REC

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The first REC trading session of 2nd  Quarter of 2013-14 concluded on 31st of July 2013, has witnessed an ascending trend in the buyer’s participation for both Solar and Non-Solar  REC Market. The ongoing hearing at APTEL  where the petition for Non-Compliance of RPO has been filed by both the Wind and the Hydro Association of […]

Renewable Energy to Beat Gas in Power Mix by 2016

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 Renewable energy may supply more electricity than nuclear reactors or natural gas by 2016, spurred by declining costs and growing demand in emerging markets, the International Energy Agency said. Wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal use may grow 40 percent in the next five years, double the 20 percent pace in 2011, the Paris-based organization said […]

Expecting a Successful Future in RE Sector:US Exim Bank

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The US Export-Import Bank, also known as Exim Bank, may work closely with various states in India for financing renewable energy projects. Recently, many states have shown great interest in the segment prompting the US Exim Bank to work at both state and national levels, Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the bank, was quoted […]

Large Scale Deployment of Wind Farms- Issues and Concerns

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India has installed capacity about 16 GW of wind power and about 1.3 GW of solar power. It is expected that we reach to about 20% of total requirement through renewable energy sources contributed predominantly by wind and solar power, the major constraint in large scale deployment of renewables is its variable in nature, which […]

Department of Telecommunications may offer licence fee rebate of 2% to telcos building “green” towers

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Telecom operators may get a two percentage point rebate on license fee levy, in lieu of building more expensive but environment friendly telecom towers, according to two top executives aware of the development. The Department of Telecommunications  (DoT) is considering lowering the levy from the currently 8% of adjusted gross revenue, DoT said. “Incentivising green energy initiatives […]

California to get 51% power through Solar PV by 2030

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A bill introduced into the California Legislature by an Imperial County Assemblyman would require that all California utilities get 51%  of their power from renewable sources by 2030. The bill is now being considered by the Assembly’s Utilities and Commerce Committee. It was introduced in January, but is starting to gain a bit of momentum […]

Challenges in Renewable Energy integration with Electric Grid

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As is known about renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar, the generation sites are mostly available at remote geographical locations which are at a considerable distance from the demand centres. Moreover, such distant wind/solar resources do not have sufficient nearby grid capacity for integration of large-scale development with the transmission system. This raises the […]