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    Indian Weather Market Could See Dramatic Growth : Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Travel to benefit

    INDIAN WEATHER MARKET COULD SEE DRAMATIC GROWTH, SAYS WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) released an industry survey of the Indian Weather Market today at its 12th Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida. The survey finds that the Indian weather risk management market could see major growth in several sectors with a total potential notional value of US$2.35-billion (Rs. 105-billion) over the next two to three years. The survey was conducted for WRMA by Weather Risk Management ... Read More »

    Suzlon sees a down year for Wind

    Suzlon Says European Companies Delay Turbine Orders May 12 (Bloomberg) — Suzlon Energy Ltd., India’s largest wind-turbine maker, said companies in Europe are postponing orders as the debt crisis makes it difficult to raise funds for renewable-energy projects. “A lot of projects are being deferred,” Chairman Tulsi Tanti said in an interview recorded with Bloomberg TV in Brussels yesterday. “Small and medium customers are heavily affected by the financial crisis,” he said without naming companies. “2010 will be a moderate ... Read More »

    Finland’s Wartsila says it has no JV with Caparo Group

    Suzlon was rumored to have been in advance talks with Caparo group to develop wind farms of 3000MW  of wind farms for them most of them in India. The report further mentioned that Caparo Energy was a joint venture company between Caparo and Wartsila (WRT1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research). Wartsila has now denyed the report. Panchabuta had indicated that Suzlon was believed to have been in discussions recently with Wartsila to develop hybrid solutions to provide  infirm power to the grid. ... Read More »

    ICRISAT & Punjab Agricultural University in India awarded prestigious BREAD grant by NSF

    International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India has been sub-awarded two grants and Punjab Agricultural University sub-awarded one grant out of the total awarded 15 grants in the inaugural year of the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) program. The BREAD grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support basic research that will build a foundation for generating sustainable, science-based solutions to agricultural problems in developing countries. The five-year program is ... Read More »

    Suzlon second after Google to use clean energy to power its IT server

    According to an article in The Indian Express, Suzlon Group, the wind energy major, has become the second company globally after Google Inc to power its IT server using renewable energy. Out of the 150 KW that it produces out of the wind turbine, solar and photovoltaic panels at the global headquarters of Suzlon Group at Hadapsar here, 30 per cent is used to power its IT server. Suzlon second after Google to use clean energy to power its IT ... Read More »

    “Mini Power Plants” deliver power on a ” Pay for use” model at Rs2/day in villages in Bihar

    Today’s The  Economic Times talks about a Patna-based NGO, Husk Power Systems (HPS), uses the husk-based gasifier technology to provide electricity using 32 kWe (40 kVA) plants that deliver power on a “pay-for-use’’ basis to households in the rice-producing belt of India at about Rs 2 per day per household, located within a radius of 1.5 km. The charges are such it results in a reduction in the consumption of kerosene by as much as two-thirds. Power is supplied from ... Read More »

    Astonfield and Belectric Team up to Realize 5MW Solar Power Plant in Rajasthan, India

    Astonfield seems to have submitted an application for a 5 MW solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan and the project was submitted prior to the new Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission ( JNNSM) and hence is  eligible to be approved under the new migration policy.  The company has indicated that the land for the project has been obtained on a long-term lease  and an agreement of execution has been entered into by Astonfield and Belectric. Belectric has already completed site ... Read More »

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