Tamil Nadu

Exide acquires 26-30% equity in 3 captive projects by Cleantech Solar

Lead-acid battery manufacturer Exide Industries has entered into 26-30% equity shareholding agreement with Singapore-based Cleantech Solar Energy for three captive solar power plants to be set up for its manufacturing units in Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Maharashtra.

Singapore’s AM Holdings setting up 24 MW floating solar plant at Indian petrochemical arm

The floating solar power plant—to be developed by AM International’ Greenam Energy—will be located in Tuticorin plant of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC). The power generated will be used to meet SPIC’s electricity requirements and the excess will be sold to the state power utilities.

Orb Energy begins third phase of one of India’s largest multi-site PV rooftops

The solar manufacturer is installing three rooftop systems in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for polypropylene woven fabric maker Klene Paks. The units will have a cumulative capacity of 7.63 MW.

India takes to solar-powered desalination

A 10,000-liters-per-day plant in Tamil Nadu offers hope for powering clean water without fossil fuels. However, researchers warn the technology is difficult to scale up because PV panels take up so much space.

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State can’t curtail solar power at convenience, says Tamil Nadu electricity regulator

Following a petition by National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) stated that the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) cannot curtail renewable power at convenience.

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Siemens Gamesa commissions 10 MW solar project for Coimbatore firm

Spanish-German renewable energy developer Siemens Gamesa provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) support for the 10 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

NLC completes 591 MW solar power projects in Tamil Nadu

State-owned NLC India Ltd – formerly the Neyveli Lignite Corporation – has commissioned 150 MW of solar power projects at Ramanathapuram and Virudhanagar Districts of Tamil Nadu, taking its total installed solar power capacity in the state to 591 MW.

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SECI goes into overdrive with 6 GW tender plans announced in five days

The organization responsible for coordinating India’s push for 100 GW of new solar capacity by 2022 has had a busy week. But, as last year illustrated, tenders alone are not always a guarantee of new generation assets.

Electric vehicles off to a good start in 2019

Following Tamil Nadu’s plans to purchase 2000 electric buses, Karnataka aims to convert half the government vehicles in Bengaluru to electric by 2019 end. Further, Delhi has allocated Rs 100 crore to electric vehicles in its budget for 2019-20.

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A solar decade: From 9 MW to 28 GW

There is widespread doubt about whether India can achieve its 100 GW solar target by 2022 but, having started from a base of only 9 MW of capacity 10 years ago, it would be foolish to write off the prospects of this solar superpower.

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