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India needs to partner with early innovators across the globe for SmartGrid success

Q&A with Dr. Rajit Gadh: Founding Director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center,GridWeek Asia 2012 Speaker. Q: What’s your interest in the India Smart Grid market? A: Indian villages can teach us a thing or two about micro-grids. In some rural areas, today one can see homes with a small solar PVC connected to an LED or a fan. Many of these homes and sometimes entire villages are not even on the grid. Their practices may be more sustainable ... Read More »

Gamesa expands its manufacturing base in India – opens blade manufacturing factory

Gamesa has had a manufacturing presence in the Indian wind energy market since early 2010, when its first Indian factory began operating — a nacelle assembly facility currently equipped for capacity of 500 MW. As part of its strategy to underpin its expansion in India with a manufacturing and technological base, Gamesa in 2011 inaugurated its first technology centre in the suburb of Sholinganallur outside Chennai. In the third quarter of 2011, India accounted for 20% of the MW sold ... Read More »

SunEdison, Moser Baer and Maharashtra Seamless commission solar projects in Rajasthan under National Solar Mission

SunEdison SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider, today announced the commissioning of a 5MW plant in Phalodi, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan. The plant was inaugurated by Shri Farooq Abdullah, Honourable Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Shri Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of the state of Rajasthan, in a ceremony marked by inspiring speeches by the eminent ministers, and Pashupathy Gopalan, Managing Director, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Operations, SunEdison. The plant, set up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National ... Read More »

ICRA expects about 2.8GW wind capacity installation over FY 11-12 in India

ICRA expects wind based capacity addition during the current FY 2011-12 at about 2800 MW (against actual of 2350 MW in FY 2011), and the same to grow at an annual rate at about 15% going forward, supported by growing demand from Independent Power Producer (IPP) segment. The commencement of trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) on Power Exchanges since March 2011 as well as long-term certainty over the floor/cap pricing mechanism of REC are key positive developments for the ... Read More »

Green building to replace old MS University guest house

According to reports, M S University will convert its old guest house into a green building. One of the old structures of MSU, the old guest house is presently occupied by  Baroda University Teachers Association. MSU will be spend Rs 80 lakh towards renovation of this building to convert it into a VVIP guest house. The existing guest house of MSU has an intake capacity of 60 guests. Through the renovation of the old guest house, MSU wants to create ... Read More »

Maharashtra to increase power generation via small hydro projects

According to reports, the state government aims to increase the power generation through private small hydro power (SHP) projects from the present 9 megawatts (mw) per year to 30 megawatts, water resources department (WRD) secretary, CS Modak said. “Nearly 53 megawatts of power has been generated by the SHP projects in the last six years. We want to achieve an annual target of generating 30 megawatts, in the next five years’ span,” Modak said. The bureaucrat was speaking at the ... Read More »

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