Friday, July 31, 2015

Infosys to set up 7MW solar plant at Hyderabad campus

HYDERABAD: Country’s second largest software program providers agency Infosys plans to set up a 7MW solar plant at its Hyderabad campus.
The transfer is a step in attaining the objective set to meet the complete electrical energy wants via renewable sources within the subsequent few years, the corporate stated in a press release.
It additionally claimed that Infosys’s Hyderabad campus is the primary in India to have radiant cooled business constructing, with the most important comparability of HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air con) system on the earth.
“Daylight and imaginative and prescient panels within the buildings be sure that over ninety one% of occupied areas have pure mild and all staff have entry to views, including to consolation and productiveness,” it added.
Appropriate water remedy applied sciences have been set up to deal with the water coming from the sewage remedy plant thus making it appropriate for the cooling tower necessities and handled waste water is used for all the cooling tower at the Hyderabad campus, the corporate stated.
This initiative has helped the corporate scale back dependency on freshwater for cooling tower water wants, Infosys stated.
The firm additionally stated it has planted 15,758 saplings at the Hyderabad campus throughout fiscal 2015 taking the whole variety of sapling plantations throughout campuses to over 4,15,000 within the final Times of India

Indian Railways to test its solar-powered trains to reduce pollution

In a bid to reduce diesel consumption in trains, the Indian railways have sort to harness solar energy to run their trains. This will prove to be highly cost-effective to the railways by saving upto Rs 1.24 lakh per coach year.
The train in trial has one of its non-AC coach fitted with solar panel on the rooftop. Out of the 40 sq metre of space on the roof of the coach, about 24 sq metre is covered with solar panels. Each coach generates nearly 17 units of power every day. This reduces the railways diesel consumption by 90,000 litres. The train however will use diesel engines to be pulled forward, while the solar panels will provide power to the lights, fans, AC’s, etc. dnaTechLaunch, Indian Railway, solar powered trains, technews
On success of the prototype trials, the entire train will be fitted with solar panels. The Indian Railways have also been focusing on alternate source of fuels with trials already on to use sources like CNG, biodiesel and natural gas among others.

Monday, July 27, 2015

55 Solar Cities to be Developed in India

55 Solar Cities to be Developed in India

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NEW DELHI:  As many as 55 cities in 27 states and union territories are currently being developed as solar or green cities, parliament was told today.

So far, 55 existing cities in 27 states/UTs are being developed as solar cities in the country under 'Development of Solar Cities programme', Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The new and renewable energy ministry has been implementing the programme under which a total of 60 cities and towns are proposed to be supported for development as "solar or green cities".

Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Jaipur in Rajasthan and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir have only got in-principle approval till date, said Mr Goyal.

The criteria set by the ministry for the identification of cities include a city having population between 50,000 to 50 lakh (with relaxation given to special category states including northeast states), initiatives and regulatory measures already taken along with a high level of commitment in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lanco Inaugurates 10.50 MW Solar Power Plant in Punjab

Lanco Group subsidiary Omega Solar Projects today inaugurated a 10.50 MW solar power plant here. 

The project has been set up at a cost of Rs 84 crore over 45 acres of land, according to an official release. 

New & Renewable Energy Minister Majithia said the tiny steps started three years ago in renewable energy sector have now become giant leaps with world renowned solar power companies investing liberally in the state, keeping in view its progressive and investor friendly approach. 

He said major solar power developers like Lanco, Solairedirect and Acme have come to Punjab. 

Majithia said Acme Group is all set to operationalize their 100 MW solar projects in district Mansa by March, 2016 and French solar giant 'Solairedirect' will add 54 MW in its present capacity of 34 MW solar power in district Fazilka. 

He said Punjab is all set to operationalise 500 MW solar power projects by March, 2016 and with finalization of two more schemes for farmers and major solar companies, the target is to achieve 1,000 MW solar power generation by March, 2017

Risen Energy, Raasi Green Team up for 100-MW PV Park in Tamil Nadu

Solar PV plant. Featured Image: Gilles Paire/
July 16 (SeeNews) - Chinese firm Risen Energy Co Ltd (SHE:300118) and the solar power arm of Bangalore-based Raasi Group have joined hands to invest in 100 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The solar module maker said on Wednesday it had signed a cooperation agreement with Raasi Green Earth Energy Pvt Ltd (RGEE). Under the terms of the deal, they will set up a joint venture (JV) with 51% and 49% stakes, respectively.
In particular, RGEE will be in charge of securing the required licenses and approvals, as well as a power purchase agreement (PPA) with state-owned utility Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Ltd (Tangedco). In turn, Risen Energy will supply the PV modules and provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the solar complex.
Apart from Tamil Nadu, the partners plan to expand their future solar operations to other Indian states, such as Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Chinese firm explained that this move will not only strengthen its business in India, but is also in line with its overseas development strategy for emerging solar markets.
A definitive agreement will be signed following the completion of a due diligence report and obtaining the relevant approvals.