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02 July 2014

First pilot demand response program in India: Development, Execution and way forward

Mumbai, financial capital of India has a peak demand of more than 3300 MW. Tata Power Company is one of the largest utility operating in Mumbai, providing power to many residential, commercial and industrial consumers. To provide uninterrupted supply to consumers, Tata Power has to manage power purchase as per changing demand on real time. On several occasions, cost of power to Tata Power becomes very high for a short duration; however they have to supply power at the same predetermined Tariff. This can occur in case of Transmission constrains, Generator failure, elections in states, sudden heat waves, etc. This is a common problem for all DISCOMS in India. 

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02 July 2014

LEOSPHERE’s FCR technology validated by DTU for greater LiDAR wind measurement accuracy in complex terrain

LEOSPHERE, the world leader in LiDAR technology, has announced the validation of its patentedFlow Complexity Recognition (FCR) system upgrade to deliver wind measurement data of superior accuracy on complex wind sites. The strong performance of the FCR-upgraded WINDCUBE V2 LiDAR was field-tested and validated by DTU, on ERS’ 48 MW wind farm located in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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02 July 2014

Nextech Electronics announces successful completion of 20 MW installation of rooftops

Nextech Eletronics Pvt Ltd is proudly announcing its successful installations for rooftops for Sungrow inverters (10 MW) & Tier1 panels (5 MW) and Aluminum Structurers of about 2 MW and other off-grid products of 3 MW in India. Nextech Electronics’ Grid-tie and off-grid products are MNRE, SECI approved.

Nextech Electronics is a leading company engaged into procurement and distribution of Renewable Energy Products offering Photovoltaic Inverters for Grid-Tie and Off-grid applications, Charge Controllers, Photovoltaic Module and Mounting Structures.

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25 June 2014

Conergy to build second-utility scale solar plant in the Philippines

Conergy, one of the world’s leading PV solution and service providers, announced today it will design and build a new 8MW solar power plant in the Philippines, its second major contract in the Pacific archipelago. The deal will enable Conergy to complete by year end at least 30MW of projects qualifying for government incentives to encourage investment in the country’s first 50MW of utility-scale solar.

The new plant will be built 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the capital Manila, on the country’s biggest island of Luzon, for RASLAG Corp. (RASLAG), the renewable energy arm of generation company Angeles Power, Inc. (API). Once connected in the fourth quarter of this year, the plant’s 30,000 panels will produce enough electricity to supply 4,800 local homes. The size of the contract
has not been disclosed.

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25 June 2014

PPA agreement between The Meeco Group and Nishat Group

Oursun Solar Power Ltd., a subsidiary joint venture company of the Swiss based meeco Group, and the Pakistani multinational Nishat Group have concluded an agreement for the supply of a total of up to 2,0 MWp of sun2roof solar energy installations for the future emporium mall in the framework of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The mall will be located in the Trade & Finance Centre at Johar Town near the Expo Cent re in Lahore and will be the biggest custom-built shopping mall in the country covering a total area of 2,7 million square feet. 

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25 June 2014

Grundfos India to switch from IE1 to IE2 motors as standard

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) announced that the company will be switching from IE1 to IE2 motors as standard from August 01, 2014. To begin with, it will be implemented in the CR range of pumps and will be gradually extended to other products as well.

In alignment with the global trend of shifting towards energy efficient motors which was introduced in Europe in 2011, and in China this year, Grundfos is the first pump company in India to move to these energy efficiency IE2 motors.

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23 June 2014

ADB invests US$50 million into Welspun Renewables

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has invested part of a US$50 million commitment of equity capital into Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited (WREPL). This deal will help demonstrate that profitable investments are achievable in the renewable energy space and will help catalyze more private investments. 

WREPL’s power plants are among the highest generating projects in the country and have been built ahead of committed timelines, thereby helping the country meet its renewable energy targets. WREPL operates one of the world’s largest solar projects which is located in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh with a nameplate capacity of 151 MW (DC). Spread across eight states, it has 328 MW (DC) operational capacity of renewable energy generation till date. The company plans to set up a total renewable capacity of 1,750 MW in Solar and Wind in next three years with an incremental capital outlay in excess of INR 11,000 crores. This will help annual CO2e emissions to be reduced by 2,912,700 tonnes. Consequently cumulatively generating 597 million units of clean energy and mitigating 533,494 tones of CO2 emissions. 

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06 June 2014

Grundfos India and NDTV Make Energy Efficiency the Buz Word on World Environment Day

NDTV and Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd (Grundfos India) turned the spotlight on the looming energy crisis this World Environment Day with The Mission Energy Sessions – a platform for prominent energy experts, policy makers and industry leaders to highlight issues; recommend solutions for industry and the new government; and focus on energy efficient ideas for the future. Actor Abhay Deol felicitated winners of the NDTV Grundfos Mission Energy Challenge, which saw 100 contenders competing to achieve highest energy and monetary savings. This was India’s first televised eco-challenge, conducted in association with CII, and winners include Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Vadodara; Indian School of Business, Mohali; Kesoram Industries Ltd [Cement Division], Sedam and homeowner Ameetsinh Vaghela.

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30 May 2014

The Green Turf – Sustainable Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd (Grundfos India) along with their long-standing Distributor Multitech Hydrosystems, Pune organised a panel discussion – ’THE GREEN TURF – Sustainable Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency’ in Pune recently.

The panel discussion brought together manufacturers & OEMs exchanging their sustainability challenges and how they use energy efficiency as a tool to achieve valuable growth to their respective organizations. There were six panellists from the industry and a moderator.

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28 May 2014

Grundfos cuts Co2 while growing its business

The Grundfos Group does what many responsible companies only dream of: it is generating economic growth while reducing its environmental footprint. In addition, its employees are involved in providing clean drinking water for their fellow citizens around the world. These are parts of the messages in the Group’s reporting on sustainability for 2013.

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24 May 2014

Green Summit 2014, June 5-7, Bangalore

Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) in partnership with MM Activ SciTech Communications is organizing “Global Renewable Energy Summit (GREEN Summit 2014) during June 5-7, 2014 at Bangalore. The Hon’ble Chief Minister & Hon’ble Energy Minister, Government of Karnataka are the Chief Patrons of the event with Karnataka being the State Partner for the event. This is one of the major initiatives taken by FKCCI to promote and showcase the immense business & transformational opportunities in renewable energy in India. 

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22 May 2014

Fortum utilises its solar expertise to transform student’s lives in Rajasthan

Fortum, a global leader in sustainable energy, takes pride in announcing the accomplishment of the mission it has embarked to transform the lives of 1200 students in Bhilwara, through its solar capability.

In February, 2014, the company equipped three schools with solar-enabled infrastructure – Government Secondary School, Badala (Hurda); Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gulabpura, Bhilwara and Shishu Sadan Secondary School, Gulabpura, Bhilwara. The occasion was celebrated in the presence of Former President of Finland, Ms Tarja Halonen.

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21 May 2014

Elcomponics Technologies & The Meeco group agree to form a Joint Venture for manufacturing of sun2safe in India

Elcomponics Technologies India Private Limited and meeco India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the meeco Group have decided to join hands for customization, manufacturing and marketing of sun2safe. meeco’s High Efficiency Solar Energy Power Conditioning and Management System. The sun2safe technology has delivered a strong performance in the Telecom and Off or Weak Grid Power needs.

Mr. S.N.Dwivedi Managing Director or Elcomponics said “We are very excited about this new venture as this would be one of the first high efficiency large scale Solar Power Conditioning unit to be manufactured in India. We have set up a world class infrastructure where our R&D team will enhance the features and optimize the product for grid variations”.

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17 May 2014

Sacasol, Conergy and Partners inaugrate largest solar plant in the Philippines

Leading German solar solution and service provider Conergy joins in the celebration of the inauguration of the first phase of the San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. (SaCaSol) solar plant, a ground mounted photovoltaic solar facility on a 350,000 sqm area at the San Carlos City Economic Zone.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, guest of honor at the SaCaSol inauguration led the ribbon-cutting and switching-on ceremony, together with Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla from the Department of Energy and Senator Loren Legarda. Representatives from Bronzeoak, Thomas Lloyd, the International Finance Corporation and local government officials were also in attendance.

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14 May 2014

Welspun Renewables Commissions One of Karnataka’s Largest 19 MW (DC) Solar Capacity

Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited (WREPL), India’s leading renewable energy generator commissions one of Karanataka state’s largest 19 MW (DC) solar capacity. Based in Chitradurga district the project was awarded as twin solar projects of 8 MW (DC) and 11 MW (DC). The 8 MW (DC) capacity was commissioned last year – four months in advance, while the balance 11 MW (DC) capacity has now been developed in less than three months and consequently 10 months ahead of schedule.

An achievement, as most developers who had won projects in Karnataka Phase 1 solar bids are yet to commission theirs. While, in the 2nd phase of bids, out of 13 developers to whom the state had issued an LOI – WREPL’s 11 MW (DC) project is first to be commissioned!

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13 May 2014

FLI Energy breaks ground on Fraddon biogas project

FLI Energy signed the EPC contract in March 2014, with project developer Greener for Life Energy. Under the £7 million contract, FLI Energy will provide full EPC wrapped project delivery including the design, construction and commissioning of the plant. The project is funded by London based Eternity Capital.

The plant is designed to convert organic materials from local sources, including agricultural and local food waste and convert it into gas and electricity. It will also divert waste from landfill. The project, supported by local authorities, is fully aligned with the regional objectives to grow the economic activities, while supporting sustainable development and limiting the environmental footprint.

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13 May 2014

Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Services Available Globally from UL

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announces a suite of services available globally to assist stakeholders in managing the risks associated with building and operating PV plants. The services build on UL’s research and technical knowledge within the power generation industry.

PV plant developers, owners and operators need to mitigate risks and reduce costs. UL’s PV plant services were developed to provide assistance to investors, developers and operators to make better and informed decisions as they assess the risks and uncertainties associated with designing and commissioning a PV plant. From the design stage to the commercial operation date (COD) and throughout the in-service lifetime of a PV plant, factors such as performance, energy yields and verification are critical.

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08 May 2014

ZSW to cooperate with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thin-film photovoltaic technology/partners aim to investigate PV modules in a desert climate

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, have joined forces to drive the development of thin-film technology. KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau and Prof.  Michael Powalla, ZSW board member and Head of the Photovoltaics division, agreed to this alliance at an international workshop for thin-film solar cells held in late April in Thuwal. The conference, attended by many scientists and entrepreneurs from leading industrial nations, also marked the inauguration of the newly founded Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC) at KAUST University.

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07 May 2014

The Meeco Group extends its business presence in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan. On April 15th, Mustaqim Dyeing & Printing Pvt Ltd. and The meeco Group completed successfully phase one of a photovoltaic rooftop installation, which provides initially up to 20 kWp of clean electrical energy. The sun2roof system is a grid-tied rooftop installation with 280 German thin-film modules and Power One inverters (ABB). The meeco Group, through its local joint venture oursun Solar Power Ltd., was in charge of desig n, layout, engineering, planning, procurement, shipment and installation of the system.

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05 May 2014

Enrich Energy from Pune bags prestigious Global Green Award

Enrich Energy Private Limited (EEPL) has become the first Indian solar power company to win the prestigious Global Green Award, which was presented to 52 different companies worldwide in various categories recently. The Pune-based company bagged the award amidst stiff global competition from over 75 countries across five continents.

Mr Ankit Kanchal, Director, Enrich Energy Pvt. Ltd. received the award – comprising a certificate and trophy — from Charbel S Tabet, President, Association Otherways Management and Consulting (France) at the awards function in Berlin.

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30 April 2014

The Switch delivers variable frequency drive and high-speed motor solution to US-based Coffin Turbo Pump

The Switch is pleased to announce the introduction of a new high-speed motor that drives a Coffin Turbo Pump boiler feed pump. The prototype tested pump-motor was run at various flows up to 650 gpm (148 m3/hr) and pressures up to 900 psi (62 bar) using a 350 kW motor running at up to 8500 rpm. Available in packages rated up 1550 gpm (352 m3/hr) and pressures up to 2100 psi (144 bar), this motor-pump combination provides exceptional performance in a package much smaller and lighter than the traditional multiple stage or gearbox driven pumps. Additionally, the package features a combined lube system between the pump and motor.

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30 April 2014

MIT awards the Wind Data Generator (WDG) software “innovation of the year”

The prestigious MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – unveiled on April 9th 2014 at l’Atelier BNP-Paribas in Paris the list of award winners for its annual international innovation competition (TR35).

The wind energy sector was on the spotlight for this 2014 edition as Karim Fahssis -MeteoPole’s CEO- was awarded for the Wind Data Generator (WDG) software.

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18 April 2014

Industry leaders and research institutions join IESA to strengthen energy storage and road map for India

During past year, India has emerged as one of the best markets for advanced energy storage technologies with orders placed for over $300M for advanced Li-Ion batteries for telecom applications alone during 2013. India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) is an industry alliance working to educate all stake holders in India about energy storage application and to provide a platform for manufacturers, regulators and other stake holders for transparent information exchange. Currently more than 25 companies and institutions are the member of this alliance.

IESA is excited to announce addition of Regen Powertech, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Gujarat   Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as the latest members of IESA – Knowledge Partner Network. With the addition of these new members, IESA is focusing on renewable integration, microgrids and opportunities for C&I customers.

