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Wind power production in Tamil Nadu expected to cross 3500 MW shortly

According to reports, continous rain in the hill areas of Coimbatore and the Nilgiris along with the heavy wind flow have brought the much awaited relief to the power-starved western Tamil Nadu, especially for Coimbatore. With the increased power generation, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) has completely withdrawn power cut for domestic and low tension users. “Coimbatore region is free from power cut now for domestic users and low tension (LT) users. We are implementing 40% power ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu power crisis: Resurrection blueprint underway

According to reports, to tide over the power crisis, the state government now plans to invest over Rs 67,000 crore in various generation and transmission projects; with Rs 3410 crore investment announced this month itself. The Tamil Nadu government has come under heavy criticism for its failure to contain the power crisis in the state. While wind energy had provided a temporary two-month respite to citizens sweating it out in the summer heat, power cuts are now back in full ... Read More »

Textile hub Tirupur explores solar option

According to reports, seven textile units in Tirupur have come together to set up a captive 20 MW solar power plant, according to Raja M. Shanmugham, Chairman of Apex Clothing Company, the joint venture that will invest in the facility. These businesses are exploring solar power options following the policy boost given to this renewable energy by the State Government in the form of incentives. Apex Clothing has inked an agreement with Chemtrols Solar, a Mumbai-headquartered Engineering, Procurement and Construction ... Read More »

Charge your invertors using solar power

According to reports, Tata Power Solar has launched SunJeevini, a retrofit unit that allows conventional inverter batteries to be charged through solar power. This is suitable for conventional inverter batteries in areas where there is constant power outage for considerable period of time. This unit will power an existing inverter battery with solar energy in the absence of grid power. SunJeevini can also be used to augment existing grid charging to save on electricity bills. According to the company, this ... Read More »

US solar industry urges India to remove trade barriers

According to reports, seeking a sizeable pie in India’s fast emerging solar energy market, the American solar industry has asked it to remove the trade barriers which discriminate against US solar exports. Testifying before a Congressional committee, Solar Energy Industry Association Vice-President John Smirnow alleged that India’s local content requirement “discriminates against US solar exports and, thereby, provides an unfair competitive advantage to India’s domestic solar manufacturers’’. With some of the best solar resources in the world and the cost ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh Discoms get cracking on Solar Net Metering System

According to reports, close on the heels of the state government announcing an eco-friendly policy to set up a Solar Net Metering System (SNMS) on the lines of European countries to tackle the power crisis, all the four power distribution companies are now gearing up to implement SNMS in a bid to plug the daily demand and supply gap. The state government officially released GO MS No 27 a week ago instructing all the state discoms to work on SNMS, ... Read More »

ABB looks at energy efficiency, solar to beat slowdown

According to reports, despite market sentiments remaining subdued over the past 18 months, ABB India Limited (formerly ABB Limited) has shown signs of revival during the first quarter ended March 2013, with a growth of 10 per cent in revenues despite delay in decision-making by the customers. It has also recorded growth in orders for its short-cycle business, which are fast moving orders for the company. ABB follows January to December financial year. “The sentiment in the market is such ... Read More »

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