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Duron Energy aims Rs 2 billion revenue by 2015

According to reports, Duron Energy Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based company producing and selling solar lighting systems, has set itself a revenue target of Rs 200 crore for the year 2015. Given the fact that the company is only two-and-half years old and currently operates only in UP and in Karnataka, the target seems ambitious. There is no doubt that tapping energy from sun light to light up rural homes is a huge business opportunity because close to 300 million people, ... Read More »

Integrated grid will allow wind energy sharing by 2014 in India

According to reports,  power sharing is likely to become easier in two years when the southern  power grid will be connected to  the national grid, said Dr S Gomathi Nayagam, executive director of the Centre for  Wind Energy Technology (CWET). Speaking at a two-day conference on renewable energy conducted by the Centre for Development Finance – IFMR he pointed out, “The northern, eastern and western grids have already been connected. Only the southern grid remains to be connected. This was delayed ... Read More »

Chinese wind turbine manufacturers show interest in the Indian market

According to reports, three Chinese wind turbine manufacturers have shown interest in setting up manufacturing units in India — Dong Fang, Shanghai Electric and Sinovel. Sinovel is a little ahead, having acquired the manufacturing facilities of the Godawat Group. The others are in the process of either finding a local partner, or setting up facilities here, according to sources. Read More »

First Offshore wind energy project in India could be onshore

According to reports, Dhanushkodi in southern Tamil Nadu will probably be the only point in the world which has some offshore activities on land. It lies at the tip of a finger of land that juts nine km into the sea and has all the offshore features. Such a location is a Godsend for the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), a Government arm, which has just received all clearances to go ahead with a project to collect wind data. ... Read More »

Suzlon, Enercon, Regen Powertech lead the wind installation market in India for 2011-12

According to reports, In 2011-12, which saw the addition of 3,163.43 MW of wind power capacity to the country, two home-grown companies — Suzlon and Regen Powertech — came among the top five suppliers, occupying No.1 and No.3 slots, according to information available with Business Line. Regen Powertech’s performance is noteworthy because it is just a four-year-old company. Regen produces gearless, permanent magnet-based wind turbines from its plant near Chennai, with technology from Vensys of Germany. The addition of the ... Read More »

‘Adaptability, not technology, hinders use of solar energy’ in India

According to reports, adaptability to need-based context and not technology is what is preventing solar energy become scalable in our country today, said Magsaysay award winner social entrepreneur Harish Hande on Sunday. Hande was delivering a lecture on “Is solar expensive and does it make sense for the poor of our country?” at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune. The lecture was a part of the Dr R A Mashelkar Endowment lecture series instituted by NCL Research Foundation and CSIR-NCL. Talking ... Read More »

Wipro asks component vendors to disclose emission data

According to reports, component vendors of Wipro Ltd will now have to mandatorily disclose their emission, energy and eco-footprint to the company. Wipro has sounded out about 40 suppliers who supply components such as computer motherboards, monitors and other ingredients that go into devices such as PCs, laptops, light bulbs to disclose the footprint. Mr Narayan PS, Vice-President and Head-Sustainability, Wipro, told Business Line: “We are going to assess our suppliers’ footprint with that of our own.” Earlier, this initiative ... Read More »

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