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11 April 2014

4,76 MWp Photovoltaic Project Cluster for Maldives

Malé, Maldives. Expanding on the recent decision regarding the installation of a sun2live installation at Maamigili Airport in Maldives, Villa Group and The meeco Group agreed to increase the initial volume of 1,21 MW up to 4,76 MW in the first step. The contract negotiations took place at the main office of the Villa Group where the CEO, Mr. Qasim Ibrahim, himself signed the framework of the contract.

The cooperation framework will be the same as agreed previously: meeco will be responsible for the design, engineering, layout, project planning / project execution and the procurement of the components while Villa Group will arrange the shipment and provision of manpower for the implementation of the project with meeco’s supervision.

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02 April 2014

Refex Energy Ltd Commissions two MW-scale Projects in UP and AP

Refex Energy Limited has commissioned 10 MWp Solar PV Power plant at Feroz Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station of NTPC Ltd., on 31st March 2014. The project is located in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh.

Refex Energy Limited has executed the project after securing the order from BHEL for complete engineering, procurement and construction work except the BHEL make solar modules and the plant fencing. The project deploys indigenous Central Inverters from Schneider. “We are very proud to be associated with industry stalwarts like NTPC and BHEL. The project reflects the efforts and commitments of NTPC, BHEL and Refex Energy Ltd. towards a greener future.” quoted Mr. Arun Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Refex Energy Ltd.

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01 April 2014

FLI Energy Begins Construction of Euston Biomethane-to-Grid AD Project

FLI Energy , one of the UK & Ireland’s leading AD plant EPC contractors, has announced today that it has begun construction of the Euston biogas plant, a Biomethane to Grid Anaerobic Digestion project located on the Euston Estate in Suffolk, UK.  Once operating to full capacity, the AD plant will generate 10 million cubic meters of biogas, the electrical equivalent of powering over 5,000 UK homes.

Under the £9 million contract, FLI Energy will provide full EPC wrapped project delivery including the design, construction and commissioning of the plant, as well as a five year maintenance and process analysis support contract. FLI Energy signed the EPC contract on February 2014, from project developers Strutt and Parker Farms Ltd, one of the largest farming businesses in the UK, and SS Agripower.

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27 Mar 2014

Meteopole signs its first wind power performance optimization agreement in India with Continuum Wind Energy

MeteoPole announces the imminent launch of the very first project in India using the breakthrough nacelle-mounted Wind Iris LiDAR, the tool of choice for performance optimization of operating wind farms, in partnership with Continuum Wind Energy.

As a leading and respected IPP with operations in India, Singapore-based Continuum Wind Energy has seized the opportunity to stand out as the pioneer of LiDAR technology in India and to join the exclusive circle of international industry leaders already using this technology (Siemens, Areva, GDF-Suez, Nordex, Enercon GmbH…).

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24 Mar 2014

JA Solar Receives JISQ8901 Certification in Japan

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) (“JA Solar” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced it has recently received JISQ 8901 Certification from TÜV Rheinland, complementing the JET and JPEC certifications JA Solar obtained in Japan previously.

The JIS Q 8901 standard aims to encourage the wider adoption of photovoltaic power generation in the Japanese market through an assurance system encompassing the design, production and product warranty of modules.

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20 Mar 2014

The Switch challenges the wind industry in drive train technology debate

The Switch, a leading manufacturer of permanent magnet generators and full-power converters, released today a technology paper addressing the ongoing industry debate on drive train technology selection. With this paper, the Finnish manufacturer tackles the performance misconceptions still surrounding the main two drive train technologies that currently dominate the wind energy industry and explains why PMG with a full-power converter (FPC) will emerge as the clear drive drain technology of choice for modern wind turbines.

 Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, The Switch CEO, commented: “In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drive train is still raging. Numerous technology experts and industry commentators promote the use of the double-fed induction generator technology, while expressing doubts about the advantages of the permanent magnet generator (PMG) approach. In this paper, we aim to set the record straight and explain why PMG with a full-power converter (FPC) is by far the best technology, regardless of which key decision-making criteria you use.”

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19 Mar 2014

New fuel cells for cars: collectively setting up a European industry

Fuel cells enable emission-free electro mobility with long operating ranges and short refuelling times. In the “Auto-Stack CORE” network, nine European automobile manufacturers, system integrators and component suppliers, along with five research institutes, now want to develop a new generation of automotive fuel cells. With this network, the foundations are to be laid for mass production as well. The Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, ZSW) is coordinating the project. From the 7th of April onwards, ZSW shall present these activities at the Hanover Trade Fair. In hall 27, at stand D50, the institute will also provide information on its latest projects in the fields of battery technology, electrolysis and solar power storage systems.

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18 Mar 2014

YASKAWA brings the full range of The Switch advanced drive trains to Japan

YASKAWA Electric Corporation (“YASKAWA”), a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, today announced that it will be the sole supplier of The Switch megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (PMG) advanced drive train packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications to the Japanese market. The Switch products will be sold under the YASKAWA brand label and are now available to customers who want to stay at the forefront with the most modern wind turbine drive train technology for profitable energy generation.

YASKAWA and The Switch announced their strategic cooperation in October 2013 on high-power motors, generators and converters. Now making The Switch products available in the Japanese market is the first concrete action from this collaboration.

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13 Mar 2014

E.ON Climate & Renewables and Romax team up to tackle wind turbine end of life costs, March 14

Romax Technology, a leader in application design solutions for bearings and gearboxes, is working with E.ON Climate & Renewables, responsible for E.ON Group’s global renewables and carbon sourcing activities, to develop a joint programme to predict the life and maintenance needs of wind turbine driveline components.

Operations and maintenance can account for up to 25 per cent of the cost of a wind energy project, and with the number of these projects increasing, spiraling costs mean turbine operators need solutions to reduce costs and improve profitability. To address this, Romax and E.ON have developed an Equivalent Operating Hours (EOH) programme to identify the remaining useful life of the most critical drivetrain components of wind turbines. Using predictive methods based on advanced algorithms, it then provides real-time forecast updates for the components’ remaining life. The calculations incorporate parameters such as service history, local operating conditions and the effects of transient events.

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12 Mar 2014

5 Days Software and Hands on Training Program on Solar Energy

The MAS Solar Systems Private Limited, Coimbatore, started to focus completely on solar and its applications. The company has planned to introduce solar awareness and Industrial training program.

Theoretical Training on solar:

Theoretical training is mainly focus to gain more knowledge and awareness in solar energy technologies with the help of experts in solar. Training syllabus cover the topics of Energy, Energy types, Sun angles, solar cell – operation and manufacturing process, types of solar cell, parameters of solar cell, configurations of solar system, BOS components of solar system. In addition with we teach full and complete design of solar systems (OFF-Grid Design, On-Grid Design, Water pumping system design). Also we share some interesting information about advanced, recent and research techniques in solar energy.

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12 Mar 2014

2014 GOI Peace Foundation

As today’s young people are crucial for the shaping of our future, it is imperative that they are enabled to develop to their full potential. UNESCO’s objective is to help empower young people and ensure that their contributions are taken into account. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. On the occasion of the final year of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the theme of this year’s contest is “My Role as a Citizen of Earth”.

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12 Mar 2014

Grundfos India joins hands with WWF-India for Earth Hour 2014

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) has partnered with WWF-India to promote Chennai’s Earth Hour 2014.The message of Earth Hour 2014 is to make the switch to renewable energy. Six years in the running, the Earth Hour 2014 campaign calls for:

  • Individuals to adopt household products powered by renewable energy;
  • Organizations to adopt renewable energy solutions to run their business operations and production processes;
  • Governments to promote policies favourable to the production and uptake of renewable energy

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12 Mar 2014

Conference on Renewable Energy in Tamil Nadu

ASSOCHAM is organizing a Conference on “Renewable Energy in Tamil Nadu – Speedy deployment of solar and wind power” to be held on 20th March 2014 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The objective of the Conference is to discuss various regulatory and policy issues relating to development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Tamil Nadu so as to evolve the implementable solutions to tap huge opportunities existing in the state and would be a platform for exchange of ideas by various stakeholders.

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11 Mar 2014

Hands-on Training Program for Energy Professionals

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India is conducting a series of Hands-on Training Program at Center of Excellence for Training in Energy Efficiency, Chennai (www.cetee.in). The facility is the a joint initiative of the Indo-Japanese government co-operation having state-of-the-art training infrastructure.

The program focuses on enhancing the skills of energy professionals (energy auditors, energy managers, operators, supervisors etc.) having experience of identifying and implementing energy efficiency interventions in MSMEs. The batch size is limited to 25 participants per program for which selection of candidates will be based on their past work experience with MSMEs.

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11 Mar 2014

Romax & partners selected by US government to drive wind turbine innovation, March 14

Romax Technology has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the lead mechanical engineer in a consortium that will develop an innovative wind turbine drive-train design, as part of a $3m USD project run by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

The project was developed with the brief of studying advanced drive-train technology that can be scaled for large turbines and ultimately reduce the cost of wind energy. Romax is contributing its mechanical engineering and wind turbine expertise to a consortium which includes the NREL, CREE, DNV, DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, GE Wind and Vattenfall Windpower.

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05 Mar 2014

Helios 2014, IIT Bombay, March 8,9, 2014

Department of Energy Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay is organizing and conducting its fourth edition of Annual Energy Fest, HELIOS ’14, on March 8,9 2014. The fest aims to realize its potential of being the largest ever platform built for students, industrialists, professionals and enthusiasts to come together, interact, compete and discuss the key issues concerning the energy future of this country, and the world in general.

Central theme for this year’s fest is “Energy for Tomorrow: Smart, Efficient and Sustainable”

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05 Mar 2014

i-PLON’s 1-day Workshop on “Solar Power Plants”

iPLON, a pioneer in the field of O&M based Monitoring and SCADA systems for solar plants, is conducting a 1-day workshop at Chennai Office on 10th March 2014.

Agenda:

  • iPLON and its De-central philosophy for Solar Power Plants
  • iGate- Heart of the system: iPLON field systems for interfacing with devices
  • SCADA and its features: A powerful tool for real-time monitoring of your Solar plant
  • iPLON web-portal and Central Monitoring Station: The Strength of iPLON!!
  • iPLON O&M Service Centre: Taking care of your plants
  • SLDC Communication over IEC 60870-101/104 protocols
  • iPLON Android app: MIS

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05 Mar 2014

Mr Sanjay Aggarwal takes over as a New Managing Director, Fortum India

Finnish energy company Fortum has appointed Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal as Managing Director in India. Based in Fortum’s office in Gurgaon, Mr. Aggarwal will be responsible for developing Fortum’s Business in India with a particular focus on combined heat and power, as well as solar energy production. He will report to, Mr. Markus Rauramo, Executive Vice President, Heat, Electricity Sales and Solutions division, Fortum.

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03 Mar 2014

JA Solar to Supply 7.8 MW of High-Efficiency Full Square Mono Modules to British Solar Renewables

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (“JA Solar” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it will supply 7.8MW of its high-efficiency full square mono solar modules to British Solar Renewables, a U.K-based developer of large-scale renewable projects, for use on a 7.8MW solar farm in the south-western United Kingdom. Shipments of the JAM6R 270W P-Type modules in a 60-cell format are expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2014.

This latest cooperation follows JA Solar’s shipment of 30MW of modules to four British Solar Renewables ground-mounted projects in 2013.

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27 Feb 2014

Promising solar pilot project at Maamigili airport of Maldives. The Meeco Group extends its presence in the world

After a successful presentation and fruitful negotiations, The meeco Group concluded an agreement with one of the biggest business corporation on the Maldives islands, the Villa Group, which owns and operates the Maamigili airport. Villa Group, through its Chairman Mr. Qasim on his very birthday, and The meeco Group shook hands on the installation of the largest solar PV installation in the Maldives.

The first of several installations to be executed for Villa Group is foreseen to be finalized in the third quarter of this year. This sun2live project will be a ground installation synchronized with local diesel generators and will be able to provide 1,21 MWp of clean electricity. “We will engineer and design the sun2live system and deliver the European high quality components. Villa Group will arrange for the local installation whilst supervision and training for the local staff will be provided by The meeco Group. The produced energy will be used by the airport as well as by the neighboured village and its school – the place where Mr. Qasim grew up and to which he still has a close relationship ”, explains Ms. Corinna Fischer, Director Projects of The meeco Group.

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27 Feb 2014

Grundfos India Installs a Roof Top Solar Power Plant

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) today announced the successful installation of a roof top solar power plant at its headquarters in Chennai. The estimated annual power generation from this plant will be 78000 kWh with an annual cost savings of INR 13 lakhs. This will also lead to a reduction of 25000 litres of diesel consumption annually, contributing to a reduction of 70 tons of CO2 emission per year.

A total of 216 solar photo voltaic panels (EMMVEE), each of 240 Wp capacity has been used. With a capacity of 51.84 kW, this rooftop solar power plant is a grid connected system, consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, inverters and connecting cables. As this system does not have a battery, its operation is simple and it remains a completely green installation.

