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New Delhi to Go “Green” with Electric Vehicles and LEDs

In a move towards “green” India, its national capital New Delhi takes the lead, matching the country’s surging energy demands by using clean technologies such as electric vehicles and light emitting diode or L.E.D. lighting. The New Delhi Municipal Council will install charging stations for electric vehicles across 65 areas covered by its jurisdiction including […]

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India Specific Issues with Roof-top Solar Installation

Though the Delhi government has formulated a roof-top solar policy- under which consumer would set up solar panels on their roof-tops and feed extra power generated into the grid. The fact that the scheme could be exploited on various grounds, a concern even expressed by the Government officials has put development in this area in […]

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Energy Efficiency vs. Renewable Energies : Strategic Decision Making [Part 1]

Backdrop: Energy Efficiency at the moment is not in the priority list of the policy making. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has a miniscule staff of only 50, with a paltry annual budget of Rs. 350 crore, completely disproportional to considering it as a priority task.   There are various disproportions which exists within […]

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Green Buildings in Tamil Nadu – LEED, IGBC, BEE Rated Buildings

=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power? EAI can do a feasibility study for the use of solar PV & thermal, biomass for heat and power, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency to dramatically cut down fossil fuel use and reduce […]

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Residential Roof Top Solar Set to Gain Momentum in India

Renewable energy usage, energy saving possibilities and an obligation to be environmentally benign, has been associated with the commercial and industrial sector for a long time now. The domestic / residential sector, which has stayed away from such commitments, has now slowly started looking towards renewable energy sources for their energy needs and has started […]

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Marketing Solar Energy in India’s Off-Grid Pockets

The off-grid manufacturing and services industry has a lot of untapped potential. It lacks wide-spread adoption owing to lesser awareness and policy frameworks. While the government is coming up with subsidies and incentives, it becomes necessary to spread awareness among people or else this market will remain in the nascent stages only. This can be […]

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REC Trading – September 2011

The REC trading for the month of September concluded recently. Trading figures reveal that the trading has increased significantly both in volume of RECs traded as well as the price. In total 46,362 RECs were sold. Keeping with the trend of previous months, IEX had a higher share of the market with 41,385 (89%) RECs […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy

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Renewtech India 2011 Conference – Day 3

This is my final post on the Renewtech India 2011 conference. Click here for details on Day 1 and click here for details of Day 2. The final day of the event had 3 sessions. The  first session was titled “Tidal & Geo-Thermal Energy”. The first speaker was Dr. Ritesh Arya, Hydrogeologist & Groundwater Consulting […]

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National Solar and Enhanced Energy Efficiency Missions Finalized to Combat Climate Change

India has finalized two of the eight missions under its National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The missions are on solar energy and energy efficiency. National Solar Mission includes specific goals for increasing use of solar thermal technologies in urban areas, industry and commercial establishments. It sets a goal of increasing production of photovoltaics […]

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World Bank Approves Indian Energy Efficiency Project to Reduce GHG Emission and CFC

Indian Chiller Energy Efficiency Project has been sanctioned US $6.3 million by the World Bank with the aim to cut down greenhouse gas emission and phase out the substances responsible for ozone depletion. The components to the project are: Financial incentive to subsidise the cost of the replacement of centrifugal chillers; or an annual payment […]

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