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Energy Alternatives India 9th July, 2010

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2nd Renewable Energy Chennai 2010 Conference

Hi all,

I am working on an analysis of the solid waste management ecosystem in India, with a specific emphasis on municipal solid waste, but it appears that it will require a couple of more days before I can complete my work. I should be able to send it along with the next newsletter.

In the meantime, I am providing some (hopefully) interesting renewable energy news updates.

And by the way, here's a last call for those of you from Chennai to attend the first EAI Club Meet at Chennai on Jul 11, 2010 - 10 AM - 12 noon (WC Football is at 1130 PM, so no worries on that!). We have about 10 folks who have confirmed, and I might be able to accommodate another 5, so if you are interested, please let me know ( or 98413-48117)

Have a nice weekend.

Narasimhan Santhanam
EAI - Energy Alternatives India @
Mob: +91-98413-48117

Interesting renewable energy updates in the last one week

I did not intend it to be this way, but all the renewable energy news items that caught my eye in the last one week were on solar. It's solar's day in the sun, so to speak.

Tatas to Set Up India's Largest PV Plant in Gujarat - The Tata Group has proposed to set up India's largest single solar photovoltaic plant, with a capacity of 50 MW, at Mithapur in Gujarat. "Tata power will be implementing a 50 MW plant at Mithapur in Gujarat, which shall be the largest single solar photovoltaic installation in the country," the company said. The proposed photovoltaic plant will be set up at the company's chemical plant at Mithapur in Gujarat. Well, I reckon that the Tatas plan to avail of the Gujarat state scheme for solar PV, as the NSM guidelines for large PV plants are not yet out...More -

ADB lists China and India among first to benefit from $9bn solar aid - China and India are among the ‘first choice’ countries that will benefit from solar energy developments under a $9bn financial aid initiated and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a senior official said. More -

Major Asia Pacific Photovoltaic Markets Expected To Grow 85% In 2010 - Asia Pacific photovoltaic markets are poised to make a significant contribution to global photovoltaic (PV) market growth in 2010 following improvements in the policy environment in most of the key countries in this region. According to the Solarbuzz Asia and Pacific Major PV Markets 2010 report, the key emerging country markets of China, India, South Korea and Australia, together with the long established Japanese market, contributed 0.9 GW of installations in 2009, or 12% of world demand. After a policy-led reduction in demand in South Korea last year, all five of these country markets are now expected to return to growth in 2010. According to data in the new Asia and Pacific Major PV Markets 2010 report, demand across the three countries will be up 85% this year in the mid-case Green World scenario. More -

Tata Power's Mulshi solar plant to be ready by end 2010 - On Tata Power's plan for solar PV once again... It also plans to install solar capacity in Gujarat Tata Power, India's largest private sector power utility, said that it would commission its 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Maharashtra by the end of this year. Tata Power also plans to install solar capacity in Gujarat to meet its target of having 20-25 per cent of total capacity from "zero-carbon power" by 2017, a company statement said in Mumbai. More -

'Quantum leap in solar/PV power installations in India - Investment proposals for 10x current capacity in the next 3 years. Industry experts discussed business potential of setting solar power plants in India at SEMI panel discussion and SOLARCON India 2010 curtain raiser. More -

Moser Baer to swell production for National Solar Mission - India’s Moser Baer PV has signalled its intention to press ahead with its $125m expansion plans, as it angles for an outsized slice of $3.5bn market set to be created by the first phase of the country's National Solar Mission (NSM). More -

EAI India Solar PV Report - Updated and More Detailed

The EAI India Solar PV Report 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 the May 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.

To know more about the report and to download a free preview, please see here -, or talk to Narasimhan Santhanam @ +91-98413-48117, email:

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