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US Energy Dept. To Trump: Lalalalala We Can’t Hear You, Wind Power Rocks!

In the U.S., Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been steadily undercutting the Trump Administration’s pro-coal messaging with a flood of press releases, tweets and articles touting clean tech and renewables. In the latest development, the agency’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is out with a… read more →

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Merger of Orient Green Power, IL&FS Wind Energy hits tax hurdle

The merger of Orient Green Power Co. Ltd’s (OGPL) wind power business with IL&FS Wind Energy may come unstuck because of a new provision that mandates payment of long-term capital gains tax on share sales where securities transaction tax (STT) has not been paid. read more →

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PTC India signs agreements with state discoms for wind power

PTC India Limited, a power trading company, on Thursday signed Memorandums of Agreement (MoAs) with discoms of six states for the sale of 1,000 megawatt wind power under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energys (MNRE) first wind auction scheme. The agreements with discoms of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand,… read more →

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Kerala to be fully-electrified by end of May; solar, wind energy to be promoted

Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani announced on Thursday that the state is set to become the third Indian state to be fully-electrified. Speaking in the Assembly, Mani stated that each and every household in Kerala will have electricity by the end of May. He also announced a special facility under the… read more →

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Power minister Piyush Goyal announces 1,000 Megawatt wind energy auction scheme

In a major step to enhance India's renewable energy capacity, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today announced a scheme for auction of wind power projects of 1,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity that will kick off soon. read more →

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Why choose wind over water?

On April 26, wind energy major, Suzlon, announced the 12-month test results of its new turbine, which sits atop a 120-m high tower in Kutch, Gujarat, and has blades with a diameter of 111 m–as big as a football field. This 2.1 megawatt turbine generated 7.66 million units of electricity in the past… read more →

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KK Wind Solutions of Denmark enters India

Danish company KK Wind Solutions, which specialises in control systems for wind turbines — electronics that go into controlling the operations of a wind turbine — has entered the Indian market. It will manufacture and sell ‘low voltage ride through’ (LVRT) devices, which are essential for maintaining… read more →

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Govt to experiment with offshore wind projects: Piyush Goyal

India will experiment with offshore wind power projects and, if found promising, will have state-owned power producers committed to expanding their clean energy portfolio take bigger bets in the segment, said Piyush Goyal, minister of state with independent charge of mines, power, coal and new and renewable… read more →

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Suzlon sees wind energy auctions squeezing margins as market grows

Suzlon Energy Ltd, one of India’s largest wind-turbine makers, says the record-low prices paid for power purchase contracts through India’s wind energy auctions will pressure margins at equipment makers but may ultimately benefit by sparking growth in the market. read more →

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India releases new policy draft for wind auctions

The first ever federal auctions for 1GW wind power early this year saw record low bids. As a result, India is transitioning towards bidding for wind power capacity instead of the feed-in-tariff regime that sustained the wind industry for over two decades. read more →

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