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Sembcorp wins auction to construct 250MW wind farm in India

The tender which was conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been won by Sembcorp’s renewable energy business Sembcorp Green Infra. This is the second time that Sembcorp has won a bidding for wind farm construction in the … Continue reading Sembcorp wins auction to construct 250MW wind farm in India

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Suzlon Is Well Positioned In The Transition Phase Of Wind Energy

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced its half yearly (H1 FY18) results. J P Chalasani, Group CEO, said, “Indian wind industry is in transition from FiT to competitive bidding mechanism. Indian government’s commitment to Renewable Energy remains intact and we strongly believe that the long term fundamentals of the wind industry are … Continue reading Suzlon Is Well Positioned In The Transition Phase Of Wind Energy

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India to see 6 GW of wind power auctioned in 5 months

Inox Wind Limited, the most aggressive player in bidding for new wind power projects, said it expects almost 6 GW of new wind power projects to be auctioned in India over the next five months. In comparison, the country added 5.4 GW of wind power capacity on the ground in the last financial year that … Continue reading India to see 6 GW of wind power auctioned in 5 months

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Wind energy industry in India worried about tariff crash

After a steep fall in solar power prices in India, it is now the turn of wind energy. During an auction conducted last week by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India for 1,000 megawatts of wind power installations, tariffs fell to a new low of Rs 2.64 per unit, down 24% from even the … Continue reading Wind energy industry in India worried about tariff crash

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India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

Sticking to its announced road map to expedite wind energy auctions, India will put 4.5 gigawatts of capacity on the block by February 2018. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that auctions of 1.5 gigawatts of capacity each will take place in October, December 2017 and February 2018. So far two auctions … Continue reading India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

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Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year. In July 2017, the share of renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation and imports touched 13.2%, the highest ever in the country. Total electricity generation and imports in India during July … Continue reading Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

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India’s wind energy tariff drops to all-time low

India’s wind power tariff has dropped to an all-time low of Rs 2.64 per unit, primarily due to a sharp fall in the cost of wind turbine generators as India moves from a feed-in tariff regime to tariff-based competitive auctions in the wind power sector.   In an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. … Continue reading India’s wind energy tariff drops to all-time low

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Wind energy in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited places 40 MW firm and unconditional order for the first phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa wins first order for a hybrid wind energy and solar power project in India

Siemens Gamesa has been mandated to develop India’s first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8-MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50-MW wind farm. This is the first project of its kind for the company and evidences its determination to explore business opportunities that add value for its customers. Under the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins first order for a hybrid wind energy and solar power project in India

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Abraaj to invest in wind energy in India with France’s Engie

Engie and Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group, which manages US$11 billion in assets, have agreed to develop a wind power platform in India to leverage the Asian country’s ambitious renewable energy targets. The companies said they have identified a pipeline of wind power projects accounting for 1 GW of power. They didn’t provide any other details … Continue reading Abraaj to invest in wind energy in India with France’s Engie

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Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

The government has decided to postpone second wind power auction for 1 GW capacities which was scheduled for 19 September, 2017 to 4 October, 2017 in view of some issues about transmission connectivity between states. Certain bidders and developers are grappling with the issue of inter state transmission connectivity. The government is waiting for a Central … Continue reading Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

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Acciona Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind farm into service in India

It is the fourth owned by the company in the country, taking its operational capacity there to 163.8 MW.   Located in Mysore district in the state of Karnataka (south-west India), Bannur has twenty-six AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona Windpower wind turbines (rotor diameter 125 metres) mounted on 120-metre high concrete towers.   The new facility will generate … Continue reading Acciona Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind farm into service in India

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Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Leveraging Vestas’ extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe, the order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The order follows the inauguration of Vestas’ blades factory in Gujarat and the 54 MW Periyapatti order earlier this year, adding … Continue reading Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Addition Down 28% Year-On-Year For Q2 2017

India witnessed a poor show in the first quarter of current financial year in the renewable energy sector, as if it were an indicator to what lies in the remaining quarters. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy reported that 1,059 megawatts of renewable energy capacity was added during the April-June 2017 quarter, down 28% … Continue reading India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Addition Down 28% Year-On-Year For Q2 2017

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Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

Offshore wind — plentiful along the coast of southern India — can be a potential source to meet the increasing energy demand in this region, scientists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai report.   After reviewing various wind resource maps along the 3,100-km coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and … Continue reading Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

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Policy Shift Puts 3 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy Capacity In India For Sale

As India moves towards competitive auctions and away from incentives, companies that do not engage in renewable energy generation as their core business are now looking to offload these assets. According to recent media reports, around 3,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity is up for sale in India as the central government has either reduced … Continue reading Policy Shift Puts 3 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy Capacity In India For Sale

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A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country’s total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast … Continue reading A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

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Russia’s Rosatom eyes Inox’s wind turbine

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp. is exploring an investment in Inox Group’s wind turbine manufacturing business, said two people aware of the development. The Russian government company’s interest in India’s second largest wind-turbine maker by market share stems from its strategy to gain control over the supply chain, which in turn will help towards reining … Continue reading Russia’s Rosatom eyes Inox’s wind turbine

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Suzlon Profit Hit by Shift in India’s Support System for Wind Power

Suzlon Energy Ltd. reported its lowest quarterly profit in a year as India’s support for auction mechanism to build wind energy projects slowed orders. The profit of 490.8 million rupees ($7.65 million) during the usually quiet fiscal first quarter compared with a loss of 2.6 billion rupees in the year-ago period, according to a filing to … Continue reading Suzlon Profit Hit by Shift in India’s Support System for Wind Power

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There could be 300000 jobs for Indians in solar, wind energy projects

Over 300,000 Indians could find jobs in the wind and solar industry over the next five years if the country works towards its 2022 target of 160 GW. Currently, wind and solar together account for almost 14% of India’s installed power capacity. Over the next three years alone, the sector can generate jobs for about … Continue reading There could be 300000 jobs for Indians in solar, wind energy projects

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