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20th January, 2011
EAI Topic of the Week – Niche Opportunities in Indian Cleantech

To most folks, cleantech appears to mean only renewable energy. And renewable energy appears to mean only solar and wind! There's more to renewable energy than solar and wind, and there's more to cleantech than renewable energy. Cleantech market worldwide is worth about $2 trillion, while the renewable energy market is only about 20% of that! What are the various niche opportunities in this vast cleantech industry that can be pursued especially by creative Indian entrepreneurs and businesses? Your thoughts and insights are most welcome.

Tell the world your thoughts at EAI Topic of the Week – http://www.eai.in/topic/archives/6

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Hi all,

Welcome to another edition of the EAI newsletter. This is Madhavan, and it was nice to meet some of you at the International Renewable Energy Expo and Conference (VaVoVa) last week in Chennai. I hope that like us, you also gained valuable information by talking to the exhibitors and listening to the speakers at the conference. For those readers who could not make it to the conference, I am enclosing the blog that highlights some aspects of the conference http://panchabuta.wordpress.com/vavova/

On the topic of conferences, the organizers of the 3rd Renewable Energy Conference, to be held in Hyderabad, have announced that the conference has been postponed to 24th February 2011. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating the solar economies in India”. EAI is the Research Partner for the event and we will send more details about the conference in our forthcoming newsletters. The details about the conference sessions can be found at http://www.renewableenergyconference.in/

I am glad to inform you that EAI is one of the media partners for the event on sustainability, “ Parivartan 2011 “ , to be held in New Delhi on 24th March 2011. This event plans to leverage innovations towards business sustainability and has the following three components:

  1. Sustainable Production, Consumption and Supply Chain Summit
  2. Executive Briefing Conclave
  3. Parivartan Sustainability Awards

More details of the event can be found at http://www.parivartanforum.in/ .

And, if you are in New Delhi on 24th and 25th, please do not miss the TheSolarFuture: India. Speakers at the conference include Jigar Shah, Debashish Majumdar, and many other industry veterans. More details can be found at http://www.thesolarfuture.in/

Hope you find the conferences useful. If you are interested in keeping updated by the Renewable Energy in India, you may want to subscribe for the newly launched magazine – “Energy Next”. This magazine is supported by IREDA, the financing wing of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) and the Editor of the magazine is Mr. Debashish Majumdar, Chairman and MD of IREDA. More details can be found at http://www.energynext.in/

You will find more updates from the Indian Renewable Energy Industry below. Hope you find it useful. Please write to me with your comments and feedback.
Till next week, it is good bye from me and the EAI team.
Take care,
Madhavan Nampoothiri
EAI – Energy Alternatives India @ www.eai.in
Mob: +91-98848-29214
more about me here - http://www.eai.in/ref/team/team.html

EAI Presentations at Seminars and Conferences

The EAI team is fortunate to have been invited to a number of prestigious seminars and conferences on renewable energy and clean technology. Quite a few folks had asked us to provide details of these seminars for their use; hence, we created a section that contains details of all the seminars and conferences in which EAI participated as a contributor. See the list of events and details about each from here - http://www.eai.in/ref/eve/events.html

Downloads of the presentations done by the EAI team are also available at this section.

India Renewable Energy Updates

World Bank's IFC lends $300 Million for green energy

World Bank arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) has pledged $300 million for the development of renewable energy projects in India. The investment would be a mix of equity and debt over the next three years.

A quarter of the amount would be invested in the country's nascent solar energy sector while the rest would go to wind and biomass projects. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/world-banks-ifc-lends-300-mn-for-green-energy/articleshow/7308707.cms

Venture Capital of Reliance ADA acquires stake in All green Energy

Reliance Venture Asset Management (RVAM), the venture capital arm of the Reliance ADA Group, is set to acquire a minority stake in AllGreen Energy Ltd. AllGreen has been established in the Indian renewable energy segment with the aim of erecting and managing biomass gasification power plants, from agricultural waste.

AllGreen says it is set to establish multiple biomass-based RE projects in India within the next 10 years. The deal size is learnt to be Rs 60-70 crore. Along with RVAM, the energy arm of GE, the global business conglomerate, is learnt to be investing in AllGreen.http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/r-venture-set-to-acquire-stake-in-allgreen-energy/421555/

NTPC to begin renewable energy generation in Tamil Nadu

Power generation major National Thermal Power Corporation is planning to generate around 600 mw of electricity using renewable energy resources in Tamil Nadu.

The PSU is aiming at generating 1,000 mw power under renewable energy mode and a major portion of it will be in Tamil Nadu, T Sankaralingam, chairman of NTPC, said here after holding talks with Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) officials on Friday. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/NTPC-to-begin-renewable-energy-generation-in-Tamil-Nadu/263461/

Tender News: India to award 1,300MW of solar tenders in 2011

India is to award contracts for solar arrays with a capacity of 1,300MW by the end of this year in a bid to improve the supply of electricity to remote rural areas, according to a government minister. http://www.utilities-me.com/article-940-india-to-award-1300mw-of-solar-tenders-in-2011/

Denmark offers business bouquet to Bengal

Clean power is an area of core expertise for Denmark and Danish companies can collaborate with Bengal, particularly in helping set up wind farms and solar power systems. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110119/jsp/calcutta/story_13458480.jsp

EAI - India Solar PV Advisor

The India Solar PV Advisor is the most detailed intelligence report for the Indian solar PV industry. Compiled by a team of consultants and professionals who have been interacting with the solar energy industry, it comprises the collective intelligence of over 50 experts and industry stakeholders.The report is specifically targetted at prospective solar PV developers and investors.

The report has been updated in September 2010 and now comprises the latest data and insights that will be invaluable for those keen on exploring this exciting sector. The report also comes with free additional research support from the EAI team and access to the subsequent three updates at no additional cost.

Last Updated : September, 2010
No. of pages : 200

To know more about the report and to download a free preview, please see here - http://www.eai.in/ref/reports/solar.html, or talk to Narasimhan Santhanam @ +91 - 98413-48117, email: narsi@eai.in

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