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    ‘Electric mobility is the only way to get renewables in transportation’

    According to reports, Mobility, is one of the pioneers in the electric mobility space, clocking more than 18 years on the track. After many years of trials and tribulations with Reva (now Mahindra Reva), Maini has finally moved on to building an entire ecosystem of renewable energy-based infrastructure with his new venture Sun Mobility. In an interview with ETtech, Chetan Maini, the vice-chairman of Sun, talks about his first venture, government policies, Elon Musk and why his new platform is cost ... Read More »

    Praj opens India’s first second-generation bio-refinery for renewable fuels

    According to reports, Praj Industries on Sunday announced the opening of India’s first integrated bio-refinery for renewable fuels and chemicals which will use a variety of agricultural residues to produce a variety of products. The second-generation bio-refinery demonstration plant, inaugurated by union minister Nitin Gadkari, is capable of producing 1 million litres per annum (MLPA) of ethanol by processing a variety of agri-residue like rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, bagasse, cane trash, corn cobs and stover, etc, with superior ... Read More »

    Step up wind power capacity to be auctioned, says industry

    According to reports, the wind industry has welcomed the launch of the second round of auction of wind power capacity for 1,000 MW, but has unequivocally said “not enough”. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India, the country’s biggest wind turbine company, wants 3,000 MW of capacity auctioned now and another 3,000 MW by October, and another 3,000 MW in the last quarter of the year. “Only then will the market momentum achieved last year be maintained,” Kymal ... Read More »

    Commission to fix feed-in tariff for solar power

    According to reports, for the first time in the country , a feed-in tariff for rooftop solar power will be fixed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) soon. State power utility Tangedco has proposed the new tariff to resolve the net-metering problems faced by rooftop power generators. Many individuals, schools, colleges and other buildings have solar power units on terraces but are unable to connect them to the grid without a net meter which calculates the number of ... Read More »

    State run EESL to invest 100 million pounds in UK over next three years

    According to reports, State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will invest 100 million pounds in the UK over the next 3 years with an aim to create space in the country’s 6.4-billion pounds energy efficiency services market. EESL entered into a joint venture with EnergyPro Ltd, an advisory company in energy efficiency, and invested in EPAL, earlier a wholly-owned arm of the EnergyPro. EESL would route its investments through EPAL. “EESL has already invested 7 million pounds in the EPAL. ... Read More »

    In turbine manufacturing, wind blowing the India way

    According to reports, India will soon be the global manufacturing hub for wind turbines, just as China is for solar panels today, feels Tulsi Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon Energy. In a chat with Business Line on the sidelines of Windergy 2017, an international conference of the wind industry organised in New Delhi by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association last week, Tanti said that the position of ‘global manufacturing hub for the wind industry’ is today “vacant”. China ... Read More »

    Power minister Piyush Goyal announces 1,000 Megawatt wind energy auction scheme

    According to reports, in a major step to enhance India’s renewable energy capacity, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today announced a scheme for auction of wind power projects of 1,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity that will kick off soon. The announcement came following the two day conference of State Power Ministers here. “A major decision we came up with is to install another 1,000 MW wind bidding by the end of the month,” Goyal said. The ministry ... Read More »

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