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50 MW first phase of 150 MW Dhule solar power plant to be operational from March 20

According to reports, the Dhule-based solar power plant which is expected to generate 150 MW power is likely to be made operational from March 20 this year. The first phase would add 50 MW power to the state grid, said government officials. The solar panels spread over 350 hectares of barren land will have ‘thin film’ and ‘crystalline’ technology based photovoltaic cells. The aim is to maximize the output from the solar panels. The efficiency of the power panels is ... Read More »

Tangedco chooses 29 firms to set up 226 MW of solar power plants in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, as many as 29 firms have been chosen by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) for putting up solar power plants of an aggregate capacity of 226 megawatt (MW). The price at which the Corporation will solar power from the proposed plants will, in the beginning, be Rs. 6.48 per unit. The plants will come up in different districts including Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar, Karur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai and Kancheepuram. In Andhra Pradesh too, a similar price ... Read More »

Central Electricity Authority of India conducts Tidal energy study

A study for the assessment of tidal energy potential in the country has been conducted by the Central Electricity Authority. According to the study, there is an estimated potential of about 7000 MW in the Gulf of Cambay, 1200 MW in the Gulf of Kutch in the State of Gujarat and about 100 MW in the Gangetic Delta in the Sunderbans region of West Bengal. The Ministry had sanctioned a project for setting up a 3.75 MW demonstration tidal power ... Read More »

TERI developing renewable energy-based cooling tech

According to reports, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is developing renewable energy-based cooling technology in partnership with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia and an industrial organisation in India. Informing this, TERI Director General R K Pachauri, said in his convocation address at the University of Agricultural Sciences here: “We believe that access to cold chains would make a significant impact in allowing farmers to preserve their produce, which otherwise would need to be sold at ... Read More »

Renewable energy gets priority in Andhra Pradesh

According to reports, with power generation in conventional process failing to meet the needs due to different reasons, the onus fell on the renewable energy sector in AP. The state government on its part has set the target at 2,000 MW generation with active association and participation of ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). Of this total, 1,000 MW in the form of wind energy and the remaining part is shared in the form of solar power, biomass, and through ... Read More »

‘Reformed’ discoms to ease power costs for telco towers

According to reports, Finance Minister P Chidambaram may have failed to cheer the telecom industry by not offering any direct incentive. But, in his Budget speech, he urged the state governments to prepare the financial restructuring plans for power distribution firms (discoms) “quickly”. The telecom tower companies will benefit most from the restructuring of the discoms as this would ensure better power supply, mainly in rural and semi-urban areas. According to industry estimates, the telecom tower industry consumes two billion ... Read More »

Pennar diversifies into solar PV units

According to reports, Pennar Industries Ltd has diversified into cold-form building sector, setting up of solar photo-voltaic power plants and offering water treatment solutions. The Hyderabad-based company through its pre-engineered structures division expects to achieve a turnover of Rs 330 crore during the current financial year, up from Rs 280 crore it logged last year, the company informed its shareholders through a notification to stock exchange. Seeking shareholders’ nod to support the expansion project of the structured buildings division and the ... Read More »

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