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User: ajnyani Topic: Energy
Category: Non-Conventional :: Solar
Last updated: Dec 14 2018 15:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rays Power completes 3 solar projects in K'taka 10.5.2018 General News
Rays Power Infra today announced commissioning of 3 solar photovoltaic projects in Karnataka, under the state's open access scheme. The setting up of projects in Jhamkhandi (40 MW), Bijapur (45 MW), and Kustagi (45 MW) took less than 100 days from land acquisition to commissioning, a company statement said. The open access model enables access to power at considerably lower rates, offering better efficiencies and lower utility bills while reducing the carbon footprint of industries in the areas being serviced by projects built in the state. These EPC (engineering, procurement and construction)projects will be cost-effective source of energy for businesses and MNCs in the region, enabling greater economic growth and prosperity, it said.
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Rays Power sets up 3 solar plants in Karnataka of total 130 MW 10.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Solar solutions provider Rays Power Infra on Thursday said it has commissioned three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Karnataka under the state's open access scheme.
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When it comes to corruption, BJP wins hands down in Karnataka: Rahul 9.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Attacking BJP's previous government in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said when it came to corruption, it had "won hands down".
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No contest with BJP on corruption in Karnataka, it wins hands down: Rahul 9.5.2018 General News
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said the previous BJP government in Karnataka "wins hands down" over the present Congress dispensation when it comes to corruption. It is a "no contest", he said on Twitter drawing comparisons between the Congress government in the state and that of the BJP during 2008-13. He also put out figures in graphics to show that his party-led dispensation was better on various fronts. "In Karnataka, when it comes to corruption, it's a 'No Contest' as this graphic shows. The BJP wins hands down!," he tweeted along with the graphics. The graphics claimed that the Congress was the "top job creator" in the country, the Anna Bhagya scheme of the party's government in Karnataka was feeding four crore people, the Ramthal Marol, Asia's largest drip irrigation project, and the world's largest solar power park, were built by the party and that it had also waived the loans of 22 lakh farmers, amounting to Rs 8,165 crore, in the southern state. On the other hand, the
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No contest with BJP on corruption in K'taka, it wins hands down: Rahul 9.5.2018 General News
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said there was "no contest" between his party's government in Karnataka and the previous BJP regime in the southern state as regards corruption, adding that the saffron party's rule "wins hands down". Gandhi took to Twitter to draw a comparison between the Congress government in Karnataka and the previous BJP regime (2008-13) in the state, with the help of figures to show that his party's rule was better on all counts. "In Karnataka, when it comes to corruption, it's a "No Contest" as this graphic shows. The BJP wins hands down! (sic)," he tweeted, along with two sets of graphics. The graphics claimed that the Congress was the "top job creator" in the country, the Anna Bhagya scheme of the party's government in Karnataka was feeding four crore people, the Ramthal Marol, Asia's largest drip irrigation project, and the world's largest solar power park were built by the party and that it had also waived the loans of 22 lakh farmers, amounting to Rs ..
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Karnataka Assembly polls: Gowda, Siddaramaiah trying to better each other 30.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Congress leader has also taken the fight to his erstwhile mentor Deve Gowda, and family
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PM Modi blows development trumpet ahead of K'taka polls 26.4.2018 General News
Ahead of the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday motivated the morale of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state.The Prime Minister while interacting with the Karnataka faction through NaMo App said that the BJP has always given precedence to development over politics and with this focus, the party fight elections and run the government."BJP has given precedence to development over politics. With this in focus, we fight elections, run the government. I know earlier government used to avoid talking about development because it is measurable. You have to fight lies, manipulation. In such times, workers must not get frazzled. We have move forward on the issues important to us," the Prime Minister said.He said that the BJP has three pronged agenda for Karnataka - development, the fast paced development and the all round Development as the party as given primary importance for politics of development.Continuing his tirade against the ...
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Karnataka polls: Development over politics for BJP, says Modi via NaMo app 26.4.2018 Top Stories
PM Modi spoke to BJP candidates via NaMo app to boost their morale before upcoming Karnataka Assembly election. Modi also expressed his condolences to victims of Kushinagar school bus accident
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In the hills in Karnataka, a booth too far 24.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
People in many villages in Chikkamagaluru district will have to walk far to vote
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Essel Infra to expand footprint in green energy 18.4.2018 General News
Essel Infra is committed towards expanding its foot-print in the green energy sector, a senior company official said. Essel Infra's 11.5MW waste-to-energy plant in Jabalpur has been rated as the second best project in integrated Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy category across India by the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry, a company statement said. Commissioned in May 2016, the plant generates 11.5 mw energy by recycling 600 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and reducing over 37,000 tonnes of carbon emission for Jabalpur annually. * * * * * * APM Terminals launches cold storage facility in Chennai * APM Terminals, which is also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), today inaugurated a cold storage warehouse in Chennai. "The facility will ensure reliable and stable transport of cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and speciality chemicals, which require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain," APM Terminals Mumbai said in a ...
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PM Modi meets Theresa May, discusses climate change 18.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met with his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London and touted 'new energy will be added in exsisting ties,' while discussing climate change."I'm confident that new energy will be added to our ties after today's meeting. I'm happy that UK will be part of International Solar Alliance (ISA), I believe this is not only a fight against climate change but our responsibility for future generations," PM Modi told Theresa May during meeting.The Prime Minister expressed his happiness to be able to interact with people here on the birth anniversary of Karnataka-based saint Basaveshwara."It is a matter of happiness for me that I will get to interact with people here on the birth anniversary of Lord Basaveshwara," the Prime Minister noted.British Prime Minister Theresa May, during the meeting, expressed hope to work together with her Indian counterpart for the people of both the countries.Prime Minister Modi, who is on a ..
