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Indian Government to spend at least Rs 20 billion on solar mission

According to reports, the government may have to spend at least Rs.2,000 crore to get private solar companies to generate clean electricity, and keep the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) on track. The mission aims to generate 20,000 megawatts (MW) by 2022. Two officials in the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) said that under the second phase of the solar mission, which begins in 2013 with the aim of adding 3,000 MW by 2017, the ministry plans ... Read More »

Anil Kakodkar terms Sun, nuclear power answers to India’s energy needs

According to reports, contrary to public perception that older methods of energy generation are safer compared to nuclear energy, data proves that the fatalities per kilowatt-hour are least in nuclear energy “even accounting for Chernobyll,” said Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India. Delivering a lecture on “Challenges of promoting a green economy” at the International Centre of Goa, Dona Paula, on Tuesday, Kakodkar said that the only other energy form that compares favourably with nuclear energy in ... Read More »

Bilateral solar power purchase agreements — the in-thing in India

According to reports, Kiran Energy’s declaration of intent to put up a 50 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu and a 100 MW plant in Karnataka to sell power directly to industrial consumers, heralds the ushering in of a new trend — selling of solar power under bilateral power purchase agreements. Selling power directly to industrial consumer has been happening in this country for a long time. This is done through what is called the ‘captive’ model, under which the ... Read More »

Suzlon inks 332 MW offshore contract with RWE Innogy

According to reports, Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, has signed a contract with RWE Innogy to deliver 54 offshore turbines, each with 6.15 MW of rated power, for the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm. The project, with a total capacity of 332 MW, is based in the German North Sea, around 40 km north of the island of Juist. This is one of the world’s biggest open-sea projects with turbines in the multi-megawatt class, according to a Suzlon statement.With 6,150 kW ... Read More »

India to be a huge market for solar power soon

According to reports, experts on Monday stated that the country was set to add more than 10 Giga Watts (GW) of solar photo voltaic power every year in the next 5-6 years. “The past three years have seen more than 1 GW added to the grid in the country,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, MD, SunEdison South Asia. He was speaking at the inaugural session of Solarcon 2012, an exhibition and conference showcasing the Solar PV sector in the state. Gopalan said, “The ... Read More »

Maharashtra Energy Development agency to generate wave energy along state’s 720-km coast

According to reports, considering the total potential of 6,000 MW wave energy from the Indian coast, the Maharashtra Energy Development agency (MEDA) has taken the first step forward to tap Maharashtra’s 720-km coast to generate wave energy. A study has showed that the Maharashtra coast has an annual wave potential of four to eight KW per metre of the length of the wave. During the monsoon, that is, between June and August, the potential is quite high — 12 to 20 ... Read More »

Solar power to light up Karnataka streets

According to reports, the State government would extend the solar street light project to all parts of the State in the coming days, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said in Bangalore on Monday. Speaking at the inauguration of Solarcon India 2012, a solar energy event, being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), the chief minister said a large number of solar street lights and signals have already been installed within Bangalore and a few other cities. Shettar also said ... Read More »

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