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    Orissa identifies land for NTPC solar projects

    As a number of solar projects are being announced  and planned, the availability of land is bound to become an issue. The extend of land required as per guidelines currently available is about 5 acres per megawatt and the policy clearly mentions that the at least half the extent of area required for the project should be either owned or entered into an agreement of sale by the developer at the time of submission of the expression of interest. It ... Read More »

    Wipro, HCL from India among top five green electronics companies in the World

    Wipro, HCL are among the  top five green electronics companies in the World. Wipro, HCL among top five green firms ..Two Indian companies Wipro and HCL have emerged amongst the top five greenest electronics companies in the world. While Wipro shares the top position with Nokia, HCL at third position is marginally behind Sony Ericsson, according to Greenpeace’s just released Guide to Greener Electronics. ..Rajesh Nag, general manager (Business Operations), Wipro Infotech (Systems and Technology), says, “Wipro takes pride in ... Read More »

    India unveils draft of National Green Mission

    India unveils draft of National Green Mission New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) India today unveiled the draft of the ambitious National Green Mission, aiming to increase its forest cover by 10 million hectares by 2020 and enhance ecosystem services at an estimated cost of Rs 44,000 crore. The Mission is one of the eight missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) which was unveiled by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year, committing to combat challenges of global ... Read More »

    Growmore Biotech of Hosur & Madurai Kamaraj University,India to provide plantation and agronomy management services to Clenergen for plantation trials

    Clenergen recently leased 5000 Acres of land in Tamilnadu for 49 years  for Biomass Plantation. It was intended that this land would yield the entire feedstock that was needed to implement a 32 MW  biomass power project. Now, Clenergen Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Growmore Biotech to undertake commercial trials of Clenergen’s tree species and bamboo on 900 acres of land under agreement in India, Ghana, Guyana and Philippines. Currently the company have scheduled 22,000 acres under 49 ... Read More »

    Jindal Power plans Rs 7,500-crore 500MW solar power project; Shree Cements plans Rs 750-Crore 50MW power projects in Rajasthan

    Jindal Power plans Rs 7,500-crore, 500MW solar power project in Rajasthan and expects starting the work on the project by 2012.  They mention that they are currently in talks with the government of Rajasthan and are likely to start construction of the first phase of our 500 MW solar power project there in next 1-1.5 years. (Article Here) Shree Cements plans Rs 750-Crore, 50MW power projects in Rajasthan. The company mentioned that it is in the process of appointing a ... Read More »

    MIT Students Design Solar Lamp at $20;IKEA Social Initiative sponsored SUNNAN Solar Power Lamp in Rural India

    The Indian government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM) has recognized that there are a number of off-grid solar applications particularly for meeting rural energy needs, which are already cost-effective and provides for their rapid expansion. The Mission also has a goal of deploying  20 million solar lighting systems for rural areas by 2022. MIT Students Design New Solar Rechargeable Lamp The lamp, priced at $20, also can sit on the floor, hang from a peg on a wall, ... Read More »

    India’s first decentralised Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop power generation system successfully commissioned

    Omax Autos Limited a diverse engineering company with interests in automotive,engineering, railways supply and metals home furnishing has successfully commissioned the country’s first decentralised Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop power generation systems in industry of 2×100 kWp capacity. First solar rooftop system for industry launched ..The systems were inaugurated by Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at Omax Autos Limited facility. ..The systems have been provided 30% financial support by MNRE and installed on turnkey basis by Moserbaer ... Read More »

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