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27 Feb 2014

JA Solar continues launch of New Series of Highly Efficient PV Modules

JA Solar, a global leading manufacturer of high performance solar cells and modules, will continue to promote its PERCIUM cells module and RIECIUM cells module at global exhibitions in February 2014. The products have already been successfully launched in CleanTech Summit& Exhibition in Israel on 18th February and will appear at several upcoming exhibitions, such as PV Expo in Japan on 26th February, Ecobuild in UK in March and SNEC in China in May.

A 285 W power rating is expected for 6×10 PERCIUM cells modules, which surpasses that of the average mono-crystalline silicon (“mono-Si”) solar cells by 20W. PERCIUM solar cell, a fundamental element of PERCIUM cells module, has surpassed a conversion efficiency of 20.3%, 1.3% higher than average, by applying technologies including passivated backside and local BSF. Compared with average cells modules, PERCIUM cells module produces 8% more power output per unit area. Transportation, installation and BOS costs will be dramatically reduced and 1% more power will be yielded in low-light environment because of its excellent low-light performance.

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27 Feb 2014

Conergy wins order of first 830 kilowatt power plant in Japan

With Conergy’s entry into the Japanese growth market, the company further expands its strong footprint in Asia. The leading PV solution and service provider recently founded a branch office in Tokyo and appointed Hideyuki Otaka as the Managing Director of the new subsidiary. Furthermore, Conergy won the contract to realize an 830 kilowatt solar power plant in Shinhidaka on Japan’s second largest island Hokkaido for the local investor Fujicom Co Ltd. As the general contractor, Conergy is responsible for the design and engineering of the plant as well as for the supply of the components. Fudosan Kanri Center acts as the local construction partner of the ground-mounted installation on a surface of approximately 18,000 square meters.

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27 Feb 2014

Workshop on Research Opportunities in Emerging Areas of Electrical Engineering, 6th March, IIT Madras Research Park

Solarillion Foundation (http://www.solarillionfoundation.org), a non-profit research, education and outreach organization focused on renewable energy, sustainable engineering and humanitarian technology, organizes a one day workshop on the 6th March 2014 at the IIT Madras Research Park on “Research Opportunities in Emerging Areas of Electrical Engineering”. The workshop would be a platform for undergraduate students to make themselves aware of the recent trends prevailing in electrical engineering research and how they could involve themselves in it.

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27 Feb 2014

One day program on “Energy Efficient Drives, Driven and the Controls – An Integrated approach to Energy Saving”, March 8, Chennai

The Tamilnadu Chapter of Society of Energy Engineers and Managers [SEEM] and Petroleum Conservation Research Association [PCRA] are jointly organizing an one day program on “Energy Efficient Drives- An Integrated approach to Energy saving” on 8th March 2014 at Chennai.

Of the 3 End use Forms of Energy, namely, HEAT, FUEL and ELECTRICITY, Electricity comprises of almost 60% of the Total Energy usage. Among the Major uses of Electrical Energy, use of Energy through Motors conversion to Mechanical Energy- forms almost 70 to 80% of the total use. Though it is normally assumed as Motors consuming most of the Energy, the FACT is that the Motor Driven Systems comprising of the Motors, the Driven Equipments and the Controls, together decide on the total consumption of Energy. It is found that with the considerable Developments in the areas of Efficiencies of Motors and all kinds of Driven Equipments and the advancements and Applications and cost effectiveness of Controls like Variable Frequency, Variable Voltage and the combinations, provide ample scope for considerable Energy Savings through INTEGRATED APPROACH, addressing all the three areas keeping in mind the actual Process requirements. This Workshop aims to deal with the latest Advancements in these areas and the vast potentials of Energy Saving available.

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19 Feb 2014

JA Solar and Multi-Si Solar Cells Surpass 19% Conversion Efficiency

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) (“JA Solar” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its multi-crystalline silicon (“multi-Si”) solar cells have surpassed 19% conversion efficiency.

This latest improvement in efficiency, achieved using advanced cell technology recently developed by JA Solar’s R&D team, follows the Company’s announcement in August 2013 that its multi-Si cells had achieved 18.3% conversion efficiency, an industry record at the time.

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19 Feb 2014

The Switch signs deal with WE Tech for permanent magnet shift generators

The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generators, motors and frequency converters, received a significant order from WE Tech Solutions Oy of Vaasa, Finland for four permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators. Coupled together with WE Tech’s WE Drive™, these PM shaft generators represent game-changing technology for merchant ships to allow them to significantly cut back on operating costs when powering their onboard electric networks. The deliveries will start later this year.

On January 29, 2014, The Switch and WE Tech signed an agreement for the delivery of four direct-drive 1.5 MW PM shaft generators. This strengthens the position of The Switch as it uses its proven track record of applying PM generator technology successfully in the wind power industry now to a range of marine applications.

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19 Feb 2014

Young Player Changing the Energy Monitoring Landscape

iKonzerv is an innovative and distinct energy monitoring, accurate measuring and conservation company. World class live monitoring software EGLM, provides multi-level alerts on possible problems and tentative corrective actions required to designated personnel through Web interface, Email and SMS. The DG consumption and efficiency quantification module results in prevention of diesel pilferage. EGLM empowers faciity managers with the ability to prevent fire hazards due to overloading,load imbalance, over heating and insulation failures. iKonzerv has expertise in ensuring effective use of machinery and power backup systems.  Increase in energy efficiency is consistently achieved by altering, correcting and re-engineering distribution topology to fix load imbalances and power losses. iKonzerv also installs new or re-engineers existing Solar power generation installations for enhanced throughput and early ROI.

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13 Feb 2014

GreenBrilliance Introduces New and Attractive Financing Options for Residential Customers Making it Easier to Own a Solar System

GreenBrilliance USA, a vertically integrated solar photovoltaic company headquartered in Sterling, Virginia-USA has introduced a new finance option for its residential customers. The program was initially rolled out to a set of homeowners and the results were profoundly beneficial and overwhelmingly successful. As a result GreenBrilliance has fully launched the program and opened it to all its residential customers in the Washington DC area.

Financing a solar project makes the customer’s dream of owning a solar system come true and conserves money while building on the equity of the home. GreenSky offers many promotional schemes such as 365-Day same as cash and no payments no interest for 12 months on approved credit. The details of the financing option can be found on our website at http://www.greenbrilliance.com/

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11 Feb 2014

JA Solar Module Performance in Extreme Environments Certified by China Quality Certication Center

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) (“JA Solar” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that the performance of the Company’s solar modules in extreme environments has been certified by the China Quality Certification Center (“CQC”), China’s largest professional certification body. JA Solar is the first solar product manufacturer to receive this CQC accreditation.

As part of the certification process, JA Solar modules were tested for reliability and durability under high temperatures in both dry and humid conditions, as well as in conditions simulating those found at high altitudes. The tests, which meet and in some cases exceed International Electrotechnical Commission standards, concluded that the Company’s modules continued to perform well in each of these environmental conditions.

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06 Feb 2014

Grundfos India and NDTV launch Mission Energy

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) and NDTV announced the launch of ‘Mission Energy’, a campaign to create awareness about the importance of saving energy and to provide ideas to conserve energy. The campaign aims to draw attention to the power of individuals in creating a cleaner and greener future. Mission Energy is supported by AEEE as Energy Efficiency Partner and CII as Knowledge Partner.

In order to meet India’s growing energy demand, it is important to not only increase electricity-generating capacity, preferably through renewable sources but also use energy efficiently. Energy conservation and energy generation go hand in hand. In fact energy conservation is less expensive than energy generation. In the light of this, Mission Energy will actively engage with the country’s leading experts, policy makers, conservationists, leading industry voices and NGOs to highlight the growing requirement for energy efficiency in India.

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28 Jan 2014

Finaland Co The Switch Instals its First 1 MW Solar Inverter in Tamil Nadu

The SWITCH, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, successfully commissioned its 1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inverter for Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy, a newly established Indian solar energy company.

The SWITCH PVI 1000 solar inverter series features a totally sealed power and controls enclosure section rated IP65/NEMA 4. The inverter panels are installed outdoors on a simple concrete foundation. The inverters have a built-in, totally self-contained cooling system with no need for external cooling water or refrigerant. Therefore it is self-sustained; no site plumbing or external auxiliary power supply is required.

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28 Jan 2014

skytron energy’s Power Plant Controller for Renewables Now Certified to UL

skytron energy, the internationally renowned developer of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants, has successfully completed the cETLus product safety test for their skycontrol power plant controller.  The controller’s cETLus approval to the UL/CSA 60950-1 equipment safety standard rounds off UL certification of skytron’s entire instrumentation and control range for renewable power plants and particularly for utility-scale photovoltaic installations.  The system solution for solar applications covers the ArrayGuard series of industry-standard combiner boxes for DC distribution and real-time string current measurement; skyCONNi field sensors for irradiation, weather and status monitoring; skylog data loggers; the skycontrol plant controller for grid stability and balancing functions; and the PVGuard remote supervision platform.

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23 Jan 2014

Stella Maris College, Chennai, installs 50 kW On-Grid Solar Plant

Stella Maris College,Chennai has installed a 50 kW Solar Power plant in its College premises and was inaugurated by the Principal in the presence of Fr,Bosco,staff and students on 22nd Jan 2014 at 10 am. The inaugural function was also attended my members from the Press and Media.

The College has installed 200 Solar panels and the power generated is distributed thru On-Grid inverters from SMA, which is the World’s No1 in Solar inverters. The College has also adequately protected the system by installing Lightning arrestor. The customised panel stand is made of galvanised steel can withstand wind speeds of excess 200kph and rust-free long life. High quality DC cables with UV protection has been used.

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23 Jan 2014

Grundfos is transforming India through its solar pump solutions

The crippling power crisis in most parts of India has got the Government in a bind apart from having a pernicious influence on the growth prospects and the trajectory India aims to course through in the years ahead. In an economy that is chronically stricken with energy issues, a 12.5% energy shortage in power and electricity supply is not breaking news.

Power outages becoming the order of the day, frustrates many segments and strata of the society. The ramifications of power paralysis are listed below:

1.   Businesses suffer colossal losses with many small scale businesses on the brink of closure

2.   Agriculture encounters poor irrigation of crops due to lack of water which the pump sets need to provide from borewells /openwells. It has also contributed to social consequences

3.   Water supply, both in rural and urban areas for domestic use, is challenged

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23 Jan 2014

JA Solar and Powerway Establish Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in South Africa

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) (“JA Solar” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, and Powerway PV SA Pty., Ltd (“PWSA”), a leading provider of comprehensive solar farm construction services, today announced that they have formed a Joint Venture to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The facility, located in Port Elizabeth’s COEGA Industrial Development Zone, will service customers in South Africa and the broader Southern African region with solar modules assembled from JA Solar’s high-efficiency cells.

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23 Jan 2014

GreenBrilliance Commissions a 50 kW System at Sunderlal Jain Hospital in New Delhi

Over 50 neighbors in Ward 5 are going solar together in an effort to take advantage of a group discount organized by DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN). By going solar as a group, participants in the bulk purchase program save up to approximately 30% off the typical cost of installing solar systems on their homes. And, they build community in the process.

By going through the solarization process together, the homeowners of Ward 5 were able to get a much lower price on going solar. They worked with local nonprofit DC SUN, who provided unbiased technical support and guided the group through the entire process. DC SUN issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the group to solicit competitive bids from local area installers.

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23 Jan 2014

Ward 5 Residents Band Together and Choose GreenBrilliance LLC to Install Solar at Discount

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announces the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-art rooftop solar power plant at one of the most respectable Sunderlal Jain Hospital in New Delhi.

This rooftop solar power plant utilizes high performance Poly-crystalline modules manufactured by GreenBrilliance at their world class ISO certified manufacturing facility in Vadodara. Designing, engineering, and commissioning of this project in its entirety were handled by the highly qualified GreenBrilliance team. GreenBrilliance, apart from its manufacturing capabilities boasts of an impressive portfolio of hundreds of roof-top systems all over India and Worldwide.

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22 Jan 2014

Chogen Powers – Greener, Efficient and Reliable Gasification Technology and Systems

Chogen is in the market with a range of revolutionary biomass gasifiers that combine the best features of up draft, down draft and cross draft systems.

A few gasifiers have been commissioned in Tamil Nadu for Power generation & Thermal (Drying) applications.

These gasifiers use a combination of high temperature steaming and gasification.

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26 Dec 2013

Aspiring Cleantech Entrepreneur? Make Sure You are at CleanBoot on Jan 18 @ Chennai

EAI is organizing Clean Boot, a unique boot camp for entrepreneurs and businesses keen on understanding unique, niche and attractive opportunities in clean technology and renewable energy. A one-day program comprising multiple interactive and question-answer sessions, Clean Boot will be held on Jan 18 at Chennai. The key take aways for entrepreneurs will be clear insights on the emerging opportunities and how to take their first business steps.

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20 Dec 2013

Grundfos India receives recognition for its strong commitment to sustainability

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) today received the Commendation Certificate for ‘Strong Commitment to Excel on the Journey Towards Sustainable Development’ during the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2013 held in New Delhi.

Instituted by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in 2006, the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards are conferred to India’s most sustainable – companies demonstrating exemplary performance in economic, environmental and social dimensions. Participating companies undergo a rigorous evaluation process that is based on a business excellence model and tailored for the Indian business environment. To showcase the efforts of 2013 Sustainability Awards winners, a Winners’ Booklet highlighting their significant sustainability achievements and initiatives was also released during the event.

