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Premier sets up 200MW solar module unit in Telangana

According to reports, city-based solar solutions provider Premier Solar on Wednesday announced that it has set up a 200MW solar module manufacturing facility in Sangareddy, taking its total installed capacity to 375MW. The company also announced its foray into the solar powered hybrid e-vehicles segment. “The new 200MW plant will be launched on July 29 and we will also be unveiling the solar powered hybrid e-vehicles on the same day. In the last two years, we have invested close to Rs 100 ... Read More »

Street vendors in India can soon tap into solar energy

According to reports, the National Association of Street Vendors of India estimates that there are around 30,000 street vendors in Bengaluru. Small businesses like these face innumerable challenges, given their make-shift existence. Availability of light in the evening is one of them. It is this challenge that non-profit Selco Foundation is hoping to address. The foundation has been finding sustainable solutions for marginalised communities. It called for entries to build sustainable, cost-effective energy kiosks that can be used by street vendors and ... Read More »

Chintan Shah to quit Suzlon to join IREDA

According to reports, Chintan Navinbhai Shah, one of the top honchos of Suzlon, will be soon quitting the company to join the Indian Renewable Energy Agency (IREDA) as its Director-Technical, the Public Sector Selection Board announced on Monday. Shah (44), who joined Suzlon in January 2001 as a production engineer, is today the company’s President — Strategic Business Development & Corporate Affairs, and has been the wind turbine manufacturer’s point man for all interface with the authorities. He is also ... Read More »

Renewable energy push takes a hit on random back-down instructions by discoms

According to reports, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s aggressive renewable energy push that aims to ramp up the share of green power in the country’s electricity supply mix from the current seven per cent to nearly 20 per cent by 2022, is getting stonewalled across a number of states. State-owned power distribution utilities (discoms) in states such as Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are reported to be curtailing solar and wind power generation, as well as randomly issuing backing down ... Read More »

‘Solar and wind projects unviable owing to low tariffs’

According to reports,As states compete with each other to lower solar power tariff, companies have begun expressing doubts about the viability of solar power projects. Many renewable power companies gathered at a two-day green energy conference organised by CII in the city on Tuesday to discuss the issue. “Capacity addition in the present financial year looks extremely difficult due to the standoff in signing power purchase agreements in several states at rates determined by the respective regulatory commissions,” said Siemens Gamesa Renewable ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu all set to generate 30 to 35 per cent power from renewable sources

According to reports, Tamil Nadu is going green in power generation as nearly 30 to 35 per cent of power supplied to the State is generated from renewable energy sources like wind and sun, according to Tamil Nadu energy secretary Vikram Kapur. Addressing the 16th edition of Green Power, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry here on Tuesday, Kapur said against the installed capacity of 29,000 MW of power generated, 10,500 MW was from renewable energy. This also includes 7,800 ... Read More »

Suzlon serves Saudis in India

Suzlon Group is to supply 24 turbines to Saudi developer Alfanar Group for a 50.4MW wind farm in India. The Indian manufacturer will deliver 90-metre S111 2.1MW hardware to the project, which will be completed by March 2018. Suzlon will develop the project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. Alfanar Energy, a subsidiary of the Alfanar Group, is planning to develop wind, solar and biomass projects totalling 2.2GW in India, the Middle East and ... Read More »

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