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Solar power a lucrative new opportunity for Punjab SMEs

According to reports, Vishav Mohan (name changed), a small entrepreneur based in Ludhiana, Punjab, was running a sewing machine company that was losing money owing to the decline in demand caused by a glut of cheaper models imported from China. He is now setting up a unit to manufacture solar panels for solar photovoltaic power generation on the same premises. Other entrepreneurs in the region have already embarked on this road. Vikram Hans, managing director of Multi Overseas India Private ... Read More »

TN launches free CFL bulb scheme to hut-dwellers

According to reports, Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the state, an energy-saving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also launched over Rs 500 crore worth of projects under the Energy Department through video conferencing from her camp office at Kodanadu in the Nilgiris district. The scheme of providing free CFL bulbs was launched with an objective of promoting ... Read More »

Sri Vishnu educational group launches solar power plant

According to reports, a 200 kWP rooftop solar photovoltaic plant became operational on the campus of Sri Vishnu group of educational institutes here on Saturday. M. Kamalakar Babu, Managing Director of the Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh formally launched the plant. According to K.V. Vishnu Raju, Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society, the plant consists of 800 photovoltaic modules, each designed with a generation capacity of 250Wp. The project, costing Rs. 2.07 crore, received Rs. 70 lakh subsidy ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Energy Conservation Building Code gets ready

According to reports,  soon, the commercial and other major buildings in the state may have to adhere toEnergy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) as the process is on to make it mandatory in order to conserve energy. Electrical Inspectorate of Tamil Nadu has sent a draft code to the state government to get its nod. On the sidelines of the ‘Energy Savings Day’ celebration in the district, S Appavu, chief electrical inspector, said their department has drafted and submitted the ECBC to ... Read More »

‘Kerala must plan switchover to 100% renewable energy’

According to reports, Kerala must plan for a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy for sustainable development and energy security. The State has meagre fossil fuel resources and most of the hydro potential is already harnessed, says G.M. Pillai, Founder Director-General of Pune-based World Institute of Sustainable Energy. He was here to attend a function to officially release ‘The Energy Report-Kerala’ brought out by the Institute in partnership with WWF-India. The report maps energy requirements up to 2050 in ... Read More »

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