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Mahagenco invites bids with ADB support

According to reports, the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) is asking solar energy producers if they would like to build, operate and maintain a solar power plant, on a quasi-ownership model. The selected developer would have to raise the finances and set up the plant, maintain it and generate power. The asset would be in Mahagenco’s books for 10 years, after which the developer will get a right over the project. “This is the first time for this model ... Read More »

CSR or Corporate Solar Responsibility

According to reports, its expansive but expensive and hogs the headlines; it could even make the nation proud. We are talking about the real ‘solar story’. It is not about the clean power it produces, but its transformative role in society. The impact of a small, say, 10KW solar project in a village is far greater than several 100 MW projects elsewhere. Let us call it ‘social solar’. It can provide energy where it is most-needed — for livelihood and providing ... Read More »

Techno Electric plans big wind energy expansion in FY14

According to reports, Techno Electric & Engineering may not have added any wind energy capacity in the current financial year, it has big plans to expand in 2013-14, according to a top company official. The Kolkata-based company so far has wind generation capacity of 207 mega watt, of which 162mw is under its subsidiary Simran Wind Projects Pvt Ltd and and 45 mw with itself. It has tapped private equity players for raising funds in Simran Wind and these funds will ... Read More »

Majithia inaugurates 1.20 MW hydel power project in Ludhiana

According to reports, Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today inaugurated a Rs 15 crore hydel power project of 1.20 MW capacity near Village Bowani in Ludhiana district. Speaking on the occasion, he said that this prestigious project has been completed in a record 10 months period instead of its stipulated time frame of  two years. He said that the Punjab Government’s new non-renewable energy policy 2012 was aimed to harness the maximum traditional sources of energy like ... Read More »

L&T first Indian solar EPC to enter top 10 league globally

According to reports, First Solar Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, US) became the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in 2012, according to new rankings by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. (Longwood, Colorado, US). First Solar installed over 500 MW of PV projects in 2012, a 50% increase over 2011. IHS also reports that SunEdison LLC (Beltsville, Maryland, US) and SunPower (San Jose, California, US) have also made the top 15 EPCs, with 390 ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu emerges renewable energy hub

According to reports, Tamil Nadu has clearly established itself as a hub for renewable energy with a diverse spread of clean power options, including wind, solar, and biomass-fuelled power and co-generation power. While the installed conventional power generation capacity is 10,722 MW, that of renewable energy is about 8,100 MW. Wind energy is the biggest contributor to the share of renewable energy with more than 7,100 MW capacity followed by biomass and cogeneration contributing over 600-700 MW. Solar power generation is ... Read More »

Surat Municipal Corporation to set up another wind power plant

According to reports, moving ahead with its new mantra of going green, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to set up another wind power plant by 2014. The plant will be built at a cost of about Rs 54 crore to produce 6 MW of power. This will suffice its needs for running Sarthana and Rander water works and will save the SMC electricity bills of about Rs 7.5 crore annually. Chairman of light and fire committee of the SMC ... Read More »

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