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Going green makes good business sense: Anand Mahindra

India is driven by a strong belief at the highest political level that pursuing environmental stability is the only way forward, said Mahindra Group’s Executive Chairman Anand Mahindra. Co-chair of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) Mahindra Group’s Executive Chairman, Anand Mahindra spoke with ET about his expectations from the summit, India’s climate action efforts, and the transition to a sustainable development pathway. Read more

India's first solar bicycle track corridor to open by next March

The public works department (PWD), Delhi, which will execute the project under the 26-point green budget scheme, estimates that it will be able to generate 6MW of clean electricity when the entire stretch becomes operational. Both sides of a 12km stretch on Outer Ring Road — from Mukarba Chowk to Wazirabad in Delhi will become the first solar bicycle track corridor in the country by next March. Read more

Solar rooftop power plants' installation yet to pick up pace in Punjab

Amongst all the categories, minimum number of solar rooftop plants under net metering, have been setup on the government buildings. At a time when there is thrust on enhancing solar power generation, the Punjab government’s performance in installing solar photovoltaic power system on its buildings leaves a lot to be desired.

Amongst all the categories, minimum number of solar rooftop plants under net metering, have been setup on the government buildings. Since 2015 till May 30, only 18 plants in 10 districts of total capacity of 2.3 megawatt (MW) had been installed so far.

Four government buildings in Mohali are equipped with solar rooftop plant, while three plants each are there on the government buildings in Bhatinda and Ludhiana.

According to officials, lack of availability of funds is the main reasons for the government not being able to install rooftop plants across the state. Read more

ABB CEO meets Modi, discusses e-mobility, renewable energy

ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed how the company can help accelerate transition of public transportation to electric power, the company said Saturday. The meeting between Modi and Spiesshofer took place Friday during the Global Mobility Summit 'MOVE' here.

In a filing to the BSE, power and automation technology firm ABB said Spiesshofer's talks with the Prime Minister focused on how ABB can support the government's renewable energy targets, and accelerate public transportation's transition to electric power.

"By embracing e-mobility now, India can leapfrog other nations and become a world leader in e-mobility, while at the same time reducing emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. ABB is a technology leader for electric mobility and we are well positioned to partner India's electric mobility mission 2030," Spiesshofer said. Read more
NTPC signs pact with CIPET for solar PV plants equipment
The pact aims to establish the technology for production of floaters for multi-Megawatt scale floating photovoltaic plants, the company said in a statement. State-owned power generator NTPC Ltd, today announced its research wing NETRA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Central Institute of Plastics engineering & Technology (CIPET) to develop the technological framework for production of floaters for floating solar power plants. Read more


Slow pace of renewables puts question mark on India's 2022 target
The data brings to the fore that total energy generation from renewables was only 8.08% between July 2017 and June 2018. With just about 7 and 11 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity added in the last two fiscals, the country has a long way to go to meet the Centre’s 2022 target of 225GW. For this, it must add nearly 40GW of clean energy every year.

Analysis of latest data available with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows that 20.45% of the total installed capacity of the country is from renewable energy sources. Apart from solar and wind, these also include generation from small hydro projects, biomass, and urban and industrial waste.

Further break down of data brings to the fore that total energy generation from renewables was only 8.08% between July 2017 and June 2018. Read more

Leap Green Energy to expand renewable power capacity to 2 GW by 2020
The company is expecting to have an installed capacity of above 2 GW by FY2020. The company currently has an operational capacity of 751 MW of wind assets and 400 MW of under construction wind assets. Clean energy generation firm Leap Green Energy will be increasing its power capacity to 2 GW from existing operational 751 MW and also plans fund infusion of $300 million. "Leap Green Energy Pvt Ltd (LGE), India's leading renewable power generation company, plans to increase its power capacity through opportunistic acquisitions and setting up green field projects," Read more

Vikram Solar commissions 10-Mw project for ONGC in GujaratThe project will power ONGC’s Dhaej, Gandhar and Hazira plant in Gujarat. The solar plant has been built to meet ONGC's captive power usage. Vikram Solar, Kolkata-based solar energy company, today announced it has commissioned a 10 Megawatt (Mw) solar power project for ONGC in Gujarat. The solar project was inaugurated by ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Shashi Shanker.

The project will power ONGC’s Dhaej, Gandhar and Hazira plant in Gujarat. The solar plant has been built to meet ONGC's captive power usage.

"The plant is segregated into eight blocks of 1.25 Mw each for better management and increasing efficiency. The use of polycrystalline technology will ensure that the system is self-sufficient in generating power," Vikram Solar said in a statementRead more

IL&FS flouts metering norms for SoftBank, ACME’s plants in RajasthanIn a letter to RUVNL, metering and protection (M&P) department of Jodhpur discom has questioned the logic of constituting the committee when the metering plan does not comply with the provisions of Central Electrical Authority (CEA). In a case of gross violation of metering norms, Rajasthan, Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (RUVNL) has issued orders to constitute a committee for connectivity clearance to 300 MW solar projects set up by SB Energy and ACME Solar in Rajasthan.Read more
Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble As global warming races ahead of efforts to contain it, the discussions are deadlocked over a number of contentious issues

Thai fishermen and labourers whose livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels kicked off an international day of protests in Bangkok Saturday, 8TH Sept, 2018, where key UN talks are attempting to breathe life into the Paris Agreement on climate change demanding immediate action to prevent irreparable damage to the planet. Read more

Big wind, solar farms could boost rain in Sahara: Study The study in the journal Science used computer modeling to simulate the effect of covering 20 percent of the largest desert on the planet in solar panels and installing three million wind turbines there.

Installing massive wind and solar farms in the Saharan desert could slow global warming, and also give a small but beneficial boost to rain in the dry African region, researchers said on Thursday, 06th, Sept 2018.

A solar and wind farm of that size -- more than 3.5 million square miles (nine million square kilometers) -- would be "at a scale large enough to power the entire world," said the report. Read more

New Jersey utility officials to review offshore wind project

The Board of Public Utilities is expected to review the proposal over the next few months and then decide whether to approve the project for immediate construction. The state BPU on Wednesday formally accepted the application filed by EDF Renewables and Fishermen's Energy LLC. The two firms plan to erect three wind turbines about 2.8 miles east of Atlantic City.

The BPU is expected to review the proposal over the next few months and then decide whether to approve the project for immediate construction. But it's not clear when that decision could be made.

If the project gets clearance, the two firms say it could be completed as soon as 2020 and begin generating power as early as 2021. Read more

Canadian Solar completes sale of three projects for $103 million

The acquisition expands CSIF’s current capacity to 105.6 Mw from 75.2 Mw. Multinational solar power giant Canadian Solar today announced it has completed the sale of three of its projects totalling 30.4 Megawatt for $103.1 million to Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) in Japan.

The acquisition expands CSIF’s current capacity to 105.6 Mw from 75.2 Mw. The three projects include the 27.3 MW Daisen-cho Plant in Tottori Prefecture, the 2.1 MW Ena-shi Plant and the 1 MW Takayama-shi Plant in Gifu Prefecture. The plants had reached commercial operation in August, September and October 2017, respectively. Read more

World's largest offshore wind farm opens off northwest England

The wind farm has a capacity of 659 MW, enough to power almost 600,000 homes, and overtakes the London Array off England's east coast which has a capacity of 630 MW. The world's largest offshore wind farm will open on Thursday off the northwest coast of England when Danish energy group Orsted unveils the Walney Extension project.Read more

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