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Guidelines for bidding of 350 MW Solar PV projects under National Solar Mission in India released

The guidelines for bidding of 350 MW of Solar PV projects under National Solar Mission in India has been released. Most of the specifics in the guidelines including sizes for individual projects and cumulative capacity for a group has been in line with what Panchabuta has been stating here over the last two months. Some key highlights of the guidelines for developers: Capacity The capacity announced tentatively is up to 350 MW and the capacity available will be disclosed at the time of ... Read More »

Biomass power producers form pan-India body

According to reports, biomass based power producers from across the country have come together to form a pan-India body Biomass Developers Association with the objective of working together to harness the country’s estimated potential of about 19,000 mw and to address some of the challenges faced in implementing the projects. “From State-based associations of biomass producers, we are expanding this to form a pan-India body. Though there have been larger guidelines of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission with regard to ... Read More »

Treat industrial wastes for power generation: MNRE

According to reports, currently 130 Mw of power produced against total potential of 1300 Mw in India. In a bid to promote use of waste for power generation, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has appealed to all the industrial associations and industrial units to adopt technology for converting industrial wastes into energy. Industry insiders see potential in food processing industry, sugar, distilleries, pulp and paper, dairies and poultry to make use of their waste material for converting ... Read More »

Germany’s SMA Solar eyes 1.4 GW business from India in three years

According to reports, German based SMA Solar Technology AG, a solar energy equipment supplier has announced setting up of its wholly owned Indian subsidiary, SMA Solar India Pvt Ltd in Mumbai, reiterating the growing interest of global players in the Indian solar sector. The world’s largest maker of solar inverters, expects its Indian unit to get 40%  business worth 3,500 megawatt in Asia’s third-largest economy  in three years, a local unit official said. The company already has 200 MW of ... Read More »

Suzlon arm REpower gets 50 MW wind turbine order in Canada

According to reports, Suzlon Energy ‘s German unit REpower Systems has won a contract from WindWorks Power Corp to deliver 25 wind turbines for five projects in Ontario, Canada. The wind farms will generate total output of over 50 mega watt, Suzlon said Thursday. The turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2013 and put into operation in summer of 2013, it said. Andreas Nauen, REpower’s CEO said the company has now been able to conclude contracts ... Read More »

Rs 1 billion IIM-A fund to plug clean energy

According to reports, to support innovative and commercially viable ventures in clean energy, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) will launch the Indian Fund for Sustainable Energy (INFUSE) with an estimated fund size of Rs 100 crore in Ahmedabad today. The fund is being launched in collaboration with the Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE), Technology Development Board (TDB), and British Petroleum (BP), an official statement said. NFUSE, shall be managed by IIM-A’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship ... Read More »

Centre for innovation in biomass feed stock plantation in India

According to reports, at a time when higher prices of petro products are making a hole in the consumers’ pockets, the central government has increased its focus on the renewable energy sources on bio-fuels and bio-diesel. “The efforts are being made to improve the plantation of feedstock for bio-diesel and bio-fuels. For bio-diesel, efforts are one for bringing improvement in jatropha plantation, while experiments are also being made for pongamia seeds in south India. This will take some time but ... Read More »

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