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19 Dec 2013

Racold Thermo gets government recognition for its green products

For the fourth year in a row, Racold Thermo, a leader in manufacturing and marketing of water heating products, has been awarded the first prize by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for the storage water heater category. Racold was also awarded for the second year running by theMinistry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), this time for its outstanding achievement in Solar Thermal installation and for Best Service and dealer network.

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) recognized Racold Thermo for its energy efficient electrical water heaters for the fourth consecutive year. The BEE Award was presented to Racold Thermo by the honourable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Mr. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Power.

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18 Dec 2013

Maersk training turns the unemployed into offshore wind technicians at Boston Energy

Local unemployed people are benefiting from new Careers in the Offshore Wind industry following their successful completion of a newly developed qualification offered by Maersk Training in Newcastle, designed to help them take advantage of job opportunities in the thriving UK offshore wind energy sector.

Following the success of a pilot Diploma course earlier this year, a number of people have recently obtained jobs with BostonEnergy. The various roles include working on Walney Offshore Windfarm in Cumbria and as Technicians on Offshore Siemens Wind Turbines.

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18 Dec 2013

First Wind selects Wind Iris Lidar to correct yaw error and improve energy production

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, has purchased a Wind Iris Lidar to optimize the performance of its wind turbines. The decision resulted from a successful field trial that used data from the nacelle-mounted Lidar to correct yaw error and increase total energy production.

First Wind wanted to improve the yaw alignment of an underperforming wind turbine to maximize its energy capture. Analysis of the SCADA data—including measurements from a nearby met mast and the vane measurement from the wind turbine—was not enough to determine the correction needed. Therefore, the company decided to test a Wind Iris on the turbine.

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12 Dec 2013

Availon lands new maintenance contract for Vestas® turbines

Availon announced today that it won a full maintance contract for 7 Vestas® wind turbines. The german multi-brand service provider is taking over the full maintenance of seven out of a total of 12 Vestas® V80 turbines in the Hakenstedt wind farm. The wind farm is located 30 kilometres west of Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

“The seven 2MW turbines, were commissioned in 2003 and are to be maintained by Availon for five years as part of the ‘WindKeeper Complete Modular’ full-maintenance package. The contracts begins in mid-December 2013, initially for two wind turbines and will then be extended to five further turbines at the start of March 2014,” commented Ulrich Schomakers and Markus Spitzer, Availon’s Chief Executives.

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12 Dec 2013

1st International Conference and Exhibition on Energy Storage and Micro Grids – Energy Storage India in Mumbai a Resounding Success

Over 3 intense days of the debut edition of Energy Storage India (ESI) Conference and Exhibition came to a close on December 06, 2013 at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai attracting 306 delegates from 12 countries throughout the world. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India, Customized Energy Solutions and powered by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), ESI 2013 is the first energy storage Conference and Exhibition in India to focus exclusively on applications, customers and deal making.

The first staging of Energy Storage India Exhibition had 14 exhibitors showcasing innovative technologies and applications in the energy storage sector. The exhibitors include Panasonic, Dresser-Rand, EEI Italy, FIAMM Sonick, Ecoult, Eaton Technologies, Aartech Solonics, Imergy Energy (Erstwhile Deeya Energy), Local Grid Technologies, India Energy Exchange, India Smart Grid Forum, Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and Customized Energy Solutions.

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11 Dec 2013

Sagitaur Ventures to develop a solar park in Karnataka

M/s Sagitaur Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. is an entrepreneurial driven fast emerging group with interests in sectors like Green Energy, Telecom, Information Technology and E-Governance. Sagitaur has taken a bold Initiative to harness the divine solar energy on a large scale to meet the ever growing demand of the energy needs. As a sequel to its green initiative, Sagitaur proposes to build a Solar Park in Karnataka state to meet the demand of power in the state at least to some extent, thereby protecting the environment and minimizing the effects of Green House Gases.

Sagitaur Ventures is developing “Karnataka Solar Park” located at Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga District, Karnataka. It will be an Integrated Solar Park with a state of art infrastructure in 1000 acres accommodating 200 MW Solar power plants, solar components manufacturing and solar training and research institute. Sagitaur vision is to Develop, Build and Operate Group Captive Solar Power Parks with a focus on SME to realize their dreams of developing Solar Power generation at an optimum cost and maximizing benefit.

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10 Dec 2013

skytron® energy’s supervision software for “Renewables” evolves into a powerful analysis tool

For nearly a decade now, skytron® energy, the German supplier of high-quality monitoring, control and supervision solutions for the renewable energy sector, has been among the market leaders for remote supervision software for solar plants.  PVGuard® – recognised by the prestigious Intersolar Award – has now made another considerable leap forward in its powerful capabilities as one of the industry’s leading tools for energy production planning, performance analysis and system integration.

PVGuard® – skytron energy’s SCADA software for the supervision of photovoltaic power plants – has been expanded in line with changing market conditions for renewable and hybrid power plants; due especially to the opening of the energy market for direct trading on electricity exchanges and the volatility in the investment sector for Renewables which is creating a demand for more versatile tools for production forecasting, flexible reporting, extended data analysis and interoperability.

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10 Dec 2013

FLI Energy completes construction of Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Anaerobic Digestion Facility

FLI Energy, leading AD plant EPC contractor, has announced today that it has completed construction of the Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Anaerobic Digestion Facility, and delivered the project to its client a month ahead of schedule. The AD plant and entire site infrastructure was designed and constructed by FLI Energy on a turn-key basis to generate 1.5 MW of renewable energy.

The Basingstoke Anaerobic Digestion Facility will take in approximately 30,000 tonnes of food waste per year, waste that could otherwise end up in landfill. This organic material is energy rich and contains valuable nutrients. The facility will produce 1.5 MW of renewable energy, enough to power more than 3,000 homes, and additionally will produce a nutrient rich fertilizer which will be returned to estate lands.

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06 Dec 2013

GreenBrilliance commissions a 100 kW system in Rajasthan

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announces the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-art rooftop solar power plant in Rajasthan.

This rooftop solar power plant utilizes high performance Poly-crystalline modules manufactured by GreenBrilliance at their world class ISO certified manufacturing facility in Vadodara. Designing, engineering, and commissioning of this project in its entirety were handled by the highly qualified GreenBrilliance team. GreenBrilliance, apart from its manufacturing capabilities boasts of an impressive portfolio of hundreds of roof-top systems all over India and Worldwide.

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05 Dec 2013

Maersk Training beefs up senior management team

Maersk Training has announced today the appointment of David Bowyer as new Head of Training and Education. David joins the senior management team to oversee all aspects of training, following recent growth in the number of delegates attending their courses.

David Bowyer has a wealth of experience in the education industry and was previously the Assistant Director of Curriculum at Derwentside College. Commenting on his new position David said: “There is a lot at stake in the commercial, maritime and energy producing world, from human lives to valuable maritime cargos alongside astronomical assets in oil production. The smallest mistakes can have heavy consequences. Cutting-edge training plays a key role in preventing those, and that’s why I am excited to be joining Maersk Training, especially at such an exciting time during their current expansion plan.  There are many new training courses that I am keen to develop, so that we can add them to our course portfolio to offer a wider range of training.  We have recently recruited additional Instructors, which gives us greater capacity for our Oil & Gas, Wind and Maritime courses.”

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02 Dec 2013

skytron energy’s controller leverages 700 MWp of solar power for electricity trading

skytron energy, a leading developer of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants, has expanded its skycontrol power plant controller with the telecontrol interface, skycontrol RI.  Just in 2013, this interface has been retrofitted into photovoltaic power plants in Germany having a total capacity of 700 MWp, thus entitling their owners to an extra financial bonus for telecontrol access by the dispatcher.

Germany’s Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff Regulations were amended early 2012 to include an option for electricity trading.  A year later, in January 2013, this new regulation was boosted by a dispatching management scheme which bestows a financial benefit for exchange-traded renewable power over that priced using the feed-in tariff.  The telecontrol bonus  – an extra financial incentive for private electricity trading –  is however only awarded to those plants that allow telecontrol access.  In contrast to the basic power-management bonus which is expected to fall gradually owing to the learning curve for dispatching administration, the share of the telecontrol bonus will grow with time.  This is certain to arouse plant owners’ interest.

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28 Nov 2013

Maersk Training Appoints UK Managing Director

Maersk Training announced today that the company appointed Stuart Cameron as UK Managing Director. Cameron, who was previously managing Maersk Training in Newcastle, will now oversee both UK training centres in Aberdeen and Newcastle, and will be responsible for driving further the company’s expansion plans in the growing UK Oil & Gas, Maritime and Offshore Wind sectors.

Stuart Cameron brings almost 20 years of experience in renewables, construction and industrial support services. Prior to joining Maersk Training, he was head of global sales and marketing at Romax Technology, a leading provider of advanced simulation technologies, design expertise and consulting services for gearbox and driveline systems.

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25 Nov 2013

Techno Electric Bags Concession for Setting up of Transmission System for Patran 400 KV Sub Station

Techno Electric & Engineering Company Ltd (TEECL), one of the leading power sector EPC Companies in the country, with a presence in Power Generation & Transmission, has bagged a concession from PFC Consulting Ltd for building a transmission network at Patran, Punjab.

The concession has been awarded on Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) basis for a period of 35 years. Techno Electric emerged as the successful bidder selected through ‘tariff based competitive bidding guidelines for transmission services’, issued by the Ministry of Power.

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25 Nov 2013

Kuwait’s first photovoltaic plant underpinned by skytron energy’s monitoring solution

skytron energy, the specialists in monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants, have completed the installation of their supervision system for Kuwait’s first solar power plant, in cooperation with their partner company in Abu Dhabi, Enviromena Power Systems.  Erected in the beautiful grounds around the prestigious Kuwait Towers and facing the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the 117 kWp plant was initiated by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) with the aim of raising awareness about sustainable energy production and of accelerating the country’s drive towards photovoltaics.

In order to fit the plant’s Japanese TMEIC (Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation) 250 kW solar inverter seamlessly into the overall plant communication concept, skytron energy specially developed a new data-exchange interface for their real-time data logging and monitoring system.  In this way, their extensive range of compatible inverters is to be kept in line with the fast developing market for photovoltaic systems in the Middle and Far East.

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19 Nov 2013

Bharat Light and Power and IBM Collaborate to Drive Business Growth and Build Smarter Operations

Bharat Light and Power (BLP), a leading renewable energy producer in India, has formed a strategic engagement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to drive business growth, enhance revenue and increase operational efficiency. In this 10-year collaboration, BLP will use IBM’s SoftLayer cloud capabilities, built on open standards, as well as IBM analytics and mobile solutions to increase its power generation capacity.

According to industry estimates, approximately 400 million people in India do not have access to electricity. At the same time, India’s energy infrastructure is highly strained, with an ever increasing demand for energy. To sustain its growth trajectory, India needs to meet its energy demands in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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19 Nov 2013

Energy Storage India – Leading Conference and Expo

The premiere of Energy Storage India is announced for December 04 to 06 2013 in Mumbai. Energy Storage India (ESI) is the leading conference and expo addressing the need for energy storage solutions in India. ESI will be the first energy storage conference and exhibition in India to focus exclusively on applications, customers and deal making. It is poised to provide a first-class networking event to drive energy storage market expansion in profitable applications – highlighting the synergies, inter-relationships and new business opportunities for transmission, distribution, customer-sited, microgrids/campuses and mobility (electric vehicle charging) applications. The event is member of the “World of Energy Storage”, the product family of energy storage conferences and expos established by Messe Düsseldorf. Energy Storage India is organized by Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. together with the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

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18 Nov 2013

Vikram Solar Promotes National Solar Manufacturing Capacity

Vikram Solar, which is developing a solar module with 100 per cent domestic raw materials, is firmly committed to advancing the public policy goals of the nation.  Its endeavour would surpass the domestic content requirements laid down by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

The guidelines for the ongoing Phase II Batch I of the national solar mission stipulate that 50 per cent of the total 750 MW of solar power projects under this batch must be set up using solar cells and modules which are made in India. Vikram Solar is working on plans to launch its solar modules which will use not only made-in-India solar cells as required under the policy but go beyond that to also ensure that other raw material such as glass, EVA, back sheet and frames are also procured from Indian manufacturers.

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14 Nov 2013

SunEdison Launches Solar Water Pumps in India

SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar technology and solar energy services, today launched the SunEdison Solar Water Pump, a high performance solar PV-based water pump specially designed for agriculture. The Solar Water Pump will address a significant market, and help increase crop yield by delivering reliable irrigation without dependence on expensive diesel fuel or intermittent electrical power supply.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Pashupathy Gopalan, President, SunEdison, Asia Pacific, GCC and South Africa said, “SunEdison is committed to transforming lives through innovation. Our solar water pumps empower farmers to grow cash crops that require predictable irrigation and enable them to utilize land that they previously could not irrigate.”

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13 Nov 2013

One Day Workshop on Efficient Operation & Maintenance of Boilers, Chennai, 5th Dec, 2013

Boilers are crucial to process steam demand and galloping rise in fuel cost makes the steam to be even more expensive.  The attributable reasons such as coal quality, proper choice of boiler and poor performance and these are of  primary concern to industries. Adequate care, effective operation and maintenance practices and  adoption of  heat recovery devices can help in achieving  significant improvement in optimizing the boiler output and consequent steam cost as such.

