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India’s wind power potential over one lakh MW: govt


According to reports, an assessment by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has estimated that the total wind power potential of India was over one lakh MW, the Lok Sabha was told today. In his written reply, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal said, a wind resource assessment programme has been implemented by the ministry through the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) to estimate the wind potential in the ... Read More »

Govt to tap wind, solar energy potential of Thar and other deserts


According to reports, the Central Government proposes to tap the solar and wind energy potential lying unexplored in deserts in the country. The ministry of new and renewable energy has assigned a study to the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to identify likely renewable power potential in desert regions, Piyush Goyal, minister of state for power, coal & new and renewable energy (independent charge), has said. PGCIL will identify potential regions in Rajasthan ( Thar), Gujarat (Rann of ... Read More »

‘India is fifth largest producer of wind energy’


According to reports, India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 per cent of the total renewable energy produced in the country, India’s ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam has said. Annual growth rate of renewable energy in India in the last decade has been about 22 per cent, said Seetharam, who was was earlier this month appointed India’s permanent representative to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). India is one of the ... Read More »

Mytrah Energy to add 300 mw by next year at Rs 2000 crore


According to reports, Mytrah Energy today said it will add 300 mw wind power to the existing 527 mw by the end of next year entailing Rs 2,000 crore investment. The investment for additional power generation will be in the range of Rs 2,000 crore which will be raised through internal sources, said Ravi Kailas, Chairman of Mytrah that is listed on AIM (a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange). “We will be adding another 300 mw by the end ... Read More »

Merkel’s Air Travel Funds Green Power From India to China


According to reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s flights around the world helped fund a wind farm on a luxury hotel in India and a biogas plant run by a Chinese beer maker. Germany spent about 9.9 million euros ($13.3 million) from 2008 through 2012 to offset the greenhouse-gas emissions made by the air travel of members of the government and parliament, the government said in a reply to questions from the Green Party. The offsets paid for climate-protection projects around ... Read More »

Suzlon plans to double India installations ahead of unit listing


According to reports, Suzlon Energy Ltd., the Indian wind- turbine maker that defaulted on bonds, expects to more than double installations in its home market this fiscal year before a planned listing of its German unit. Chairman Tulsi Tanti said his top priority was to see the Suzlon group emerge more competitive from debt restructuring as it seeks by March to re-list its offshore turbine unit, Senvion SE, on the London Stock Exchange. Restoring Suzlon’s dominance in India, consolidating group ... Read More »

GE Invests in 126 Megawatts of Wind Farms in India


According to reports, a unit of General Electric Co. (GE) has invested in three Indian wind farms comprising 126 megawatts of capacity under development by Atria Power Corp. The first 25.6-megawatt project will be completed in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh state in September, GE Energy Financial Services and Atria Power said in an e-mailed statement today. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal. The two others, which are 50 megawatts each and located in Betul in the central ... Read More »

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