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First Solar Partners with Green Infra on 25MW Solar Power Project in Rajasthan

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and Green Infra Limited today announced they have concluded an agreement for the supply of First Solar’s advanced, thin-film solar modules for a 25 megawattAC (MW) project in India’s Rajasthan state. The project is part of the second batch of utility-scale solar projects concluded under India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which aims to install 20,000 MW of new solar electricity generating capacity by 2022. First Solar will supply the modules for the project, which ... Read More »

Time Of Day metering first step to smartgrid in India

According to reports, smart use of electricity and strict implementation of Time of Day metering are the ways out for growing cities like Bangalore which face frequent power outages. On the sidelines of a meeting on Wednesday at the Indian Institute of Science on energy access and functions of regulatory bodies, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman Pramod Dev said: “Time of day metering is a signal to consumers that during the two peak times in a day – morning and evening, ... Read More »

Farooq Abdullah launches environment friendly electric rickshaw

According to reports, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday launched ‘Ummeed ki Electric Rickshaw’, a unique initiative to empower economically backward women in India. Dr. Abdullah presented the first electric rickshaw to Kohinoor, a 33-year old single mother with 2 young boys and a mother to support. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abdullah said, “I am delighted to present Ummeed’s first rickshaw to Kohinoor. The rickshaws look very nice. They are easy to drive and ... Read More »

Karnataka village to get 500MW solar park

According to reports, desperate to tide over the power crisis, the state government is now gearing up to tap solar power in a big way. A Solar Park with a potential to generate up to 500mw of power will be developed near Mannur village in Bijapur district. Energy minister Shobha Karandlaje on Sunday said that the Solar Park will come up in an area spread over 5,000 acres of land. The minister was speaking after inaugurating a 3mw solar power plant ... Read More »

Orient Green expanding biomass power generation

According to reports, Orient Green Power Company Ltd will add over 45 MW of biomass power plant generation capacity by March 2013. The Shriram EPC Group Company is looking at a novel approach to secure at least a portion of its biomass — fuel wood — by raising energy plantations in its wind farms. The company, which has over 325 MW of wind farms and is expanding, has windmills installed on over 1,500 acres. The land could potentially be used to ... Read More »

West Bengal to issue certificates to green energy project developers

According to reports, the West Bengal Government is in the final stages of issuing renewable energy certificates (RECs) for those who set up renewable energy projects here in the State. According to the State Power Secretary, Malay K. De, the draft policy on renewable energy and the issue of RECs has already been put up on the Department’s Web site by the regulatory commission. “We will finalise on the issue of RECs by the end of this calendar year,” he told ... Read More »

Kerala move for solar streetlights

According to reports, the State government plans to install solar streetlights in all municipalities across Kerala shortly. The programme will be launched in Aluva municipality by installing 100 solar streetlights, Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed has said. The Minister said he is keen on making it mandatory for houses of 300 square feet and above to install solar panels on their roofs and ensure subsidies on electricity bills to those who install a 1 KW solar system. He was speaking after inaugurating ... Read More »

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