Solar photovoltaic

Ambitious solar plan in Peru to provide electricity to households

Peru has begun an ambitious solar plan to ensure electricity reaches those who need it most. The local poor households will be provided with solar panels where there is lack of power grid supply. The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will benefit more than 2 million people in Peru, Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino…

Green Building

Green Factory Building Code coming soon for Andhra Pradesh

The state government is finalising the new green factory building code. When incorporated, it will ensure compulsory energy conserving measures and best practices for conserving precious water resources as well. The government will ensure that the new measures do not increase the financial burden too much on the industries. In India, Confederation of Indian Industry…

Solar photovoltaic

250 MW solar plants to be setup by Astonfield

According to reports, Astonfield Renewable Resources Ltd is going to develop 250 MW of solar projects over the next two years. These solar projects will be established across three to four Indian states. The total cost will be around Rs 2000 crore. The company has solar plants in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat….

Rooftop solar

Solar Power Success Story in Kerala

Solar panels of 6Kv capacity are now fulfilling the energy needs of the panchayat office. The reduction is up to 90% in the bills after installation of solar panels. They claimed that earlier the power bill was in excess of Rs. 10,000 for two months. After the installation of solar panels, the power bill was…

Utility Scale Solar PV Power Project

China to increase four times its solar generating capacity

China is aiming to increase its solar power generation four times its present capacity and reach up to 35 GW by 2015 as stated by the State grid which looks after the electricity distribution in China. The country is planning to add 10GW annually from 2013-2015. The decision comes after there has been anti dumping…

Wind turbines in Tamilnadu

DLF sells 11.2-MW wind mills in Karnataka

DLF has announced the sale of its 11.2 MW wind turbines in Karnataka for nearly Rs 30 crore. It is part of the company’s strategy to exit from non-core businesses. Delhi-based private firm Goyal MG Gases is to sell Karnataka wind mills and the deal is expected to get completed by end of this year,…

Wind turbines in Tamilnadu

Wind farms in India to forecast power or face fines

Wind farms will need to predict their generation levels in 15 minute blocks failing which that will be fined if they miss the estimate by more than 30 percent.. A directive enforcing the fines began today after industry opposition led to a two-year delay, said Rajiv Bansal, secretary of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. These…

Wind turbine

325 MW wind farm in Belgium setup by Suzlon Energy

According to the press release, Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, installed the last of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank. Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said: “We are very proud to have installed the largest fleet of 6 megawatt turbines worldwide. Thornton Bank confirms the…