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Tamil Nadu to sign PPA for 2,000 MW of solar energy: Minister

According to reports, cashing in on growing significance of solar power, Tamil Nadu government will soon sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 2,000 MW, of which 1,000 MW of solar power has already been inked, State Electricity Minister ‘Natham’ R Viswanathan today said. “The government will sign a new PPA for 2,000 MW. Of this, 1,000 MW has already been signed and another 1,000 MW will be signed by the end of this month”, he said at the 14th ... Read More »

National Clean Energy fund reaches Rs 17,000 cr mark, but not much allocated to renewable energy sector: experts

According to reports, while the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) has crossed Rs 17,000 crore, not much has been allocated to the Renewable Energy sector, says industry expert. In his address at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII’s) Green Power 2015, Ramesh Kymal, chairman, Renewable Energy Council – CII – Godrej GBC and Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India said that after raising the coal cess to Rs 200 per tonne NCEF has crossed Rs 17,000 crore. “But not much has ... Read More »

Two global renewable energy majors join hands

According to reports, two global renewable energy majors — the American renewable energy producer, SunEdison, and the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Gamesa — today announced that they have formed an equal joint venture that will develop 1,000 MW of wind energy plants globally by 2018. Gamesa will supply the wind turbines and be responsible for operation and maintenance of the machines. Gamesa “may also” provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the project, says a press release from SunEdison. While ... Read More »

Farmers find solar water pumps cost-effective

According to reports, a portable solar water pump invented to save fuel during irrigation was introduced by the officials of the Horticulture Department in Tirunelveli. The new device will make agriculture cost-effective and easy for the farmers. The solar-powered pumps will operate on half HP (Horse Power) and are proved to be a major substitute for diesel, for which they earlier paid Rs 50 per litre for a day. The pumps come with batteries and can sustain for 10 hours. ... Read More »

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