There is a need to disseminate the relevant concepts together with advances in boiler design towards skill development of concerned personnel so as to get the best out of them.  While we can not do much in reducing the fuel cost, we can certainly do our best in reducing the fuel requirement for generating the same quantum of steam from the boiler through safe and effective operation and maintenance.  The objective of this workshop is to create an appropriate forum for deliberation on the techniques on effective operation and maintenance of the steam generating system to achieve desired performance with a view to obtain reduced energy input.

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13 Nov 2013

The Switch 8.6 MW Offshore PM Generator Passes Initial No-load Test with Success

The Switch, a leading manufacturer of permanent magnet generators and full-power converters, announced today that its 8.6 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) for offshore use successfully passed initial no-load testing. The massive drive train component is scheduled to undergo complete full-load tests in the upcoming weeks.

The Switch’s medium-speed, rear-mounted PMG design brings together the best of both low- and high-speed technology, offering extremely high availability and reliability, and resulting in increased annual energy production, particularly at partial loads. Medium-speed is a winning combination for offshore by lowering the generator weight without compromising on reliability.

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11 Nov 2013

Hands-on Practical Training in Industrial Furnace & Waste Heat Recovery, December 2,3&4 -2013

The cost of energy is on the rise, far exceeding the rise in other inputs such as raw material, labour etc. It has been observed that by proper selection, operation and maintenance of various mechanical utility equipments, it is possible to achieve up to 25 percent savings in energy costs. To realise this saving potential, it is imperative to upgrade the knowledge of plant engineers with developments in the areas of practical energy conservation and energy efficient technologies.

This hands on training programme is designed to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to address common concerns involving Furnace system and equipment’s and apply it back into your work place for energy saving implementation.

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07 Nov 2013

skytron Energy ensures 115 MWp dispatchable power from Romanian solar power plants

skytron energy, one of the world’s leading developers of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy power plants, has been awarded a 50 MWp photovoltaic project by LSG Building Solutions, a major Romanian EPC company for utility-scale renewable energy projects.

Following on from two PV projects already completed by the skytron energy and LSG team – a 45 MWp plant and a 20 MWp plant, both in the Romanian Giurgiu district, – the new 50 MWp project, scheduled for commissioning by the end of this year, will also meet the special requirements of the Romanian grid system.  In particular, the requirement for power feed directed by local dispatchers and the need for frequency support by providing balancing power, are now mandatory in Romania, with retrospective effect.

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07 Nov 2013

Oldbaum hone in on Pakistan’s wind corridor

Oldbaum has started operations in Pakistan where we hope to help expand the wind industry.

Nazakat Hussain will take the lead for Oldbaum in Pakistan, his focus being on relationship building and sales. The overall aim is to expand the onshore wind presence, and to help uncover the country’s offshore wind potential, which is yet to be established. Currently, there are two onshore wind projects in operation in the country.

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06 Nov 2013

Aspiration Energy – World’s Largest Industrial Heater on Factory Shed Rooftops

Aspiration Energy is an innovative solar energy services company.

Our specialization is in industrial solar heaters that can achieve up to 200 degree Celsius for industrial process applications. We have completed nearly 1 MW solar heaters running in 6 different industries for more than a year producing upwards of 110 degree Celsius every day. Two major solar thermal installations are one in Wheels India Limited of 630 kWth and another in Sona koyo steering systems limited of 210 kWth.

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31 Oct 2013

40 kW Solar Roof Top Project for Hotel at Thanjavur

EVOLVE INDIA SOLAR a division of SHIMATO ENTERPRISES PVT. LTD, a System integrator from Chennai has completed a 40 KW Solar roof top project for Lakshmi Hotel, Thanjavur using SOLAR PANELS from SHAN, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC XW SERIES ADVANCED HYBRID INVERTERS and Amara Raja Power stack VRLA AGM Sealed Maintenance free batteries.

The XW series Hybrid inverters are the latest offerings from SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC and come with an unique Cell option where in the Loads which are required for the lighting load and battery charge are then utilized towards their other connected loads thereby reducing the grid utilization based on the loads produced.

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29 Oct 2013

Conergy Wins 22 Megawatt Order in Philippines

PV solution and service provider Conergy further expands its leading market position in Asia, with a large-scale power plant totaling 22 megawatts. Conergy secured its first major order in the Republic of the Philippines – the largest in this emerging solar market so far. Conergy is building the 350,000 square meter solar project in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental for San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. (SACASOL), a joint venture between the local clean energy developer, Bronzeoak Philippines, and fully-financed by European-based asset management and project finance group, ThomasLloyd.

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23 Oct 2013

TÜV SÜD expands water quality control, assurance and efficiency consultancy portfolio in India

Testing and certification major, TÜV SÜD, today, announced that it will be among the key partners of the German Water Partnership (GWP) in India to provide consultancy services in water quality control, quality assurance and efficiency improvement to industries and municipal corporations.

TÜV SÜD currently plans to utilize its global expertise in water efficiency and sustainability consulting, to partner with industries and state governments across the country and assist them in upgrading the quality and efficiency of raw water usage and waste water management. To begin with, the company has already commenced work with a few municipality projects in Uttrakhand and Andhra Pradesh to help them with consultancy for quality assurance and inspection of water pipelines and effective distribution though efficient usage of energy. In the private sector, TUV SUD is already involved with many manufacturers in the cement and paper sectors for water efficiency audit and water footprint mapping.

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17 Oct 2013

Conergy wins a new contract to build two solar power plants for Siam Solar Energy 1 Co., Ltd.

Siam Solar Energy 1 Company Limited (a subsidiary of the Thai Solar Energy Co., Ltd.), awarded Conergy its latest new project for two solar parks – one located in Suphanburi and another in Kanchanaburi. The new project will bring Conergy’s total contracted volume in Thailand to more than 100MW.

Serving as the general contractor for the project, Conergy assumes responsibility for the planning, engineering and design as well as for the supply of the components for the two solar parks, which cover about 370,000 square meters and, once completed, will be able to generate over 30,000 MWh per year. For the construction work on the ground, Conergy is collaborating with its long-standing local partner – the Ensys Group.

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15 Oct 2013

The switch model factory sets full-power converter production’s record in China

Using a unique model of collaboration in China, The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages, has set up with it’s partner Scanfil, a global contract manufacturer and systems supplier for professional electronics, volume production of full-power wind turbine converter cabinets in record time and with exceptional quality, setting a new standard for localized production. Collaboration at the Hangzhou production facility focuses on the core capabilities of both partners, allowing shorter lead times and faster reaction times to customer needs. Based on The Switch model factory production approach and executed for the first time for full-power converters in China, ramp-up time took just over one month.

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15 Oct 2013

Solar PV Installer Training Program – October 24, 25 & 26, Chennai

Iacharya is conducting 3 days PV installers training programme with hands on training from design to implementation of solar power plant. The training programme is organized from 24th to 26th October’13 at Chennai.

For Registration & Other Details Contact:

Ms.Visalakshi – 9790879904

Ms. Uma – 9841268589

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09 Oct 2013

Hands-on Practical Training in Electrical Energy Audit and Conservation

The cost of electrical energy is on the rise, far exceeding the rise in other inputs such as raw material, labour etc. It has been observed that by proper selection, operation and maintenance of various electrical and mechanical utility equipment, it is possible to achieve up to 25 percent savings in energy costs. To realise this saving potential, it is imperative to upgrade the knowledge of plant engineers with developments in the areas of practical energy conservation and energy efficient technologies.

This hands on training programme is designed to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to address common concerns involving electrical system and equipment’s and apply it back into your work place for energy saving implementation.

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08 Oct 2013

Akshaya Patra goes green with biomass smokeless stove

Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world’s largest NGO running the Mid-day Meal Programme, is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions with the Biomass Smokeless Stove in its kitchens. These stoves, which are eco-friendly and emit no smoke, have halved Akshaya Patra’s fuel expenditure.

Even as the Indian Government is stepping up efforts to reduce carbon emissions as a part of the India Green House Gas Program, Akshaya Patra has replaced its gas stoves with Oorja stoves, which use biomass pellets as fuel. The smokeless stove has a chamber for burning briquettes, a mini-fan powered by rechargeable batteries and controlled by a regulator, which blows air to fan the flames.

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08 Oct 2013

RETOPIA 2013 – 24th October 2013, TERI University, New Delhi

With the aim of fostering growth in investments and technological advancements in renewable energy technologies, REtopia stages a discussion forum where speakers from leading businesses, academia, and government and financial institutions engage a diverse range of audience in a holistic discussion. We have seen participation of delegates from IREDA, MNRE, BEE, IITs, IEX, NPL, IOCL, Suzlon, TCS, L&T, IT Power, Bridge to India, TERI and students from across the country.

This year’s panel discussion revolves around the central theme “Renewable Energy for Inclusive Growth”. We believe that such a growth is the nation’s need of the hour, in the context of rising population, depleting resources and degrading environment. We are expecting speakers and delegates from leading businesses and EPCs to reflect upon the issue by sharing their experiences and apprehensions.

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04 Oct 2013

GreenBrilliance at the Washington DC Solar Tour

GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar EPC solutions provider in Mid Atlantic USA and a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India is very proud to have its solar systems showcased in the Annual Tour of solar and green homes in the greater Metropolitan Washington DC area.

The 23rd Annual Solar Homes tour organized by a staff of volunteers dedicated to educating public on the positive aspects of Solar Energy is scheduled for October 4th and 5th 2013. The tour provides an excellent opportunity to potential investors in solar energy to witness the science as well as share the experience of system owners.

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03 Oct 2013

Availon wins full maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s wind farm

Availon, a leading wind farm service provider, announced that it was awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg.

Availon was already in charge of maintaining three of the turbines since 2012, and it has now taken over the responsibility for all of the wind farm’s 2MW Vestas V90 turbines, through a full maintenance service agreement known as WindKeeper Complete. In addition to comprehensive maintenance services and the provision of numerous upgrades, the WindKeeper Complete maintenance package developed by Availon also includes the replacement of major components, and an availability guarantee.

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01 Oct 2013

U-Solar partners with Westin-Hyderabad, for a 25 kW rooftop solar PV project

Specialists in rooftop PV systems, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions, a Bangalore based clean energy company has partnered with world’s prestigious chain of hotels- Westin in Hyderabad to set up a 25 kW Grid Tie solar PV system.

Westin Mindspace, in Hyderabad is not only a state of the art hotel property; it is a facility that has been extremely environmentally conscious and has taken several steps to reduce its energy consumption. As a part of its greening efforts the facility has set up a 25 kW Solar Photo Voltaic system on its rooftop.

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23 Sep 2013

EMHT Energy – Our Solar Professionals are in your area. Call us and book us a visit

With the rise in fuel costs it has become necessary for industries to start depending on Solar.

We are taking this opportunity to write to you about making the most out of your rooftops on your factories or plants, corporate offices, ware houses etc. If you have ample space available on roof-top and would like to save on electricity bills then why not go green and think of installing a renewable energy device for yourself.

Solar power gives you a return on your investments. With a quick pay back, imagine free electricity for 20 or more years.

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23 Sep 2013

Grundfos India’s Headquarters Receives the LEED EB Platinum Certification

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd (Grundfos India) has yet again been recognised for its commitment towards sustainability. The company’s headquarters in Chennai has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) EB Platinum Certification by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Grundfos is one of the first companies to go in for voluntary recertification of its existing building and the first company in India to move from a Gold to a Platinum rating for a building after eight years.

Inaugurated in March 2005, Grundfos India’s headquarters holds the distinction of being the first gold-rated green building in India under LEED certification by USGBC. This has now been upgraded by this recent certification to a ‘LEED EB Platinum Certified’ building. This Platinum certification was based on key parameters such as the facility’s sustainability features, water efficiency, resource management and indoor environmental quality. Some of the notable features of this facility includes – high energy efficiency levels with 100% recycling of the sewage, rain water harvesting and with solar collectors and photovoltaics.

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23 Sep 2013

Help on Solar Power System Required for Andhra Pradesh Village

Muchintala, like any other Indian village has multiple social, economic, political problems. It is a village in the mandal of Chinnachintakunta, Mahbubnagar, and Andhra Pradesh, India. The village was lacking the basic needs such as water, health, education etc. People were desperate for external assistance but they were not getting needed help from government or any other organization as they lack unity among the community and cooperation among the leaders. The villagers were living with unrest and hopelessness. Total population of village is 5000.

The village is a 2-Hour Drive from Hyderabad, so close to the prime capital city, the Village is far from the development. Unseeingly, 300 Kids there have just two teachers to teach. So is the reason, for us to choose to do our bit in making their lives.

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23 Sep 2013

Global Sustainable Energy Essay Contest 2013

The Global Energy Essay Contest provides an exciting opportunity for college and university students around the world to engage in critical thinking and present their ideas and solutions to tackle the key energy issues that humanity faces today.

As energy resources become scarce and climate change becomes an increasingly pressing reality, it is imperative to involve and engage students—the decision-makers of tomorrow—to discuss real and practical solutions on how energy can be used and provided in a sustainable and accessible way.

