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    National Conference on Green Design-Private Sector Builders to Adopt Green Buildings in Future Constructions

    Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, while delivering his special address at the National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats, here today, said that the private sector including real estate builders will take a pledge to adopt green buildings in their future constructions and help the Nation in mitigating the green house gasses emissions. The Minister informed that new educational institutes like IITs, IIMs are registered with GRIHA to make green educational campuses. Shri Deepak ... Read More »

    Solar Energy Systems manufacturer Surana Ventures lists on India stock exchanges

    Surana Ventures Limited is part of the Surana Group Hyderabad, India. Founded in 1978, the Surana Group is one of the country’s leading industrial companies and a strong well-diversified conglomerate which is active in the following areas: Solar & Wind Power, telecommunications, metal processing and infrastructure. Surana Ventures provides the world with Solar Products which enable green energy to be used wherever it is needed,Lighting Systems like – Home Lighting, Street Lighting, Solar Lanterns. The use of high-quality Solar Cells ... Read More »

    Tariff policy in India amended to require energy purchase from Solar Power under the Renewable Purchase Obligation

     The Electricity Act 2003 (EA 2003) stimulated the development of RE based power generation by mandating State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC) with the function of RE promotion within the State. Under EA 2003, the SERCs set targets for distribution companies to purchase certain percentage of their total power requirement from renewable energy sources. This target is termed as Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). However, there are certain limitations of State specific approach when RE development strategies are to be deployed at ... Read More »

    Suzlon signs agreement for 150MW of Wind projects in India at ~USD 191mn for Vedanta Group

    According to Suzlon,the world’s third leading (Suzlon and RE Power) and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, 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 the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The project entails a total investment of approximately Rs. 865 crore (~USD 191 mn). The cumulative capacity of 150 MW will be ... Read More »

    India the top target for being the new Germany for Solar

    According to a just released report by Lux Research, India stands out as the top target in being the new Germany for Solar components. Germany currently represents roughly half the total global market for solar components – all thanks to explosive growth it fueled over the past decade through attractive solar subsidies. However, as the country is now dialing back its subsidy programs, solar companies will be scrambling to find the next big growth market for 2011 and beyond. “Component ... Read More »

    Reliance Power targets 1000MW of Renewable Energy capacity by 2012-13;600MW Solar and 400MW Wind

    According to reports in the media, Reliance Power Ltd, an Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company, plans to take its renewable energy (wind and solar) capacity to 1,000 MW in next two-three years. The company has around 94 MW of operational wind energy-based power capacities located in Maharashtra (48 MW), Gujarat (19 MW), Tamil Nadu (18 MW), and Karnataka (9 MW). “We have identified locations for setting up wind and solar-based capacities which would take our total renewable capacities to 1,000 ... Read More »

    SGRRL setting up India’s first integrated waste-to-energy power plant of 8 Mw in Bangalore city in association with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as a public-private partnership

    According to reports, Srinivasa Gayithri Resources Recovery Ltd is setting up India’s first integrated waste-to-energy power plant of 8 Mw in Bangalore city in association with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as a public-private partnership initiative. It will sell the power to state grid. The “waste-to-energy” power project at Manduru village in Bangalore East Taluk, he said this is the first and only plant being set up in the entire country to be given subsidy of Rs 5 crore by the ... Read More »

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