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Mahindra Solar One amongst first to commission a 5 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan

Mahindra Solar One, a leading solar power developer, today announced the successful commissioning of its first 5 MW solar plant. This plant is part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) policy and is situated near Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan. It holds the distinction of generating the highest output per MW of any solar plant in India with cutting-edge tracker technology that maximizes energy from the sun. The project was also the first to achieve non-recourse financing, ... Read More »

Hydrogen-powered three-wheeler makes debut in India

According to reports, The world’s first hydrogen-powered three-wheeler, ‘HyAlfa’, was showcased at the 11th Auto Expo here on Monday. Part of a development project dubbed ‘DelHy 3w’, a fleet of 15 HyAlfa three-wheelers will run on an experimental basis at Pragati Maidan, where a hydrogen refuelling station has also been set up. India Trade Organisation Promotion (ITPO) will use the vehicles on an experimental basis. The HyAlfa has been developed under a joint project by the United Nations Industrial Development ... Read More »

5 solar power units to be set up in Andhra Pradesh

According to reports, Anjani Power Generation Private Ltd will set up four solar power units in Andhra Pradesh. Each of the units will have a capacity of 5 MW. “The company has received Central Government permissions to set up these units,” Mr Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for Information Technology (Andhra Pradesh), said. “This will go a long way in meeting the ever growing demand for power in the State,” the Minister said. These units will come up at Mulugu (Warangal district), ... Read More »

Power Ministry of India to finalise Rs 5 billion smart grid pilot projects soon

According to reports, the Power Ministry is likely to finalise about eight smart grid technologies-related projects on pilot basis worth nearly Rs 500 crore in two months. The basic idea of a smart grid is to improve overall efficiency of the power sector, especially in transmission and distribution segments, with the aid of information technology. Around 14 state utilities are expected to submit plans for pilot projects related to smart grid technologies this month, a Power Ministry official said. “Once ... Read More »

Future brightens for solar sector in India

According to reports, the solar energy sector doesn’t have much to show off right now in terms of its contribution to the total power generation in the country, but the recent dramatic drop in its cost of production for power is poised to herald sunny days for the clean energy. “We will easily achieve the target of 20,000 megawatt capacity by 2022 set by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. But the sector faces challenges from the manufacturing side. But ... Read More »

Rajasthan to have four solar parks of 1GW capacity each: Gehlot

According to reports, buoyed by the allocation of 873 megawatt to Rajasthan by the Centre under the National Solar Mission phase -1 out of the 1100 mw, the state is planning to develop four solar parks of 1,000 mw capacity with a thrust on equipment manufacturing. Speaking at the solar energy session on the first day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2012, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, “Solar parks of 1,000 mw capacity will be set up in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, ... Read More »

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