Daily Archive: April 22, 2013

ABB bets on solar power with $1 billion takeover

Swiss industrial group ABB (ABBN.VX) is to buy U.S. solar energy company Power-One Inc (PWER.O) for about $1 billion, betting that growth in emerging markets will revive a sector ravaged by overcapacity and weakening...

Tribal hamlets to have enough power, water

The direction of the State government to temporarily stop all electricity and water supply disconnections upsetting the life of tribal people during the drought season has come as a relief for many in the...

India may split solar projects into two categories

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), which is rolling out the second phase of grid-connected 750 MW solar photovoltaic projects from May, proposes to split the projects into two categories — one...

Power situation in Kerala worsens

Kerala’s worsening power situation has aggravated further with non-availability of power from outside sources and from the thermal power supplier within the State. BSES near here has stopped generation for want of fuel. Water...

Some solar projects may escape local content rule

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy proposes to have two categories of projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission — one with mandated domestic content and the other allowing use of imported...