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    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 »

    Azure Power aims to build 100 MW Solar-based power capacity in the next three years; Expects to float an initial public offering(IPO)

    Azure Power of India,  just recently partnered with SunEdison to jointly develop and construct a 15 Megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power plant in Gujarat. As part of the arrangement, SunEdison will supply monitoring technologies at cost to Azure for projects up to 25 MW. Azure Power also has to its credit the first privately commissioned the megawatt scale solar PV project in Punjab (2MW),  which was India’s first privately operated, utility-scale, solar power plant. Given this background, they seem to ... Read More »

    Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd finalizes 17 PPAs for 235MW of generation capacity of Solar PV and Solar Thermal for 25 years

    The state of Gujarat has been in the forefront of  promoting  Solar power projects and had one of the first states to issue a  Solar policy sometime in the beginning of January2009  much before the  announcement of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM). The policy that was announced in January 2009 will remain operative until March 31, 2014 and the target for installation during the policy period was set to 500MW with a minimum project size of 5MW. The original tariff ... Read More »

    Indian government may ask telecom companies to install solar panels to generate backup power for cellphone towers

    According to reports,  Indian government may ask telecom companies to install solar panels to generate backup power for cellphone towers. According to the news, a proposal being finalized  by the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is aimed at containing the use of polluting diesel generators to provide back-up power. The move could increase the cost of network expansion significantly. However, this is something that the MNRE has been campaigning for, for a while now. They have mentioned that ... Read More »

    Pune India based Thermax in tech pact with Germany’s Lambion for high efficiency combustion systems for using biomass

    Thermax is  an energy and environment solution provider based out of Pune, India. Thermax has executed and  commissioned the first ever biomass based IPP set, under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India. The Kalpatru plant is a 7.8 MW IPP with fuels as diverse as mustard husk, mustard straw, and cotton stalk among others. This is the first biomass based project from India to be successfully registered with UNFCCC as a CDM project. Thermax had entered into a ... Read More »

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