Daily Archive: January 18, 2013

Sluggish coal sector to dampen power generation

Sluggish coal sector to dampen power generation Friday January 18 2013 Chandigarh The sluggish coal sector will continue to dampen the thermal power generation this year also because of gap between coal demand and...

Smart Grid Required for India’s Solar Plan

The government of India is planning to tap the most talked about solar rooftop segment potential (estimated at 92.7GW) in a big way, adding at least 1000MW capacity by 2017. This will be done...

Power crisis could derail economic growth: India Ratings

Fuel supply risks and precarious financial health of electricity distribution companies continue to pose challenges for the power sector, whose slow progress could impact the country’s economic growth, a report said today. India Ratings...

Feasible power sector reforms

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent comment on the need to rationalize energy prices in the country is understandable. With import dependence on oil as high as 80%, the burden on the exchequer is significant...

Chorus rises to dump Chinese solar panels

Tata Power, Moser Baer demand 40% import duty to save investments in domestic capacity Solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers such as Tata Power Solar, Moser Baer and others have demanded a 35 to 40...

Bosch to enter renewable energy market next month

Bosch India, a leading manufacturer of goods and services for the automotive sector would be entering the Rs 200-crore market of solar water heaters from February. Headquartered in Bangalore, this division would be catering...

Against the wind

After the euphoria of last year, the wind power industry is down in the dumps. During the year ended March 2012, a record 3,100 mega-watts (MW) of capacity got added and nothing seemed to...