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Solar project atop Sidhwan canal promises power to people

According to reports, with the first of it’s kind Canal Top solar projecton Sidhwan canal getting ready by the month end, people can expect better facilities, including solar power. Members of the Lets Clean Ludhiana Foundation (LCLF) visited the project site near Rajgarh to review work done so far. The project, which has 8,421 solar modules on pods spread over 1.25 km from Rajgarh to Ajnod village downstream on Sidhwan canal, will produce 2.5 megawatts of power, which will be ... Read More »

How the world’s largest solar park is shaping up in Karnataka

According to reports, heat that can give you blisters. Fluoride contaminated water that can leave your bones brittle. Endless stretches of barren land where rains have stayed away for almost half a century. Thorny bushes the only vegetation in sight for miles. An apt description of Pavagada—less than 200 km from Bengaluru, but it may as well be on another planet. The region is part of a large semi-arid tract in eastern Karnataka’s border district of Tumkur, which sits on ... Read More »

‘Note ban will lead to even lower solar tariffs,’ says president of SunSource Energy

According to reports, with solar power tariffs falling below Rs 3 per unit in auctions last month, a major player in the solar rooftop space says they are on course to fall further given that the recent demonetisation measure has come as a boost to industry because of the availability of cheaper finance. “Demonetisation is helping the industry get cheaper loans,” Kushagra Nandan, President of SunSource Energy, told IANS in an interview. SunSource Energy is a key player in the Indian solar ... Read More »

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 »

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