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    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provided subsidy for 187,000 Solar lights and lighting systems amounting to atleast $10.2 Million in 2009-10

    Under the Ministry’s SPV Demonstration Programme, 78,408 solar lanterns and 1,08,599 solar home lighting systems were installed during 2009-10 in the country. During 2009-10, the Ministry provided a subsidy of Rs.2400 for solar lanterns to individuals and full cost to a girl child studying in class IX to XII living in unelectrified villages and hamlets in Special Category States and UT islands and Rs.2500 – Rs. 8660 for home lighting systems depending upon the model and category of users. Thia ... Read More »

    ADB Considering Loans for 580-Megawatt Solar Power Project in Gujarat solar park- India

    According to this report from Bloomberg, the Asian Development Bank may provide loans to a 580-megawatt solar power park in India’s Gujarat state as the country aims to increase its solar power capacity to meet growing demand. ADB Considering Loans for 580-Megawatt Solar Power Project in India The Asian Development Bank may provide loans to a 580-megawatt solar power park in India’s Gujarat state as the country aims to increase its solar power capacity to meet growing demand. The solar ... Read More »

    Siemens Healthcare to launch solar-powered X-ray machines in India

    According to reports, Siemens Healthcare will launch solar powered X-ray machines in three months after the ongoing clinical trials. The solar power technology, which could be extended to other medical imaging products as well, will help Siemens penetrate further into the semi urban and rural markets, which are dogged by power problems. The first of its kind medical technology product to use solar power was developed at Siemens’ manufacturing facility in Goa and the clinical trials are being conducted at ... Read More »

    Indian Railways green initiative gets international acceptance -energy efficiency project gets UNFCC approval

    As Panchabuta has reported, a while back, the Indian Railways had announced that it had big plans of going green. The initiatives include the introduction of new generation electric and diesel locomotives, use of bio-diesel and procurement of minimum three-star rated products, which are all showing results in saving energy. Since have taken some  early steps in that direction and about 150 Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) in Indian Railways were running on solar energy. According to the Railway Ministry, in a significant boost ... Read More »

    Energy Conservation & Efficiency Updates for 2010 by Ministry of Power-India

    As Panchabuta had reported in early May this year, “Bachat Lamp Yojna”  the world’s largest carbon credit project was launched. The most innovative feature of this project is in bringing down the cost of CFL to Rs. 15. The size of the project is something that we should be proud of given that it is intended to save more than 40 million tonnes of carbon annually and the second largest project is only about 1.5 million tonnes. According to an update from ... Read More »

    ACCIONA Energy closes the financing of its third wind farm of 56MW in India in record time with IDFC

    ACCIONA Energy has closed the long-term financing of the 56.1-MW Tuppadahalli wind farm that it is building in Karnataka state (south-west India) with Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC), a leading Indian infrastructure finance company. The agreement has been completed in three months, a record for this type of operation.  Tuppadahalli is ACCIONA Energy’s third wind farm in India, and will raise its capacity in the country to 85.8 MW. Construction work on this project began in October 2010 and ... Read More »

    Bhushan Steel to convert 23.6MW generators to dual fuel using technology from American Power Group Inc. (APG)

     GreenMan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GMTI) announced that its American Power Group Inc. (APG) subsidiary has received a follow-on order from Bhushan Steel Ltd., (“Bhushan Steel”) New Delhi, India, to convert two MAN B&W 12.3MW generators at their Khopoli industrial site to APG’s dual fuel technology. Bhushan Steel has been operating two 12.3MW generator sets which were retrofitted with APG’s dual fuel technology in 2006 and are considered to be one of the largest dual fuel engines operating in the world. The $0.3 ... Read More »

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