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Gamesa signs 230 MW supply orders in India

Gamesa has announced the signing of two agreements for the supply of a total of 230 MW: 130 MW to China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100 MW to Greenko Wind Project. Gamesa is present in India as technology provider and wind farm developer. The company has installed over 830 MW and manages capacity of more than 700 MW under O&M agreements. In its capacity as wind farm developer, Gamesa’s pipeline in India stands at 4,300 MW. India ... Read More »

Photo voltaic makers in India seek anti-dumping measures

According to reports, cornered by cheaper imports of finished products in the solar power sector, including solar panels, domestic manufacturers see their only hope in anti-dumping laws in India and elsewhere. While India commenced its anti-dumping probe against import of solar panels in November last year, the European Union (EU) has recently decided to impose anti-dumping tariffs against Chinese imports. “With these anti-dumping moves, the Chinese manufacturers are looking at entering collaborations with the local manufacturers as the Indian export ... Read More »

THDCIL to invest Rs 240 billion – diversify in wind and solar energy

According to reports, THDC India, a mini ratna company in the hydropower business, has finalised its corporate and financial plans, with an investment of Rs 24,000 crore in the next 10 years. “The total investment envisaged during the ten year period is around Rs 24,000 crore, to be funded through debt and equity, with equity largely coming from internal resources and joint venture partners,” said R S T Sai, chairman and managing director of the Rishikesh-headquartered company. Apart from existing ... Read More »

India’s Wind-Power Target Is up in the Air

According to reports, India’s ambitious push to increase the share of renewable energy in its total power generation portfolio to nearly one-fifth by 2017 largely on the back of wind power could falter due to slow progress in implementing policies to attract investment to the sector, according to industry officials. Wind energy accounts for around 70% of India’s renewable-energy generation, excluding large hydroelectric power projects. A government target of doubling renewable energy output to 55 gigawatts in the five years to ... Read More »

25,000 Kerala homes to get rooftop solar in 2013-14

According to reports, Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammad said load-shedding would be lifted once the rains begin in June and from then on 2013-14 fiscal would be generally free of any power curbs. The minister said that he could turn around KSEB in just two years. “However, this cannot be said of KSRTC, which will require more time to get out of the red,” Muhammad, who is also the transport minister, said. During UDF’s second anniversary interaction with media on Wednesday, ... Read More »

EU experts in North-East to explore energy opportunities

According to reports, exploring the abundance of opportunities that the North-East states of India has to offer for EU-India collaboration in the field of energy and water is the key focus of European Business and Technology Centre’s (EBTC) Cleantech Expert Mission to North-East India 2013. The EBTC, in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute MOEZ from Germany, and in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will be visiting Guwahati and Shillong from 27th – 29th May 2013 along with cleantech experts from ... Read More »

Fuelling change

According to reports, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has claimed a technological breakthrough that could be a game changer for advancing use of bio-diesel in the country and ensuring ready acceptance of the fuel by the automobile industry. IOC has stated that it has successfully developed and commercialised a technology to co-process non-edible vegetable oil in the existing diesel hydro-treating (DHDT) units of a petroleum refinery to make bio-diesel. This is the first time in India and possibly the first in the ... Read More »

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