The Global Energy Essay Contest provides a platform for students from all backgrounds with an opportunity to share and expand their unique understanding of the worldwide urgency surrounding these issues, and the opportunity to be recognized for important contributions to shaping a sustainable future for all.

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13 Sep 2013

Certificate Course in Renewable Energy, Arka-IGNOU Community College

ARKA COMMUN ITY COLLEGE has launched the Advanced Certificate Course in Renewable Energy at Hyderabad and Chennai in association with Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India to cater the manpower need of the region.

For more details contact:

Mr Vasishta Kanthi, Junior Executive – Solar Training
Global Talents Institute Pvt Ltd
369,370&371, II Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, M.G.R. Nagar, Kottivakkam Chennai- 600041
vasishta.kanthi@globaltalents.inp.ponnusamy@steinbeisindia.com
T : +91-44-29020256, M: +91—9962763803
www.globaltalents.in

06 Sep 2013

Conference on Rooftop Solar and Solar Thermal, New Delhi

Anyone who is interested in putting up a Rooftop Solar from 1 kW to 1000MW grid connected or off grid or large scale megawatt power plant of any megawatt capacity can attend this conference on Rooftop Solar and Solar Thermal on September 23-24, 2013 in India Habitat Center, New Delhi. There are host of companies of repute involved in Rooftop Solar Installation and Rooftop Solar System Integrators, would be making their companies presentation during this conference. Policy and Regulatory matters would be discussed by speakers from CERC, CEA and DERC. People from MNRE and SECI would be in attendance to answer any queries. This conference would help individuals, companies and entrepreneurs, interested in installing Rooftop Solar either for self-consumption or commercial set up, take an informed decision. Principal Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretaries, CMDs’, MDs’ and Directors’ from nodal agencies from various states would be discussing about the shortcomings and providing information on Rooftop Solar in their states.

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05 Sep 2013

Save Power – Renewable Energy Exhibition, Hyderabad

Save Power – Renewable Energy Exhibition, Andhra Pradesh‘s premier exhibition on renewable energy will be held during 3rd – 5th October 2013 at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. The Exhibition is organised by AOJ Media Pvt Ltd in association with New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) and supported by The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI ) and Solar Energy Society of India (SESI).

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03 Sep 2013

Potential benefits of Energy Storage Integration for Wind Energy in India

Realizing the importance of Energy Storage System (ESS), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) is releasing the “Applications of Energy Storage for Wind Energy in India” report as part of its ongoing series of reports about various applications of ESS in India. The objective of this report is to provide key applications of ESS for wind integration in India. Some of the key applications of ESS for wind integration analyzed in this report are:

  • Reducing wind power forecasting errors
  • Minimize transmission issues:
  • Application for captive wind farms
  • Wind energy time shifting and arbitrage
  • Off grid applications

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02 Sep 2013

KidCraft – Waste is Cool – Free Workshop for Children @ Chennai

Suseum, the sustainability museum, will be organizing a 2 hour workshop where children will be taught how to create interesting and cool stuff from waste materials such as newspapers, plastic bags, wooden waste etc.

Children who are aged 8 and above can participate. We recommend that parents accompany them of course!

Date: Sep 8 (Sun), 11 a.m – 1 p.m
Venue: Suseum, A5C, Anugraha, 41, Nungambakkam High Road (next to Taj Hotel and Opposite Kothari Buildings)

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28 Aug 2013

SHAN Solar Modules certified “PID free” & provided “Class A” rating for its entire range by TÜV Rheinland

Shan Solar Pvt. Ltd., the Bangalore headquartered solar PV Module manufacturer, solar park developer and EPC contractor, today announced that its Mono & Poly Crystalline photovoltaic solar modules (both series having option of 60 cells and 72 cells) have successfully passed the Potential Induced Degradation (PID)administered by independent testing laboratory TÜV Rheinland. Under test conditions SHAN Solar modules demonstrated a power loss of less than one per cent and in the process obtained “Class A” rating which very few companies in the world have achieved.

The solar modules manufactured by SHAN Solar did not show any signs of PID and the output loss of SHAN modules was found to be less than one per cent. PID test measures the resistance of the solar modules for surviving harsh field operational conditions, that potentially may affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output & efficiency of entire solar power plants. It may be noted that for modules to pass the PID test the degradation must not exceed 5 %.

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27 Aug 2013

Indu Solar achieves peak performance/production in their 9 EPC projects

Indu Solar, an end to end solar EPC solution provider, having already achieved the distinction of being one of the few companies in the country to complete execution of over 80 MW Solar EPC across different types of terrains, has also reported that all of the implemented projects have now reached their peak capacity of production.

Commenting on the development Mr. Srinivas Ponnala, Head Solar EPC said, “Indu Solar has already created a niche by being one of the few companies to execute more than 80MW of solar EPC. The benchmark for successful implementation of any solar project is its ability to also deliver guaranteed plant performance ratio. All our projects have achieved higher than guaranteed performance ratio for the first year and are continuing to outperform. Our ability to execute the projects in timely manner with quality and demonstrate plant performance is a testimony to our capabilities”.

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22 Aug 2013

Eco Sure Summit 2013

Conducted by: SPOORTHY PADHAM in partnership with NREDCAP

Who Should Attend?
Businesses and entrepreneurs keen on setting up solar, wind, Bio Mass power plants in Andhra Pradesh and gaining knowledge in the area of Green Building Concepts and Energy Conservation.

When & Where? 
Date: 3rd & 4th Sep, 2013
Venue: Hotel Adithya Sarovar Premiere, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

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14 Aug 2013

Oldbaum advise Indian Government on wind energy potential

The Indian Government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have published a report written by Oldbaum Services detailing the huge potential for offshore wind energy in the country.

Offshore Wind Potential Tamil Nadu, India was written by Oldbaum’s Technical Director Andy Oldroyd and Poushali Maji, Technical Lead in Mumbai. Its publication is a significant step for Oldbaum as it is hoped the 8,000-word document will help further India’s knowledge of the wind industry and give a comprehensive understanding of all that could be achieved in the country.

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12 Aug 2013

Romax Technology Recognized by Germanischer Lloyd for its Excellence in Engineering – WTG Gearbox Design & Dev.

World leading Renewable Certification body Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is holding a Ceremony with Romax Technology to celebrate the significant achievement of the 25th GL Statement of Compliance (A-Design Assessment Certification) over the last three years.

The ceremony, has been held at Romax’ HQ in Nottingham during April 2013, which involved key members of the Romax project team who have been involved in the design and development of the gearboxes. Key members of GL including Dr Karl Steingroever will award Romax the 25th A-Design Certificate and celebrate their working relationship in supporting the global wind market in achieving a world leading engineering standard.

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12 Aug 2013

Another Patent for Romax….August 2013

Romax Technology’s desire to ‘push the boundaries’ leads to the development of a twin offset gear planet carrier for the wind industry.

“The Romax philosophy”, says Romax Technology Founder Dr Poon, “is to look at existing designs and see how we can improve them. As a company, we are constantly looking at conventional practice and technology and finding ways to develop and improve it. “

As a result of this desire to continuously improve technology and the processes around technological development in drivetrain design across all industries, Romax has been granted another UK patent for the invention of a twin offset gear planet carrier, for the wind industry. The achievement of a fourth UK patent in just a few months, in addition to eleven achieved in China, is a key indicator of the company’s successful drive to enhanced product innovation and development.

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2 July 2013

State Government of Kerala Recognizes Taj Hotels for Environment Friendly Practices

The pristine State of India along the Malabar Coast, Kerala, is widely recalled as ‘God’s own country’ – an appellation conferred on it by the Kerala Tourism Board. Named by National Geographic Traveler as ‘one of the ten paradises of the world’, this major spice exporter from as early as 3000 BCE is known for its mesmeric beaches, its salient backwaters, distinct culture and delicious cuisine. However, the influx of tourism and rapid growth of cities has brought its share of complications to the green paradise of the country.  The last decade has seen air quality deterioration, increase in noise pollution as well as degradation of its natural resources. To address, the environmental concerns, the State Government of Kerala has undertaken various initiatives to encourage environment friendly practices among the companies and communities located along the Malabar Coast.

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27 June 2013

Wanted talented and motivated people to work in Sales & Technical Department of PTL Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd

PTL Solar launched in 2005 headquartered at Dubai, UAE offers world class energy efficient/ renewable energy solutions to its clients to mitigate climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

PTL Solar specializes in Solar Products, Solar Power Solutions (solar home power systems, solar power backup systems), Solar Lighting Solutions (solar street lighting, aviation & marine lighting), Energy Efficient Systems and many other customized applications.

Recognized and appreciated with multiple awards, PTL Solar ensures customer satisfaction through best business practices, credible technical skills and sustainable partnership for prompt delivery of solutions.

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19 June 2013

Seeking highly motivated dealers and installers for the Solar Maximiser

Chennai based TORP SYSTEMS Pvt. Ltd has launched a unique product that can power home and small office with solar energy. TORP Systems Pvt. Ltd based in Chennai is one of the leading Solar PV systems integrator. TORP’s capability spectrum covers development of economically viable and technically superior solutions in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Solar Energy Projects by partnering with core solar technology providers. TORP’s competencies encompass all the key elements in the solar value chain including providing key raw materials to leading solar manufacturers.

TORP launched the Solar Maximiser at the REENERGY show in Coimbatore earlier this year and has had several installations in Chennai and the rest of Tamil Nadu. The APOLLO and HELIOS Series Solar Maximiser enables households and business to be solar powered with minimal hardware investment. The device enables you to use existing infrastructure such as inverters, batteries, while purchasing just solar panels and cables. Thus the total investment required for such a system is much lower than what they would need if they chose our competitors products.

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11 June 2013

Seminar on Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies for Industrial and Commercial Applications, Hyderabad, Fri, 28th June 2013

The Ministry is now promoting the wider use of concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies in industries and establishments such as hotels, hospitals, hostels and religious institutions. Support is being provided for the deployment of these systems under the National Solar Mission and through a UNDP project.

The Energy Conservation Mission of the Institution of Engineers (India) is contributing to this national effort by organizing a seminar on “Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies for Industrial and Commercial Applications” in Hyderabad. The objective of this seminar is to promote awareness among a wide cross section of industrial and commercial users of energy about the possibilities of using CST systems in their establishments and help in the development of concrete projects which can be supported by the Ministry. The programme of the seminar will include presentations by senior officials and experts from government, technology providers and manufacturers, which will also cover case studies of successful installations in the country.

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24 May 2013

Gamesa agrees supply of 230 MW in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has reinforced its presence in India, having signed two agreements for the supply of a total of 230 MW: 130 MW to China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100 MW to Greenko Wind Project.

The agreement with Greenko, one of India’s leading wind power project developers and operators, encompasses the supply and installation of 100 MW. This agreement might be extended to additional 200 MW, with negotiations and site analysis already underway.

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20 May 2013

GreenBrilliance commissions a 20 kW system installed in Vadodara

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announces the successful installation and commissioning of a state-of-art remotely monitored rooftop solar power plant in Vadodara.

This rooftop solar power plant utilizes high performance Poly-crystalline modules manufactured by GreenBrilliance at their world class ISO certified manufacturing facility in Vadodara. Designing, engineering, and commissioning of this project in its entirety were handled by the highly qualified GreenBrilliance team. GreenBrilliance, apart from its manufacturing capabilities boasts of an impressive portfolio of hundreds of roof-top systems all over India and Worldwide.

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20 May 2013

Solar Outlook presented by GreenBrilliance Managing Partner in an exclusive interview with Solar Power World Online

Mr. Sumit Bhatnagar, Managing Partner of GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar EPC solutions provider in Mid Atlantic USA and a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat-India shared his valuable insights about the solar industry in a recent interview published in Solar Power World online on being ranked 33rd in the top 100 solar contractors.

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25 April 2013

GAMESA’S 2.0 MW TURBINE REACHES 15,000 MW OF INSTALLED CAPACITY

Gamesa’s 2.0 MW turbines are consolidating their position as one of the company’s most popular products. Since the first 2.0 MW turbine was installed in Zamora (Spain) 11 years ago, 15,000 MW of this platform (7,500 turbines) have been installed worldwide, now that assembly work has begun on 500 MW of these multi-MW turbines in wind farms in China, India and Brazil.

Gamesa’s 2.0 MW platform has become one of the three most installed worldwide, driven by its ability to produce optimal quantities of power and to reduce the cost of energy (CoE). 2011 marked a record for this platform, with the assembly of over 1,250 Gamesa 2.0 MW platforms (2,500 MW). Some 304 MW were supplied to Iberdrola’s Blue Creek wind farm in theUS, the facility equipped with the highest number of this platform’s turbines (152) to date.

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20 April 2013

EMHT Energy growing rapidly in solar installations

EMHT Energy is offering some of the best renewable energy solutions to Industries, hotels & resorts, hospitals, residential, banks and ATMs, Telecom Towers and many others. EMHT’s solutions are designed with the help of technology partner from Australia.

EMHT Energy is part of Enginemates Heat  transfer group of companies catering to various business all over India. EMHT’s high quality standards and a well organised customer support is on offer to all our customers which makes us a team leader in renewable energy industry. It offers best custom built end to end solutions to all customers using certified and tested components.

