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Brightening the future with the sun and wind

According to reports, The Renewable Energy (RE) Global Investor’s Meet inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15 invited participation in funding India’s RE growth ambitions, which include almost 1,00,000 MW of growth in solar power in just seven years (about 40 per cent of today’s total installed capacity) and some 50,000 MW of wind power. This is bold and ambitious to say the least. The event was a success, finding investment commitments for some 2, 60,000 MW of ... Read More »

Punjab’s solar mission wins accolades

According to reports, Punjab’s solar mission was recognized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday with the best performing state award in renewable energy capacity building at the inaugural session of the First Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet and Expo – 2015 in New Delhi. Congratulating Punjab for promoting renewable energy, Modi emphasised the need to use solar power to better the life of the ordinary man. He stressed on manufacturing equipment needed to create solar power in India to ... Read More »

PGCIL to award orders for the first phase of GEC by April

According to reports, Powergrid Corporation of India (PGCIL) plans to award orders for the first phase of a green energy corridor (GEC) by March-April. The green project involves laying a transmission network to carry about 25,000 mw to 30,000 mw of clean energy from renewable sources. RN Nayak, chairman of PGCIL, said all the major T&D players in the sector including Gammon India and KEC International participated in the tendering. “We expect to start the award of order by March ... Read More »

Going Smart, the Infosys way

According to reports, the ambitious plan of the government to dot the country with 100 smart cities could draw a leaf or two from the book of Infosys, India’s second largest IT services exporter, which plans to transform its 350 acres Mysore centre into a smart campus by April 2015. The Infosys Mysore campus is a mini-city in itself with 12 million sq. ft. built-up area and the capacity to host more than 15,000 trainees (residing on campus), 8,000 plus ... Read More »


DEG (Deutsche Investitions‐und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH), a subsidiary of KFW, a German government-owned development bank join hands with iPLON GmbH, an international leader in the area of Solar PV monitoring systems and Total Life Cycle Management  is organising a two day workshop “Renewable Energy to Tamil Nadu [RE2TN]” on 4th & 5th February 2015 in  Chennai. This two day workshop will witness the speakers from Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai, utility company from Hall- Germany, important stakeholders in Indo-German ... Read More »

Centre to let consumers choose electricity suppliers?

According to reports,peeved at your power distribution company’s high tariffs or poor quality of service? A change may be on hand with the Centre planning to provide choice to consumers to choose electricity suppliers. The Union power ministry has introduced amendments to the Electricity Act in Parliament.  Peeved at your power distribution company’s high tariffs or poor quality of service? A change may be on hand with the Centre planning to provide choice to consumers to choose electricity suppliers. The ... Read More »

Infrastructure support set to boost India’s renewable energy programme

According to reports, the government has taken a slew of measures to create the necessary infrastructure, including providing financial support and easing of environmental regulations, to give a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme. Besides, the government has mandated use of locally made gear for major solar and wind power projects to promote domestic industry, even as it amicably resolved the anti-dumping duty dispute, to make India ”Solar manufacturing” hub with priority for domestic players in line with ”Make ... Read More »

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