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Horizons- April 2013

May 20, 2013 by

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The financial year gone by brought mixed fortunes for renewable energy in India. Difficult market conditions in general affected renewable energy. At the same time, the sector witnessed significant shifts foremost being the change in government focus from wind to solar. Renewable energy capacity in India grew 12% in FY12-13 over the previous financial year […]

Year 2011 – Renewable Energy sector in India

January 1, 2012 by

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The highlights of the year 2011  for the renewable energy sector in India are The country saw 3815 MW grid connected RE capacity getting added. As expected, wind energy sector contributed the highest at 2827 MW, biomass was second at 498 MW, small hydro contributed 310 MW and solar 180 MW . The total grid-connected […]

Renewable Energy capacity addition in FY2011-12

August 27, 2011 by

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Renewable Energy generation capacity of 3530 MW is expected to be added in the current financial year 2011-12. Out of this, 3400 MW would be in the grid-interactive mode and 130 MW would be in off-grid /captive mode. The renewable energy sources expected to be added are mainly wind, solar, biomass and small hydro. The […]

Global RE investments surge to $ 211 billion in 2010

July 9, 2011 by

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UNEP recently published the “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011” in collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  At a overall level, the RE investements grew by 32% to reach $ 211 billion in 2010. Emerging economies contributed $72 billion, a notch higher than the developed economies, at $70 billion. This is a significant shift […]

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

July 5, 2011 by

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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

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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” […]