Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why are we surprised that only 25% Solar RECs sold and that too at floor price!

Natgrp: If you are indeed surprised, then a must read would be my article of May 2011 which predicted the very same scenario we have seen unfolding over the past years. Click Here for the full article India Solar Credits … Continue reading

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RENEWABLES 2013 – GLOBAL STATUS REPORT, an indicator of RE growth in the coming decades

Ren21 — a global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects governmental bodies, nonprofit organizations, industry associations, research institutes and universities, and members of civil society — recently conducted a massive, 75-page report on a large variety of potential renewable energy scenarios … Continue reading

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Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in the global power mix – IEA

IEA report sees renewable power increasingly cost-competitive with new fossil-fuel generation, but agency warns against complacency Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, … Continue reading

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Are Super-Thin Solar Cells The Future? New Solar Cells Developed That Are Pound For Pound Up To 1000 Times More Powerful Than Conventional Photovoltaics

The general drive in the solar energy technology industry has been towards the development of higher solar cell efficiencies and lowered manufacturing costs, but are there other avenues of improvement worth exploring? Such as the development of ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight solar … Continue reading

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A Solar Fridge for Fresh Food in Hot Climates

The University of Cincinnati responds to food shortages with solar-powered cold storage for farms. Food shortages in India are compounded by a lack of cold-chain storage facilities, but a new solar-powered cold storage device, developed by the University of Cincinnati in partnership … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for Setting up of Grid Connected Solar PV Projects of Total Capacity 100 MW in Bihar

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited Vidyut Bhawan, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Patna-21 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Setting up of Grid Connected Solar PV Projects of Total Capacity 100 MW in Bihar (Through e-procurement mode only – http://www.eproc.bihar.gov.in) Tender Notice No. … Continue reading

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Wind gets respite from increased T&W charges as Tribunal sets aside TNERC order on wheeling, transmission charges

Wind power generators are allowed to supply any surplus electricity they have during windy months and take back power during non-windy months. In a move that would bring cheer to wind power generators in Tamil Nadu, the Appellate Tribunal for … Continue reading

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CERC had clarified in 2010 that Solar was to be allowed zero transmission losses for inter state transfers

After a year and half long consultation process, CERC has notified its regulations on ‘Sharing of Inter State Transmission Charges and Losses’. These regulations would implement point of connection method of sharing the cost of inter-state transmission services in India, … Continue reading

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Zinc Air Cheap Batteries for Grid based Renewable Energy

A battery made of cheap materials could store power when it’s windy for use when it’s not. On the cheap: EOS is working on a battery based on such cheap materials as water, zinc, and air. If successful, the result … Continue reading

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India allows power firms to pass on imported coal costs – Your Electric Bill is on its way up coupled with harmful emissions too

Natgrp: If we improve our grid Infrastructure as well as generation capabilities we don’t need to add a single MW for the next few years but bottom line takes precedence. Our investment should be in Solar power with storage which … Continue reading

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