efficient production processes, manufacturers must look at incorporating sustainable practices into their innovation pipeline, a lecture talk series organised today by TERI Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) concluded.   “Most global companies now realise that sustainable policy development doesn’t have to come at a cost to business,” said Mr Scott Tew, executive director, Centre for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at ... Read More »

EoI for 500 MW solar power projects in September

According to reports, the government will float an expression of interest (EoI) in September for allocating 500 mw of solar power projects. This will be the second tranche of allocation in the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru New Solar Mission (JNNSM).  JNNSM project monitor SP Gon Chaudhuri said the second tranche of allocation would have more stringent technical specifications than the earlier one. Only those players who have exposure to power business are expected to respond to the EoI. ... Read More »

Noida Power Company to run its offices on Solar Energy

According to reports, in a bid to switch over to environmental-friendly energy sources, the Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) is all set to run its offices and substations on solar power. The proposal for this project has been passed by the company and first phase of work is scheduled to begin in September. “Six offices and six substations of the NPCL in Greater Noida will now run on solar power,” said CEO of NPCL, RC Agarwala. “The energy that would ... Read More »

Vinod Khosla funded SunBorne Energy eyes Rs 45 bn revenue by FY16

According to reports, Solar power developer SunBorne Energy is looking at a topline of $1 billion (Rs 4,500 crore) by 2015-16, as it expects to get several projects from the National Solar Mission programme auctions. “We are hoping to achieve a topline of around $1 billion by 2016,” SunBorne Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Anil Nayar said. “With rising coal prices, there is now a significant thrust on solar power. We see Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission programme (NSM) ... Read More »

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