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Now, a resource centre to hone skills in solar electronics

According to reports, the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) in partnership with the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) has set up a Centre of Excellence aimed at creating a large pool of talent in the sunrise sector of solar photovoltaics and electronics. This is the first of its kind centre in the South and will operate as a resource centre for skill development in the solar electronics and impart specialised training on solar technology, installation and maintenance. ... Read More »

Madhya Pradesh to focus on wind, solar power sources

According to reports, the government of Madhya Pradesh seems no more interested in coal-run power projects. Its focus is on non-conventional power projects using solar and wind energy sources. Five thermal power plants in the state with a combined capacity of 8,500 megawatt (Mw) have been awaiting coal linkage for the past five years. Three of these are to be developed by NTPC at Gadarwara, Barethi (Bundelkhand region) and Khargone (west Madhya Pradesh). The Rs 8,000-crore thermal project at Khargone ... Read More »

Six stretches in Gurgaon to get solar traffic signals

According to reports, six city roads are all set to get solar- powered traffic signals in the next six months. HUDA will install these signals on the request of the traffic police at a cost of Rs 40 lakh. According to HUDA’s executive engineer Arun Dhankar the traffic signals will be installed at Sector 23/23A road, Palam Vihar Chowk, Sector 17/18 dividing road, HIPA T-point, Sector 39/46 dividing road, near Hong Kong market in Sector 56 and near Hilton Hotel ... Read More »

State discom problems will be resolved soon: Goyal

According to reports, resolution of the problems of financially stressed State electricity distribution utilities is “on the cards”, said Piyush Goyal, Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister, on Tuesday. At a panel discussion organised by the think tank Brookings India, Goyal said: “I have been having extensive meetings with State chief ministers and I am very confident that in the days to come you will see a significant amount of policy intervention to help distribution utilities get a ... Read More »

India has makings of becoming “clean energy world capital

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a roundtable meeting on renewable energy, with top energy CEOs and experts, in San Jose. Among the views expressed at the roundtable, was a clear assertion that India has the makings of becoming the “clean energy world capital.” Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States; and Prof. Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy were present at the roundtable meeting. Top energy CEOs and investors, including Ahmad Chatila, CEO ... Read More »

India backs solar power as Paris climate talks loom

According to reports, under a blistering sun, workers install a sea of solar panels in a north Indian desert as part of the government’s clean energy push — and its trump card at upcoming climate change talks in Paris. After years of betting big on highly polluting coal, India is under huge pressure to commit to cutting carbon emissions ahead of the major meet aimed at forging a global climate pact. But the world’s third largest emitter argues the burden ... Read More »

Power producers say fees levied on solar parks behind price hike

According to reports, power producers have said the fees levied by the government on solar parks under various heads has forced them to increase prices by at least 10 per cent at a time when the trend is towards declining cost of clean energy. The fees levied by the government on the solar parks announced in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka includes that for development, operation and maintenance, lease rentals, solar power development, processing, security deposits and additional taxes. ... Read More »

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