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    Australia based Solar-Gem to run LED lamps from off-grid Solar panels for Elephanta Caves village in India

    Firms look to up solar power presence in India The Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site off the coast of India’s financial capital Mumbai, draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. But when the last of the wooden ferry boats leaves at nightfall for the mainland 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) away, the villagers who live permanently on the island are plunged into darkness. A new scheme, launched this week by an Australian firm, aims to change that, providing ... Read More »

    Tata Power signs a power purchase agreement with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited for its 25MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power project at Mithapur

    The Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest private power company is developing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project at Mithapur, Gujarat under the State’s Solar Power Policy 2009. On 18th December 2010, the Company signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. This plant is likely to be one of the largest of its kind in the country and is targeted for commissioning by December 2011. Spread over 100 acres of ... Read More »

    Manipur’s Tingkai village electrified by solar-wind hybrid project

    According to reports, Manipur’s Tingkai village in Senapati District has been electrified through a solar-wind hybrid project after five years of its resettlement in 2001. The wind-solar hybrid project has been an amalgamated project of the Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) of the government with technical inputs from the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. “This one is a project of wind and solar hybrid of 10 kilowatt capacity sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the State ... Read More »

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited bags 3 orders for Solar PV power plant implementation under National Solar Mission

    According to reports, public sector giant BHEL has bagged three orders for setting up solar photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 2 MW each. The plants will be operationalised as per the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd scheme under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The orders have been placed by Citra Real Estate, New Delhi & Sepset Constructions Ltd, New Delhi for their sites at Katol, Nagpur in Maharashtra. The other order is from Priapus Infrastructure Pvt ... Read More »

    First roof top Solar PV of 1MW commissioned in North Delhi by North Delhi Power Limited

    According to reports, The Capital’s tiniest power plant was commissioned yesterday. Using the sun’s energy from a rooftop in North Delhi’s Keshavpuram area, the city’s first solar power plant will generate one megawatt of electricity. The Tata-owned electricity distributor North Delhi Power Limited tied up with Tata BP Solar over a year ago to set up the project and link it to the grid at a discounted cost. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has capped the cost of this power ... Read More »

    Suzlon Blade Technology signs three year contract with Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S for complete integrated wind turbine blade design

    According to reports, Suzlon Blade Technology and Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S have signed a three year contract under which Idé-Pro will deliver a complete integrated solution for the design of future wind turbine blades to Suzlon worldwide. The wind turbine blade design solution is based on V6 technology from Dassault Systèmes with CATIA V6, CATIA V6 Composites and ENOVIA V6 as the main part of the solution together with extensive services to ensure a successful implementation worldwide. The contract ... Read More »

    CII organized First Tamil Nadu Solar Convention 2010 at Chennai, India

    “Among the various renewable sources I consider Solar Energy as the most promising one particularly for a country like India, and especially for Tamil Nadu with abundant solar radiation throughout the year. Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in promoting renewable energy and represents 33% of India’s renewable energy installed capacity. Tamil Nadu accounts for 43% of India’s installed capacity in wind energy.Tamil Nadu has announced the highest tariff of Rs.18.45/unit as against Rs.17.91/unit fixed by the Central Electricity Regulatory commission for solar power under ... Read More »

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