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Rajasthan a favourite for solar power projects in India

According to reports, the majority of proposals submitted this year by private entrepreneurs to the NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) for establishing 350 MW solar power projects based on the solar photovoltaic technique are for Rajasthan. Of the 210 proposals received by the NVVN under the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, 145 were for Rajasthan, said Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Director (Technical) M. M. Vijayavargiya here on Thursday. The private sector proposals for solar power projects ... Read More »

Saskatchewan keen to partner India in energy sector

According to reports, a rapidly emerging economy, India is desperately looking to augment supplies of energy – both conventional and non-conventional – to fuel its economic growth. The country’s energy needs are mounting but are not supported by adequate resources. There is apprehension India may be moving towards energy insecurity. Talking exclusively to Business Line here in Regina, the capital of Canada’s Saskatchewan Province, Mr Bill Boyd, Minister of Energy and Resources, exudes confidence that his province is in a position to partner ... Read More »

Haryana fixes renewable energy purchase obligation

According to reports, at the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) conference on Renewable Energy, Vijay Vardhan, financial commissioner and principal secretary – renewable energy said that the Haryana Electricity Regulation Commission has fixed the renewable energy purchase obligation of 1.5 per cent of consumption of energy in the state for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12. A six-megawatt hydro power project at Yamuna Nagar and two Mw projects at Karnal have already started operations and a 9.5 Mw biomass power plant ... Read More »

GE, Greenko announce $115 million wind energy venture in India

According to reports,  GE Energy Financial Services and clean energy developer Greenko Group Plc today announced a venture to develop wind energy projects with a combined investment of USD 115 million in the country. The GE unit would invest USD 50 million – its first renewable energy investment in India – to support the development of 500 MW of wind projects out of Greenko’s planned development of 1 GW of wind projects in India. Greenko has committed USD 65 million ... Read More »

Malaysian-Funded Solar Water For Monks In Ladakh

According to reports, a group of Malaysians have proven that charity is borderless and colour blind. For almost a decade, Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) members have been passionately rendering humane services for underprivileged children in remote Ladakh, a parched Himalayan mountainous region in Jammu and Kashmir, in northern India. Using funds, largely financed by a low-profile Malaysian woman philanthropist, they cheer up nearly 500 mountainous children leading a mundane life at monasteries and schools in the Leh Valley in Ladakh. Now, ... Read More »

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