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    Chintan Shah to quit Suzlon to join IREDA

    According to reports, Chintan Navinbhai Shah, one of the top honchos of Suzlon, will be soon quitting the company to join the Indian Renewable Energy Agency (IREDA) as its Director-Technical, the Public Sector Selection Board announced on Monday. Shah (44), who joined Suzlon in January 2001 as a production engineer, is today the company’s President — Strategic Business Development & Corporate Affairs, and has been the wind turbine manufacturer’s point man for all interface with the authorities. He is also ... Read More »

    Renewable energy push takes a hit on random back-down instructions by discoms

    According to reports, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s aggressive renewable energy push that aims to ramp up the share of green power in the country’s electricity supply mix from the current seven per cent to nearly 20 per cent by 2022, is getting stonewalled across a number of states. State-owned power distribution utilities (discoms) in states such as Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are reported to be curtailing solar and wind power generation, as well as randomly issuing backing down ... Read More »

    ‘Solar and wind projects unviable owing to low tariffs’

    According to reports,As states compete with each other to lower solar power tariff, companies have begun expressing doubts about the viability of solar power projects. Many renewable power companies gathered at a two-day green energy conference organised by CII in the city on Tuesday to discuss the issue. “Capacity addition in the present financial year looks extremely difficult due to the standoff in signing power purchase agreements in several states at rates determined by the respective regulatory commissions,” said Siemens Gamesa Renewable ... Read More »

    Tamil Nadu all set to generate 30 to 35 per cent power from renewable sources

    According to reports, Tamil Nadu is going green in power generation as nearly 30 to 35 per cent of power supplied to the State is generated from renewable energy sources like wind and sun, according to Tamil Nadu energy secretary Vikram Kapur. Addressing the 16th edition of Green Power, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry here on Tuesday, Kapur said against the installed capacity of 29,000 MW of power generated, 10,500 MW was from renewable energy. This also includes 7,800 ... Read More »

    Suzlon serves Saudis in India

    Suzlon Group is to supply 24 turbines to Saudi developer Alfanar Group for a 50.4MW wind farm in India. The Indian manufacturer will deliver 90-metre S111 2.1MW hardware to the project, which will be completed by March 2018. Suzlon will develop the project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. Alfanar Energy, a subsidiary of the Alfanar Group, is planning to develop wind, solar and biomass projects totalling 2.2GW in India, the Middle East and ... Read More »

    Wind capacity addition to fall to 1.5 GW in FY18: India Ratings

    According to reports, unwillingness on the part of state discoms to sign long-term purchase agreements at the higher feed in tariffs is likely to affect wind power generation as only 1,000-1,500 MW of capacity is likely to be added in this financial year, India Ratings (Ind-Ra) said today. According to the rating agency, there could be a substantial dip in capacity addition in FY18 to 1000-1,500 MW from about 5,400 MW in FY17. “This will be because of the unwillingness of ... Read More »

    Buy abroad diktat doesn’t worry India’s solar sector

    According to reports, India has to make suitable policy changes by December this year to remove measures it had undertaken to protect its fledgling solar manufacturing sector from foreign competition, according to a recent notice issued by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). DSB adjudicates on trade disputes between national governments. “The United States and India have agreed that the reasonable period of time for India to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in ... Read More »

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