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WELSPUN Solar, India appoints meeco as Engineering and Pre-Operational Technical Consultant for 50MW solar plant

The meeco Group was appointed as “Engineering and Pre-Operational Technical Consultant” for the upcoming 50 MW PV solar project in Rajasthan, India of  Welspun Solar. The meeco Group and its Indian subsidiary, meeco India Pvt. Ltd., will be involved in the project. As per agreement signed between both parties, it is foreseen that the meeco Group will actively lead a thorough analysis of the areas where value can be added. The areas that have been identified include review of DC ... Read More »

Alstom T&D India commissions 220 kV substation for solar power plant in Rajasthan

Alstom T & D India has successfully commissioned 220 kV substation in the presence of Farooq Abdullah, minister of MNRE, Ashok Gahlot, chief minister of Rajasthan and Anil Dhirubai Ambani, chairman of Reliance Infrastructure. The substations will serve Reliance Infrastructure 40 MW solar photovoltaic plant located near Pokhran in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. North-west India. This turnkey contract worth Rs 400 million involves design and construction of the substation including control, protection, monitaring systems and complete civil works including land ... Read More »

NTL Electronics forms JV with Lemnis Lighting for LED lights

According to reports, NTL Electronics India today said it has formed an equal joint venture with the Netherlands- based Lemnis Lighting to produce LED lights for both home and commercial purpose. “The new 50:50 JV company, which will be jointly controlled through offices in Barneveld, Netherlands and Noida, India, will also have sales offices in South Africa and Ghana,” NTL Electronics India said in a statement. The two companies will put in an initial investment of around Rs 40 crore ... Read More »

Biomass power generation installed capacity in India crosses 620MW during 11’th plan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been implementing a scheme for promotion of power generation from biomass including rice husk. A biomass power generation capacity of 620 MW has been achieved so far against a target of 500 Megawatt (MW) fixed for the 11th Five Year Plan period in the country.  A total cumulative capacity of 1142 MW  biomass power has been achieved upto 29.2.2012. Various fiscal and financial incentives such as concessional customs duty on import ... Read More »

Electricity trading to undergo transformation in India: PTC

According to reports, PTC India Ltd (PTCIL) expects the electricity trading segment to undergo a major change following a clarification over the Open Access System. It has also increased its focus on renewable energy and has signed PPAs for more than 600 MW and has signed MoUs for solar power for over 1800 MW. In a communication to the stock exchanges, PTCIL said a recent clarification of the Ministry of Law regarding open access system in the power sector recognised ... Read More »

Training students in renewable energy technology

According to reports, training people in skills required at renewable energy plants seems to be the next wave in the Indian solar movement. About six lakh jobs would be created in the next four years from projects coming under the solar mission alone. On an average, about 35 people are involved in the installation of 1 MW of solar plant— including manufacturing and installation of the final plant. Colleges across the country are cashing in on the need to train ... Read More »

Suzlon divests in windfarm assets to raise Rs 2 bn

Suzlon Group, the largest wind turbine maker, announced the sale of a block of wind assets for approximately USD 40 million (Rs 2 billion). The windfarms are located across India, with a majority of the assets located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The transaction is scheduled to conclude by the middle of May 2012 after completion of due diligence and requisite approvals. Speaking on the development, Kirti Vagadia, chief financial officer- Suzlon Group, said, “I am pleased to announced ... Read More »

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