Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Shapoorji Pallonji to sell power project in Bangladesh, cut debt

The group’s Bhola power project in Bangladesh may be valued at around $270 mn The gas-fuelled project is being developed by Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Co. as an independent power producer and will help meet electricity demands of 200,000 homes in Bangladesh New Delhi: Shapoorji Pallonji group, the debt-laden construction empire run by billionaire Pallonji Mistry, [...]

2020-01-20T00:40:46+00:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Shapoorji Pallonji to sell power project in Bangladesh, cut debt

Solar panels atop city’s government buildings reduce power bills

PATNA: Several government buildings in the city, including the divisional commissioner’s office, have cut down energy bills by 70-80% after installation of solar panels last month. “Solar panels have not just cut down the power bill, but have also set an example to store and consume renewable sources of energy,” said Patna divisional commissioner Sanjay [...]

2020-01-20T00:28:58+00:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Solar panels atop city’s government buildings reduce power bills

MSEDCL ups its price to woo solar power makers

Nagpur: In view of the poor response to its tender for buying 1,350MW solar power, state discom MSEDCL has increased the maximum price to attract producers. The company had floated tenders for buying 1,350MW with a cap of Rs3.15 per unit but got bids for only 5MW. Now it has increased the cap to Rs3.30 [...]

2020-01-20T00:19:03+00:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on MSEDCL ups its price to woo solar power makers

‘Govt preparing roadmap for development of power sector in J&K, Ladakh’

LEH, Jan 17: Principle Secretary Industry, Government of India, Alok Kumar convened the second committee meeting on road map recommendation for power sector development for Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, here today. Commissioner/Secretary Power, Ladakh Rigzin Samphel, Executive Director, REC, Government of India, R Lakshmanan, Secretary Technology JKPDD Bashir Ahmad Dar, Advisor MNRE, senior [...]

2020-01-19T18:13:16+00:00January 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ‘Govt preparing roadmap for development of power sector in J&K, Ladakh’

Qatar to build solar power plant with Total and Marubeni

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has signed an agreement with France’s Total and Japan’s Marubeni to build a solar power project with a capacity of about 800 megawatts (MW), Qatar’s energy minister said on Sunday. The cost of the project is about 1.7 billion riyals ($467 million), Saad al-Kaabi, who is also chief executive of Qatar [...]

2020-01-19T18:08:45+00:00January 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Qatar to build solar power plant with Total and Marubeni

Adani Solar extends retail chain to Karnataka

For consumers, installing off-grid Adani solar panels will help them mitigate power-cuts. BENGALURU: With the state government promoting the use of solar rooftop systems in the state, Adani Group’s solar manufacturing arm, Adani Solar, has brought its solar rooftop systems to Karnataka’s market. On Friday, the firm launched its retail distribution business in Karnataka on [...]

2020-01-19T18:03:16+00:00January 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Adani Solar extends retail chain to Karnataka

India tops power generation tenders globally in Q4 2019

Among the technologies, solar accounted for 216 tenders with a 73.7% share, followed by thermal with 33 tenders and an 11.3% share and hydro with 20 tenders and a 6.8% share. KOLKATA: India topped tenders for power generation capacity globally during the quarter ended December 31. Top issuers of power plant tenders globally for the quarter in [...]

2020-01-19T17:54:39+00:00January 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on India tops power generation tenders globally in Q4 2019

Indian Solar Energy Project Takes Home $100,000 IEEE Prize

The Empower a Billion Lives global competition aims to remove energy-access barriers   Family in an off-grid village in the Lake Zone Region of Tanzania testing a  converter for the solar home system installed. The system was made by IEEE Empower a Billion Lives Team Solaris. THE INSTITUTE The IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) organized the Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) global [...]

2020-01-17T00:27:02+00:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Indian Solar Energy Project Takes Home $100,000 IEEE Prize

Maheswari Mining & Energy secures the largest slice of 97.5 MW rooftop solar

The developer won 9 MW under RESCO mode. Other major winners include SunSource with 8 MW, Ampsolar and Varp (5 MW each), and Hero Future and HFM Solar Power (4.075 MW each). Having bagged a cumulative 9 MW, Maheswari Mining & Energy has emerged as the biggest winner in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s 97.5 MW [...]

2020-01-17T00:15:57+00:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Maheswari Mining & Energy secures the largest slice of 97.5 MW rooftop solar

Electricity Act may be amended to ensure discoms honour power pacts

It wants to ensure that renewable energy tariffs are not changed after the execution of contracts, and electricity regulatory commissions have more teeth to enforce power purchase agreements between projects and distribution companies (discom) New Delhi: The government is planning to introduce a bill to amend the Electricity Act to prevent states from reneging on power pacts, particularly renewable energy contracts, [...]

2020-01-17T00:08:44+00:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Electricity Act may be amended to ensure discoms honour power pacts
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