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India may launch anti-dumping probe on Chinese solar panels

According to reports, India may launch an anti-dumping investigation against solar panels made in China, after the US and Europe launched similar probes, the Guangzhou Daily reported on Monday. The Indian anti-dumping authority said that they have received an application from local companies, asking them to start investigating solar panels made in China, including Taiwan, Malaysia and in the US, the Guangzhou Daily said. About 90 percent of the solar panels made in China are for export. Europe and the ... Read More »

IFC To Invest In Ecolibrium Energy

According to reports, IFC is planning to invest in Ecolibrium Energy Private Limited, a startup providing services and products in Smart Grid domain. Ecolibrium is looking to raise upto $1.5 Mn, with IFC contributing to a large part of the capital raise. The company is looking to raise equity capital to expand its presence in the energy efficiency space by strengthening its product capabilities and reaching out to a larger customer base. Ecolibrium Energy has been incubated at the Centre of ... Read More »

Forum of Regulators (FoR) to issue guidelines for development of off-grid renewable energy projects in October

According to reports, development of off-grid renewable energy (OGRE) projects with capacity up to 300 Mw would get a major boost after the Forum of Regulators (FoR) issues guidelines in October. The guidelines would also come in handy for electricity regulatory commissions to determine tariff in such projects. Off-grid renewable energy projects are standalone systems generating electricity from renewable energy sources. These are not connected to the grid. A network, including associated appliances, is used for distributing the electricity. These projects ... Read More »

Eon Electric to set up Lithium Ion Batteries Manufacturing Plant in India

Eon Electric Ltd has decided to set up the first plant in India for the manufacturing of Lithium Ion Batteries, observing the sharply rising need of Lithium Ion Batteries for mobile phones, laptops, cameras and tablets due to its unique quality of high storage power and potential of fast re-charging. Lithium Ion Batteries in larger sizes will meet the needs of batteries running two wheelers, cars and even buses. A number of countries are running bicycles, two wheelers, cars and ... Read More »

Bahadurgarh railway station near Delhi to run on solar energy

According to reports, aimed at tapping more non-conventional energy, the Delhi division of Northern Railway is developing Bahadurgarh railway station, on the outskirts of Delhi, as a ‘green’ station. While the energy requirement of the station would be met with solar energy, a water harvesting system is also being developed at the station premises for optimum utilisation of the resource. Railway officials said solar panels would be installed on the station building and other suitable places. “Solar power panel with ... Read More »

Solar heaters a must for Kolkata highrises

According to reports, civic bodies of Kolkata, Howrah, Durgapur and Siliguri are bringing some provisions in the building by-laws, which will make installation of solar water heaters in all multi storied commercial establishments, including hospitals and five-star hotels, mandatory.that the state government came out with earlier this year. Representatives from the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are coming to the city on September 29 to meet the officials of these four civic ... Read More »

Solar power: With right policy vision, it’s possible to tap the ‘power of sun’

According to reports, in the domain of public policy, the most promising development currently must surely be the increasingly attractive economics of solar power. The prices of photovoltaic modules, for example, have reportedly dropped some 40% in about 18 months, and the easier trend seems very likely to continue in the medium term and beyond. With the right policy vision, it should be possible to leverage the path-breaking improvements in tapping the power of the sun to vastly improve our public finances, ... Read More »

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