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Eco-friendly buildings in Ranchi

According to reports, like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other big cities, Ranchi will also get green buildings now. Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke, National Law University (constructed last year),  Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, which is under construction, and Central University of Jharkhand, are among the first buildings to have subscribed to the idea. This concept will lead to less energy consumption and will provide more comfort to the occupants. Consultant of the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable ... Read More »

Solar Energy Research and Education to get a Big Boost in India

Solar Energy Centre (SEC), an R & D institution of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and Delhi Technological University (DTU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for undertaking Joint Research and Education Programmes in the field of Renewable Energy. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, Director, SEC and Prof. P.B.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU in the presence of Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan, Secretary , Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and other officials. ... Read More »

India proposes close to 30GW renewable energy capacity addition for the period 2012-17 in its Twelfth Five Year Plan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed specific targets for capacity addition from wind power, small hydro power, solar power and bio-power in the country for the period 2012-17 in its Twelfth Five Year Plan proposals submitted to Planning Commission. A proposed target of 29,800 MW comprising 15,000 MW wind power, 2,100 MW small hydro power, 10,000 MW solar power and 2,700 MW bio-power has been proposed for capacity addition of grid-interactive renewable power during the Twelfth Five ... Read More »

No Government Permission Required in India for Solar Energy Projects

There is no requirement of getting “go ahead” from the Government of India for setting up solar projects.  There are some schemes under which some support is provided as per guidelines contained therein. The Government is encouraging setting up solar energy projects. The Government has brought out schemes for setting up grid connected solar power projects and to promote various off grid applications.  In addition, the Government notified reduced customs duty and exemption from excise duty on all items of ... Read More »

GAIL to setup 100MW wind farms at a cost of Rs. 6.2 billion

According to reports, encouraged by the initial results of 4.5 MW wind power project in Gujarat, GAIL (India) is all set to establish a firm hold in the “green energy” sector and plans to set up 100 MW wind energy generation project (WEG) in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and six other states at a cost of Rs.620 crore. The company is setting up another 14 MW WEG project in Gujarat partly for captive use in the State and part;y for ... Read More »

Alstom grants Euros 90K to Husk Power Systems biomass project

According to reports, Alstom disbursed a Euro 90K grant to a  husk power systemsproject which aims to minimize water usage by over 80% and save 150,000 tons of CO2 by 2014. Alstom, as part of its commitment towards social responsibility announced launch of Dry Gasifier project in India in collaboration with Husk Power Systems(HPS) -USA, one of the world’s lowest cost providers of biomass based renewable energy equipment. A part of the grant from  Alstom Foundation will be used in ... Read More »

Haryana to invest Rs 2.3 billion in 5 biomass power projects

According to reports, the Haryana Government would set up five biomass projects costing Rs 230 crore to generate about 51 MW of power for which it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four companies. Two of these projects would soon be completed, a spokesman of Renewable Energy Department said here today. He also said that the State Government had set up four Micro-Hydro power projects which have started generation. These included a six MW power project in Dadupur, district Yamuna ... Read More »

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