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Nagaland New Renewable Energy Secretary stresses on Solar energy

According to reports, M K Mero, the Commissioner and Secretary of the New Renewable Energy (NRE) has stressed on utility and advantage of the use of solar energy in the Bi-monthly meeting of Administrative Heads of Departments (AHoDs) and Heads of Departments (HoDs) was conducted yesterday at Secretariat Conference Hall Kohima. According to official sources the meeting dwelt on the new scheme of providing solar power plant to Government offices in the state capital. Chief Secretary Lalthara opined that such ... Read More »

Solar power will be greener and cheaper in the long run- Kapil Sibal,Telecom Minister

According to reports, telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said he will call a meeting of tower companies and relevant ministers in state governments to sort out the issue of various charges imposed on towers. “I intend to call all relevant ministers in the state governments to have a meeting with you all telecom tower firms,” Sibal said. He was responding to the issues raised by Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) President Akhil Gupta who said telecom tower companies are ... Read More »

Winds in India below normal in second quarter says AWS study

AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, in its first installment of India’s Wind Trends Bulletin, a quarterly analytical wind report for the second quarter said nearly all of India experienced below normal wind speeds during April and May. Wind speeds rebounded in June, but were not strong enough to balance the strong negative deviations present during April and May throughout much of southern India. “Winds during the second quarter were substantially below normal,” ... Read More »

India seeks $750 million climate finance for domestic REC, PAT, Solar schemes

According to reports, India has published report seeking a fund of around $ 0.75 billion from the multilateral Climate Technology Fund (CTF) for Phase 1 of its investment plan for low carbon technology. The four specific demand and supply side initiatives for which the funding has been sought include: support to the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Partial Risk Guarantee for Energy Efficiency Technologies, support for the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) including PAT scheme, and Development ... Read More »

BELECTRIC installs India’s first solar power plant with First Solar thin-film technology

BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India, a subsidiary of the global market leader BELECTRIC, connected India’s first solar power plant in Sri City (Andhra Pradesh province) with First Solar thin-film technology to the grid. The project has been realized in close cooperation with the investor Sri Power and First Solar, the leading thin-film module manufacturer. Since the end of February 2011 – following a four-month construction period – the solar power plant, which is part of the CO2-free city project, has been generating ... Read More »

Suzlon Energy to receive $178 million for Hansen stake next week

According to reports, Suzlon Energy, India’s biggest wind-turbine maker, is set to receive 115 million pounds ($178 million) by Oct. 11 from ZF Friedrichshafen AG for its stake in Hansen Transmissions International NV. ZF, a German manufacturer of auto-parts and agricultural machinery, said that all conditions of its 444.7 million pound, or 66 pence a share, cash offer for Hansen have been satisfied and declared unconditional, according to a statement on its website. Shareholders of Hansen, which makes gears for ... Read More »

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