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India Short Circuits Power Sector Imports, As China Shadow Looms

With material from China practically stuck at ports, ever since last week, when a border skirmish went out of control leading to fatalities on a hitherto ‘peaceful’ border, Power Minister R.K. Singh formally outlined a series of steps today, to combat the ‘risks’ of imports in the ‘strategic’ power sector. The measures, while stopping short […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Installation of Innovative Standalone Solar Pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps. The move came after the Minister had received representations from innovators claiming that by using different design and software, better performance of solar pumps can be achieved as compared to specified by the Ministry and that […]

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Canadian Solar Inks 2 PPAs for 274 MW PV Projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar, a leading solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, has recently entered into two private power purchase agreements (PPA) with Braskem S.A. and COPEL Energia for an aggregate 274 MW of capacity of solar power projects in Brazil. Braskem is a Brazilian petrochemical company and is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas. It […]

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Need to Reduce Dependence on Power Sector Import: RK Singh

In order to protect the safety and security of our country, there is a need to reduce the dependency on import in the power sector, said RK Singh on Tuesday. The Minister also emphasized that power is a critical infrastructure for the development of our country, and everything, including, communication, data services, health services, logistics, […]

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SECI’s 2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed; Another 18.2 GW Capacity in Pipeline till July

In the wake of the overwhelming response from solar project developers, state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI’s) tender for 2 GW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project under tranche IX has been over-subscribed by about 2.35 GW, as per the research and advisory services provider firm. According to the report […]

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Siemens Gamesa to Supply Tailor-Made Turbines for 53 MW Wind Farm in Germany

Spanish wind turbine manufacturing giant Siemens Gamesa will supply its tailor-made solutions in order to provide optimal yield for a 52.8 MW wind energy farm in North Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany. Under the agreement, the wind turbine maker will supply 13 turbines with outputs ranging from 3.6 MW to 4.1 MW, various rotor diameters and […]

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New South Wales Pilot REZ Gets Proposals Worth 27 GW

The government of New South Wales has received proposals for 27 GW of wind, solar and battery storage projects for its pilot 3 GW REZ in the state. The government of New South Wales has revealed that the plan to create a 3-GW renewable energy zone (REZ) in the state has been met with phenomenal […]

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IFC Invests $10 Mn in Globaltronics to Improve Energy Efficiency in Egypt

IFC is investing in a local Egyptian company to help it expand the installation of digital prepaid and smart electricity meters in homes across Egypt. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing up to USD 10 million in a local Egyptian company to help it expand the installation of digital prepaid and […]

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