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Delhi buses to run on biofuel

According to reports, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses will soon be running on fuel derived from vegetable waste and sludge from treated sewage. The Centre has struck a deal with the Swedish government to set up a compressed biofuel plant at Delhi Jal Board’s Keshopur sewage treatment plant (STP). The fuel produced at the plant, which will start functioning in two years, will be cleaner and cheaper than CNG, a Jal Board official said. He said they are stuck with ... Read More »

Waste-to-energy plant in Delhi draws flak

According to reports, the Timarpur-Okhla project, due to be commissioned by November, will use 1,350 tonnes of municipal waste every day to generate 16MW of so-called green electricity, an initiative that appears commendable on the face of it. But the plant has drawn criticism from environmentalists who say the low calorific value of municipal waste is inadequate for power generation, besides which it violates zoning regulations that are part of the Delhi Master Plan. The project, which was started in ... Read More »

Spire to Deliver 25MW Solar PV Module Assembly Line to India

Spire Corporation , a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) integration services for solar systems, announced today it has been selected by Sonali Energees Pvt. Ltd. (Sonali Solar) of Gujarat, India to provide a 25 megawatt (MW) PV module turn-key assembly line. This assembly line includes a state-of-the-art Spi-EL(TM) Electroluminescence Tester and also has the ability to produce glass to glass modules for building-integrated photovoltaics ... Read More »

Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited commissions largest solar power capacity in India

According to reports, Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) commissioned Asia’s largest solar farm in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. The 30 MW solar farm has been set up using 2,36,000 Thin Film modules with an approximate investment of Rs 465 crore. The power will be evacuated through 2 separate 66 KV lines to Sub-Stations at Anganwada and Dunawada. This project awarded under phase 1 of Gujarat Solar Power policy 2009 will be the first major project commissioned under the Gujarat ... Read More »

AEG Power sets up first unit at Bangalore to make solar inverters

According to reports, power electronics systems maker, AEG Power Solutions India Pvt Ltd, has set up its first manufacturing facility in India at an investment of Rs 100 crore. The company, at its plant near Bangalore, will manufacture solar inverters at the unit and has the capacity to manufacture 400 MW of solar inverters. AEG will manufacture inverters of 250 MW and 500 MW capacities and will also provide its customers monitoring solutions for the units. “With the National Solar ... Read More »

Repower Wins Turbine Order for GDF Suez Wind Farms in France

According to reports, Repower Systems SE, a German wind turbine maker, won an order to supply its machines to two wind farms in France owned by GDF Suez. (GSZ) The producer, a unit of Asia’s third-largest turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd. of India, signed a contract to supply 23 units of 2.05 megawatts each with La Cie du Vent, a GDF Suez unit, Hamburg-based Repower said today in an e-mailed statement. Financial details weren’t disclosed. They will be used at ... Read More »

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