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Tamil Nadu fast emerging a solar power destination

According to reports, with 7,162 MW of installed wind capacity, Tamil Nadu is the leader in wind power in the country. But in ‘solar’ the State ceded the leadership position to Gujarat, which has over a 1,000 MW. However, the growing solar project pipeline in Tamil Nadu suggests that the State is fast emerging as a solar destination too. With a project pipeline of over 700 MW, most of which could come within one year, the State is gearing up to ... Read More »

Bullish on India, First Solar scouts for partnerships

According to reports, describing Indian market as an attractive and big for solar power, equipment maker ‘First Solar’ has said it is looking for partnerships to strengthen business activities in the country. However, First Solar noted that the single biggest challenge for the sector is availability of funds. First Solar Chief Executive Officer James A Hughes said that India is a “growing and a very big market (for solar power) in the long time to come”. Some other markets, including ... Read More »

Wind power to light up Kochi’s Marine Drive walkway

According to reports, look, who’s tilting at windmills? Well, bitten by the alternative energy bug, the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to harness wind power, of all places, at Marine Drive! The development authority is planning to tap wind energy for power lighting systems at the Marine Drive walkway. In the first phase, the authority plans to generate about five kilowatt electricity which can power 100 lights installed at the walkway on a trial basis. “We have done ... Read More »

‘Imposing solar power obligation is an indirect tariff hike’- Tamil Nadu Electricity Consumers Association

According to reports, enforcement of solar power obligation was “equivalent to tariff increase’’ without seeking consumers’ views and should be enforced only after a public hearing, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Consumers’ Association (TECA) has contended. It has also argued that in the absence of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) asking for any upward revision of power tariff, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) suo motu should not revise the tariff. In a submission made to the TNERC during ... Read More »

India Power Corporation Ltd to add 100 MW wind capacity this year

According to reports, two companies of the SREI group — India Power Corporation Ltd and DPSC Ltd — are likely to be merged into one entity this year. India Power Corporation Ltd (IPCL) is a Rs 60-crore company that has 100 MW of wind power generation capacity, in Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The company has under construction a 450 MW thermal power project in Haldia. DPSC Ltd is a 90-year-old electricity distribution company that was taken over by IPCL three years ... Read More »

These houses in Indore wake up to solar energy advantage

According to reports, realizing benefits of power generation from solar energy, three houses in Indore have gone for solar plant. Envis Technology deputy CEO Uday Bhole, who has worked closely on some domestic project says, “Though solar power plants are being used in commercial set-ups, including industries and at few public places like parks, college campus, a solar plant at home is always advantageous.” According to experts, for domestic use a minimum of 1500 watt panel is required, which can extend ... Read More »

Tangedco sells record number of units

According to reports, at a time when the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (Tangedco) is facing flak for the acute power shortage the State is reeling under, it had achieved a record of selling the biggest quantum of power on a single day on May 15. That the record was made at a time when there was a 40 per cent power cut with 4-hour peak hour restriction made it even more incredible. In his submission before the Tamil ... Read More »

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