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    Suzlon Group REpower concludes 300MW first contract under a 954 MW framework agreement with Saint-Laurent Énergies

    Suzlon Group, the world’s third largest wind turbine supplier, announced that REpower Systems AG – in which Suzlon Energy Limited is the majority shareholder with a holding of over 90 per cent – and Saint-Laurent Énergies inc. (SLE) have concluded a contract for the delivery of 150 wind turbines. In two phases, REpower will deliver, install and commission 54 MM82 turbines and 96 MM92 turbines. The turbines have a total power of 300 megawatt (MW) and are destined for the ... Read More »

    India sets a target of 10,000MW of small biomass projects of capacity 1-2MW in 10 years: Deepak Gupta:Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

    According to a report, Mr. Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said that the government is  launching a new policy initiative of small biomass plants of 1 to 2 MW. Another big area is dedicated energy plantations with 1 to 2 MW plants at the tailend. “We have set a target of 10,000 MW in the next 10 years,” he said, adding 2-3 plants have already been commissioned. Besides providing power, this will also promote forests, he ... Read More »

    AWS Truepower to expand Solar mapping services in India

    According to reports, AWS Truepower saw its solar mapping revenue grow from zero to $1 million in 2010, its first year since the Albany wind mapping and monitoring company expanded into the solar industry. CEO Bruce Bailey, a former atmospheric science researcher at the University at Albany, formed AWS in 1985. Bailey said the business had grown to 85 employees, generating $18 million in annual revenue by selling its services to wind power project developers, wind power utility companies and ... Read More »

    Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) study shows Solar powered Cell Towers can reduce CO2 emissions currently at five million tonnes

    According to a study released by ‘Future Energy’ periodical published by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), use of diesel generators in cellphone towers leads to a staggering five million tonnes of annual carbon emissions in India and there is a need to replace them with solar panel. With the number of mobile phone users in the country swelling rapidly, telecom operators are going in for more high-intensity cellphone towers for better network efficiency entailing a massive consumption of diesel — ... Read More »

    Khosla Ventures funded New Zealand based clean-energy company LanzaTech signs deal with Indian Oil Corporation for ethanol production

    LanzaTech, established in 2005 with financial backing from the New Zealand Government and Silicon Valley-based venture capital group Khosla Ventures, has developed and demonstrated a proprietary microbial fermentation process that allows the use of a broad spectrum of waste gas resources for the production of lowest cost fuel ethanol and high-value chemicals. Non food resources such as industrial waste gas can be used as a nutrient source for LanzaTech’s proprietary microbe. A pilot plant at NZ Steel in New Zealand ... Read More »

    St. Louis Affinity Wind in Joint Venture with Suzlon to develop 150MW projects in Illinois

    Suzlon Group, the world’s third leading wind power company, announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Gujarat to develop 1,000 megawatt (MW) of new wind power capacity in the state over the next three years a few days back. A couple of weeks ago has signed an agreement with Hindustan Zinc Limited, a Vedanta Group company and the world’s largest producer of zinc, to set up, operate and maintain 150 megawatt (MW) of wind power projects across ... Read More »

    Mahagenco sets target of 125MW of Solar Power by 2012-Install 4MW Solar Power Plant in Chandrapur

    Mahagenco,  a power generation company owned by the government of Maharashtra, made a foray into solar power generation by setting up a 1 MW grid connected solar power project at Chandrapur which was a pilot project and the first in Maharashtra.   Mitcon had since  been appointed as turnkey consultant for the project and Moser Baer India had won the engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract for the 1-megawatt solar project based on a global tender, in which 20 companies took part. The ... Read More »

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