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    Tirumala Tirupati goes green; 40-45% of energy is green; clean energy used for cooking to feed 70,000 people/day

    India’s richest temple – Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), at Tirumala, as per this report,  is relying entirely on clean energy to feed over 70,000 people everyday. The temple has installed solar powered lights, solar cooking system, windmills and a water recycling station. Tirupati goes green; uses solar, wind energy ..”The basic principle is conversion of water into steam energy. We’re converting the solar energy into steam energy. The water flows through the pipes and the solar dishes concentrate the solar ... Read More »

    Suryachakra Power plans to float a company on AIM; raise about USD120mn-150mn

    Suryachakra Power Corporation Limited  is the flagship company of Suryachakra Group with interests in Power generation – renewable energy (biomass, Solar, hydro, Wind) and Clean Technology / Ultra Super Critical Thermal Power Plants (coal, Gas), Engineering Consultancy and Urban infrastructure development activities. Suryachakra Power Corporation Limited has established 3 wholly owned subsidiaries for setting up of renewable energy (biomass) power projects and also acquired stake in Sri Panchajanya Power Private limited, which was setting up a 10 MW Biomass Power ... Read More »

    Tata Power to commission a 3MW Solar PV in Maharashtra by September; Plans 50MW Solar PV Capacity in Gujarat

    Tata Power is India’s largest private power utility. The company has generation capacities in Mumbai, Delhi, Jojobera, Jharkhand and Karnataka. Tata Power has an installed power generation capacity of about 3000 Mega Watts, with the Mumbai power business, which has a unique mix of Thermal and Hydro Power, generated at the Thermal Power Station, Trombay, and the Hydro Electric Power Stations at Bhira, Bhivpuri and Khopoli, accounting for 1797 MW. Tata Power has installed and commissioned India’s first 500 MW ... Read More »

    Gujarat sets norms for RPO; Torrent Power invites EOI to supply Renewable Energy

    The Electricity Act, 2003, mandates the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to promote cogeneration and generation from renewable energy sources by providing suitable measures for connectivity with the grid, and also to specify for purchase of electricity from such sources, a percentage of the total consumption of electricity in the area of a distribution licensee. The National Action Plan of Climate Change (NAPCC) has set the target of 5% renewable energy purchase for FY 2009-10 which will increase by 1% for ... Read More »

    Luminous pioneers in small wind turbine business in India;Installs wind-solar hybrid

    Luminous which was founded in 1988 and started off providing Invertor and UPS solutions has since grown to become a power and energy storage company in India delivering high quality Inverters, UPS, Batteries and Renewable Energy Products. The company now has technologies in power electronics, batteries and storage systems, packaged power and renewable energy systems. The company claims to follows its proprietary UGC (Universal Grid Compatibility) process to ensure consistent & very high standard of reliability of its products. Luminous ... Read More »

    Eco Urja India completes land acquisition for a 25 MW SPV project in Rajasthan,India.

    Eco Urja India  just announced the completion of the  land acquisition for a 25 MW SPV project in Rajasthan, India. The company has announced that it has completed all formalities for acquisition of a 120 Ha land in the state of Rajasthan. The policy currently stipulates the land requirement at minimum of 2 Ha  for every megawatt of capacity. Further, at least 50% of the land must have either been acquired or entered into an agreement of sale by the ... Read More »

    Moser Baer plans to expand its capacity from 200MW in photo voltaic (PV) cells and 50 mw in thin films to 1GW in the next few years in Chennai

    Moser Baer  announced today that it plans to expand its capacity from 200MW  in photo voltaic (PV) cells and 50 MW in thin films to 1GW in the next few years in Chennai (Read more here). Mr. Deepak Puri, chairman and managing director has raised an interesting point about the financing of such projects that will play out to be a big challenge to a lot of first time developers and those without non-recourse  support to raise debt  for such ... Read More »

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