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Chinese solar PV firms seeking local partners: Titan Energy Chairman

According to reports, Chinese solar photovoltaic module producers are scouting for partners in India to use the local manufacturing capability to serve the global markets, according to Chairman of Titan Energy System, Rao S.Y.S. Chodagam. With several countries seeking to levy anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar PV products, their efforts to seek Indian manufacturing partners is aimed at addressing the global requirements, he said. Rao told Business Line that they have been approached by couple of Chinese companies offering to be ... Read More »

Welspun set to complete MP solar plant a year ahead of schedule

According to reports, Welspun Energy will complete its 130 MW solar photovoltaic project in Madhya Pradesh this August, close to a year earlier than originally scheduled, Vineet Mittal, Co-Founder and Managing Director, told Business Line recently. Welspun Energy won last year the right to put up the plant and sell the power to Madhya Pradesh’s state-owned electricity distribution utility in a competitive bidding process, quoting a tariff of Rs 8.05 a kWhr. Mittal said that Welspun completed the financial closure for ... Read More »

Su-Kam launches Solar Powered Packages for homes, offices

According to reports, Su-Kam Power Systems Limited, leading player in the power back-up industry in India, has launched  special solar powered packages to provide its customers easy home and office back up solutions by using the power of sunlight. The company has come up with a complete solar solution, which harnesses solar energy into power thus reducing the cost of hefty electricity bills, the company in a statement said. The complete system can operate on both Solar as well as Grid ... Read More »

Sharing the burden of going green

According to reports, the Centre must make richer, more developed States take up the responsibility for switching to renewable energy and reducing the country’s dependence on coal If there are two words that describe India’s current energy scenario, they will be: inefficient and starving. Power cuts are back with a bang and the country’s apex electricity regulator has confirmed that 21 major coal power plants are running with stockpile that won’t last beyond seven days. Coal, we all know, won’t last ... Read More »

Mobile apps to monitor clean cookstoves adoption in India

According to reports, Qualcomm Incorporated has developed SootSwap, a mobile application for monitoring the adoption of clean cooking technologies, a company official said. Approximately three billion people depend on traditional cookstoves for their cooking needs. A study reveals that four million people die every year as a result of inhaling the smoke produced by cooking over these open fires. SootSwap provides an affordable, reliable, cellphone-based, monitoring device to enable widespread participation in a voluntary carbon market when individuals use clean cookstoves ... Read More »

Solar-powered irrigation pumpset has its limitations, say Tamil Nadu farmers

According to reports, although Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s announcement on extending 80 per cent subsidy for 2,000 solar-powered pumpsets has elicited hearty approbation from a number of farmers, they have a lurking fear on its efficacy as well. Mahadhanapuram V. Rajaram, working president of the Cauvery Delta Farmers’ Welfare Association, is sceptical whether such pumpsets would be able to draw water beyond a depth of 50-60 ft (20 metres at the most). Besides, the quantum of water required for irrigation may not ... Read More »

Kerala to take up study for identifying offshore wind sites

According to reports, a few years from now, wind farms located at sea could be churning out clean energy to feed the starved power grid in Kerala. The Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) is preparing to take up a wind monitoring study to identify potential offshore sites. The project is to be launched with the assistance of the Dutch government. The Netherlands has made significant progress in harnessing wind as a renewable energy source. The country has set ... Read More »

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