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1,000 electric buses by July: Delhi govt to SC

NEW DELHIDelhi government on Monday assured the Supreme Court that 3,000 buses would be procured within eight months in a phased manner, including 1,000... Read more..

Source: Energy World - The Economic Times

India plans 14MW of solar with 42MWh of battery storage in Ladakh

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning two hybrid projects with a combined total of 14MW solar PV and 42MWh of battery energy storage in Leh and Kargil, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The plan comes just a few weeks after Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released a highly ambitious ... Read more..

Source: PV Tech

34 buildings of Pune Municipal Corp get rooftop solar power setup

The corporation now has the capacity of generating 1.2 MW of solar electricity with 34 municipal properties being equipped with rooftop solar power systems. The civic body has set a target of generating 1MW solar power for the financial year 2018-19.

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Source: Energy World - The Economic Times

Tamil Nadu solar policy sets tall 9,000 MW target

Tamil Nadu government on Monday unveiled a new solar energy policy, which targets have 9,000MW of installed solar energy capacity in the state by 2023. While the state had around 2,200MW of solar energy installed capacity till 2018 end, it needs to add 6,800MW of additional capacity in the sector over the next four years. Interestingly, about 40% of the additional capacity should come from the consumer (rooftop solar systems) category. This demands increased focus of the departments concerned in the state,... Read more..

Source: Energy World - Economic Times

Distribuelec 2019 Showcases Breakthrough Technologies For Smart Distribution

Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) has announced that it has organised its third edition of distribuELEC 2019 from 4 to 6 February 2019. The exhibition brings utility, consumer, electrical operational technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) on the same platform. Simultaneously with DistribuELEC IEEMA is organising its first edition of buildELEC and a technical conference Intelect 2019. DistribuElec 2019 was inaugurated by A. R. Sihag, Secretary, Heavy Industries, Govt. Of India, Sudhir Garg, Jt. Secretary, MSME, Govt. of India, Shri. Arvind Singh,... Read more..

Source: Energetica India

EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign pact for 300 MW wind energy project in India

North America headquartered EDF Renewables today announced its Indian arm has signed a long-term agreement to develop 300 Megawatt (MW) of wind project in partnership with the UK-based SITAC Group. 

This agreement was the outcome of a competitive tender process launched by the Indian government under the fifth tender process of state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The award was granted in... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

34 buildings of Pune Municipal Corporation get rooftop solar setup

The corporation now has the capacity of generating 1.2 MW of solar electricity with 34 municipal properties being equipped with rooftop solar power systems.

The civic body has set a target of generating 1MW solar power for the financial year 2018-19.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to save Rs... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Response of UP authorities ‘highly unsatisfactory’, alleges NGT-appointed panel on Yamuna cleaning

A committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to monitor the Yamuna river cleaning operation has regretted that the response of the Uttar Pradesh authorities in this regard has been “highly unsatisfactory”.

NGT chairperson Justice A K Goel had set up the committee in July to monitor the cleaning of the river. The panel comprises former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra and retired expert... Read more..

Source: The Indian Express
Subject Tags: monitoring, NGT, Yamuna cleaning

System to provide clean energy to off-grid populations developed

Environment think-tank TERI, in partnership with STEAG Energy Services, has developed a system to provide clean energy to off-grid populations. 

The containerised hybrid Solar PV solution is expected to generate around 10,000 kWh (kilowatt hour) per year and will remain on display near the TERI building in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi till the World Sustainable Development Summit later this month. ... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Yasasu Green : The only solution for treating waste at source

With a view to propose sustainable solution for effective waste disposal and recovery of resources, “YASASU EMS” a product line incubated by Organic Recycling Systems Pvt. Ltd. has developed the product “YASASU GREEN”, a packaged solid waste processing plant for processing Municipal Soild Waste. The product range has been designed based on modular concept for 1, 2, 3 & 5 (Tonnes per Day) TPD segregated waste or 2, 4, 6 & 10 TPD Mixed waste capacities to provide doorstep solutions for treating solid... Read more..

Source: The Hans India

Budget 2019: Renewable energy industry gives mixed reaction

The Interim Budget for 2019-20 has received mixed reactions from the renewable energy industry. 

Renewable energy manufacturing units are dying a slow death due to scarcity of financing options, says Amit Gupta, a director at Vikram Solar. "Budgetary allocation for MNRE remains approximately similar to capital allocated in FY 2017-18, standing at Rs 5,... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

GERC nod to solar power supply by salt pan workers

Setting the stage for salt pan workers to supply solar power and make some extra money, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has permitted Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to procure 2.7 MW solar power generated by salt pan workers of Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) during off-season period in salt pan work. 

As many as 3,000 salt pan workers in the Kutch desert use solar-powered pumps to draw saline water for salt production. These salt pan workers... Read more..

Source: Times of India

Kerala government to buy 2000 electric buses with German aid

The state government of Kerala will purchase 2,000 low maintenance, battery-operated buses and 10,000 fuel-efficient BS-VI buses as part of adopting environment-friendly and fuel-efficient public transport systems. Transport minister M R Vijayabhaskar said in Karur on Saturday that the government was planning to avail of a... Read more..

