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India to become major wind energy hub: Suzlon Chairman Tulsi Tanti

According to reports, falling tariff is not the only trend that renewable energy is witnessing. Suzlon, the domestic market leader in wind equipment manufacturing, expects global vendors to come to India to tap 60 gigawatts (Gw) of additional wind capacity that the government is aiming to achieve by 2020. In an interview to Business Standard, Tulsi Tanti, chairman and managing director, Suzlon, said, “India will be a large hub for wind manufacturing in five years on the strength of its ... Read More »

New experiments needed in renewables: Solar Energy Corp MD Ashvini Kumar

According to reports, with India’s wind power tariffs following the solar route and falling to a record low, state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has been a catalyst for expanding the country’s green economy. Ashvini Kumar, managing director of SECI, believes that sub Rs3 per unit tariff for solar will become the new normal. In a conversation with reporters, Kumar talked about monitoring the quality of solar power modules supplied to India, initiating solar-wind hybrid projects’s auction aimed at ... Read More »

‘Better payment guarantee can bring down wind power tariffs further’

According to reports, assurances of timely payments from power distribution companies will push wind power tariffs down further, according to industry watchers. Chairman at the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, Sarvesh Kumar, said, “A better payment guarantee mechanism will push tariffs down further.” He was speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of Windergy India 2017. Power prices crashed to ₹3.46 a unit in the country’s first ever auction of wind energy projects this year. The association released its ... Read More »

Suzlon’s first 2.1 MW wind turbine generator in Gujarat achieves 42% PLF

According to reports, the Suzlon Group, a leading global renewable energy solutions provider, on Wednesday, said its S111 120m 2.1 MW wind turbine generator has achieved a nearly 42% Plant Load Factor (PLF) in its first 12 months of operation at the Jamanwada site in Kutch district of Gujarat. The prototype was commissioned in March 2016, a company release said here. The 42 percent PLF demonstrated is 20 per cent higher than the 35 percent PLF achieved by S97 120m ... Read More »

Wind power sector ready to work with govt to realize targets: Sarvesh Kumar

According to reports, the wind power sector is ready to work with the government to realize the target of 175 GW renewable power, of which 60GW is wind power, by 2022, but first wants a proper regulatory framework in place. Sarvesh Kumar, chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Association (IWTMA), in an interview with Mint, discussed various issues plaguing the sector, including how goods and services tax (GST) rates could impact the wind sector and how offshore wind power ... Read More »

6 GW of wind capacity to be auctioned this year

According to reports, India will see 6 GW of wind power capacity auctioned in the current year, Rajeev Kapoor, Secretart, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said today. Speaking at Windergy 2017 conference here, Kapoor said that 2 MW will be tendered out by the govt company, SECI, in a month. Part of the other 4 GW would be bid out by the state governments, he said. The plan for 6 GW comes on the heels of the country’s first ... Read More »

India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA

According to reports, Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) on Tuesday said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates.  India’s installed wind power generation capacity has crossed 32 GW so far and there should be at least 6 GW of capacity addition every year ... Read More »

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