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In Conversation with Mr. V. Subramanian, Retd. Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Mr. V. Subramanian, Retd. Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy talks to Panchabuta about the growth of  Wind Power in India, the Renewable Energy Sector, The way Ahead for Wind Energy and the vision behind  Wind Power India 2012. Read More »

Grid-connected rooftop solar PV pilot projects commissioned at Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Two grid connected rooftop solar PV installations of 2 kW (on the roof of Ilaignarkal Education Centre, Auroville) and of 1.7 kW (on the roof of a residential building) were commissioned today in Auroville (Villupuram District). Both installations form part of a pilot program in which the performance of a total of four grid-connected rooftop solar PV installations will be studied. In addition to a total of three pilots in Auroville there is a pilot installation of 4kW on the ... Read More »

Huge opportunity for renewable power in Karnataka: CII

According to reports, with an average demand-supply gap of 12 per cent and such a power deficit, Karnataka needs to explore renewable energy (RE) power generation, says a PwC CII report released here on Wednesday. Titled “Sustainable Power Through Renewable Sources,” the report unveiled at the CII Karnataka conference on power stated there is a huge opportunity for renewable energy power generation in the State. The process of tapping it should not be delayed any further, it said. Out of the ... Read More »

Why marquee investors like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs invest in India’s wind power ventures

According to reports, whichever side of the political divide you are on, it is common sense that coalgate — the ongoing controversy over the allocation of coal mines to big Indian corporates — will further delay project approvals in the country’s core power generation and distribution segment, which has lately seen slower investment. However, India’s alternative energy segment, especially the wind power business, has become hot for global funds and investment banks. The private-equity division of Goldman Sachs has invested ... Read More »

Cleantech opens new cooperation between India, Finland

According to reports,  Clean technology has become a key driver for India-Finland economic and innovation cooperation, with Finnish companies providing expertise in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water treatment. According to Cleantech Finland, an umbrella initiative that promotes wide range of expertise that the northern European nation has in these areas, the Finnish companies have so far invested over one billion euro in India, offering a broad palette of products, services and technologies that reduce negative impact on ... Read More »

Now, technology to reduce cost of solar energy by 75 per cent

According to reports, scientists have developed a new technology which they claim could make production of solar energy cheaper by 75 per cent, and thus speed-up its market adoption. The RTI International solar cells are developed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as colloidal quantum dots, and have a power conversion efficiency that is competitive to traditional cells at a fraction of the cost. Solar energy has the potential to be a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity but the high cost ... Read More »

Delhi gets first solar water treatment plant

According to reports, around 750 families from the economically weaker section living near east Delhi’s Surajmal Vihar will soon be receiving solar treated potable water. The first water treatment plant that operates on solar technology was inaugurated at the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya on Saturday and will treat 5,000 litres of waste water daily. The project was inaugurated by chief minister Sheila Dikshit and will be operated by NGO Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives (SANA). Dikshit said, “Waste water from nearby ... Read More »

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