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Solectria Expanding Solar Inverter Manufacturing Into India, China

According to reports, Solectria Renewables LLC, a PV inverter manufacturer, says it is expanding its manufacturing operations into India and China to take advantage of growth opportunities for commercial- and utility-scale photovoltaic projects in those countries. Solectria plans to establish a 300 MW manufacturing plant in China and a 200 MW plant in India. The additional capacity will support those local markets, the company says. “We have expanded our manufacturing capacity in North America to 1 GW this year, and ... Read More »

German help offered to set up wind farms in Kerala

According to reports, Kerala could make use of German expertise in setting up offshore wind farms along its 700-km long coast, Ingo Karsten, Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore, said here on Tuesday. Addressing presspersons here on his first visit to Kerala, Mr. Karsten said the long coastline offered good potential for the State to harness wind energy. He said offshore farms could be a viable option in the State where land was scarce. “I have had ... Read More »

India Is Committed to Low Carbon Growth Strategy in Power Sector, Says Union Minister of Power

India is actively pursuing a low carbon growth strategy in the Power Sector to address climate related issues. This was stated by the Minister of Power Shri Sushilkumar Shinde at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting in Paris today. Shri Shinde was making an intervention during the session on “Accelerating the Transition to a Secure, Low Carbon Energy Future’ organised as part of the meeting. IEA meeting was attended by energy ministers of IEA member countries including USA, UK, ... Read More »

Suzlon Opens State-of-the-Art Training Center for Wind Technicians in US

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. – the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer – today opened a state-of-the-art training center that will provide training for wind technicians across its North American operations. “People want to see more green jobs, and I’m proud to say that Suzlon plans to train 300 wind technicians this year who work at our wind farms in North America,” said Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. ... Read More »

Forest Dept says no, but people say yes to solar project in Maharashtra

According to reports, at a time when several new power projects in the country are facing resistance from people, residents of Sakri town in Dhule district of Northern Maharashtra are fighting to retain a 125-MW solar power project. The State Forest Department has recently issued a notice to the project promoter – Maharashtra State Power Generation Company – claiming that a substantial portion of land on which the plant is being built, belongs to the Department. But residents of Sakri ... Read More »

Karnataka facing 27% power shortage

According to reports, Karnataka is passing through 27 per cent power shortage mainly due to sudden spurt in demand from the irrigation sector and reduction in power generation due to coal shortages. The present scenario is expected to last for couple of months. “The State today requires roughly 1,000 MW of additional power and the Energy Minister has promised that the purchases will be made as quickly as possible,” said Mr S. Chandrashekar, Karnataka Council Chairman of the CII. The ... Read More »

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