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India Wind Power Association moves Tribunal challenging Tamil Nadu’s move to buy thermal power

According to reports, the India Wind Power Association (IWPA), a representative of wind energy producers, has launched a fresh challenge against the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to buy thermal power, instead of using available wind power, to tide over shortages. On Thursday, the association moved the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the appeals body, challenging an earlier ruling against it by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission. “Tangedco (the state-run power generation and distribution company) is buying from outside costly thermal ... Read More »

‘Take my roof, give me solar power’ concept catching up in TN

According to reports, industries and commercial establishments in Tamil Nadu are letting out their lands or rooftops in return for cheaper solar power. Various speakers and participants at a solar conference held here to unveil the Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA)-sponsored ‘Renergy 2014’ event, stressed that the so-called ‘opex model’ is fast catching up in the State. ‘Renergy’ is an annual conference of renewable energy held by TEDA. The 2014 edition of Renergy will be put together by UBM India, ... Read More »

Green energy catching on

According to reports, in Ajmer, Rajasthan a solar-powered reverse osmosis (RO) plant provides clean drinking water to 3,000 people in Kotri village that’s surrounded by the briny Sambhar Lake. And at a dairy farm in Latur, Maharashtra the sun’s heat is used to pasteurize milk. These are among the non-electricity applications of renewable energy featured in a report by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India and Council on Energy, Environment and Water ( CEEW) that was released on Thursday. ... Read More »

EU firms set to enter India’s renewable energy market

According to reports, in their move to look beyond their boundaries and even beyond Europe, smaller EU countries are keen on tapping the growing Indian energy sector. While bigger players like France, Germany, the UK are looking at being part of India’s nuke journey, relatively smaller players like Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, Czech Republic are set to explore India’s renewable energy sector with their technology and other offerings. “India’s per capita electricity consumption figure is expected to double by 2020, ... Read More »

IFC Proposes Loan for 40-Megawatt NSL Wind Farm in India

According to reports, International Finance Corp., the World Bank’s private-sector financing arm, may provide a $15.75 million loan for a 40-megawatt wind farm in India. NSL Renewable Power Pvt., 7.9 percent owned by IFC, plans to build the Jath Wind Energy project by March at Vaspet in Maharashtra state’s Sangli district, according to an investment proposal on IFC’s website. The loan proposal will go to the bank’s board on Jan. 15. The total project cost is $45 million. The farm ... Read More »

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