Source: Times of India

'Inkjet' solar panels poised to revolutionise green energy

What if one day all buildings could be equipped with windows and facades that satisfy the structure's every energy need, whether rain or shine?

That sustainability dream is today one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to Polish physicist and businesswoman Olga Malinkiewicz. 

The 36-year-old has... Read more..

Source: ET Energyworld

Pottery sees a ray of hope in solar energy

Ramon Magsaysay Award-winner Harish Hande, an expert in solar power energy, is now working towards revival of the pottery industry — using solar energy — in the villages of Kundapur. 

Shekar Shetty, senior manager,... Read more..

Source: Bangalore Mirror

Supreme Court stays pollution penalties on NTPC

The Supreme Court has stayed the National Green Tribunal’s hefty fines on power producer NTPC for not fully utilising ash generated from its thermal projects and asked the tribunal to hear the company’s reasons before taking action. 

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Source: Economic Times

Distributed solar power market in India to grow to Rs 10,000 crore by 2023

The market for distributed solar power products in India is set to grow more than two-and-a-half times to Rs 10,117 crore by 2023, according to a study released today by GOGLA, a global association of the off-grid solar power industry. This includes solar lanterns, solar pump sets and other home appliances.

The study puts the current estimate of the market size for distributed solar in India at Rs 3,875... Read more..

Source: ET Energy World

Siemens Gamesa bags 567 MW wind turbine order from ReNew Power

Wind turbine major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on Thursday said it has bagged a new order for 567 MW from ReNew Power, an independent power producer.

A statement issued here said the scope of order includes supply of 270 units, out of which 127 units of SG 2.1-122 wind turbines will be installed at Bhuj, Gujarat, and 143 at Davanagree, Karnataka.

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Source: Business Standard

Madhya Pradesh: India’s Largest 100 MW Floating Solar Power Plant To Come Up In Khandwa

Madhya Pradesh is all set to establish India’s biggest floating solar power plant of 100 megawatt (MW) at Indira Sagar Reservoir in Khandwa, reports The Hitavada.

According to the report, a similar project is also proposed to be developed at Rani Avanti Bai Sagar, Bargi Dam, in Jabalpur. The state already has set a benchmark by establishing biggest ground-mounted 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Plant.... Read more..

Source: Swarajya

Karnataka govt to introduce 3,000 e-buses, says minister

The Karnataka government on Wednesday said it is looking at introducing 3,000 e-buses in the state as part of its e-vehicle promotion policy in the next three years. 

At an e-vehicle summit here, K J George, minister of large and medium scale industries, said there will be special concessions and incentives to those wanting to set up manufacturing units for e-vehicles in the state. 

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Source: ET Auto

IIT-B scientists come up with crop planning, solid waste solutions

Two studies released recently by scientists at IIT Bombay aim to find solutions to the issues of crop planning involving a reservoir system and waste management in the city.

Crop planning can be done on the basis of the supply capacity and pattern of a reservoir system. Researchers R Arunkumar and professor V Jothiprakash have proposed a novel algorithm to help make a decision when systems with multiple... Read more..

Source: The Indian Express

Funding blues for green companies, discoms over REC-PFC deal

Renewable energy firms and state power distribution companies fear a funding crunch in the power sector due to the takeover of REC by Power Finance Corp (PFC), even as both state-run firms started meeting stakeholders to allay their concerns.

The two companies that finance power projects recently met credit ratings firms, which have put their borrowing programmes on ‘credit watch’ after the announcement of... Read more..

Source: The Economic Times

Renewable energy set to witness 10,000 Mw capacity addition in FY20

Renewable energy is set to witness 10,000 megawatt (Mw) in fresh capacity addition in FY20, aided by project awards from central agencies and state-owned distribution utilities.

By FY20, the share of renewable energy (RE) to overall power generation is tipped to rise to 10 per cent and further to 13 per cent by FY22, a report by ratings agency Icra stated. Renewable energy installments during the April-... Read more..

Source: Business Standard

Solar scheme only for those with direct discom connection

Around 3,150 residents of Sushant Lok 2 Extension and Sushant Lok 3 can’t avail the grid-connected solar rooftop scheme because they are not direct DHBVN consumers.
Launched in 2014, the scheme makes it mandatory for residents living in an area of up to 500 square yards or more to install solar power plant on their rooftop. Residents can use the power generated while exporting the surplus units to the discom, which in return will provide a rebate to them. The solar panels, when purchased from empanelled... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Surat first in the country to use solar energy for water distribution

Surat has become the first city in the country where water supply management by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is being carried out using solar energy. Out of the total 6 mega watt of solar power plants, 4MW is dedicated for water supply management. 

Official sources said 5MW of solar power plants are already installed and a 1MW solar power plant will be commissioned on January 30 by Prime Minister... Read more..

Source: ET Energy World