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Mytrah Energy commissions India’s tallest met mast for wind resource assessment

Independent green energy firm Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt Ltd (MEIPL) today said it has commissioned the country’s tallest and Asia Pacific's second tallest met mast at Maniyachi in Tamil Nadu. A met mast is used to measure wind velocity for energy generation.

“The 150-meter met mast will help Mytrah perform accurate resource assessment campaigns that reduce uncertainty by capturing data at these heights,”... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Tata Motors begins Electric Bus pilot-runs in Guwahati

Tata Motors, which today began a pilot-run of its 9-meter electric bus in Assam, claimed that it's become the first automaker to get Arai and homologation certifications for its 9-m and 12-m electric buses.

The company, which bagged a 350 units order from the EESL to supply e-cars earlier this month, today signed an agreement with the Assam State Transport Corporation to run 9m e-buses that can carry 26-34... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Income Tax Office Guwahati signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited to retrofit energy efficient appliances

Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Income Tax Office (Aaykar Bhawan), Guwahati signed an Agreement on Tuesday with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to retrofit existing inefficient lighting, fans and air conditioners with energy efficient appliances. 

This MoU was signed under the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) that is being implemented by EESL, under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India. 

Under the MoU, EESL will retrofit energy efficient appliances in the building under the Energy... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

Adani teams up with Doha-based Nebras Power to bid for Equis Energy’s Assets

The Adani Group has joined the race to acquire the Indian renewable assets of Singapore-based Equis Energy, which has put its entire portfolio valued at about $5 billion on the block, said sources close to the development.

Adani has teamed up with Doha-based Nebras Power, which is looking to buy Equis’ remaining assets in the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Taiwan, they said.... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Serbia's biggest windfarm project attracts EBRD, IFC funding

 Serbia's largest windfarm project will receive 215 million euros ($253 million) in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the lenders said.

The 300 million euro, 158 megawatt (MW) Cibuk windfarm is to be built 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Belgrade and is aimed at helping diversify the country's energy mix and reduce its... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Orange Renewable Commissions 140 MW Solar Projects in the State of Gujarat and Maharashtra

Orange Renewable, a 100% subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings Pte. Ltd successfully commissioned a total capacity of 140 MW Solar PV Projects in the state of Gujarat and Maharashtra. 

The projects with respective capacity of 40 MW (Charankar Solar Park, Gujarat) and 100 MW (Dhule, Maharashtra) were bagged through a competitive bidding process in 2016 conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI... Read more..

Source: prnewswire

India's largest floating solar plant ready at the Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad

The construction works of the largest floating solar plant in the country have been completed at the Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad.
The 500 kWp (kilowatt peak) solar plant of the KSEB floats on 6,000 square metres of water surface of the reservoir. The outlay for the project is Rs 9.25 crore. The solar photo voltaic panels of the floating solar farm have been installed on 18 floating platforms made of ferrocement floaters with hollow insides. 

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Source: Times of India

India’s first utility-scale solar storage project realized in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Mahindra Susten, one of India’s most significant EPC players, has won the auction for a 20 MW solar project integrated with 28 MWh of battery storage capacity in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

NLC India Limited, a government of India-owned coal mining company, conducted the auction and it is the first utility-scale storage project in India to confirm results.

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Source: PV Magazine

International Solar Alliance may launch insurance for projects in December

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) may launch an insurance mechanism aimed at lowering the risks associated for solar power in December.

“There could be insurance for risks and to bring down the cost of capital,” Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of ISA, told BusinessLine. “We are exploring whether this can be announced during RE-INVEST 2017 Summit in New Delhi in December,” he added, saying the... Read more..

Source: Hindu Business Line

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to invest in NIIF’s Master Fund in areas such as energy, transportation, housing, water, waste management

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India on Monday said it had signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with a wholly owned unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

As part of the partnership agreement, ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in National Investment and Infrastructure Ltd, NIIF’s investment management... Read more..

Source: Livemint

Trending: TP, Organic Waste Could Become Sources of Clean Energy, Low-Carbon Building Materials

From used bathroom tissue to banana peels, researchers and innovators are fueling a sustainable future by giving new life to previously overlooked waste streams. While scientists in the Netherlands are tapping sludge from water treatment facilities to generate clean energy, Arup is using organic waste to generate low-cost, low-carbon building materials.

As if the idea of pee power wasn’t already odd enough,... Read more..

Source: Sustainable Brands

Wind power capacity addition put on fast track, 4,500 MW up for auction

The government is planning to auction 4,500 MW wind projects in the next four months to upscale the wind capacity addition in the country, sources say.

"An additional bid of 1,500 MW wind projects will be rolled out in October. There will be two more wind bids of the same capacity in December this year and February next year," a government official aware of the developments told ET.

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Source: ET Energyworld
Subject Tags: SECI, wind power

Purchase pacts for wind power will be cleared at new rates: KERC

Rejecting the requests of both wind developers and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Karnataka’s power regulator has reiterated its earlier decision that power purchase agreements (PPAs), which had not been approved before it set a new wind power tariff, would be okayed only at the new rate.

