Monthly Archives: April 2012

Brief update on Key Presenters at the WRETC 2012 – New Delhi

Tarun Kapoor – Joint Secretary MNRE had this to say MNRE is working on monitoring RPO by pushing DISCOMs and States but there is confusion on the purchase of RPOs. The purchasers are focusing on the statement that purchases can … Continue reading

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Brief update on the Indian Solar Summit – Gandhi Nagar – 20th and 21st April 2012.

by Jai Rathod Here are some excerpts from the conference which was held at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. Mr. DJ Pandian spoke of the Gujarat government’s goal of having at least 20% of their total electricity production from Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Government says Lanco Infratech flouted norms, but not involved in scam. NVVN turns a blind eye and forgives Lanco.

Lanco Infratech flouted norms of the national solar mission, but made up for it after a warning issued by the government, informed a senior official with the ministry of new and renewable energy. After completing the investigation against Lanco, ministry … Continue reading

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Karnataka solar bids now out

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India’s largest solar power plant inaugurated on April 1, 2012

JAISALMER: The desert state on Saturday achieved the glory of having the country’s biggestsolar power generation plant. The 40MW plant has been set up at Dhoodsar village near Pokhran in Jaisalmer district and the plant started power generation from Saturday. In … Continue reading

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Four Rajasthan electricity officials suspended for irregularities in issuing incorrect certificates for solar power plant production.

JAISALMER: The state government on Friday evening suspended four officials including two executive engineers for issuing certificates of production of solar energy even before the work started at the plants in Pokhran sub-division in Jaisalmer. As per the information, seven out of 10 5MW each solar … Continue reading

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600 MW solar power projects to be inaugurated in Gujarat on 19th April 2012

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi said 15 solar projects with a capacity to produce 600MW power will be dedicated to the nation at Charanka solar park in north Gujarat on April 19. Talking to a group of Solar Power Developers … Continue reading

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Installed Solar Projects Map of India as of April 2012

                                This map is part of BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest Indian solar market research report, the India Solar Compass (April 2012). At over 35 pages, the India … Continue reading

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Wind Independent Power Producers welcome scrapping of Accelerated Depreciation

The wind industry is divided over abolition of ‘accelerated depreciation‘ benefit (which allowed higher depreciation for calculating taxable profits in the first year of buying a wind turbine.) While the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) has expressed dismay over … Continue reading

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Karnataka has asked developers for downward revision of the bids based on the Odisha model

As expected states have now started taking the initiative on the lines of the JNNSM bidding by asking developers to push downward solar grid tariffs. In a similar vein, solar power developers who have bid for projects under the Karnataka … Continue reading

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