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CLP India signs a 102.4 MW wind power project in Rajasthan

CLP India, one of the largest foreign private players in the Indian Power Sector, today announced that they have signed a 102.4 MW wind power project called `Bhakrani` in Rajasthan. The wind farm will be using Enercon`s 800 kW Gearless E53 turbine designed for medium to low wind speed sites. This technology is already used by CLP India in its earlier projects constructed by Enercon. The project is expected to be fully commissioned by December`2012. This project marks CLP India`s ... Read More »

Demonstration on low-cost solar pumpsets at Nitish’s village today

According to reports, CM Nitish Kumar seems to be a strong votary of green systems. After it was decided to light up his official residence 1 Anne Marg with  solar energy and Rs 4.5 crore was sanctioned for the purpose by the state cabinet, his native village Kalyanbigha in Nalanda district will witness a demonstration of low-cost solar pumpset on Thursday. The initiative in this regard has been taken by  Greenpeace India. Representatives from  Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA), ... Read More »

New green energy policy soon in West Bengal

According to reports, The West Bengal government will formulate a renewable energy policy soon to encourage efforts to exploit non-degradable sources of energy. The existing policy was framed by the erstwhile Left Front government. “We have already submitted the draft policy to the government,” principal power secretary Malay K De said here today at a energy forum organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The policy intends to encourage investment in renewable sources of energy like wind energy, ... Read More »

“Playing field isn’t fair for solar in India” says Aninda Moitra, Managing Director of Applied Materials in India

‘Playing field isn’t fair for solar’ Cost of capital is the biggest hurdle for Indian solar panel producers. MR ANINDA MOITRA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, APPLIED MATERIALS INDIA PVT. LIMITED India’s solar photovoltaic sector is passing through a consolidation phase. Companies are winning contracts under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) and State-driven policies. Prices of panels have fallen due to the general slowdown and the drop in demand in the international market. But factors such as availability of low-cost capital ... Read More »

NABARD adds more power to solar mission

According to reports, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has enhanced its support to a Central Government scheme to promote solar power. To promote commercial marketing of solar accessories, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), had launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission with subsidy for solar lighting and small capacity photovoltaic systems, which would be routed through NABARD. R. Shankar Narayan, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Assistant General Manager, told The Hindu here on ... Read More »

Swiss solar equipment maker Meyer Burger begins India operations

According to reports, Swiss solar equipment maker Meyer Burger has forayed in to India by opening a center in Pune. It will supply machinery and system solutions for the solar, semi-conductor industry and sapphire and opto-electronics industry. Commenting on this, Peter Pauli, CEO of the Meyer Burger Group, said, “The office underscores our long-term interest in the development of the photovoltaic industry in India and emphasizes our focus on customer specific solutions supported by local sales and service organizations.” The ... Read More »

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