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Solar power for Indore airport in four months

According to reports, the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar airport would soon be lit with solar energy. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received bids for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 100 kilowatts-peak (KWp) solar photo voltaic power plant at Indore airport. The plant, which will come up on build operate transfer (BOT) basis, is scheduled to be completed in four months. AAI executive director (engineering) AK Mishra said that the earnest money deposit for the bid had been kept at `2 lakh. ... Read More »

Suzlon Sues Edison Unit Over Payment for Turbines to Big Sky

According to reports, Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), the Indian wind-turbine maker seeking an extension on debt repayments, has filed a lawsuit against a unit of Edison International (EIX) claiming its improperly refusing to make a pre-payment for turbines supplied to a U.S. wind farm. Big Sky, a unit of Edison Mission Group, claims defects in some components don’t require it to make the payment, according to Suzlon’s complaint, filed Sept. 14 in New York Supreme Court. Suzlon, based in the western ... Read More »

Greenpeace installs solar pump set in Bihar

According to reports, access to energy for irrigation and other agricultural activities is an important issue for the rural Bihar. Looking at poor irrigation facilities due to non-availability of power and availability of abundant sunshine in the state, Greenpeace on Thursday installed and demonstrated a low-cost solar pumping system at Khalsa village in Bidupur block, barely 8km away from Hajipur, in Vaishali district. These low-cost solar pumping systems have a huge potential to increase agricultural productivity in the state. This is ... Read More »

NIT-Trichy faces acute power shortage

According to reports, the power situation at NIT-Trichy is so grim, that it has prompted its director to come out with a statement expressing the need for students to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the issue. NIT-Trichy director S Sundarrajan on Wednesday referred to the power situation in his campus as “miserable” and said, “If it were not a government institution, it would have been closed by now.” Sundarrajan said the governing board of NIT-T had made the power ... Read More »

Biogas is the future of energy

According to reports, the recent hike in petroleum products has once again upset the common man’s budget and made yet another strong pitch in favour of adopting a safer, sustainable and economical alternative. Biogas for urban use is fast emerging as one. Urban India generates 1,88,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste  per day, and this is expected to increase by one  to 1.5 per cent every year. The waste includes both non biodegradable and biodegradable waste. The biodegradable MSW holds the ... Read More »

Good news for green energy

According to reports, the renewable energy sector has good reasons to rejoice over the approval of financial restructuring of electricity distribution companies by the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs, and not just because the utilities will soon have money to pay their dues to wind-power companies. It is widely expected that States will raise electricity tariffs to avail themselves of the grants offered by the Central Government. This means that solar power will come closer to grid parity, or indeed reach ... Read More »

Muthoot Pappachan Group ready to invest in solar energy sector

According to reports, stating that many corporates are ready to invest in non-conventional energy generation projects in the state if the government provided adequate infrastructural facilities, the Muthoot Pappachan Group said that they were ready to invest in solar energy if the State Government came forward with a solar energy policy like in Tamil Nadu. Addressing newsmen here on Thursday, Muthoot Pappachan Group chairman John Muthoot said that there was tremendous scope for tapping solar energy. The state has the potential ... Read More »

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