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    Tata power to commission 128MW of Renewable Energy in 2011 in India-100MW Wind-28MW Solar PV

    As Panchabuta has earlier mentioned, Tata Power has earlier announced plans to increase Renewable Energy generation to 8000MW by 2017 and had mentioned that they planned to invest Rs.5000 Crore in wind to augment generation to around 1000MW. In line with those plans, Tata Power’s executive director-strategy & business development, Banmali Agrawala, had said “The company is presently in the process of rolling-out 150 MW and an additional 750-800 MW will be added at the rate of around 100-150 MW annually ... Read More »

    Four Indians including Pandey of Husk Power Systems shortlisted for Zayed Future Energy Prize

    According to this report, four people from India have been shortlisted for Zayed Future Energy Prize , a prestigious and internationally recognised award for innovation, performance and leadership in sustainable and renewable energy projects . Bunker Roy (The Barefoot College), Shailendra Shukla (CREDA), Bindeshwar Pathak (Sulabh International Social Service Organisation) and Gyanesh Pandey (Husk Power Systems) are the Indians who found place amongst top 40 nominations that have been shortlisted from a total of 391 submissions, said a release here ... Read More »

    Choice Solar launches “The SunCharge”-specialized Apple iPhone Solar Charger

    As Panchabuta had mentioned last month, Choice Solar a company selling solar solutions in rural India had mentioned that it was being pulled into the US market by iphone users. The company has  angel investors including  Dave Chen, founding partner of Equilibrium Capital; Sarah Cleveland of Towers Watson Investment Services; and Ryan Finley and Chris Finley, founders of Portland-based Survey Monkey. The company announced today, the launch of powerful portable solar charger for iPhone. According to the company, low cost, high ... Read More »

    Velcan Energy France sells Satya Maharshi Power Corporation Limited -7.5MW biomass power plant in India

    Velcan Energy is a France based Independent Clean Power Producer which specialises in renewable electricity generation in emerging markets from hydroelectric power and biomass combustion. Velcan Energy’s headquarters are located in Paris and the company is quoted on NYSE Euronext (MLVEL). Reference shareholder of Velcan Energy is Financière Saint Merri SA, which reference shareholder is Crédit Agricole. The Company’s focus of operations are in India and Brazil. The company entered India in middle of 2006 with the Velcan Energy became the first ... Read More »

    Suzlon’s Global HQ One Earth project wins ‘Green Building of the Year’ award in India

    As Panchabuta had reported, Suzlon’s headquarters-Suzlon One Earth- a project carried out by Synefra Engineering and Construction (a Tanti Group Company) had recently bagged the ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating’ from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Indian arm of the US Green Building Council. Now according to reports, The Suzlon One Earth project has won the prestigious   “Green Building of the Year” award at the Property Awards.The award was handed over to Suzlon by the ... Read More »

    D.Light Designs-Solar Lighting Company-among 5 hot startups to watch: Forbes India

    According to a report in Forbes India, D.Light has been featured as one among the 5 hot startups to watch. According to the article, next year could be an inflection point for Kiran – the kerosene killer. D.Light, the company that makes these solar power lanterns, has just reorganised its supply chain in anticipation of a scale-up. “We moved the entire design operation to Hong Kong from India and we now have a manufacturing facility in Shenzen, China,” says Sam Goldman, co-founder, ... Read More »

    Lanco Solar gets letter of intent to develop 105MW under National solar Mission India- targets 300MW in 2-3 years

    According to reports, Lanco Infratech on Monday said it has got letters of intent to develop a 5-MW solar PV project and a 100-MW solar thermal project in Rajsthan under the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). It also plans to develop 200-300 MW of solar power over the next two years, Lanco said in a statement. “The recent wins under NSM especially 100 MW in solar thermal, goes well with our strategy to develop 200-300 ... Read More »

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