Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cumulative deployment of various Renewable Energy Systems / Devices in the country as on 30th September 2013

New & Renewable Energy Cumulative deployment of various Renewable Energy Systems/ Devices in the country as on 30/09/2013 Renewable Energy Programme/ Systems Target for 2013-14 Deployment during September, 2013 Total Deployment in  2013-14 Cumulative achievement up to 30.09.2013 I.   POWER … Continue reading

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Final Guidelines for Selection of 750 MW Grid Connected Solar Power Projects Under Batch-I of JNNSM Phase-II

MNRE finally releases the final guidelines for the next phase of 750 MW, click here for the entire document and some important excerpts below RFS_Documents For Selection of SPD under JNNSM Phase II Batch I Domestic Content Requirement Out of … Continue reading

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How to lose half a trillion euros – Europe’s electricity providers face an existential threat

Ritesh: This a scenario that we should see in India in the foreseeable future and if our DISCOMs aren’t geared up will face a fate similar to those in Europe and in the near future, USA. Our policy makers need to … Continue reading

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How A 75-Million-Gallon Plant In Italy Heralds The Rise Of A More Efficient Kind Of Biofuel

CREDIT: BETA RENEWABLES The world’s first plant able to produce cellulosic biofuel at commercial scale using enzymatic conversion recently opened in Crescentino, Italy. When it’s fully up and running, the plant is expected to deliver 75 million liters (just shy of 20 million … Continue reading

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Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage 2013 – One step forward, one step back

Click Here for global-status-ccs-2013 Report A new survey finds a sharp drop in large-scale integrated projects to capture CO2 from energy systems and bury it underground. This drop from 75 projects to 65 over the past year is yet more evidence … Continue reading

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Australian company launches the solar-powered tuk tuk – Just what we need in India

An Australian solar producer is changing the way tuk tuk’s are powered. Australian owned, Star 8 Solar, has developed a new tuk tuk, SolarTuk, which runs by using solar power from its rooftop. Tuk tuks or auto rickshaws are an essential form of urban … Continue reading

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World’s largest 280 MW solar thermal parabolic plant with storage comes on-line

Concentrated solar thermal is again making the news, with the world’s largest parabolic trough array with thermal storage – opening for business in Arizona. The 280MW Solana Solana Generating Station constructed by Spanish group Abengoa has six hours of molten storage capacity … Continue reading

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Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming – RE Patents on the rise

New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells). Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased by 13 percent … Continue reading

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Karnataka Govt revises solar, wind power tariffs

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently announced a hike in the wind and the solar power tariff. KERC increased the tariff for wind power generation to Rs. 4.20 per unit from Rs. 3.70 after the petitioners told the commission … Continue reading

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Biomass power plants cut output in Tamil Nadu

Demand comes down due to State’s power restrictions on HT consumers The relaxation of power cut restrictions on high tension (HT) consumers can also lead to problems for some. Since the middle of August when the State government lifted the … Continue reading

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