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MahaGenco’s 125MW solar plant in Maharashtra runs into Forest Dept hurdle

According to reports, the 125-MW Shivajinagar Sakri solar plant, one of the largest solar projects in the country, under construction at Dhule in northern Maharashtra, is in jeopardy. The Forest Department of Maharashtra has now put a claim on that land. The Rs 1,987-crore project is being implemented by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco). It received all major clearances and was announced with great pomp by the Chief Minister Mr Prithviraj Chavan in May. German development bank KfW has ... Read More »

Suzlon Energy wins order from GAIL for 17 wind turbines

Suzlon Energy Limited, an India-based wind turbine supplier, has announced its third consecutive order from GAIL, a natural gas company. 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 4.5 MW project, comprising Suzlon’s S-82 1.5 MW wind turbines, was commissioned in March 2010, and the second 14.7 ... Read More »

Gamesa bets on Karnataka to meet wind farm capacity target

According to reports, Spanish wind power equipment major, Gamesa, is looking at Karnataka as contributing “a substantial portion” to the 1,000 MW of wind farm capacity it has lined up across India over the next one year. As part of this, Gamesa will put up 50 MW of capacity in the State between now and March 2012. Mr Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa India’s Managing Director, told Business Line that while the transmission infrastructure in Karnataka was not as good as in ... Read More »

Suryachakra Power Corporation arm signs MoU with American Bio Sources Inc and EEFC Inc, USA

Suryachakra Global Ventures Ltd., Hong Kong (SGVL), a 100% subsidiary of Suryachakra Power Corporation Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with American Bio Sources Inc., (ABS) and Environmental Energy Finance Corporation Inc. USA (EEFC) to work together for implementing Renewable Energy Power Projects with capacity up to 500 MW in India. SGVL and ABS/EEFC will set-up 50:50 Joint Venture for developing up to 500 MW Renewable Energy Power Projects(Biomass/Solar/Wind/other RE) in India, through the Special Purpose Vehicles. ABS ... Read More »

NTPC forms JV with ADB, Kyuden Intl for clean energy projects in India

According to reports, state-owned NTPC today said it has formed a joint venture with the Asian Development Bank and Kyuden International Corporation to develop clean energy projects in India in the next three years. The JV, Pan Asian Renewables, has been incorporated among NTPC, ADB and Kyuden International Corporation to develop renewable energy projects over a period of three years, NTPC said in a filing to the BSE. Kyuden International Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power ... Read More »

AEG Power Solutions, Electrotherm end solar businesses MoU on poor demand

According to reports, Amsterdam-based AEG Power Solutions and power systems maker Electrotherm have decided to terminate their agreement to combine their solar businesses in India, citing poor demand. The two companies, which parted ways a few months ago, had said that they planned to set up 100 mw capacity in three years. Their first installation of 15mw was due to come up by December 2011 and another 30mw at beginning of this year in Gujarat and Rajasthan. “We will prefer ... Read More »

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