Monthly Archives: July 2019

//July

Renewable energy firms are knocking on all doors to rein in one of India’s youngest chief ministers

The tussle between renewable energy developers and the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is intensifying. Therein hangs the future of 5.2 gigawatts of solar and wind farms, built based on their developers’ long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the state-owned utilities. On July 1, Andhra Pradesh’s newly-elected government of chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy announced that it has formed [...]

2019-07-31T10:02:07+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Renewable energy firms are knocking on all doors to rein in one of India’s youngest chief ministers

Portugal’s solar energy auction breaks world record -minister

LISBON, July 30 (Reuters) - Portugal’s huge auction of solar energy broke a world record, with one of the 24 licenses on offer selling for 14.76 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh), the secretary of state for energy Joao Galamba said on Tuesday. Of the entities initially competing for the 1,150 megawatts (MW) auction, there were 13 [...]

2019-07-31T03:27:38+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Portugal’s solar energy auction breaks world record -minister

Land acquisition, infra continue major impediments for timely completion of wind projects: Care

Last week, the government made certain amendments to the bidding guidelines for wind projects to fast-track installation of such energy projects in the country. New Delhi: Even as the amendments have been made to bidding guidelines for wind projects in India, land acquisition and evacuation infrastructure will continue to remain major impediments for timely completion of such projects, according [...]

2019-07-31T02:23:21+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Land acquisition, infra continue major impediments for timely completion of wind projects: Care

Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar pumps for FY20. The solarisation cost of existing agricultural pumps has been set at Rs 54 per watt for systems up to 10 kilo-watt capacity. The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar [...]

2019-07-31T01:38:11+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

Tesla Just Announced a Giant New Battery System to Store Renewable Energy

  MARK MATOUSEK, BUSINESS INSIDER 31 JUL 2019 Tesla on Monday announced its largest battery product. Called Megapack, it's designed to simplify the installation process for large energy-storage projects. Each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt-hours of energy and convert up to 1.5 megawatts of energy from a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) [...]

2019-07-31T01:24:55+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tesla Just Announced a Giant New Battery System to Store Renewable Energy

Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future?

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have developed a device that not only produces electricity but also provides clean drinking water using only [...]

2019-07-30T11:09:00+00:00July 30th, 2019|solar|Comments Off on Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future?

I-T attaches Rs 254-cr worth ‘benami’ equity of Ratul Puri; links him to VVIP choppers scam

Ratul Puri, the chairman of Hindustan Power projects Pvt (HPP) Ltd, is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has attached Rs 254 crore worth of "Benami" equity of Ratul Puri, which he is stated to have allegedly received from a suspect in the AgustaWestlandVVIP chopper scam case via [...]

2019-07-30T10:52:37+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on I-T attaches Rs 254-cr worth ‘benami’ equity of Ratul Puri; links him to VVIP choppers scam

Discoms losses rise 89% in FY19

  State-run electricity distribution companies (discoms) reported a near doubling of their financial losses in FY19, in what reflected a dramatic reversal of the trend of a secular decline in losses in FY17 and FY18 thanks to the UDAY scheme. What caused these entities to digress from the pathway to progress are politically-motivated delays and [...]

2019-07-30T10:42:39+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Discoms losses rise 89% in FY19

Rooftop solar power could be a game-changer for India despite challenges: Here is why

The existing fragmented growth of solar rooftop is largely attributable to institutional and commercial consumers. Discoms’ and consumers’ reluctance to adopt rooftop solar may be attributable to the legal framework of the distribution business. India's solar sector has seen a spectacular run in the last four years, largely attributable to its ambitious renewable energy targets [...]

2019-07-30T01:46:03+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Rooftop solar power could be a game-changer for India despite challenges: Here is why

China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad

The Chinese government takes a rather blunderbus approach to renewable energy policy. For years, it offered generous subsidies for renewables and saw installed capacity for wind and solar soar. But those subsidies cost the government a lot of money, so it curtailed many of those policies. Predictably, installations of new renewable resources — especially solar [...]

2019-07-30T01:18:34+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad
Any Enquiry?
close slider