Wind turbines in Tamilnadu

IWPA and MP’s ask govt to re-introduce fiscal incentives for wind power

Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) has asked the government to re consider the rollback of two fiscal incentives that helped companies to invest in the wind power sector. Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation-Based Incentive, were removed by the government in April 2012. The government though may have felt that the wind power sector in India…

Wind turbine

TVS Energy’s wind power assets are going to be acquired by Green Infra

Green Infra Ltd is soon going to acquire the wind power assets of TVS Energy. The total capacity is  59.5 MW. TVS Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TVS Motor Company and was set up only three years ago. TVS Energy Pvt Ltd was developed with an intention to develop and operate wind and hydro…

Solar resource map of India_NREL

Solar REC market in India – History, Take off and Current Scenario

For around two and a half years, we have seen how Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism has grown in India and how the trade of REC has increased. The REC mechanism was introduced in India in 2010 to promote Renewable Energy Sources and to support Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mechanism. Since the trading of REC began…

Solar photovoltaic

Anti-dumping duty on solar in India to be extended to EU and Japan?

India may see the case on anti dumping being extended to EU and Japan after domestic solar manufacturers seek to expand the initial case. The initial case related to imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on China, Malaysia, Taiwan and USA. The duties are however not supported to by SIPPA (Solar Independent Power Producers Association) that petitioned…

Conference

SOLARCON India 2013 to begin from 1 August, 2013

The SOLARCON India 2013 conference with the theme of “Balancing Energy Supply & Demand in the Region- The need for a complete PV eco-system from materials to power generation” will be conducted at the KTPO Exhibition Complex, in Bangalore. The conference, in its fifth edition is being hosted by SEMI, the global industry association serving…

Geothermal Power Station

Geothermal Energy and its Potential in India

We all know about solar, wind, Hydropower but there are a host of other renewable technologies that have not been tapped to their fullest potential in our country. Geothermal Energy is generated due to the natural decay of radioactive elements inside the earth. A temperature gradient is thus formed which results in energy release. Hot…

Energy meter

Self energy audits for commercial consumers in Delhi

According to reports, the commercial consumers in East Delhi can now audit and analyse their consumption patterns. This will in turn assist them in taking steps to lower their energy bill and economise consumption.  The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and the French major Schneider Electric have announced a strategic partnership to offer energy audit…

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…