Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Karimnagar to utilise solar power

Saving energy and increased use of solar power is one of the main agendas of the Smart City programme. Karimnagar: In order to save natural resources and reduce electricity burden, Karimnagar Municipal Corporation authorities have decided to utilize solar power for the needs of the town. Saving energy and increased use of solar power is one [...]

2019-02-24T18:13:15+00:00February 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Karimnagar to utilise solar power

Punjab govt reverses power subsidy order hrs after Oppn walkout

  The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) late on Thursday issued guidelines to extend the benefit of monthly 200 free power units to Scheduled Castes (SC), non-SC, Backward Classes (BC) and below poverty line (BPL) families whose annual consumption exceeded 3,000 units. According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, the decision will [...]

2019-02-22T11:15:31+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Punjab govt reverses power subsidy order hrs after Oppn walkout

No wind power at ecology cost: Govt

  To ensure that its ambition to install 30,000 megawatt of offshore wind power by 2030 does not come at the cost of the marine ecology health, the Government has proposed that lease of wind farm in the sector will be cancelled if they are found posing threat to flora and fauna beneath the sea. [...]

2019-02-22T11:05:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on No wind power at ecology cost: Govt

Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

After tying up for 1,000MW solar power at the rate of Rs 2.71 and Rs 2.72 per unit in 2018, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will now sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for another 1,000MW cheap solar power. It has received bids for this quantum at Rs 2.74 and Rs 2.75 per unit. This purchase [...]

2019-02-22T10:02:07+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

Lithium-air batteries may power future cars, houses: Study

Scientists say that Lithium-air batteries, which run on ambient oxygen, may be a sustainable and environment-friendly way to store energy and power electric vehicles, houses, and industries of the future.  Lithium-air batteries, which run on ambient oxygen, maybe a sustainable and environment-friendly way to store energy and power electric vehicles, houses, and industries of the [...]

2019-02-22T03:19:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Lithium-air batteries may power future cars, houses: Study

These hyper-efficient solar panels to reside on your roof soon

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always doing something unexpectedly from the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but we plebs actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not even half developed as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the [...]

2019-02-22T02:52:26+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on These hyper-efficient solar panels to reside on your roof soon

Renewable future: Gujarat govt to set up 100 MW solar power project atop Narmada canal

The Gujarat government-owned Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam (SSNNL) will set up a 100 MW canal-top solar power generation project atop the branch canals of river Narmada at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore. The Gujarat government-owned Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam (SSNNL) will set up a 100 MW canal-top solar power generation project atop the [...]

2019-02-22T02:44:17+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Renewable future: Gujarat govt to set up 100 MW solar power project atop Narmada canal

POWERGRID to electrify west UP

  As part of the Transmission System for inter-regional strengthening scheme for the Western Region (WR) and the Northern Region (NR) (Part-B), the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the POWERGRID 765/400 kV Orai Sub-station and the 765 kV Aligarh Sub-station and associated lines. The PM said, “To solve the problem of electricity, the transmission [...]

2019-02-21T13:33:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on POWERGRID to electrify west UP

Gujarat bought Rs 14,400 crore power from private players in two years

  The state government bought electricity for over Rs14,000 crore from private power producers in the last two years. State energy minister Saurabh Patel said in a written reply in the House that the government had purchased power from five companies as per long term power purchase agreements signed with them. The minister's reply showed [...]

2019-02-21T13:29:59+00:00February 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gujarat bought Rs 14,400 crore power from private players in two years

ReNew Power secures $350 million debt funding from OPIC

The development follows an earlier round of funding in March 2016 when OPIC had granted a loan of $250 million to ReNew Power New Delhi: Renewable energy generator ReNew Power Ltd today announced it has secured fresh debt financing of up to $350 million from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution.  The development follows [...]

2019-02-21T13:26:36+00:00February 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on ReNew Power secures $350 million debt funding from OPIC
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