Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

TN industry survival in doubt for want of power; opportunities galore for industrial, commercial and residential solar solutions

 Coupled with the slowdown, many sectors are battling for survival These days, foundry workers in Coimbatore can often be seen waiting restlessly — in their lodgings within or near the factory — for an alert to resume work. And that … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a Power Starved City; a goldmine for solar solutions

Battling power cuts in Coimbatore Traffic signals are largely in disuse owing to prolonged power cuts and the police have fallen back on hand signaling across the city. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan If an apple a day is what will … Continue reading

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44,000 MW Coal Capacity likely to be stranded soon because of paucity of coal

In another push for renewables, private power producers have opposed cost plus pricing of coal. They fear that the proposed Coal Regulatory Authority Bill would encourage such regimes. Ashok Khurana, Director-General of Association of Power Producers (APP), has written to … Continue reading

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‘TNEB will get draft power purchase pacts cleared’

The State electricity regulator is ‘broadly on board’ regarding the solar energy policy and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board’s plans to enter into long-term power purchase agreement with potential solar power generators, according to K. Gnanadesikan, Chairman and Managing Director, TNEB. … Continue reading

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ACME Bikaner wins 25 MW solar project in Odisha, quoting a tariff of Rs 7.28 per kWhr

ACME Bikaner Solar Power Pvt Ltd has emerged the winner in the 25 MW solar PV programme of the Odisha Government, quoting a tariff of Rs 7.28 per kWhr. The company, a subsidiary of ACME Tele Power Ltd, will invest … Continue reading

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