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Wind energy generation rising in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, Wind energy, which has picked up in the last few days, is expected to go up steeply in the coming days, thanks to the formation of a cyclonic storm over the Bay. Since Wednesday, the average generation of wind power is on the rise. On Thursday, at about 9 p.m., it was as high as 3,106 megawatt (MW). On Friday, the maximum wind power production was 2,680 MW. On Saturday, it was around the same level. Normally, only ... Read More »

Promoting solar at expense of wind power is dangerous, says Gamesa MD

According to reports, the wind power industry in India has been bogged down primarily by policy issues, resulting in capacity additions falling to 1,700 MW in 2012-13 from 3,200 MW in 2011-12. Hopes went up after generation based incentives (GBI) were announced in the Budget 2013, but there has been no sign of implementation of the policies. Several wind turbines remain idle today as companies await guidelines. Too much emphasis on solar at the expense of wind will be very ... Read More »

Andhra bureaucrats get bold, refuse to increase solar benchmark price

According to reports, winds of change – subtle but perceptible – are blowing across the bureaucracy in Andhra Pradesh. With netas in power increasingly in the dock on corruption charges, the officers have lost all respect for their political bosses and choosing to assert their right. “We don’t want to be part of the illegal decisions that might land us in trouble at a latter day. We are asserting our moral right to take decisions which we are supposed to, ... Read More »

Mytrah Energy setting up 100 MW wind farm in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd is putting up a 100 MW farm near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The farm will be fully built by September, U.B. Reddy, Chief Operating Officer, Mytrah Energy, told Business Line on Friday. The project is a part of Mytrah’s 240 MW expansion programme. Currently, the AIM-listed wind power company has generating capacity of 310 MW. It is now building capacities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (100 MW) and Andhra Pradesh (40 MW), Reddy said. The first ... Read More »

Solar power best option feels scientists

According to reports, harnessing solar energy through solar photo-voltaic batteries is the only alternative to addressing the power shortage and protecting the natural resources in the country, Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT-Madras has said. The professor of electrical engineering was delivering the AV Rama Rao Technology Award Lecture on the occasion of the National Technological Day after receiving the AV Rama Rao Technology Award at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) here on Saturday. Speaking on ‘Can we dream of 50 ... Read More »

Promote solar energy, says Kerala expert

According to reports, the State should initiate steps to implement projects to utilise solar energy in the villages where electricity is yet to reach, V.K. Damodaran, former Director of the State Energy Management Centre and a consultant on renewable energy in African countries, has said. He was delivering a lecture on ‘Towards a solar democracy’ on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishad here on Saturday. “In 2005, the Government of India had promised to ... Read More »

A good case for India to lose?

According to reports, amidst all the righteous indignation generated by the now-returned Italian marines, another international dispute that India is involved in has slipped somewhat into the background. On February 6 this year, the US notified the Secretariat of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of a “request for consultations”, WTO-speak for the formal initiation of a dispute, with India on mandatory domestic content requirements for solar cells and solar modules under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM). Given that ... Read More »

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