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Panchabuta turns 3

From the desk of founder and editor Dear Friends: As Panchabuta turns 3, I would like to thank you for the support and highlight some of significant milestones, that we have crossed. Panchabuta is fast becoming an one-stop knowledge portal for Indian renewable energy and cleantech news, views, analysis and insights. Our statistics are a testimony to that. From a humble beginning where we garnered 1,100 page views in our first month, two years ago, we have now surpassed more ... Read More »

Rajasthan suspends four officials for irregularities in solar power production

According to reports, the  state government of Rajasthan on Friday evening suspended four officials including two executive engineers for issuing certificates of production of  solar energy even before the work started at the palnts in  Pokhran sub-division in Jaisalmer. As per the information, seven out of 10 5MW each solar energy products of Nelco Group in Askandra area of Jaisalmer were to be completed by January 9. In the beginning of January, the commissioning certificate was issued for completing the ... Read More »

Reliance Power gets $80-mn export financing nod from US Exim Bank

According to reports, the Export-Import Bank of the US has approved a $80.32 million (over Rs 400 crore) direct loan for Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group firm R-Power’s purchase of solar power technology from American companies. The technology would be purchased from companies in eight states of the US and would be used for R-Power (Reliance Power) solar energy project in Rajasthan, India. The Exim Bank said that its board has approved the loan for this project, named Rajasthan Sun Technique ... Read More »

Puducherry seeks UN cooperation in assessing biomass potential

According to reports, the Puducherry government has approached the United Nations for assessing the biomass potential as part of the administration’s initiatives to promote non-conventional energy resources. Pankaj Kumar Jha, Project Director, Renewable Energy Agency, speaking at an interactive session with 23 economic journalists from Nepal, said government was tapping all renewable energy sources like solar, biomass and wind. It was also utilising Rs six crore from the Centre’s energy Conservation Fund, he said. The potential of biomass is being ... Read More »

National Solar Mission to have 3,000 MW under FiT in Phase II

According to reports, the Phase II of the National Solar Mission, which will be executed between 2013 and 2017, will see the installation of 9,000 MW of solar projects, of which 3,000 MW will be under Feed in Tariff, says Mr Anil Lakhani, Chairman and Managing Director, Forum for Advancement of Solar Thermal (FAST). That’s all very good, but where is the money to pay, wonders Mr Lakhani. The Phase I was easy because NVVN was able to bundle the ... Read More »

Infinity Ercam is bullish about its business in India

According to reports, Indian developers, it seems, are not great fans of tracker systems. Today, India has around 800 MW of solar PV capacity, while less than 8 MW are with trackers.  Ask why they don’t use trackers, and the answers are invariably the same: too many moving parts and therefore a maintenance headache, benefits do not justify the costs, and risk of failure of one tracker affecting performance of whole system. According to Mr Ganapathy Murugesh, all these are ... Read More »

Fedders Lloyd to Expand Wind Energy Equipments facility at Bharuch, Gujarat

According to reports, Lloyd Group owned  Fedders Lloyd plans to invest Rs 200 crore for expanding its newly built manufacturing facility for wind turbine towers, heavy precision fabrication and machining facility in Bharuch district, Gujarat. The group commissioned first phase of the unit and it has already acquired desired land for the phased expansion. “The main potential customers include  GE, Siemens, Gamesa, Vestas, Inox and Kenersys,” read company’s media statement. Commenting on the project commissioning Fedders Lloyd CMD Brij  Raj ... Read More »

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