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Renewable Energy Certificate trading likely to touch Rs 1 billion by year-end

According to reports, with increasing focus on renewable sector, the market for trading energy credits in the country is expected to be worth Rs 100 crore by the end of this year. The market for trading of renewable energy certificates (RECs), which is less than a year-old, is currently worth Rs 30 crore. Read More »

14 towns in Kerala to switch to solar energy for street lighting

According to reports, electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed has said that 14 selected municipalities in the State will soon switch over from conventional electricity to solar energy to light their street lamps. Inaugurating a seminar organised by the Kerala Energy Conservation Forum (KECF) in association with the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) here on Tuesday, the Minister said the pilot project would be completed within three months. Read More »

Adani Power to invest Rs 30 billion in solar power

According to reports, Adani Power plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in two years to add 160 megawatt (Mw) solar power to its exisisting capacity. The company, set to commission its first 40-Mw solar power plant in Bitta village of Kutch district, Gujarat, has plans to expand it to 100 Mw. “The expansion will begin now, and could be done in a few months. After that, we plan to start work on our Rajasthan plant,” said a company official, requesting ... Read More »

German cable-maker Lapp sees €7-8-m business from solar power plants

According to reports, cable manufacturer Lapp India expects a significant jump in business from the emerging solar-energy sector. “Cables are a key component of solar panels and modules,” says Mr Srinivas P. Kamisetty, Managing Director. “With huge Government thrust and subsidies for solar energy, this sector has huge business potential for us.” The company expects business of €7-8 million this year from solar power plant installations in India. Last year, it was hardly €1 million. Read More »

Azure Power commissions 5MW solar power plant in Rajasthan under National Solar Mission

Azure Power, pioneering independent power producer in the Indian solar power sector, has commissioned its third solar power plant in less than two years, at Kathauti village, Rajasthan today. This is the first 5MW solar PV power plant to be commissioned under the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). Azure Power, in line with its strong engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) track record, has commissioned the plant (from PPA signing to construction) in a record time of 11 months. ... Read More »

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