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Indian Wind industry charged up by revival prospects of generation-based incentive scheme

According to reports, the wind power industry, which has been subdued in terms of capacity addition since the beginning of the year, is now charged up with the prospect of revival of the generation-based incentive scheme (GBI).Thanks to the repeated public statements made by the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, that a new GBI scheme will be announced, there is a sense of renewed optimism in the industry. “The scheme is being revived. We are working on ... Read More »

Kerala to announce exclusive solar energy policy soon

According to reports, minister for Power Aryadan Mohammed has said that the state will announce an exclusive solar energy policy within a few weeks,   during the session on ‘Energy, Including Green Energy and Environmental Technologies’ at the ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet on Thursday. “The policy is in its final stages and it will be announced soon,” said the Minister. He said that the policy will facilitate private investment and measures would be taken to provide incentives for the investors interested in the ... Read More »

IIM-A switches to solar power, takes 66% off bill

According to reports, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is practising what it teaches-making the most of available resources. The premier institute may soon become an energy independent business school by using solar energy and other energy-efficient products. IIM-A alumnus Akshat Khare and his partner Dhaval Shah, a Nirma University graduate, are helping the institute go the solar way by installing solar streetlights on the campus. The duo, through their start-up Nessa Illumination Technologies have also replaced IIM-A’s 150-watt sodium streetlights with 60-watt LED ... Read More »

Solar power catching up with conventional energy in India

According to reports, if India’s conventional power sector, particularly coal-based thermal power projects, has found itself squarely stuck under the long shadow of governmental inefficiencies and suspect allocation mechanisms, there is a drastically different story unfolding in the country’s solar energy sector. The rising cost of conventional power, largely driven by increasing raw material exports and the growing cost of establishing greenfield projects, alongside a steady decline in solar power prices — mostly a function of a sharp reduction in ... Read More »

Delhi govt starts work on islanding facility to tackle grid failure

According to reports, Delhi government has started work on setting up an ‘islanding facility’ to insulate essential services in the city from any power disruption in the event of collapse of the Northern grid. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had approached the Union Power Ministry for creation of the ‘islanding facility’ in Delhi on the lines of south Mumbai, following collapse of the Northern grid in July that led to a blackout for several hours. The City Government has started ground work ... Read More »

Finnish cleantech companies look for opportunities in India

According to reports, in a bid to tap India’s potential in the renewable energy sector, Finnish cleantech companies are looking for stronger partnerships in the country, especially in the field of energy efficiency, water treatment and bio-energy. The companies, part of Cleantech Finland — a network of top cleantech experts, have claimed that their technological innovations have made them global leaders in energy efficiency, water management and bio-energy. Offering new renewable energy solutions for India, a Finnish company, Chempolis, has ... Read More »

Delhi’s monuments will be lit by solar energy

According to reports, More and more of the capital’s best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy. Building on the experience gained over the last three years and keen on promoting the use of environment-friendly solar energy, the Delhi government plans to light up more of the capital’s historical sites through cheap and plentiful energy from the sun. The 13th century Qutub Minar, the 17th century red sandstone Red Fort and the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb – all declared UNESCO ... Read More »

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