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Canadian firms seeking partners in India in renewable energy


According to reports, as many as 16 companies from Canada are exploring partnership opportunities with Indian firms in the renewable energy space. A delegation of 16 Canadian companies will arrive here this week to attend the 8th Renewable Energy India 2014 Expo. “The companies are actively exploring commercial partnership opportunities in India. The strength of the Canadian contingent is clear evidence of their interest in India’s renewable energy market,” an official statement by the Canadian High Commission said. The delegation ... Read More »

As wind abates, TNEB pins hope on new power plants


According to reports, alarm bells ring for Tamil Nadu Electricity Board with the advent of September, when wind power generation halts and makes the state’s energy position tricky. The board will have to depend on thermal power, its primary source, at a time when central power plants also go offline for maintenance. To make matters worse, many central plants are currently shut due to shortage of coal. The board’s plan to bring power from northern states has been derailed by ... Read More »

Solar energy can create 6.7 lakh jobs in India in 10 years


According to reports, solar power generation has the potential to create close to seven lakh jobs in the country in the next 10 years, says a report. Solar energy can create up to 1,45,000 MW of capacity and 6.7 lakh jobs in India over next 10 years, said the report, jointly prepared by Bridge To India and Tata Power Solar. It examines the ideal solar road map for India through comparative analysis of four distinct scenarios of solar power generation ... Read More »

Scheme to allow farmers to set up solar power plants launched in Karnataka


According to reports, Karnataka Government today launched a scheme that allows farmers to set up small solar power plants in their farms and sell electricity at the tariff fixed by Karnataka Energy Regulatory Commission. It would be covered by the ‘Surya Raitha Scheme’, under which government will also supply solar pumpsets at subsidised prices to overcome the power crisis being faced by farmers due to a huge gap in demand and supply, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar told reporters here. ... Read More »

Jakson group aims to develop 100 MW of solar power


According to reports, power solutions provider Jakson Group is aiming to have a turnover of Rs 2,500 crore by 2017 based on its fast moving solar division. The group is also aiming to produce 100 MW solar power in next 2-3 years as an independent power producer (IPP) with an investment of upto Rs 700 crore. “We want to move on 100 MW in next 2-3 years time frame. We would be investing around Rs 500 to Rs 700 crore ... Read More »

Centre asks Odisha to identify site for ultra mega solar power plant


According to reports, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked the Odisha government to identify the site and appoint a public sector undertaking (PSU) working in the field of power sector for setting up a ultra mega solar power project (UMSPP)/solar park in the state. The PSU will be considered as the designated agency for the project to be developed in the state. The solar park to be jointly developed by the state government and Centre ... Read More »

Neosilica to focus on green energy smart solutions


According to reports, Hyderabad-based NeoSilica, a provider of technology solutions for smart cities and smart grids, is keen to expand its footprint in the renewable energy performance management solutions. Satyam Bheemarasetti, CEO of Neosilica, says the company’s Smart Energy SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) solution captures a solar plant’s critical energy performance by utilising data analytics and updates it through a cloud-based software solution relaying it real time. He explains that most of the solar plant managers were collecting ... Read More »

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