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Energy Alternatives India 21st September, 2010

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Here are the updates from what's been happening last one week in the Indian renewable field.

Hope you find them useful. As always, do let me know your feedback and suggestions

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Indian Renewable Energy and Cleantech Updates

See strong demand for wind energy over next 5 yrs: ICRA - Solar is hogging all the limelight right now, but let that not take away your eyes from a renewable energy segment that has been doing well for many years now. Sabyasachi Majumdar of ICRA who has come out with a report feels this sector could perhaps see a lot of demand. More from here -

Orient Green Power: Running out of power? - Everywhere you turn today, you see some news about Orient Green Power. It is already operating 200+ MW of renewable energy power production in the country and is looking at doing a lot more. So, well, what do they do? They come out with an IPO. With huge unmet power demand in the country and fiscal incentives in place, the scope to grow is immense. But not everyone is impressed. The company is suffering from losses and is overly dependent on its parent group companies. Also, wind and biomass power plants have their own risks, says this report. More -

Reliance mulls fourth US shale gas acquisition - A few weeks back, I had written that this century could well belong to natural gas as the last belonged to oil. Perhaps reaffirming this, Reliance has started talks for expanding its presence in the US shale gas fields. The company is reported to be advanced with Chesapeake Energy Corp to take stake in Eagle Ford shale gas field in Texas. If this goes through, that will be its FOURTH shale gas acquisition in just the last few months. More -

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Suzlon Energy to expand output in China - Acknowledging China’s increasing clout in wind energy, Suzlon will export 120 MW wind turbines to Brazil from China. The company has plans to make China its export hub. More -

Aavishkaar plans $100m 3rd microfinance fund - I love microfinance – it has the ability to take renewable energy (especially solar) to the BPL section, especially in villages. Thus, it was good to know that Microfinance venture fund Aavishkaar Venture India was raising $100 million (Rs 458 crore) to set up a third microfinance-focused private equity fund through Aavishkaar Goodwell India, a joint venture with Dutch firm Goodwell Investments. The new fund is said to be targeting investments in microfinance institutions (MFIs), non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and the cleantech, agriculture and rural infrastructure sectors. More -

How Hydrovolts’ Hydrokinetic Plans for India - Hydrokinetics is a fairly new idea for renewable energy – new at least in terms of commercialization. Unlike large hydro it requires no dam and is a run-of-the-river electricity producer. Unlike small hydro, which still requires water falls from elevations (albeit small elevations), hydrokinetics simply uses the movement of the river to produce electricity. While its potential worldwide is yet unclear, it is an exciting development. The hydrokinetics tech firm Hydrovolts has scored a small investment deal that could lead to many more in future. The Seattle(US)-based company, which develops small hydropower turbines that generate renewable energy from small streams and canals, last week received a $250,000 investment from civil engineering firm DLZ Corp. to develop prototype turbine for the company. DLZ plans to use the 25kW hydrokinetic turbine on the 14-km Chilla Canal in northern India. Hydrokinetics is one area that deserves attention from investors and developers alike. More -

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