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Karnataka floats RFP for 80MW grid connected solar power projects

According to reports, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited floats RFP for 80 MW solar power projects. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state-owned nodal agency for promotion of renewable energy, has floated a request for proposal (RFP) from the power-producing companies for setting up of 80 Mw grid connected solar PV and solar thermal power projects. The project is envisaged under the Karnataka State Solar Policy 2011-12 to 2015-16. Under the policy, the state is looking to generate ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 4,100 cr for transmission infrastructure to evacuate wind from the National Clean Energy Fund of India

According to reports, two transmission corridors for evacuation of wind power at 400 KV level are to be set up as part of a programme to strengthen the transmission infrastructure in Tamil Nadu. To fund this, TANTRANSCO, the State transmission arm, is preparing to ask the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for Rs 4,100 crore out of the National Clean Energy Fund. TANTRANSCO has also approached Rural Electrification Corporation for funds. One of the corridors will originate at Kayatharu ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu to exploit wind energy sources fully

According to reports, full exploitation of renewable energy sources, strengthening evacuation infrastructure and improving efficiencies of operations are among the immediate measures to improve power supply in Tamil Nadu, according to Mr Ramesh Kumar Khanna, Energy Secretary. Addressing a seminar on sustainable energy for economic development organised by the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Khanna said that the in addition to the long term plans for adding generation capacity, the State Government is working on strengthening evacuation ... Read More »

Solar equipment majors eye India as manufacturing hub

According to reports, with the prospect of a slowdown in the renewable power sector in their home markets, US and European solar power equipment manufacturers are betting big on Indian demand. The global renewable energy majors are not only increasing their presence in the market by participating in equipment-supply tenders but also looking at converting India into a manufacturing hub. US-based First Solar, a global leader in the segment, has identified India’s solar power development programme as a key driver ... Read More »

Nandha first village in Haryana to get solar plant

According to reports, Nandha in Bhiwani district has became the first village in Haryana to have a solar power plant. Chief Minister B S Hooda inaugurated the plant having a capacity to generate one MW of power.Speaking on the occasion, Hooda said nine solar power plants would be set up in the state to give impetus to the sector. The Centre has a plan to generate 20,000 MW of power from solar power plants by 2022 in the country and ... Read More »

Gripe about solar power tariff

According to reports, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) should consider a preferential subsidy for solar power generated from regions with less exposure to the sun’s radiation, a top official of the Bengal government said. “It is illogical to follow a single feed-in-tariff (FIT) concept when it comes to setting up solar power plants. Advanced countries such as Germany and the US have multiple tariff system based on the exposure of a particular region to solar radiation. The same policy ... Read More »

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