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Chinese experts call for government intervention in support of Solar PV industry

According to reports, industrial experts said Sunday the government should intervene following reports that Indian companies have called for an anti-dumping probe into China’s solar panelexports, similar to the ones already launched by the US and the EU. “Compared with solar panel companies, the government is more powerful and hascountermeasures to respond with,” Bai Ming, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, told the Global Times Sunday. “Besides, the recent probes against Chinese firms were launched ... Read More »

Wind power generation dips, load shedding goes up in southern districts of Tamil Nadu

According to reports, with power generation from windmills steadily declining over the last few days, load shedding in southern districts has increased significantly. While the pattern of volatile wind production is a recurring one, industries say the difference this time is that wind season is drawing to a close and power generation cannot be expected to increase again consistently to peak levels. The escalating power cuts in the last three days have led the industries to question whether the Tamil Nadu ... Read More »

West Bengal to get its first REC solar plant

According to reports, “Aradhana Investments Ltd” has proposed to setup the project on the roof top of “Auckland Jute Mills”, both being unit of “M/S Kankaria Group”. The project division of Vikram Solar will implement the project as Engineering-Procurement-Construction contractor (EPC). The 1 MW Roof top Grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant has been recommended to be implemented under Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism (REC). This will be West Bengal’s first solar power plant under REC Mechanism. Auckland Jute Mills Pvt ... Read More »

Solar power on every rooftop in India

According to reports, a solar panel atop every house should be the model for providing electricity to all. The grid should merely serve as a back-up. With will and vision, India’s energy prospects can be changed from grim to green, and the world will benefit as a result. The failure of the country’s electricity grid on July 30 and 31 highlights its vulnerabilities and underscores a larger national need: about 400 million Indians are not connected to the grid at all, ... Read More »

Finland based Fortum plans to invest up to Rs 1.76 billion in Indian power market

According to reports, Finland based energy company Fortum is looking to invest up to 250 million euros (about Rs 176 crore) in India’s power market. “In the near future, the main focus for Fortum will be to assess opportunities to invest in CHP (combined heat and power) plants, we could initially be looking to invest up to 200?250 million euros in industrial CHP in India,” Tapio Kuula, President and CEO, Fortum told reporters here today. “Based on our long track record ... Read More »

Power-starved Bihar lights up with cheap solar panels

According to reports, daily wager Bijendra Sao is fussing about at Exhibition Road in Patna to shop for his daughter’s dowry. The doting father wants the best that he can afford—a solar panel that can power two compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and a table fan. What better gift to give in a state that suffers perpetual power crisis. And what better place to shop for but the world’s biggest off-grid solar market that does an annual business of Rs 500 crore. ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh mulls Energy Conservation Building Code

According to reports, as part of energy efficiency measures, the State government proposes to introduce Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) by October end. The move was aimed at minimising energy consumption levels and avoid wastage in large in particular. Andhra Pradesh could demonstrate real leadership by adopting a State-based energy efficiency code for buildings to save electricity, especially in power-stressed times, Chief Secretary, Minnie Mathew said at a meeting held on Sunday with Principal Secretary, Energy, Mrutyunjay Sahoo and Principal Secretary, ... Read More »

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