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Vikram Solar to setup a 10 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, Kolkata-based solar company Vikram Solar is planning to put up a 10 MW power plant at Tamil Nadu under the second phase of the state’s solar policy. The company, which manufactures solar modules and does EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) projects, is keen on getting into project development as well, the managing director of the company, Gyanesh … Continue reading

Inter-ministerial panel for greater clarity in solar policy

According to reports, in the wake of allegations of guideline violation in contract allocations in the national solar mission, an inter-ministerial committee has suggested a number of recommendations for bringing greater clarity in the policy. Renewable Energy Ministry had appointed the inter-ministerial committee to enquire into the allegations after a media report last year alleged … Continue reading

Photo voltaic makers in India seek anti-dumping measures

According to reports, cornered by cheaper imports of finished products in the solar power sector, including solar panels, domestic manufacturers see their only hope in anti-dumping laws in India and elsewhere. While India commenced its anti-dumping probe against import of solar panels in November last year, the European Union (EU) has recently decided to impose … Continue reading

THDCIL to invest Rs 240 billion – diversify in wind and solar energy

According to reports, THDC India, a mini ratna company in the hydropower business, has finalised its corporate and financial plans, with an investment of Rs 24,000 crore in the next 10 years. “The total investment envisaged during the ten year period is around Rs 24,000 crore, to be funded through debt and equity, with equity … Continue reading

25,000 Kerala homes to get rooftop solar in 2013-14

According to reports, Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammad said load-shedding would be lifted once the rains begin in June and from then on 2013-14 fiscal would be generally free of any power curbs. The minister said that he could turn around KSEB in just two years. “However, this cannot be said of KSRTC, which will require … Continue reading

Tamil Nadu fast emerging a solar power destination

According to reports, with 7,162 MW of installed wind capacity, Tamil Nadu is the leader in wind power in the country. But in ‘solar’ the State ceded the leadership position to Gujarat, which has over a 1,000 MW. However, the growing solar project pipeline in Tamil Nadu suggests that the State is fast emerging as a … Continue reading

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