Daily Archives: December 22, 2012

NREL study shows CSP with energy storage can help utilities, something India’s Solar JNNSM Policy sorely lacks

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with thermal energy storage can add significant value to a company’s energy mix, a new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has revealed The NREL report found that, compared to solar PV, CSP having a six-hour … Continue reading

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Now, technology claims to reduce cost of solar energy by 75%: Fact or Fiction

Scientists have developed a new technology which they claim could make production of solar energy cheaper by 75 per cent, and thus speed-up its market adoption. The RTI International solar cells are developed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as colloidal quantum dots, and have … Continue reading

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India is likely to be second largest consumer of coal, may surpass US in five years: IEA

 India is likely to be the second largest consumer of coal, surpassing the United States, in the next five years, says a report. “China and India would lead the growth in coal consumption over the next five years…while India will become … Continue reading

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TN RE agency wants permission for subsidies in line with Kerala

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), in charge of clean energy development in the State, is seeking permission from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy so that it can on its own sanction subsidies for solar photo-voltaic projects. At present, TEDA sends … Continue reading

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JNN Solar Mission II: Solar grid parity expected by 2017

By 2017, the cost of generating solar power in India could be as low as the cost of buying conventional electricity if the National Solar Mission sticks to its target. A draft policy document on the second phase of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, prepared … Continue reading

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Tata Power, RInfra defer RPO targets to the next year saying no RECs available

Private utilities Tata Power and Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) have blamed inordinate delays in commissioning of solar projects for their failure to meet the solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets for the last two completed fiscals. The companies, in separate representations, informed the sectoral regulator MERC in October they could not … Continue reading

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Solar power solution for Faridabad

FARIDABAD industrial units have been reeling under a power crisis for many years. This has resulted in players either moving out or closing down their production units in the city. Seeing the situation worsening, Faridabad Small Industrial Association (FSIA), with … Continue reading

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Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compels state government to promote solar power generation

Gujarat accounts for close to 58 per cent of the country’s total solar power output of 1190 MW, followed by Rajasthan with nearly 17 per cent. Rest are way behind. But thanks to Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets specified by state electricity regulatory commissions, state governments … Continue reading

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