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Siemens Gamesa Awarded First Hybrid Wind-Solar Project In India

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the contract to build its first hybrid wind-solar project, a 28 megawatt solar facility connected to an existing 50 megawatt wind farm in India. Siemens Gamesa, the resulting company from the merger of Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa and the Siemens Wind division, announced… read more →

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Draft norms for wind block surveys issued

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has unveiled draft guidelines on private participation in studies for identifying offshore wind power blocks. Private entities will have no rights to the wind blocks identified as part of their surveys and studies. However, they will have rights over the… read more →

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Government puts on hold auctions for 1 gigawatt of wind power projects

The government has put on hold auctions for 1 gigawatt of wind power projects, which were to be conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on September 19. Industry executives termed this as a relief because they would be in a better position to make a bid after the Central Electricity… read more →

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India’s wind turbine makers mull cuts as auction pace lags

ReGen Powertech Pvt., one of India’s top five wind turbine makers, last month shuttered a factory at Udaipur in Rajasthan and laid off workers, signalling challenges roiling the nation’s wind turbine manufacturers as they adjust to an auction system that’s throwing into doubt how much wind energy… read more →

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Acciona Energia puts 78MW wind farm into service in South India

Spanish renewables energy company Acciona Energia has announced the start of operations at the 78MW Bannur wind farm in the southern state of India. The wind farm is located in Bijapur district in Karnataka. It consists of twenty six of AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona turbines, each with a rotor diameter… read more →

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Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers

Wind turbine makers are staring at a slowdown even as the government looks to boost renewable energy. Competitive bidding for solar and wind power has brought down tariffs and power producers are under pressure from sates to renegotiate pricing. The tough bargain is likely to dissuade private companies… read more →

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Vestas books 100MW wind turbines in India

Vestas has won an order for turbines totalling 100MW for an unnamed customer and wind farm in India. The deal includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110 2.0MW turbines as well as the project's civil and electrical works. Turbine delivery is expected to start in late 2017, with commissioning… read more →

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MNRE to states: Uncertainty on PPAs may hit new wind projects

India’s wind energy programme will be choked for two years and the momentum of the country’s ambitious programme for renewables severely hit because distribution companies have “practically stopped” signing fresh power purchase agreements, the Central government said in a note to states. India… read more →

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States producing wind energy asked to ensure regulatory nod for power purchase agreements

The Centre has asked wind energy-producing states to ensure regulatory approval of power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed when tariffs and equipment costs were higher, and use special powers under the Electricity Act to issue directions to autonomous regulators in public interest, if necessary. read more →

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Wind, solar tariffs to come down considerably in near future: Govt

The wind and solar tariff will come down considerably in the near future, a government official today said. "It will though take some time to resolve the surfacing issues since the GST has come into vogue but on tariff front, the department of renewable energy is quite confident that since majority… read more →

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