Monthly Archives: July 2012

Captive biomass plantations: A sustainable, carbon-neutral energy solution

by Jai Rathod Jai Rathod, follows up on his May article on India’s biomass sector. In this piece, Jai turns his attention to the role of captive biomass plantations. In my previous article we saw the current state of the biomass power sector … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Government has agreed to permit state-owned power utility Generation Corporation of Andhra Pradesh to set up 100 MW solar power plants

The Andhra Pradesh Government has agreed to permit state-owned power utility Generation Corporation of Andhra Pradesh to set up 100 MW solar power plants close to the existing thermal and hydel power plants. This move is part of the State … Continue reading

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Punjab government has installed India’s largest solar thermal system in the premises of Kangaro Industries Ltd at village Kanech, near Sahnewal

With a capacity for evaporation and condensation of one lakh litres of waste water per day, India’s largest industrial solar plant became operational in Punjab’s Ludhiana district Sunday, a minister said. State Non-conventional Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that … Continue reading

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Wind power players to meet Minister on Aug 1 as industry in dire straits

According to a recent estimate, wind power capacity addition is expected to be half what it was last year. Against the backdrop, the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, is scheduled to meet representatives of the wind … Continue reading

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‘Water becoming a serious constraint for power generation’ GE Energy India CEO

It’s time to levy a certain price for water usage: GE Energy India CEO US multinational GE Energy feels India’s economy is headed in the right direction, but a lot more can be done by bringing in legislation to rein … Continue reading

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Solar PV installations cross 1 GW / 1000 MW Mark

Solar photovoltaic installations in India have crossed the 1,000 MW or 1 gigawatt (GW) mark, data made available by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, show. As at the end of June, India had grid interactive solar PV installed … Continue reading

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Pilot solar power project for Cochin airport

The Cochin International Airport Limited is planning to install a solar photovoltaic power system at the terminal building this year. An agency experienced in designing and commissioning of solar PV system will be entrusted with the task of setting up … Continue reading

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