India has taken major strides on the growth of renewable energy in the country by deciding to set up offshore wind energy projects along the Gujarat coast.
Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd (REIL), a public sector undertaking, has agreed in principle to set up a solar panel manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh.
The Mamata Banerjee government will soon introduce roof top solar power system, particularly for high-rise buildings. Moves are afoot to offer a subsidy/incentive of 20 per cent to users of solar power.
IDFC PE Fund promoted Green Infra Limited plans to raise $59 million from the International Finance Corporation. The money will be utilised to set up four wind projects with a capacity of 182.4 MegaWatt (MW) in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Small rooftop solar power plants alone are likely to create 3.25 lakh jobs cumulatively in the next ten years in India, says a report.
GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited has synchronised first unit of 685 mw of the 1370 MW project on October 2. The thermal power project located at Raikheda in Raipur district is based on supercritical technology implemented by Doosan of Korea. Work on the second unit is under way.
Even as Kalinga Energy and Power Limited (KEPL) has informed the State Government to withdraw from the 1,320-mw thermal power project in Jharsuguda district, nine MoUs signed for independent power projects (IPPs) are in limbo.
The already delayed 6,000 Mw nuclear power plant at Mithivirdi in Gujarat is likely get delayed further as (EAC) expert appraisal committee (nuclear) of the union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) has asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to reassess environment impact of t