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 […]

Higher tariff to wind power producers in Karnataka

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Wind power producers in Karnataka who prefer to sell their electricity to the State’s distribution companies at a non-preferential tariff and avail themselves of ‘renewable energy certificates’ (REC), are to be paid a higher tariff. This is because of the decision of the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission to hike the ‘average pooled purchase cost (APPC)’ […]

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 […]

National Offshore Wind Energy Policy Draft – India 2013

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Recently MNRE has released a draft on National offshore wind energy policy to promote deployment of offshore wind energy.The very first idea of introducing this policy is to attract investments in energy sector,with a view of reducing carbon emissions and building research and development in energy sector. Globally About 5 GW of offshore wind generation capacity […]

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 […]

WIND TURBINE WITH LENS

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Wind power is proportional to the wind speed cubed. If we can increase the wind speed with some mechanism by utilizing the fluid dynamic nature around a structure, namely if we can capture and concentrate the wind energy locally, the output power of a wind turbine can be increased substantially. At wind energy section of […]

Wind v/s Solar: Which one is better

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India has about 18000 MW wind installed capacity, and in recent year there has been significant addition for solar as well and the country has around 1.2MW installed capacity of solar pv as well. The renewable energy development in India was typically promoted by tax incentive in the form of accelerated depreciation (AD). On one […]

Acciona inaugurates its biggest wind farm in India

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Acciona Energy, is the biggest Spanish wind power operator in India, has successfully commissioned its biggest wind farm till date in India in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The company inaugurated the 56 MW Tuppadahalli wind farm- its third wind farm in India. With a total installed capacity of 85.8 MW, the company is […]