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Bosch eyes India’s emerging energy-efficiency market

According to reports, German engineering major Bosch wants to position itself as an ‘energy services company’, or ESCO — an area it feels is beginning to take off in India. An ESCO typically executes energy-efficiency measures in other units for a fee, under a ‘performance contract’. Mostly, the fee is paid out of the savings achieved, but there could be other payment models, too. Bosch is a Grade I ESCO, meaning ‘very high’ in a joint rating system of the ... Read More »

Indus not to use diesel for 40k mobile towers; save Rs 300 cr

According to reports, Indus Towers today said it will have 40,000 mobile towers by March that will use alternative energy sources instead of diesel to reduce carbon emissions, saving around Rs 300 crore annually. “We have already invested Rs 360 crore in making 35,000 mobile towers green. Our definition of green tower is mobile towers running without diesel. This has led to saving of Rs 300 crore for us in energy cost which we will continue to save annually,” Indus ... Read More »

Pilot project with Infosys to reduce power consumption

According to reports, Information Technology major Infosys, which has campuses across the country, has reported substantial savings in consumption of scarce electricity and water through smart and sustainable design and operational practices. An Infosys delegation, led by Rohan Parikh, Vice President and Head Infrastructure, today made a detailed presentation to a group of Union Ministers including Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of ... Read More »

AP plans LED street lights for all civic bodies

According to reports, the Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to have LED street lights in all the civic bodies in the state – municipalities as well as corporations – in the next 3-5 years, and the State is also promoting LED lights for domestic use. Saurabh Kumar, the Managing Director of the pubic sector Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), implementing the ambitious project, told reporters here on Tuesday that it would result in 50 per cent energy saving and in ... Read More »

India’s first net zero energy building

According to reports, it’s India’s first net zero energy building that has been constructed with adoption of solar passive design and energy-efficient building materials. Functional since a year, a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, a building under the Central Government, was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats on Tuesday. It was aimed at reinforcing the need for more such buildings across the country. Speaking about the energy ... Read More »

American Tower keen to develop ‘villages of the future’

According to reports, when cash rich American Tower Corporation entered India seven years back, everyone thought it will emerge as the largest tower company in the country through a series of big acquisitions. The company, however, adopted a cautious approach growing its tower portfolio to 12,500 through a couple of acquisitions. The strategy seems to have paid off as Indian operation is now the third largest market for the tower company outside the US, accounting for 5 per cent of ... Read More »

Gujarat to tap clean energy for cold storage, desalination

According to reports, the Gujarat Government plans to tap clean energy – wind and solar power – to set up a cold storage chain for farm products as well as for desalinating sea water to make it potable. “A cold storage chain from wind power is contemplated as it will be cheaper,” Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, told presspersons., She said this after launching a new 120 m tall hybrid wind turbine tower developed by Suzlon and installed at ... Read More »

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