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24 MW Arunachal Pradesh hydroelectric project becomes functional

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

Arunachal Pradesh has added another feather in its development trajectory with the commissioning of the 24 megawatt Dikshi Hydroelectric Project at Rupa in West Kameng district of the state. Chief minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the project at Rupa on Friday in the presence...

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Hiranandani arm GreenBase, Vestas India ink deal to build wind turbine park in Chennai

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

GreenBase, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiranandani Group, has inked a deal to build a wind turbine park and warehousing set-up for the wind turbine manufacturing multinational Vestas India in Chennai. The built-to-suit development will be spread over half a million sq ft at...

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Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL) has issued a competitive tender for 113.5MW of small grid-connected solar projects in the desert state. The group, a ‘nodal agency’ of the Indian government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is seeking developers to...

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Govt to give renewables their moment in the sun

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

In a renewed push to cut India’s dependence on fossil fuels, the central government wants state-run companies to build massive clean energy parks at a cost of around $2 billion each, with built-in incentives to ensure states and operators are invested in the success of the...

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NLC India exceeds 1GW installed renewable energy capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Public sector NLC India Ltd, formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, on Wednesday said it has surpassed the 1 GW installed renewable energy capacity at its facility. The Tamil Nadu-based 'Navratna' company under the Ministry of Coal had a present mining capacity of 30.6...

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Vikram Solar commissions rooftop solar plant in Rajasthan

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Solar energy solutions provider Vikram Solar said on Wednesday that has commissioned a rooftop solar plant for SL Nutritions at the RIICO Industrial Area of Nagaur in Rajasthan. A Vikram Solar release here said the Rajasthan solar plant has a capacity of 558 kilowattpeak (kWp...

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India achieved solar power target 4 years ahead of schedule: DST Advisor

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

India has achieved its solar power target four-years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official of the Central government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), said here on Tuesday. The target of installing 20 GW of...

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Surat’s renewable energy capacity increases by 30% in 18 months

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Renewable energy production capacity has seen an increase of 30 per cent in Surat in the past 18 months. Of the 25 crore units of electricity that the city produces, share of wind and solar energy is 90 per cent. Surat happens to be the only city in the country whose captive...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface floating solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh and biggest in the country. The state...

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Project for solar power on farmland to kick off in Delhi next week

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

Delhi government’s plan to generate solar energy on agricultural land is set to take off next week. The power department will soon float tenders to invite companies to set up the solar plants under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotari Solar Yojana under the public-private...

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