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NALCO goes green with solar energy

Ujaas Energy is to execute a large grid interactive solar PV project on the Roof Top of head office of leading Navratna Company National Aluminum Company (NALCO) in the city of Bhubaneswar. NALCO which has taken many major initiatives in the field of renewable energy  has started with this small initiative with 160 KW. The project will be executed under the allocation from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The project will be synchronized with the grid for which the ... Read More »

How to power up the rooftop

According to reports, except the nice feeling, Dutchman Toine van Megen, an Indophile who has been living in this country for over 40 years, gets nothing for the electricity he pumps into the grid from his rooftop solar power plant. If everyone could afford to be like the former executive of Suzlon and the co-Founder of Auroville Consulting, there would be a vibrant solar rooftop movement in the country. Today, industries, educational institutions and commercial establishments such as shopping malls ... Read More »

IDBI Bank donates solar street lights to Pokhra village

M.S. Raghavan, CMD of IDBI Bank, today donated solar street lights to the local populace of Pokhra Village, Barabankhi, UP as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the Bank. P. L. Punia, member, Lok Sabha and chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes presided over the function. S.K.V. Srinivasan, executive director, IDBI Bank was also present. Barabankhi district in general and Pokhra village in particular faces a scarcity of power and water supply. Speaking on the occasion, Raghavan said, ”IDBI Bank has donated solar street lights to Pokhra ... Read More »

The sun, a school and a farewell to power cuts

According to reports, students and teachers of Ramaratnam Nursery and Primary School in Mylapore have not had to bear the brunt of power cuts for almost one year, all thanks to the solar power plant installed on the roof of the building. The school housed in the Madras Sanskrit College has installed an ‘On Grid’ type solar plant in which electricity produced during the day is directly converted into AC power and distributed to the electricity grid of Tangedco. S. ... Read More »

S L Rao: A stronger backbone for regulators

According to reports, statutory regulators were first created in India in the financial sector. The Reserve Bank of India, the Forward Markets Commission and the Railway Rates Tribunal were some of the regulators created before Independence. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority followed later. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was created in 1997. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission came in 1998, and other state electricity regulatory commissions followed. In more ... Read More »

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