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Bihar makes strides in power generation, consumption: Nitish Kumar

  Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday laid the foundation stone of 400 KV power grid station at Parmanandpur village under Dumra block in Sitamarhi on Thursday. The grid will have a transformer of 1400MVA capacity. The power grid station, spread over an area of 36 acres, will help to provide uninterrupted power supply to [...]

By | 2019-01-18T08:59:04+00:00 January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bihar makes strides in power generation, consumption: Nitish Kumar

India becoming renewable hub

Country on path to achieve target for solar power generation of 100 GW by 2022, says India Energy Storage Alliance ED  Hyderabad:  With progressive plans to shift from fossil-fuel based energy generation to renewable energy, India is on the right path. For this shift to realise, the country needs a strong and sustainable energy storage [...]

By | 2019-01-18T08:55:51+00:00 January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on India becoming renewable hub

Gujarat government suggests wind park to accommodate central developers

Of the 7,000 MW of wind projects auctioned by Seci last year, 3,500 MW are expected to come up in Gujarat. Bengaluru: The Gujarat government is considering a proposal to give land for centrally-sanctioned wind projects on the condition that the winning developers set up projects at the site decided by the state government—a sort [...]

By | 2019-01-18T03:07:10+00:00 January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gujarat government suggests wind park to accommodate central developers

HyET Solar eyes manufacturing 300 MW solar panels in India

  “Since 99% of these solar panel sheets are polymer, it makes business sense for an existing polymer-maker like Reliance (Industries) to get into this business,” he told ET. Ahmedabad: Dutch foldable solar panel-maker HyET Solar BV seeks to “Make In India” and is eyeing partnerships with existing solar panel makers and a polymer-maker, commercial director of [...]

By | 2019-01-18T03:04:37+00:00 January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on HyET Solar eyes manufacturing 300 MW solar panels in India

Hero Future in talks to buy Fotowatio’s solar project in India

Greenstone Energy Advisors, an investment bank focused on the Indian renewable energy sector, is managing the sale of Fotowatio’s solar project in Andhra Pradesh. Mumbai: Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd is in talks to acquire Fotowatio Renewable Ventures’s 135 megawatt (MW) solar power project in India, two people aware of the development said. Owned by Abdul Latif [...]

By | 2019-01-18T02:51:03+00:00 January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hero Future in talks to buy Fotowatio’s solar project in India

China new solar power capacity down 18 percent on year in 2018: industry group

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China put just over 43 gigawatts (GW) of new solar generation capacity into operation in 2018, down 18 percent on a year earlier, an industry group said on Thursday, after a government move to curb new capacity and ease a subsidy payment backlog. The new generation took the country’s total installed solar [...]

By | 2019-01-17T06:19:54+00:00 January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China new solar power capacity down 18 percent on year in 2018: industry group

Maharashtra discom to create 3,200 MW solar capacity

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) will create 3,200 MW of distributed solar capacity in the next two years, a senior State government official has said. Maharashtra has 130 MW of functional scale solar projects and 320 MW of projects in the pipeline. The decision to scale up solar power capacity was taken [...]

By | 2019-01-17T03:19:23+00:00 January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Maharashtra discom to create 3,200 MW solar capacity

Tecchren joins the race to make lithium ion batteries in India

Tecchren Batteries will establish a 200 MWh LiFePO4 battery manufacturing unit at Sri City in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Set up after an investment of Rs446 crore, the unit will produce approximately 700,000 li ion batteries per year. With prime minister Narendra Modi leading the Indian government’s focus on incentives to promote local manufacturing of li ion [...]

By | 2019-01-17T03:08:50+00:00 January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tecchren joins the race to make lithium ion batteries in India

Indian solar is coming up on the rails of China and the US

Taiwanese market research company EnergyTrend says the 5/31 policy change in China last year had a less dramatic effect on global demand than expected and, with the Modi government introducing solar-friendly policies, India – and Japan – will close the gap on the world leaders for installed PV capacity. Taiwan-based market research company EnergyTrend, a [...]

By | 2019-01-17T03:05:19+00:00 January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Indian solar is coming up on the rails of China and the US

Solar ferry ‘Aditya’ emerges money, energy saver for Kerala government

Launched in January 2017, Aditya has already become the lifeline of daily commuters on the Vaikom-Thavanakkadav route.   KOCHI: Aditya, India’s first solar ferry, which celebrated its second anniversary on Tuesday, has indeed proved to be a smart investment for the State Water Transport Department. In the two years since its launch, the ferry could save more [...]

By | 2019-01-16T10:24:57+00:00 January 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Solar ferry ‘Aditya’ emerges money, energy saver for Kerala government
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