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Rajasthan aims 3,780 mw solar capacity by April next 18.4.2018 General News
With 20 projects of 1,500 MW capacity in pipeline, Rajasthan is targeting to increase its solar power generation to 3,780 MW by April next year in order to achieve the goal of 7,000 MW clean energy capacity in the next four years. The current solar power generation is contributing 10 per cent to the total power consumption in the state and we are targeting to increase it to 17 per cent by 2021, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Managing Director B K Doshi told PTI. He said that solar power installation capacity in the state has reached to 2,280 MW by March this year and 20 projects of total 1500 MW are under pipeline and will be commissioned and start generating power by April next year. Work on various projects is in full swing. The second phase of Bhadla solar park near Jodhpur has been commissioned (680 MW) and its third phase (1000 MW) is under progress. Of the 1000 MW capacity under the third phase of Bhadla park, 500 MW will be commissioned in September this year and 500 MW
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With different ceiling rates, 7,670 MW solar projects on offer across India 17.4.2018 Latest News
Uttar Pradesh, which will host 1,650 MW of solar projects, will have ceiling rate of Rs 3.43/unit
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Suzlon commissions 626 MW wind power projects in FY'18 16.4.2018 General News
Renewable solution provider Suzlon said today that it has commissioned 626 MW of wind power projects in 2017-18 (FY18), the highest installations by any player during this fiscal. With this, Suzlon has gained a market share of 35 per cent despite an extremely challenging year for the sector and several hurdles due to the transition from feed-in-tariff (FiT) to bidding regime, a Suzlon statement said. As as result (of introduction of bidding regime), the overall wind industry installations plummeted to 1,766 MW in FY'18 (32 per cent of FY17 installations) due to stagnant volumes, uncertainty on power purchase agreements (PPAs) and policy environment, it added. J P Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, We have achieved this excellence despite a challenging year for the industry owing to the transition from feed-in-tariff (FiT) to the competitive bidding regime. We thank our team, 1,800+ customers, lenders, and vendor partners for their unwavering support." He further said,"FY'19 ...
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Congress banks on Siddaramaiah's 'Karnataka model of development' to see it through 11.4.2018 Rediff: News
The IIM-B's 'Karnataka innovation report' has become the basis for the Congress party's election narrative, particularly to distinguish it from the 'Gujarat model of development', reports Archis Mohan.
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Battleground Karnataka: What is Congress' 'Karnataka model of development' 10.4.2018 Top Stories
This report has become the basis for the Congress party's election narrative, particularly to distinguish the 'Karnataka model of development' from the 'Gujarat model of development'
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PTC signs PPA with Punjab for 200 mw from Karcham hydro proj 6.4.2018 General News
Power trader PTC India today said its has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Punjab state discom for the remaining 200 megawatt (mw) of capacity of the Karcham Wangtoo hydro project. The company had already sold 680 mw of the saleable capacity of the project to the state utilities of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan under long term PPAs. "With the sale of remaining 200 mw, the entire 100 per cent of the saleable power of the project is being supplied on a long term basis to various discoms," it said in a statement issued here. Having an installed capacity of 1,000 mw, the Karcham Wangtoo hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh is owned and operated by Himachal Baspa Power Company, a unit of JSW Group. "The electricity produced from the Karcham Wangtoo project will help the beneficiary states in improving their hydro-thermal mix and will be help in meeting peak load requirement in a cost effective and environment friendly manner," said Deepak
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Wind power tariff firms at Rs 2.5/unit in SECI auction 6.4.2018 General News
Wind power tariff firmed up further to Rs 2.51 per unit in the auction of around 2,000 MW capacities conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a source said. Wind energy tariffs had reversed their downtrend in February auction to quote at Rs 2.44/unit against all-time low of Rs 2.43/unit in an auction conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd December last year. In the latest SECI auction that ended yesterday, Srijan Energy Systems (250MW), Sprng Energy (300MW), BLP Energy (285), Betam Wind Energy (200), Inox Wind Infrastructure Services (100 MW) and Adani Green Energy (MP) Ltd (300 MW) emerged as successful bidders quoting Rs 2.51 per unit, the source said. The source further said that Mytrah Energy (300 MW) and ReNew Wind Energy (TN) Pvt Ltd (300) are also successful bidder in the auction. According to industry experts, wind power tariff is firming up after dropping to all-time low of Rs 2.43 per unit. Wind power tariff had recovered to Rs 2.44 per unit in .
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RB commissions first solar powered facility; inks pact for 100% clean energ... 23.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
RB commissions first solar powered facility; inks pact for 100% clean energ...
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RB commissions first solar powered facility; inks pact for 100% clean energy supply 23.3.2018 General News
Consumer health and hygiene RB India, (erstwhile Reckitt Benckiser) today commissioned its first solar powered factory in Mysore as part of project Greenathon. The factory, running on 'green power' forms an extension to RB's continuous efforts to reach its worldwide sustainability targets, a company statement said, adding that as of today, the factory meets 75 per cent of the energy needs with solar energy and aims to be the first factory running on 100 per cent green power in India within couple of years. This marks RB's first power purchase agreement (PPA) in India, which forms a landmark in its sustainability journey. This initiative will enable reductions in carbon emissions by 80% for the Mysore site over the next 10 years. The company has signed a 10-year 2.4MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Energy solutions. Amplus has developed 42 MW solar park called as Nayaka in Chitradurga, Karnataka that supplies energy to the Mysore plant. Radha Mohan Gupta Procurement ...
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