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Pondicherry people to sell solar power to grid

According to reports, Puducherry residents  will soon “sell power”. The ministry of new and renewable energy is planning with the state government to install solar panels on rooftops of houses in Puducherry and excess power generated would be fed to the common grid. Residents would get paid for excess production in summer and will be able to borrow power during rains for a nominal charge. Speaking at an event hosted by British High Commission and Inter-national Council for Local Environmental ... Read More »

ABB commissions 3 sub-stations for PowerGrid

According to reports, power and automation technology group ABB has commissioned three 765 kV sub-stations for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). The sub-stations are located in Wardha, Maharashtra, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, according to a press statement. From the current inter-regional power flow capacity of 27,950 MW, the company aims to take the capacity up to 80,000 MW through four main regional transmission grids, the statement said. Sub-stations are key installations in the power grid that ... Read More »

Coastal States in India must look at offshore wind farms for energy- E&Y

According to reports, India’s coastal States should look at offshore wind farms to generate energy. With a coastline of over 7,500 km, India has a natural advantage to go for offshore wind energy, said Mr Swaminathan Krishnamurthy, Associate Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Services, Ernst & Young India. In Europe, nearly 3 gigawatt (GW) of power is generated from offshore. Why not in India? In fact, a few months ago one company was willing to put up offshore wind farms ... Read More »

Karnataka bidding results announced- 10 firms to set up solar projects

According to reports, a total of 10 companies plan to set up solar projects in the State under the Karnataka Solar Mission over the next six months. Of these, eight companies plan to set up solar photovoltaic projects for 60 MW, while two will set up solar thermal projects of 10 MW each. “Most projects will come up in North Karnataka,” Mr N.S. Prasanna Kumar, Managing Director of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL), told Business Line. “KREDL will help in ... Read More »

L&T commissions 6-MW solar project for Sun Group in Gujarat

According to reports, Larsen & Toubro has commissioned a six-MW solar project for Sun Group in Gujarat. L&T said the project, at Gujarat Solar Park in Patan district, was commissioned in a little over three months. The current capacity of the park is 215 MW. Sun Group is a leading principal investor and private equity fund manager in India, Russia and other emerging markets. The group is into mining, energy, renewable energy, real estate, infrastructure, technology and food and beverages. ... Read More »

Chennai readies to give India its solar atlas

According to reports, Chennai is readying to give India its solar atlas, which will have details on radiation of solar energy in various cities in the country. A team of experts set up by the ministry of new and renewable energy are sitting in Chennai and updating the data of radiation of solar energy in 50 existing automatic solar radiation monitoring centers, including seven in Tamil Nadu, starting from Ladhak in Kashmir to Chitradurga in Karnataka. Sixty more data centres ... Read More »

India’s Gujarat Targets 20% of Power From Renewables by 2020

According to reports, India’s western state of Gujarat plans to generate 20 percent of its electricity from clean sources by 2020, Principal Secretary of Energy D.J. Pandian said at a conference in Gandhinagar today. That will require building at least 10,000 megawatts of solar, wind and other renewable power plants, he said. Read More »

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