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Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises to get green tech from SIDBI and BEE

July 15, 2011 by


To promote energy efficiency in the MSME, which is the most difficult customer for such interventions, SIDBI, Small Industries Development Bank of India has entered into an agreement with the Bureau for Energy Efficiency (BEE). The team will work on creating awareness and capacity-building of local businesses such as service providers to implement the energy […]

Energy efficiency measures to get boost from Chinese government

July 6, 2011 by


In the bid to cope up with the rapidly growing demand, Chinese government is considering plans to subsidize the use of energy-efficient materials and RE technologies in new buildings. This would be coupled with provincial and municipal governments imposing stricter efficiency standards than the current norms. The Chinese government has controlling the electricity prices to […]

Google now does a Big Solar entry

July 6, 2011 by

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In line with it’s targets of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency, Google has already made investments in wind energy. It recently announced its biggest investment in RE by creating a $280 million fund to develop 9000 solar installations in collaboration with SolarCity, a US based solar company. RE professionals in US now hope for non-bank […]

$ 33.4 billion M&A in RE space in 2010

July 5, 2011 by

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Global RE sector witnessed M & A activity worth USD 33.4 billion in 2010 with the Asia-Pacific region (including India) contributing 12 per cent of the total value, according to recent report by PwC. 2010 saw 530 deals as against 319 in 2009, though the value dropped against the USD 48.8 billion in 2009. Asia […]

Wind Power in Gujarat grows more than ten times in ten years

July 5, 2011 by


Gujarat has experienced 545% growth in installed wind power generation capacity from 338 MW in 2006 to 2175.5 MW as of today. The data till the end of March 2011 shows a installed capacity of 2048 MW.  Of India’s total installed capacity of around 13,300 MW, Gujarat account for nearly 15%. At a country level, […]

India’s first RE based smart mini-grid system commissioned

July 5, 2011 by

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India has recently commissioned the first of its kind RE Based Smart Mini-Grid System in the TERI Retreat at Gurgaon. Speaking at the function, Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of MNRE said “The country must have strong safeguards so that it gets the best technology and also develops it indigenously.” Shri Sunilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of […]

IPCC Study: Renewables can meet the energy demand of the world

May 10, 2011 by


IPCC is optimistic, even bullish on the potential of the renewable sector, particularly the solar power. In its recently released  study, IPCC has said that the renewables can meet global demand. The report says that clean energy could account for almost 80% of the world’s energy supply by 2050. This comes with a big “if” […]