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Viom targets running 2000 telecom towers on solar power in two years

According to reports, as part of its efforts to create a ‘green’ mobile network and reduce carbon footprint, telecom infrastructure firm Viom Networks aims to run about 25-30% of its towers on alternate resources in the next 2 years. “We are targetting to run over 2,000 towers on solar power in the next two years. Our target is to run over 25-30% on alternate energy sources in the same period,” Viom Networks President Umang Das told PTI. He added that ... Read More »

Domestic sourcing for solar mission no violation of WTO rules- India tells US

According to reports, India has told the US that it does not intend to alter the domestic content requirement in its ambitious national  solar power generation programme as it is essentially procurement by the government, which is outside the purview of the World Trade Organisation. “India is not a signatory to the Government Procurement Agreement under the WTO and hence is not under any obligation to follow rules prescribed by it,” a government official told ET. US commerce secretary  John ... Read More »

5-day course on solar by IIT-Madras

According to reports, the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras has announced a five-day course on large scale, grid connected solar photo voltaic projects beginning April 23. For Rs 20,000, project developers from conventional or renewable energy sector, people from electricity utilities and other electrical professionals can learn about the entire gamut of the solar industry, starting from resource assessment and plant performance to design and economics of a large-scale solar power plant. “Basic knowledge of electrical engineering is required,” ... Read More »

M&B the first company to get solar REC registration

According to reports, BSE-listed M&B Switchgear has become India’s first solar developer to get itself registered by National Load Despatch Centre for solar renewable energy certificates. The company has commissioned a 1.5 MW solar plant, which is expected to generate 1,500 REC. RECs are market-tradeable generation-based certificates. The minimum and maximum prices for each solar REC have been fixed at Rs 9,300 and Rs 13,400 respectively, up to 2017. M&B plans to put up raise its solar capacity to 6 ... Read More »

Vikram Solar plans IPO by end of 2013

According to reports, Vikram Solar Ltd, an arm of Kolkata-based Vikram Group, has deferred its plans to hit the capital markets through an initial public offering (IPO) to end of 2013. The firm has charted out Rs 1,700 crore investment plans in solar power business till 2017. “We are now focussing more into the soalr power business. During the last financial year, the business contributed around 20 per cent to the top line of our group and it is expected ... Read More »

Bangalore based HHV Solar launches ‘Solarator’

According to reports, Bangalore based HHV Solar Technologies Pvt. Ltd, today announced the indigenous development and launch of its revolutionary solar device – the  ‘Solarator’, a trailer-mounted, 600 watt capacity,  solar photovoltaic power generator ideally  suited for remote locations and as an emergency power source. The first such product developed in India , the big advantage of the Solarator is that it is a “green” power device . HHV Solar is India’s leading solar module manufacturer and has been known ... Read More »

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation plans to switch to alternate power and energy-efficient technology

According to reports,the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plans to switch to alternate power and energy-efficient technology for reducing electricity consumption. The civic body will install four solar plants of 100 kilowatt each at four places in the city. It also plans to save around half of its present electricity bill incurred on street lights by replacing sodium lights with low watt LED lights. As a result of these initiatives, the AMC will be able to save quite a few crores ... Read More »

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