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    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 »

    Indosolar to invest US $126 MN for 200MW SPV cell manufacturing unit expansion

     Indosolar Limited (533257.BSE), is one of the leading solar cell producer in India. Indosolar, claims to be the leading Indian manufacturer for photovoltaic cells, currently 160 MWp capacity which is to be expanded to 260 MWp by end of 2011 fiscal year. Indosolar  on Monday said it will invest Rs 550 crore (US$126 million) to add a 200 MW line at its cell manufacturing unit. The company had earlier planned to set up a SPV cell manufacturing unit of 100 MW but with ... Read More »

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd mulling partnership with Toyota Japan to make electric vehicles (EV) in India

    According to reports, public sector powerhouse Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is mulling a partnership with Japanese automaker Toyota to make electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the second fastest growing auto market in the world. A top official in the Ministry of Heavy Industries told Business Line  that Toyota has approached the engineering and manufacturing firm and is looking for an enhanced subsidy regime to make EV production cost-effective in the country. Toyota is keen on BHEL as the State-owned company has ... Read More »

    Australia based Solar-Gem to run LED lamps from off-grid Solar panels for Elephanta Caves village in India

    Firms look to up solar power presence in India The Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site off the coast of India’s financial capital Mumbai, draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. But when the last of the wooden ferry boats leaves at nightfall for the mainland 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) away, the villagers who live permanently on the island are plunged into darkness. A new scheme, launched this week by an Australian firm, aims to change that, providing ... Read More »

    Tata Power signs a power purchase agreement with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited for its 25MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power project at Mithapur

    The Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest private power company is developing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project at Mithapur, Gujarat under the State’s Solar Power Policy 2009. On 18th December 2010, the Company signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. This plant is likely to be one of the largest of its kind in the country and is targeted for commissioning by December 2011. Spread over 100 acres of ... Read More »

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