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Is Wind Power Really This Cheap? And Are Indian Wind OEMs Really that Innocent?

Is Wind Power Really This Cheap? And Are Indian Wind OEMs Really that Innocent?

OK, we all heard the latest on wind power – Rs 3.46/kWh was the tariff arrived at in the competitive bidding held by SECI. Expectedly, there are a number of industry honchos who are not convinced that Rs 3.46/kWh is a sustainable tariff. Of course, the loudest of them all is the IWTMA (Indian Wind […]

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What cost benefits do solar-wind hybrid systems bring along with it?

It is common wisdom that the wind blows most when there is no sun, and the sun shines best when there is no wind. OK, that’s putting rather poetically, and possibly not very accurately – essentially, wind power plants generate the most during evenings and nights and solar power plants of course generate the most […]

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Posted in: Onshore Wind, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy

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300 GW – India’s Onshore Wind Power Potential. Aha, finally.

Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India’s wind power, I had to give two answers: One was the official estimate and another, what I felt was the estimate based on improved turbine heights and turbine technology. The two were vastly different. The official estimate until a couple […]

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Offshore Wind to Blow in India Soon? Hey, Hold Your Bets!

Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot and cold on offshore wind energy. Anyone listening to them could have been excused in thinking that offshore wind was round the corner. We are in 2015, and you would […]

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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO and MNRE being the other actors in the drama. The script goes like this: MNRE would like wind generation to have “must run” status, meaning they should be backed down as […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Gas, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy

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How Wind Forecasting Saves Tamil Nadu Crores of Rupees

In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN has been a leader in wind energy, having raced to the top with over 7000 MW. While other states have started gnawing at its heels, the state is still on top […]

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Prominent Wind Power Plant Buying / Selling in India in 2013

Four large transactions in wind energy happened in 2013, according to a report complied by Mercom Capital Group. A quick summary of the four Nagarjuna Agrichem, an Indian agrochemicals maker, sold off its entire wind power business for Rs 30 crore as part of its strategy to consolidate on core business. Goyal MG Gases, an […]

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Tata Power’s Wind Farm Acquisition Push – Looking to Buy and Build 200 MW per Year

In a positive boost to the Indian wind sector, Tata Power is looking at adding up to 200 MW of wind power every year, either through organic growth or through acquisitions  – though I have a feeling that the latter would constitute a larger share of the growth trend, as organic growth could take a […]

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Buying / Selling Wind Farms, Wind Power Projects in India? Talk to EAI Wind B2B

EAI’s Wind B2B Division Can Provide Expert Assistance for Buying and Selling Wind Farms Wind power has been the flag bearer for the Indian renewable energy sector for over 2 decades. While the new comer, solar, is hogging the limelight, wind power sector continues to grow. As of December 2013, the total installed capacity for […]

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Why Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are Investing in India’s Wind Power Ventures

Well, for those in the wind industry, it is fairly well known that India is one of the hottest destinations for wind power, notwithstanding the fact that the growth in wind power installations in 2012 has been abysmal, mainly as a result of removal of AD (accelerated depreciation) ad GBI (generation based incentives). But that […]

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