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Vestas to scale down India operations

According to reports, Vestas, the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, has decided to “scale down its sales efforts in the Indian market’’. Business Line had heard rumours that the Danish multinational was closing down its India operations and sent an email query. In response to the query, Mikkel Friis-Thomsen, Communication Partner, Media & External Relations, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, said that the global wind energy market is in a “challenging situation right now’’. As a consequence, Vestas is currently implementing a ... Read More »

Bailout, but no reform, for indebted power distributors in India

According to reports, India is set to offer a bailout to its cash-strapped power distributors that would help restructure more than $35 billion in debt but do little to reform a sector whose dysfunction has exacerbated the country’s growth-sapping energy crisis. The country’s mostly state-owned distribution utilities are drowning in losses and were blamed for triggering probably the worst blackout in history in July, when power was cut for two consecutive days in a massive area home to 670 million people. ... Read More »

Pennar Industries bags orders to supply structures for 77MW from solar power plants

Pennar Industries, India`s leading industrial companies engaged in the production and marketing of specialized and engineered metal products, and pre-engineered buildings, announced that the company has bagged orders worth Rs 700 million for the supply of wagon components and structurals for solar power plants. The company has bagged order from Texmaco for the supply of railway wagon components. On the other hand, it has bagged orders from customers including L&T, Mahindra EPC Services, Lanco, Azure Power and Moserbaer for the ... Read More »

First Solar, Sir Ratan Tata Trust Partner to Electrify Rural Communities in India

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and Sir Ratan Tata Trust today announced plans to collaborate on a pilot project to provide safe drinking water and irrigation to rural communities in India’s northern Uttarakhand state. Many remote villages of the middle Himalayas lack basic infrastructure such as roads, health facilities, schools and electricity. In Uttarakhand, even many villages that are connected to the electrical grid receive only erratic electrical service. In the absence of electric pumps, collecting water from spring sources ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu highrises will have to meet 2% of energy needs from solar

According to reports, with the ever increasing power deficit taking a toll on the economy, the Tamil Nadu government is planning to make it mandatory for major industries, high-rise apartment complexes, major institutions and hotels to meet 2% of their energy needs from solar source. State environment minister B V Ramana said this on the sidelines of a meeting with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board officials here on Monday. He said the environment department was debating the proposal, and ... Read More »

BHEL to set up 5 MW solar plant at Ranipet

According to report, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd intends to set up a 5 MW solar power plant in its boiler auxiliary plant complex at Ranipet near Chennai. The public sector power equipment major is setting up the plant for captive consumption of electricity the plant would produce, an official of BHEL said here today. The official disclosed this while answering a question of K. Venugopal, Member, Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission, at an interaction organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry ... Read More »

Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals in Delhi

According to reports, the Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. The pilot project is looking at generating 500kW of power through rooftop solar photovoltaic cells under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Environment secretary Sanjiv Kumar said the department had sent a proposal to the union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and was expecting financial support from it under the off-grid decentralized scheme. “If the ... Read More »

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