Monthly Archives: June 2012

Off-grid subsidy details for Solar PV

For all those who are looking to deploy Solar in residential and commercial areas, here is the breakup of what you can avail off from MNRE Capital Subsidy: 30% of benchmark cost of photovoltaic systems with battery back-up support and … Continue reading

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Quality of EPC vital to Solar as it is looking to debar Moser Baer, says Tata group company

Performance of solar plants installed by them has not been up to industry standards’ Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Power Company and the Delhi Government, has called for “debarring of Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd … Continue reading

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Top 5 predictions for Solar PV in India for the year 2012 – Ritesh Pothan

There is a good amount of confusion reigning in the Solar PV arena and this post is to help clear up the air. I cannot guarantee the veracity of this post as the predictions are based on past inputs and … Continue reading

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Azure Power (Gujarat), Millennium Synergy and ESP Urja, Solar power developers in legal tangle over shareholding pattern changes with Gujarat Govt

Three solar power companies are in a legal tangle with the Gujarat Government over the issue of ownership of the companies that are putting up the projects. All the three – Azure Power (Gujarat), Millennium Synergy and ESP Urja – … Continue reading

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Meghalaya to tap its huge green energy potential in a big way

Taking cue from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, power-deficit Meghalaya is going all out to tap green energy to bridge the widening demand-supply gap in the state. A preliminary investigation conducted by the Meghalaya Non-Conventional and Rural Energy Development Agency indicated … Continue reading

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Gujarat Government revives its Tidal Energy Policy

The state energy department has revived it policy to have power using tidal wave. A government resolution (GR) has been issued claiming it is “possible to produce tidal wave power at two spots – in the Gulf of Kutch near … Continue reading

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Tidal Power still very expensive, as Gujarat enters into agreement with US firm

The Gujarat government has entered into a preliminary agreement with US firm Atlantis for starting a 50 MW tidal wave power project at either of the two spots, but preferably in the Gulf of Kutch, “a senior official said, adding, … Continue reading

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Solar power shines on photo voltaic panel price crash

Riding on the crash in photo voltaic (PV) panel prices, the solar power sector in India had a dream run last year with capacity ballooning to 940MW in 2011-12 from a paltry 20MW in 2010-11. That’s just statistics. What’s significant and not … Continue reading

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Is the answer to India’s energy future blowing in the Wind? – by Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan offer us an in-depth analysis of the wind industry present and future in India. “Wind is still considered an area of growth by the MNRE however the situation on the ground is a different story,” says Ritesh. “There … Continue reading

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TANGEDCO to verify captive wind power units’ compliance with norms – Has Wind caused the downfall of the TN DISCOM

Tangedco calculates that on the 6,000-odd million units of electricity generated by captive wind producers, it sustains a loss of close to Rs 500 crore. The Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) has asked its Chief Engineers to verify whether … Continue reading

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