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10 April 2013

Heidelberg Solar Private Limited Enters Into a Strategic Partnership with SOLEA AG, Germany

Solea AG, one of the leading Solar EPC companies from Bavaria, Germany announced a strategic partnership with Pinpoint Ventures Holding (Heidelberg,Germany) to enter the Indian market. Heidelberg Solar Private Limited (HSPL), a subsidiary of Pinpoint in Bangalore will be responsible for executing the solar projects in this partnership. Solea AG offers its EPC services through HSPL in the Indian market.

Initially the Heidelberg Solea partnership will concentrate on the South Indian states and will develop projects of size between 1 and 50 MW each. A total of approximately 200 MW of projects are planned to be developed within the next 3 years.

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05 April 2013

Through ‘Think Blue. Factory’ Initiatives Volkswagen India Aims At Reducing The Impact On The Environment By 25 Percent By 2018

Volkswagen India Private Limited announced the achievements of the ‘Think Blue. Factory’. initiatives at its plant in Chakan, near Pune which aims at environmental sustainability – a global target set by Volkswagen.

The project, which was globally announced in 2011 and implemented in Pune Plant from 2012, focuses on reducing the environmental impact of all Volkswagen plants across the world by 25 percent by 2018 based on 2010 values. This applies especially to energy consumption, water consumption, waste generation, air-borne emissions including carbon dioxide emissions.

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01 April 2013

Iacharya, “ipowerxpress” and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) come together to provide Professional Solar Installer Certification Program

Iacharya Silicon Limited, offering an end to end EPC Consultancy in Solar Energy Applications, Energy Conservation & Energy Audit in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) a safety science company plans for an off Grid/ On Grid Solar Installation Training Certificate Program.

As Central and State governments plans substantial ‘Solar’ visions, this professional training is planned at a right time to focus on strengthening the expert  manpower behind the solar industry across value chains from Manufacturing on Solar to implementation and maintenance of Solar Power plants. Several instances in the past 1-2 years in India where on MW level plants that have used the best of systems and have failed as a result of bad design and/ or implementation methods and currently requiring costly optimization at work.

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30 March 2013

Enerplus Solutions India, a residential solar PV solutions provider, announced the expansion of their novel “Expert Club” program for solar professionals in Chennai

To be held in Gummidipoondi on April 20-21,the programme will continue to educate installers, engineers, and rooftop developers on rooftop PV methods and best practices. The Expert Club focuses more on hands on experience to complement theory sessions, and is targeted at professionals willing to understand the components of a high quality rooftop system. Participants can expect to watch an operational Delta and Refusol on-grid inverters that deliver power and reduce electricity and diesel consumption. Participants will also be familiarized on how sophisticated off-grid inverters work with batteries under DC coupling and will have an opportunity to work with Schneider, Outback and MRO-TEK off-grid inverters as well.

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25 March 2013

Gamesa India bags the CII-EHS excellence award

The Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) conferred its prestigious Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Excellence 2012 Award on Gamesa Wind Turbines Private, the wholly owned subsidiary of a Spanish Wind Energy MNC company.

Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited was the only chosen under the Renewable Energy sector amongst several contenders.

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16 March 2013

115 students take part in first ever IEEE SIGHT, Madras Section & Solarillion – Solar Workshop and Solar Lamp Design- Competition for college students

More than 72 teams comprising of 195 members from 22 institutions had applied to take part in the first ever ‘Solar Lamp Workshop’ that was held in SRM Easwari Engineering College, Chennai on 15th March organized by IEEE, SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology), and The Solarillion Initiative. The Solarillion initiative is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at reaching solar education to one million students in five years. Out of the applicants, 35 teams comprising of 115 students from 12 institutions were selected to attend. The workshop was conducted in two batches and each batch was accomodated in two labs. More than 8 members from IEEE SIGHT and Solarillion were the resource persons for the workshop.

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25 February 2013

GreenBrilliance presents at the “Financing the Power Sector”, a REPA seminar in New Delhi

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India presented at the Seminar and Conclave on “Financing the Power Sector – with Special Focus on Renewable Energy (RE) Financing” with the core theme – “India’s Power Sector – A 500bn US$ Opportunity by 2022 – Green, Clean & Renewable Energy Portfolio Financing of US$ 250-300bn” organized by Prof. A. G. Iyer of Enertia and Renewable Energy Promotion Association (REPA).

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21 February 2013

Keltron PR – 3Cr order from DRDA

KELTRON has bagged order worth `3 Crore against competitive tender from District Rural Development Agency, Tirunelveli for the supply and installation of 1200 nos of Solar Power Street lights.

The order will be executed by the Power Electronics Group of Keltron Karakulam Complex.

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15 February 2013

Lanco Solar wins Most Innovative Product Award 2012 from IESA Technovation

Lanco Infratech Limited (LITL), the leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate with global footprints having business verticals viz. EPC, Power, Solar, Natural Resources and Infrastructure today announced that Lanco Solar Energy Pvt Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Limited won prestigious IESA Technovation Award for Most Innovative Product Award 2012.

The award was presented in the Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association’s annual event IESA Vision Summit in Bangalore. It was given for an innovative plug-&-play solar PV product design to cater to off-grid solar solutions in urban and rural hinterlands. Utmost care was given to ensure that the design provides for easy assembly at site in remote locations.  The modular design is also fully scalable to cater to a single family rooftop installation to village mini-grids to large urban residential/ industrial rooftops. Several of these installations are operational in Grameen Banks, remote village schools, tribal hostels, rural health centers, and industrial utilities in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and other States.

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8 February 2013

GreenBrilliance commissions a Rooftop Solar PV Power System in Vadodara, Gujarat

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Vadodara, Gujarat, India announces the successful installation and commissioning of a Rooftop Solar PVsystem. The PV system is installed on a roof top of a commercial building in Vadodara, Gujarat. Vadodara is one of the fastest growing cities in Gujarat with many businesses and residential communities roofs providing prime location for installing rooftop PV systems.

The installed rooftop Solar PV system is designed using high performance poly-crystalline modules manufactured by GreenBrilliance at their world class ISO certified manufacturing facility in the heart of BIDC, Vadodara. The off-grid solar PV system is set up for captive consumption and has a battery backup of approx 3 hours. The culmination of high performing GreenBrilliance modules and finesse in engineering the system for optimization, it has not only reduced the business owner’s dependency on conventional power but has drastically reduced their energy bill.

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5 February 2013

Poztz – A solar energy community & news network

Poztz, beta launched by EAI today, is a network and community for solar energy professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

Poztz is a simple news and events update network in which the members provide the updates themselves for the rest of the community

This network will also provide focussed networking opportunities in the future with all stakeholders in the solar energy sector.

We invite solar industry professionals, researchers, enthusiasts and other stakeholders to join Poztz.

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15 January 2013

Apply to Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards

Sankalp Forum announces the 5th Annual Sankalp Awards – India’s largest Social Enterprise Awards. The Sankalp Awards have been established with the dual objective of identifying and lending support to scale-up small and growing businesses by providing them consistent opportunities to access capital (both debt & equity), mentoring services and capacity building. Benefits of winning the award this year include opportunity to pitch to leading investors, fully paid trip to the Indian School of Business for a 2 day bootcamp and pro – bono consulting services from Trust Law, Bang Design and Intellecap.

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3 January 2013

GreenBrilliance ranked 33rd in the Top 100 Solar Contractors List published by Solar Power World online

GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar EPC solutions provider in Mid Atlantic USA and a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India is very proud to be ranked 33rd in the Top 100 Solar Contractors list published by Solar Power World online, http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2012-top-100-solar-contractors/.

Solar Power world is a highly respected publication that brings together not only articles on various renewable energy options but also provides in-depth analysis for upcoming technology in this field. “It is a very proud moment for us at GreenBrilliance to be ranked in the first 50 of the top 100 Solar Contrators list published by Solar Power World. We are considerably young company and to have been ranked in the first 50 is a testimony of our team and its commitment to quality and our customer’s,” commented Sumit Bhatnagar, Managing Partner of GreenBrilliance.

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28 December 2012

Madhuri Solar Develops Distribution Strategic Partnership with Zeemrah Energy

Madhuri Solar founded in 2003, the leading solar solution provider for products such as Solar Lantern, Solar Street Lights, Home Light System, Solar Water Heaters, Solar Toys, Solar Water Pump, Solar Traffic Signal, Solar Battery, Solar Invertors, Solar Purifiers & Solar Refrigerators has joined hands with Zeemrah Energy, for expanding its network through distribution model. Madhuri Solar has unmatched experience and an incredible track record in providing grid-based solar power solutions in India. The venture got initiated by Pearl Enterprises, wh ose vision is to p rovide “Energy for every one” using the endless energy from the sun. The products are designed to last long and serve a variety of purpose under the brand name “MADHURI SOLAR”.

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28 December 2012

An Exciting Renewable Energy Conference @ Coimbatore

Conference Highlights

  • 8 critical renewable energy topics
  • Over 800 industry delegates expected to be present for the conference
  • Over 30+ expert speakers (including 10 CEOs) from around the country, who are leaders in their renewable energy sectors
  • Practical inputs on critical aspects of renewable energy from experts with many years of experience
  • Unique half-day training/workshop session on solar power
  • Unique and much-needed topics such as Diesel to Renewables
  • New topics such as Electric Cars, Emerging Biofuels etc

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27 December 2012

Keltron makes big entry into Solar Power

When the nation is reeling under acute power crisis, Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) makes big entry into Solar Power by manufacturing solar power inverters and power conditioners. The ‘Solar India’ concept of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is being supported by Keltron also by implementing the solar projects in all jails. The project is implemented by the initiative of Kerala State Prison Department in setting up Solar Prisons in the state.

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24 December 2012

Vidya Mandir School in Chennai gets new solar power system

A new solar powered inverter was inaugurated at Vidya Mandir Senior Sec. School on Dec.21.

It was inaugurated by Viji Santhanam, President of the Vidya Mandir managing committee. Sudeep Jain, IAS, CMD of Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency was the chief guest.

This project was sponsored by the students of 1987 batch, to commemorate their silver jubilee reunion.

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18 December 2012

Tamil Nadu Govt Signs MoU with Raasi Green Earth Energy

Raasi Green Earth Energy to set up Rs.920 Cr Solar Park in Tamil Nadu – signed a MOU with the Tamil Nadu Government.

The company exchanged the MOU with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) in the presence of Hon. Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa at Chennai on Thursday, 13th Dec, 2012.

The proposed project envisages 100 MW of solar power generation spread over 500 acres in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu.

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14 December 2012

120 MW Miyar Project – Lahaul valley’s first large hydro project – gets Technical Concurrence under EA 2003

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has consented to issue Technical Concurrence (TC) for Miyar Hydroelectric Project (120 MW) being developed by Miyar Hydro Electric Power Company Ltd. (MHEPCL). This company is a subsidiary of Moser Baer Projects Private Limited (MBPPL). The project (3 X 40 MW) coming up at the Miyar nullah, Udaipur, Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh is the first large hydro project in the valley.

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06 December 2012

“ipowerexpress” offers hands-on Solar Installation Training with UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) from 19th to 21st December 2012 at Hotel Radha Regent, Chennai

After completion of the training, UL certificate will be provided which is a valid certificate for solar installation & commissioning of Solar On-Grid/Off-Grid Projects.

Course Outline for the PV Installers Program

PV technology developments and PV systems overview

DC and AC principles

Site analysis and conducting a site assessment

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06 December 2012

How to implement solar energy under TN solar policy guidelines – Seminar on installing 1000 MW of solar power in Tamil Nadu

MOVEMENT FOR GREEN REVOLUTION and Enfuse jointly organizing HOW TO IMPLEMENT SOLAR ENERGY Under TN Solar Policy Guidelines – Seminar on INSTALLING 1000 MW of SOLAR POWER IN TAMILNADU

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Solar Investors / System Integrators / Land owners / Consultants

Programme Details:

Date: 8th December 2012 (Saturday)

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28 November 2012

Mr. Vineet Jain, Managing Director-GreenBrilliance India, receives prestigious Enertia Award

Mr. Vineet Jain, Managing Director of GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat-India is a proud recipient of the prestigious “ Power Persona of the year 2012-Innovative Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy Solar” award. Mr. Vineet Jain was honored with this award at the 6th Annual Enertia Award held on 22nd November in New Delhi by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Cabinet Minister-New Renewable Energy, India.

The Prestigious “ENERTIA Awards” cover different areas of renewable energy such as excellence in Power Generation, Technology & Innovation, Utility Performance, Individual Awards for Sector Contribution, & Award for the Most Energy & Power Infrastructure. Awardees were picked by an Eminent Jury Panel under the Chairmanship of Prof.A.G.Iyer, Editor-in-Chief& Publisher, ENERTIA journal, President-ENERTIA Foundation and President, Renewable Energy Promotion Association, REPA.

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23 November 2012

Synod Bioscience starts new branch at Bangalore

Synod Bioscience is a leading up company that renders effective waste management systems all around world. We are based in Cochin, the economic capital of Kerala. The company focuses on well differentiated technology to provide effective waste management systems for various agricultural and food processing sectors. We also provide sustainable solutions for the various bio energy plants and water recycling systems across the country. Synod Bioscience design, build and operate power plants that generate additional benefits for its customers. Our practical approach optimizes the resources to contribute the best institutional biogas plants as well as the community biogas plants across the world. The Synod Bioscience strives selflessly to sustain the beauty and serenity of a place as unique as your city. With our new branch, at the most happening city of Bangalore, set-up with extending support from BBMP. and the Biofuel Board of Karnataka, . we ensure a full and ever-enduring care to keep your city, fresh. As our initial introductory proposal, we wish to offer detailed discounts on our services for installing Biogas plants.