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) had passed an order on September 4, setting a... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld
Subject Tags: KERC, MNRE, PPAs, wind

EDMC plans waste-to-energy plant at Ghazipur

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation today said it has set the ball rolling for setting up a waste-to-energy plant of 2,000 MT capacity at Ghazipur landfill site. A fire was yesterday reported at the massive landfill, which had partially collapsed triggering a fatal accident recently.

East Delhi Mayor Neema Bhagat said the corporation was concerned about such fire incidents and the idea now was to "recycle... Read more..

Source: Indiatoday

Ankleshwar gets town hall with solar panels

A town hall having capacity of 500 persons with solar panel on the roof was inaugurated at Ankleshwar by minister for state for cooperatives Ishwarsinh Patel on Thursday. Named ‘Maa Sharda Town Hall,’ the building is constructed at the cost of Rs10 crore at E N Ginwala High School compound in around 30,000 sqft area.

President, Ankleshwar nagarpalika, Minaben Patel said, “The people of Ankleshwar old city... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

100 villages to get LED streetlights; to help reduce power bill by half

The streets of villages located around Greater Hyderabad and other towns in Telangana will become more environment-friendly. The state government has selected about 100 villages where conventional bulbs and tube lights would be replaced with LED bulbs soon. In all, there are 8,640 gram panchayats in Telangana which put together ran up about Rs 500 crore bill towards power consumption in 2016-17 financial year. Now, the state government wants to bring down this power consumption charges on streetlights by 50... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld
Subject Tags: EESL, India, LED bulbs

India sets up world's largest combustion research facility in IIT-Madras

The National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD), said to be the world's largest, was opened at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) here on Friday.

The Rs 90 crore centre was inaugurated by V.K. Saraswat, member, Niti Aayog, according to a statement issued here by IITM.

"The... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld
Subject Tags: Combustion, IIT-M, NCCRD

P&G to Expand Beach Plastics Pilot Program

Procter & Gamble plans to expand the recyclable shampoo pilot program the company launched in June, though the company did not say what’s next on the program’s agenda. P&G announced that by end of 2018, in Europe, more than half a billion bottles per year will include up to 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. This represents more than 90% of all the hair care bottles sold in Europe across P&G’s hair care portfolio of flagship brands like Pantene and Head & Shoulders, the company says.... Read more..

Source: Environmental Leader

In Ludhiana, 20 Municipal Corporation buildings to be solar powered

Five more Municipal Corporation buildings will get solar panels as the company handling installation of roof top solar systems has demanded more space. Earlier, civic officials made a list of 15 buildings that would be solar powered. The number has now reached 20. Installation of solar panels will start from the MC Zone A building after Diwali.

This is the first project to be taken up under the smart city... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

To curb pollution, Paris plans to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might in the future become a memory for Paris pedestrians. 

In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030. The controversial move follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer... Read more..

Source: Economic Times
Subject Tags: Electric Vehicles, France

Pollutant level at all-time high in Delhi during morning hours

The national capital on Thursday saw one of the worst surges in the pollutant concentration in air during morning hours, with PM2.5 crossing the 700 level in east Delhi's Anand Vihar, while recorded as 'severe' and 'very poor' at several other places.

With stubble burning continuing in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, also revealed by the satellite images of NASA's Fire Mapper, the north-westerly... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Renewables to account for 40 per cent of India’s energy mix by 2030: Power Minister R K Singh

India’s energy consumption is set to double over the next 6-7 years while the share of renewables in the country’s energy supply is likely to rise to 40 per cent by 2030, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said here.

Renewable energy sources – including solar and wind power – currently account for around 16.10 per cent of the energy basket. Speaking Speaking at the curtain raiser ceremony of the... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66 per cent by 2030, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The falling price of batteries could stimulate 17-fold growth of installed battery storage, opening up a number of new commercial and economic opportunities, the report highlights. 

Launched during the ‘Innovation for... Read more..

Source: Energetica India

CDP: Eight-Fold Increase in Global Companies Pricing Carbon Since 2013

Putting a price on carbon is becoming the new normal for major multinationals, with almost 1,400 companies[1] factoring an internal carbon price into business plans, according to a new report from CDP. This represents an eight-fold leap in take up in the last four years, compared to just 150 companies in 2014, and includes more than 100 Fortune Global 500 companies with collective annual revenues of US$7 trillion.

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Source: Sustainable Brands

New interpretation of customs rule for import of solar panels leaves solar developers stranded

A new interpretation of customs rules has jeopardised India’s solar energy projects, with officials demanding payment of import duties on crucial inputs that were previously always shipped in without any levy, leaving developers stranded as 90% of these modules are not produced in India. 

This has held up about 1,000 containers of solar modules at the Chennai port, affecting almost all the leading developers... Read more..

Source: Economic Times