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    Finland companies look to partner with Indian companies in renewable energy,biomass, biofuel, waste to energy and cleantech

    Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy during his interaction with Ms. Lehtomaki, Minister of the Environment of Finland stressed on potential cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy. They agreed that there is tremendous scope for understanding and exchanges in the sphere of renewables, especially bio-fuels, waste to energy and in sustainable development. The delegation led by Ms. Paula Lehtomaki called on Dr. Farooq Abdullah, here today and included Director of International Affairs, Ministry ... Read More »

    Soham Renewable Energy to raise up to $60 million from Macquarie SBI Infrastructure fund- VCCircle

    Soham is a power generating company purely focusing on renewable energy. It aims to be among India’s top three companies in this space. With a firm belief in the future of renewable energy, Soham has been directing its efforts in this regard for the past eight years.  Soham has built and continues to operate India’s largest hydro power plant in the small hydro private sector. This plant is a 22MW plant located near one of Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall, Jog Falls ... Read More »

    REpower Wind wins high court ruling against Indian licensee Essar Group

    As Panchabuta had reported a few weeks back, 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 Lac Alfred wind farm project in ... Read More »

    Amrita Centre for Nanotechnology (ACNT) develops low cost nanomaterial based dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC) with lab efficiency of 9.5%

    As Panchabuta had reported last year, researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham -Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the Bengaluru campus had begun work on a DST-funded project supervised by Dr. Manjula G. Nair to study ways in which to improve the power quality of wind-generated electricity. The project involves the design and development of a laboratory prototype model of a digitally-controlled three-phase hybrid filtering system. A study model of a windmill-cum-solar PV generating unit was installed on campus for this purpose. ... Read More »

    Twelfth Five Year Plan to give Energy efficiency and renewable energy special emphasis – Dr. Manmohan Singh- Prime Minister-India

    The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, addressed the 11th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi today. He was also honoured with the Sustainable Development Leadership Award. Addressing the 11th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit being organized by TERI, Dr. Singh said, “The theme of the Summit, “Tapping Local Initiatives and Tackling Global Inertia” reflects the fact that we have to act at two levels, – the local and the global – in dealing with the issue of sustainable development. We ... Read More »

    Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to come out with global tender to develop 102MW wind farm in Rajasthan for Rs. 8.18 billion

    State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) started its maiden renewable venture at Surajbari near Bhuj in Kutch, Gujarat on 6th September 2008, when its wind farm was inaugurated by the Navratna company’s Chairman & Managing Director Mr. R.S.Sharma. The project was a 51 MW turnkey project comprising of 34 Suzlon S82-1.5 MW turbine. The wind-farm was brought up by ONGC at an investment of around Rs. 308 crore. Work on this project, executed by Suzlon. The power generated is ... Read More »

    TPG Capital Eyeing Stake In Luminous Power says VCCircle

    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 »

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