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Short-term solutions exist for wind evacuation problem in Tamil Nadu, says Techno Electric

According to reports, Mr P.P. Gupta, Managing Director, Techno Electric,has said  it is possible to solve the problem ( wind evacuation in Tamil Nadu) in about six months, well before the next wind season. Talking to Business Line, Mr Gupta said that the first step is to study where precisely the bottlenecks lie on the existing infrastructure. For instance, is it necessary to change the ‘conductors’ so that the load carrying capacity goes up. Another area to look at is ... Read More »

CII organized conference discusses on factors affecting development in renewable energy

According to reports, area-specific incentives in the renewable energy sector are critical, and the country needs to focus on policy regulation, technology advancement and financial options coupled with innovation for the development of this sector. This was the consensus among participants at the conference on renewable energy organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at its northern headquarters in Chandigarh today. Speaking on the occasion, Haryana Principal Secretary Renewable Energy Vijay Vardhan said that India struggles to produce even one-third ... Read More »

Qatar Solar Technologies to build US$1bn polysilicon plant- awards EPC to Punj Lloyd

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) announced today that it will be building a polysilicon production facility worth approximately US$1bn in Qatar. QSTec’s plant will manufacture 8,000 MTPY (metric tons per year) of high-purity solar grade polysilicon and is scheduled to commence operations in 2H 2013. The site, chosen with future expansion in mind, is located on 1.2 million square meters of land in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the north east of Qatar, the heart of Qatar’s LNG (liquefied natural gas) ... Read More »

Suzlon Energy receives 25.5 MW order from GAIL India

According to reports, Suzlon Energy Limited has received its third consecutive order from GAIL – Asia’s number one and the world’s number two gas utility company, and one of the ‘Navaratna’ public sector undertakings of the Government of India. The order comprises 17 units of Suzlon’s S82 – 1.5 MW wind turbines, to be commissioned in Karnataka in 2012. This is GAIL’s third wind energy project order placed with Suzlon. GAIL’s previous two projects are located in Gujarat. The first ... Read More »

LED lights can overcome power shortage in India

According to reports, Eco-friendly LED (light-emitting diode) lights, which consume 35 per cent less than CFL and 80 per cent less than electric bulb, can solve the power shortage in the country, said LED Manufacturers Association (LEDMA) president M.V. Ramana Rao here on wednesday. Stating that LED lights would replace 40 per cent lighting market by 2015, he urged the Central Department of Information Technology to promote manufacturing of LED lights and asked the Centre to reduce Central excise duty ... Read More »

Solar-powered rickshaws launched on Kolkata’s lanes

According to reports, five soleckshaws – a solar-powered vehicle that also allows the rider to pedal – were distributed among rickshaw pullers here on Sunday to mark the launch of the vehicle in the city.   Developed and manufactured by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Durgapur, the zero-carbon-emitting vehicle, uses both the mechanical energy and electrical energy achieving a maximum speed of 18 kilometres per hour. During the day, five soleckshaws were presented to rickshaw pullers at the Central ... Read More »

Reliance Power to earn Rs 20 billion in carbon credits from Tilaiya UMPP

According to reports, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power on Monday said it would earn Rs 2,000 crore by trading carbon credits from its ultra mega power plant (UMPP) in Tilaiya, Jharkhand, during the first 10 years of its operations. In a statement, the company said it had got the approval for carbon credits from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board of UNFCCC allows the Tilaiya project, which will be commissioned during the ... Read More »

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