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India will close solar import loophole, renewable ministry says

According to reports, India plans to close a loophole before its next solar power auction to stop companies from importing thin-film panels from overseas suppliers like First Solar Inc. for projects that otherwise must be built with local equipment. The government will invite developers by the end of May to bid for 750 megawatts of solar capacity, Tarun Kapoor, joint- secretary at the ministry of new and renewable energy, said in a telephone interview. About 300 megawatts of that will be ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu to set up renewable energy hub in Tirunelveli district

According to reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said paper major Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd (TNPL) will set up a multilayer double-coated board project at an outlay of Rs.1,200 crore in Tiruchirapalli district. Jayalalithaa announced in the assembly that “TNPL will set up a 200,000-tonne per annum (tpa) plant to make multilayer double-coated board at an outlay of Rs.1,200 crore”. She said work on the project would commence this fiscal and the plant will be ready in ... Read More »

SunRisers’ stars, Garnier Men lend support to solar power campaign

According to reports, players of the Indian Premier League team SunRisers of Hyderabad and Garnier Men, a skincare products brand, have came together to promote a social campaign with the objective of lighting up villages without electricity. At an event hosted at the City Centre Mall here, SunRisers players Cameron White, Ishant Sharma and Dale Steyn launched the social campaign named PowerLight a Village. Garnier is the official grooming partner for the SunRisers. As part of the event, they rode a ... Read More »

Where biogas emerges as alternative to LPG

According to reports, the steep hike in the price of LPG cylinder or its short supply does not seem to worry the 160-odd households of Komarapalayam near Sathyamangalam in Erode district. Nor is it a cause for concern for food contractor Rajendran at Sri Balasubramaniya Modern Rice Mill, Vellakinar Post in Coimbatore. While the women in Komarapalayam hamlet use gas stove in to prepare the meal for their family, Rajendran says he has contracted to supply the daily meal for 700-odd ... Read More »

Sunny future for solar in India

According to reports, as a sun-swept country, India should have been a pioneer in the use of solar power with a photovoltaic panel on every roof. Good policy can help make up for lost time. Solar is the most secure of all energy sources, since it is abundantly available in India. With crippling electricity shortages, the price of electricity traded internally touched Rs. 7 a unit for base loads and Rs. 8.50 during peak periods. The 12th Plan envisages 29,800 megawatts ... Read More »

PEDA pleased with 300mw solar power progress

According to reports, subsequent to the pre-bid conference held in April, the techno-commercial bids were opened today by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and it received a phenomenal response for the development of 300MW Solar Photovoltaic Power (SPV) projects in Punjab said Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia Non Conventional Energy Minister Punjab in a statement issued here today. More than 30 companies participated in the aforesaid bid process and against the targeted allocation for an in house capacity of 300MW solar power ... Read More »

Rs 5-lakh cr investment in power generation by FY17: Scindia

According to reports, confident of resolving woes of the power sector, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia says that the country’s electricity generation capacity will leapfrog to nearly 315 gigawatts by fiscal year 2016-17 with an estimated investment of about Rs 5 lakh crore. “Investments are already on stream. All we need to do for meeting this target of power generation is to resolve all the issues faced by the sector. Once these problems are resolved then the investments would be put in ... Read More »

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