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Ming Yang Wins First 150-Megawatt Turbine Order in India

According to reports, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd. (MY) won a 150-megawatt order in India after becoming the first Chinese turbine maker to receive approval to sell machines in Asia’s second-biggest wind market as sales slow at home. The project by an undisclosed developer in Maharashtra state will use 1.5-megawatt turbines, Hiren Shah, chief executive officer of Ming Yang’s local unit, Global Wind Power Ltd., said in an interview from Mumbai. The machine was approved for sale by ... Read More »

Sale of solar power to electricity dept: project on track again

According to reports, the Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society’s (CREST) proposal to sell solar power to the UT electricity department, which had hit a roadblock last month, is back on track. To clear the decks, CREST — which is executing rooftop solar photovoltaic power (SPV) projects on behalf of UT department of science and technology — has agreed to make amendments in the revised draft proposal regarding the sale of power generated from 10 rooftop SPV units. ... Read More »

Energy Efficient street lights with timers on cards in Bhubaneswar

According to reports, energy-efficient street lights will soon replace the old lot in the city and help the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut down on hefty electricity bills by almost Rs 2 crore. The project will be implemented on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode between the BMC and a private firm. All new lights will be fitted with energy-saving timers for automatic switching off and dimming. The lights, fitted on about 20,000 posts, will start dimming from 10 pm and go ... Read More »

Indian government sets up National Institute of Solar Energy

Government has set up an autonomous Institute namely “National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)” under the administrative control of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) by converting the existing Solar Energy Centre (SEC) with its headquarters and research facilities at Gwalpahari Village, Distt. Gurgaon (Haryana). The main objective of setting up the National Institute would be to assist the Ministry and function as the apex National Centre for research and technology development and related activities in the area of ... Read More »

Alstom T&D India Wins Rs.150 Cr. Substation Contracts From Gujarat

Alstom T & D India Ltd. has bagged two contracts for around Rs.151 crore from Gujarat Energy Transmission Co. Ltd. (GETCO) for supplying 400/220/66kV A/S substation located at Charanka and Sankhari on turnkey basis to evacuate power from Asia’s largest and Gujarat’s first-dedicated solar park. The substation will also play a pivotal role in strengthening transmission network in the state of Gujarat by acting as the evacuation and nodal grid substations. Additionally, it will also improve the energy flow in ... Read More »

Waste to energy project stuck at proposal stage

According to reports, inordinate delay on the part of UP government in allowing it to set up a multi-crore-rupee waste to energy (WTE) project in the state has left a US based company completely frustrated. The company, which has evinced interest in setting up the ambitious project six months ago, now says that it is deeply hurt by the UP government’s indifference towards the project. The state government on the other hand argues that the project is exorbitant and the ... Read More »

Reinvigorating India’s wind sector

According to reports, the sheer energy deficiency even at the current GDP growth levels and the complex set of problems faced in the conventional power sector, makes focus of renewable in India a no brainer. Within the renewable space too, there is little point in debating which resource should be focussed upon. India needs it all. In the past few years, India has done a fairly commendable job in putting itself on the global solar map (though much is yet ... Read More »

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