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19 November 2012

Gamesa to supply 47.60 Mw to an Indian wind power project of SJVN

Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited in India- has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build the project and supply 47.60 MW to a wind farm from SJVN Limited, in District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

SJVN is a Mini Ratna CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertaking) and a joint venture with Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh.

The contract includes the installation of 56 units of Gamesa G58-850 kW turbines and a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) services contract. The company is fully committed to commission the project on or before the schedule period of 8 months.

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12 November 2012

Latest updates from JJ PV Solar

1) JJ PV Solar secures 5MW orders in recently held 6th Renewable Energy India Expo at Delhi

2) JJ PV Solar announces successful commissioning of 50KWp solar power plant at Rajkot, Gujarat.

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12 November 2012

Green Campus Summit – 2013 (GCS-2013)

The GCS-2013 Conference is an international gathering of sustainability leaders from higher educational institutions, universities and other organisations dedicated to the pursuit of campus sustainability and beyond. This Conference will be held at Puducherry, an educational hub in the Southern India in April 2013 (4-5). We are eager to receive your abstracts on or before 30-Nov-2012 on the themes outlined and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Puducherry in 2013 to hear about the advances and new trends in the field of campus environmental sustainability.

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10 November 2012

GreenBrilliance exhibits at the 7th Renewable Energy India Expo in New Delhi

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India exhibited at the 7th annual Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) organized by UMB India. The expo was aimed at accelerating the growth for Renewbale Energy market in India and promotes sustainable living. Indian government objectives of inclusive growth are supported by renewable energy and provide solutions to meet India’s growing energy needs.Along with other quality products the GreenBrilliance exhibit at the expo showcased its solar powered portable home lighting system which is being very well received worldwide and the Solmetric products such as the Solmetric SunEye, PV Designer, and PV Analyzer. Greenbrilliance is an exclusive distributor of the entire line of Solmetric products for Indian market.Read More

5 November 2012

Navsar Green Energy Systems enlisted by TEDA as an authorized agency for erection, installation, and commissioning of solar PV systems

Navsar Green Energy Systems, a unit of the Navsar Group has been enlisted by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) as an authorized agency for erection, installation, and commissioning of Solar Photo-voltaic Systems. The group has been in business since 2004, involved in developing and maintaining power projects of various capacities (Thermal, Biomass, Solar etc.).

“Solar power is definitely the future, the way forward. It will make every consumer self-reliant and independent. Our country has the highest transmission losses in the world. Solar Photo-voltaic Power systems assure reduction of transmission losses as the power plant is located very close to the end-user, maybe 1-2 floors away, on a roof top” – Navin Kumaar. S, CEO.

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3 November 2012

A Hands on Training Programme on How to Implement Solar Energy in Chennai

MOVEMENT FOR GREEN REVOLUTION (MGR) & ENERGY & FUEL USERS’ ASSOCIATION OF INDIA jointly organizing HOW TO IMPLEMENT SOLAR ENERGY – A Hands on Training Programme with a Tour to Real time working Solar Sites.

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Builders / Architects / Industrialists / Entrepreneurs / Professors / NGOs / Individuals

Date: 21st & 22nd November 2012 (Wednesday & Thursday)

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31 October 2012

GreenBrilliance proudly announces partnership with Solmetric Corporation USA

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Vadodara, Gujarat, India proudly announces its partnership with Solmetric Corporation, USA.

Solmetric Corporation based in United States of America is a manufacturer of innovative solar measurement tools that enable EPCs, solar developers, solar consultants, and solar plant owners to maximize the financial return on their investments. GreenBrilliance will be an exclusive distributor of Solmetric products for Indian market.

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27 October 2012

Record Breaking Performance of Gamesa Wind Turbine – Gamesa G97 – 2.0 MW Turbine Generates above 52 Lakh Units in 6 Months

Gamesa G97 – 2.0 MW Turbine Generates above 52 Lakh Units in 6 Months

First Turbine of any type in India to produce 52,34,000 units within 6 months of operation.

Wind Farm : Pedappampatti,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

HTSC No.: UGB55

Average Wind Speed: 6.5 m/s

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24 October 2012

Innovative solar products from Ray Force Green tech Pvt. Ltd.

1. Solar Power Bulk Milk Cooler: Patent Ref :2179/MUM/2011, 70 to 80% save on State electricity and 70 to 80% save on Gen Sets , Price at par to the regular BMC

2. Solar Power Cool Cart: Option with Tricycle/Cart/Motorized Tricycle solar power ; Patent ref:2273/MUM/2011, Gross capacity of the unit 326 Kgs , cooling can be maintained for 24 hrs and price near to the regular carts.

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24 October 2012

GreenBrilliance commissions solar system in Montville, New Jersey, USA

GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar solution provider in Mid Atlantic USA, proudly announces successful installation and commissioning of 10kW grid interactive solar PV system for Dr. Jack Dang, a distinguished resident of Montville Township, New Jersey.

The system is a grid-tied and designed as a split system with roof mount as well as ground mount. It is the first of its kind to be approved by the Montville Township, engineered and designed with world class GreenBrilliance solar modules and powered by micro inverters. Microinverters convert the DC output from each solar module into AC current which is fed into the main electrical panel. Excess energy is fed back into the grid under net metering program. The system was split between the roof and ground for maximizing the production output.

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12 October 2012

M+W Group Strengthens Activities in Power Plant Business: Takeover of Reliable Plant Solutions GmbH (RPS) and Change of Name to M+W Power Solutions GmbH

The international engineering and construction company M+W Group, Stuttgart has successfully completed the already announced takeover of Reliable Plant Solutions GmbH (RPS) with headquarters in Schkeuditz near Leipzig (Germany), following approval by Germany’s Cartel Office. The new, hundred percent-owned subsidiary will trade under the name M+W Power Solutions GmbH with immediate effect. Headquarters for the subsidiary will continue to be in Schkeuditz. For the first time M+W Power Solutions is exhibiting as a turnkey provider for the engineering and construction of conventional and regenerative power plant projects at the VGB Congress, ‘Power Plants 2012′ in Mannheim (Stand 1-A from 10 to 12 October).

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8 October 2012

A Hands on Training Programme on How to Implement Solar Energy in Chennai

MOVEMENT FOR GREEN REVOLUTION (MGR) & ENERGY & FUEL USERS’ ASSOCIATION OF INDIA jointly organizing HOW TO IMPLEMENT SOLAR ENERGY – A Hands on Training Programme with a Tour to Real time working Solar Sites.

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Builders / Architects / Industrialists / Entrepreneurs / Professors / NGOs / Individuals

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3 October 2012

Introducing the Kingtec K25Z-4 solar air conditioner

Driven by a passion to create a window air-conditioner that runs off solar power, Kingtec Solar’s Jamie Edens took inspiration from the DC-powered air-conditioners that cool long-haul trucks across the USA and created a window air conditioner that runs on solar air conditioning. If truckers are using such energy-efficient devices, why can’t homeowners and businesses benefit from a similar concept. While there are other “energy efficient” ACs out there, Kingtec’s green AC has a unique pedigree, in that its inspiration has deeply entrenched roots in one of the most demanding of applications – cooling long-haul trucks so that drivers are able to withstand the harshest of hot weather.

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21 September 2012

GreenBrilliance launches new series of Home lighting solutions

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announce the launch of their portable home lighting solutions as a part of its GreenBrilliance Home lighting systems (GBHL) product line. The portable home lighting systems are an innovative product which are ideal for emergency home lighting, portable backyard lighting solutions such as on deck and pool side, for camping excursions, roadside emergency situations, off-grid rural housing, usage in disaster relief scenarios, and for charging USB devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players.

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16 September 2012

Ankur Scientific Technologies receives the Star Performer Award by EEPC, India

Ankur Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been awarded with the “Star Performer Award” by Engineering Export Promotion Council, India for its outstanding Export Performance in the category of SMALL ENTERPRISE – MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY during 2010-11 in the Western Region.

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14 September 2012

GreenBrilliance delivers solar for Nexus EnergyHomes GeoSolar Community in Maryland, USA

GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar solution provider in Mid Atlantic USA and a leading crystalline photovoltaic module manufacturer announces delivery of its solar systems on Nexus EnergyHomes® GeoSolar Communities™ in Maryland, USA.

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7 September 2012

GreenBrilliance presents at the 4th Empower Solar Seminar

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India presented at the prestigious “4th Empower Solar seminar” organized by Prof. A.G.Iyer of Enertia and Renewable Energy Promotion Association (REPA). The focus of the seminar was on enhancing and multiplying India’s NSM solar capacities to a targeted goal of 50gw heralding India as a solar superpower by the year 2022.

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22 August 2012

GreenBrilliance commissions a Solar System for an IOCL Petrol Pump in Pune, India

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announces successful installation and commissioning of a solar PV system on a corporate owned and operated, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) Petrol Pump station at Wellesley Road, near Pune Railway station in Pune, Maharashtra India.

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13 August 2012

GreenBrilliance commissions 100kWp solar system in Raipur, Chattisgarh, India

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Gujarat, India proudly announced the successful installation and commissioning of a 100kWp solar PV system at Shri Ram Swaroopdas Niranjanlal Charitable Trust in fast pace growing city of Raipur, Chattisgarh. This system has been installed under the aegis of Chattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) (Dept. of Energy, Govt. of Chattisgarh).

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21 July 2012

High End GreenBrilliance Solar Modules chosen by the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) to go solar

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based in Vadodara-Gujarat, proudly announces successful installation and commissioning of grid interactive solarPV system for the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU). Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), one of the premier educational institutions in India chose high quality GreenBrilliance photovoltaic modules for its solar project. The system was installed by Acva Solar Pvt. Ltd, a local system integrator at the Old

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21 July 2012

Lucent CleanEnergy started largest TOPEVA solar encapsulant plant in India

Lucent CleanEnergy is the global manufacturer and supplier of TOPEVA- advanced cost effective solar EVA encapsulants – providing long term durability, improved efficiency and high performance to solar modules. We are the largest solar EVA encapsulant manufacturer in India with more than 10 million sq. mt (i.e. 600 MW) annual capacity.

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10 July 2012

GreenBrilliance Receives ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 certification

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of crystalline photovoltaic modules and a turnkey solar solution provider globally, announced that their PV module manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gujarat-India has received the ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 certification.
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3 July 2012

GreenBrilliance installs power plant in Dhursur, Pokhran, Rajasthan-India

GreenBrilliance, a leading crystalline photovoltaic module manufacturer based out of Vadodara, Gujarat and turnkey solar solution provider globally proudly announces successful DC side implementation and installation of 4.5 MW capacities for Dahanu Solar a subsidiary of Reliance Power Limited.
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25 June 2012

GreenBrilliance launches new series of high efficiency Solar Water Pumps

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of globally certified photovoltaic solar modules based out of Vadodara,Gujarat, India proudly announces the launch of its new series of high efficiency solar pumps with a motor rating of 0.5 HP to 5.0 HP.
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21 June 2012

GreenBrilliance commissions solar system for Landover Hills Town hall

GreenBrilliance, a leading turnkey solar solution provider in Mid Atlantic USA, proudly announces successful installation and commissioning of 2.16 kW grid interactive solar PV system for the town hall of Landover Hills in Prince Georges County -Maryland, USA. Landover Hills town hall took a significant step towards going green and reducing its carbon footprint by choosing to install a solar system that would provide green energy to the town hall.
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05 June 2012

GreenBrilliance commissions 2MWp in Roorkee, India

GreenBrilliance, a leading crystalline photovoltaic module manufacturer and turnkey solar solution provider globally, announces the successful installation and commissioning of the prestigious 2MWp power plant in
Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
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05 June 2012

GreenBrilliance Commissions 800kWp Solar PV plant in Narnaul, Haryana

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of crystalline photovoltaic modules and a turnkey solar solution provider globally, proudly announces the successful installation and commissioning of the prestigious 800kWp solar PV plant in Narnaul, Haryana. Chadraleela Power Energy Pvt. Ltd. partnered with GreenBrilliance expertise under the Rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Generation Programme (RPSSGP) of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) scheme and was commissioned in January 2012.
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17 May 2012

GreenBrilliance Announces the Commissioning of a Solar System at the Nation’s Premiere Reagan International Airport at Washington DC, USA

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of crystalline photovoltaic modules and a global turnkey solar
solution provider, proudly announces the installation and commissioning of a prestigious solar system at
the premiere Ronald Reagan International airport in Washington DC, USA. The system was designed,
engineered, installed, and commissioned by the GreenBrilliance team on the roof of a newly constructed
terminal for Jet Blue Airlines.
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01 May 2012

GreenBrilliance Receives IEC-61701 Salt Mist Corrosion Certification

GreenBrilliance, a leading manufacturer of crystalline photovoltaic modules and a turnkey solar solution provider globally, announced today that their PV modules have received the IEC-61701 certification. The certification is a significant step in making GreenBrilliance PV modules utilizable by all market segments. Read More