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Suzlon likely to bag 250 MW order from Sembcorp

According to reports, as wind turbine manufacturers vie for a share of the 1,000 MW of capacity auctioned last month, the big buzz in the market is that Suzlon is likely to bag an order for 250 MW from Sembcorp. Four companies – Sembcorp, Inox, Mytrah and Ostro Energy – won mandates to set up 250 MW each and sell the power to the government-owned Power Trading Corporation, at a tariff of Rs. 3.46 a kWhr, in the auctions put ... Read More »

Solar rooftop drive: People’s movement essential to enhance installations in India

According to reports, the government has set an ambitious target to develop 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy by 2022, comprising 100GW solar, 60GW wind, 10GW biomass and 5GW small hydro projects. Of the total 100GW solar installation, 40GW would be rooftop and the balance 60GW would be ground-mounted utility scale. The Draft National Electricity Plan released recently by the Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) has envisaged additional 1,00,000 MW renewable energy during 2022-27. Considering similar percentage of rooftop addition ... Read More »

Hatsun Agro commissions 24 MW wind power plant

According to reports, aiming to use power from renewable energy for its business, private dairy firm Hatsun Agro Product today said it has commissioned wind power plants with 24 megawatt (MW) capacity in Tuticorin district in Tamil Nadu. Besides, the company is also likely to commission a solar power plant with 550 kilowatt (KW) capacity this month in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. The green energy projects will help Hatsun Agro meet 75 per cent of its power requirements. “The ... Read More »

SMC wins seven national awards for water supply, renewable energy

According to reports, it’s raining awards for the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for water supply system, promotion of renewable energy and smart grids in India. For the first time, the civic body will be receiving around seven awards from the government of India for efficient water supply system and the smart use of renewable energy including smart grid and rooftop solar power plants. Official sources said that the four most prestigious awards have come from the Construction Industry Development Council ... Read More »

Gujarat government buys solar power at Rs 15 per unit from 38 firms

According to reports, at a time when solar power costs in the country have fallen to record lows, Gujarat government bought solar power at the cost of Rs 15 per unit from 38 different private producers during the last two years. According to the data shared in the Gujarat Assembly on Friday, the state government said it has bought a total of over 2600 million units of solar power from 61 different solar power developers in the state, during the ... Read More »

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