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Solar Panels Set to Power Local Bodies in Kerala


According to reports, the local bodies in the state are all set to get a solar boost with the support of Anert. Already, 30 LSGs have been listed for installation of solar panels and others will follow suit soon. As part of implementing the solar policy, some of the local bodies had decided to go for generation of solar power. They invited tenders and installed photovoltaic power plants, which lacked technical specification. Later, the Power Department issued an order to ... Read More »

Chennai Metro to tap solar power for stations


According to reports, in its bid to reduce the burden on the power grid, Chennai Metro Rail is exploring the option of solar power for five of its stations on its elevated corridor, according to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). “We may have a production capacity of 200 kilo-watt peak (kWp) in these stations that may be able to take about 10 per cent of our load. As of now, there would be provisions only in the five ... Read More »

Schneider partners with Ramco Systems


According to reports, Schneider Electric, an energy management provider, has partnered with the Chennai-based Ramco Systems to offer advanced process control optimisation solution for cement customers. Ramco’s OPTIMA will become an important part of Schneider Electric’s solutions for the cement industry and help explore business opportunities, joint press release said. Schneider Electric’s strategic partnership with Ramco will focus on optimisation of kiln and mill operations to its cement customers. The solution will support increased production volumes, promote the ease and ... Read More »

Green buildings registered base crosses 2 billion sq ft mark


According to reports, the green building movement in India has gathered pace and has achieved a major landmark of crossing two billion sq ft of registered buildings spanning over 2,400 projects. India is next only to the US. This is a significant development for the green building movement in the country and has caught the imagination of commercial buildings, private and public institutions, Government offices, heritage buildings and homes as the cost to go green has come down over the ... Read More »

Su-Kam to commission solar power system in rural households of UP


According to reports, Su-Kam Power Systems, lndia’s leading power back up solutions provider, has bagged a first of its kind large scale solar project in Uttar Pradesh to install and commission solar power systems in 40000 rural households in the state. The company has bagged this prestigious project after winning a tender from Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), which has been assigned this project under the “Lohia Awas Project” by the Government of UP. As part ... Read More »

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Launches Indian Low-Voltage DC (LVDC) Forum


IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has formed the Indian Low-Voltage DC (LVDC) Forum under the auspices of the IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) program. “The environmental and sustainability impact of LVDC looms large, as its application could help significantly accelerate the use of renewable energy. Clearly, the future of electricity distribution and usage will see a fast-growing presence of DC working individually or together with AC in multiple ... Read More »

Kolkata forays into residential green-building league


According to reports, the city finally has a couple of environment-friendly residential apartments to feel proud of. The premium projects – Astitva by Primarc and MCK groups and Platinum by Godrej Properties – join the elite league of over 250 such projects countrywide, including a slew of projects in the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Both Astitva located in north Kolkata’s Kankurgachi and Platinum in posh Alipore have received gold certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the ... Read More »

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