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    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy India to provide incentive of upto 50% project cost for Tidal power projects

    As Panchabuta had reported earlier this year, the Indian State of Gujarat has approved a 50MW tidal power project to be constructed in the Gulf of Kutch. The MoU was signed as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011 and a total of 250MW of future tidal power development was agreed under the terms of the MoU. The State of Gujarat has agreed terms with marine energy developer Atlantis Resources Corporation who will partner with Gujarat Power Corporation Limited on ... Read More »

    CLP to develop two new windfarms with capacity of 152.8 MW to take capacity to about 640MW- Largest wind developer in India

    CLP Group that started its India innings by acquiring a stake in the 655 MW gas powered Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation (GPEC) in Bharuch, Gujarat in 2002 has since expanded to bring into operation two 50.4MW wind projects in Gujarat and  Maharashtra. CLP India is the largest foreign investor in the wind power sector in India and had around 300Mw of capacity under production and about 2ooMW of capacity in the implementation stages during the end of the last calender ... Read More »

    Clenergen commences generation at its 27MW cogen power plant in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu

    Clenergen, based out of Florida is a recent entrant in the biomass based IPP space and has rapidly been signing on new projects. The company in  December last year had announced the signing  of an agreement, this time to Operate a 27MW  Biomass Power Plant that is expected to be fully operational by first quarter 2011. The company  had earlier entered into an agreement with Yuken India Limited to Install a 4 MW/h Gasification Power Biomass Plant operating on gas engines at their manufacturing facility ... Read More »

    RenewCon Solar India 2011 to explore the latest developments and advances in solar PV and CSP in India

    The first round of the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Mission was announced and bids invited for 620MW of projects, 470MW in Solar Thermal and 150MW in Solar PV last year. Panchabuta was the first to report  on the Solar PV and thermal developers  shortlisted for the first phase of the Solar Mission. 37 developers for a aggregated capacity of 620MW have been shortlisted and PPA’s signed. Subsequently early this year, all but one of the developers have signed their PPA’s and the ... Read More »

    Innovative Strategies and Sustainable Development for Solar Energy in India

    The India Solar Energy Summit occurred on the 17-18 February 2011 in New Delhi. The event brought together senior officials, PV manufacturers and solutions providers to provide a unique insight into evolving governmental policies, breakthrough technologies and investment strategies for this evolving sector. Opening the event on day one was Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) of India. He highlighted the role of regulators in solar energy projects and how they can help ease barriers ... Read More »

    US department of energy and ministry of science and technology India in a joint venture to launch clean energy research and development centre

    President Obama’s visit to India  led to the announcement of the signing of a number of deals worth about $175-m on clean energy  between Indian and US Companies, majority of them in the solar space. During the same visit earlier that month, the US-India CEO Forum recommended the setting up of a $1 billion cleantech venture capital fund. The US-India CEO Forum had identified opportunities  in synergizing R&D (research and development) capabilities and funding for clean energy and in enhancing energy ... Read More »

    Suzlon-Tulsi Tanti’s four rules for Cleantech startups to make it big

    Suzlon Group, the world’s third largest wind power company, announced last December that they have crossed 15,000 MW of cumulative installations world wide and have 10,500 turbines covering over 1,800 customers across 25 countries. According to the company that accounts for nearly nine per cent of the world’s total wind installations. The Suzlon’s Group’s 15 GW of worldwide installations includes 10 GW by Suzlon Energy Limited and 5 GW by REpower Systems AG – in which Suzlon Energy Limited is ... Read More »

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