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…

Solar photovoltaic

2 MW captive solar power plant to be setup by Chennai Silks group

Chennai Silks Group, based in Coimbatore has commissioned its first 2 MW captive solar power plant in Tirupur district. The plant will be setup by Tata Power Solar at the cost of Rs. 16 crore and will generate 3.1 million units of electricity during the first year. The solar plant will work under REC mechanism…

SMOG on Newyork city

On Pollution and its Forms- Some other air pollutants

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the third part of the series. Read part 1 , part 2  and part 4 We discussed about smog in our previous article. We continue the discussion further and discuss some other air pollutants. Aldehydes- Produced by the combustion of gasoline, diesel, fuel oil,…

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IGBC Green Existing Buildings (O & M) Rating System

Since independence, India has experienced enormous growth in the construction industry. Since the last two decades, this growth has multiplied several times. Growing construction activity means a growing requirement of land, energy and materials. Construction of buildings requires various raw materials which leaves an additional burden on limited natural resources of earth. In addition, constructed…

SMOG on Newyork city

On Pollution and its Forms- Smog

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the second part of the series. Read Part 1 ,  Part 3  and  Part 4 We discussed Acid rain in our previous article. Let’s continue the discussion further and take up smog this time. Smoke refers to the minute carbon particles that are formed…