Daily Archive: July 25, 2013

How Do Storage Systems in Photovoltaic Installations Work?

Those who equip photovoltaic installations with a storage system are mostly interested in increasing the on-site consumption of generated solar power. However, people often forget to consider that these kinds of battery systems only...

Solar-powered fruit carts to be run across Goa beachline

State-run Horticulture Corporation has decided to harvest solar power to run hand carts across Goa’s beach belt to provide assorted fruits for tourists. Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation (GSHDC) will procure 20 carts which...

Nepal SC stays negotiations on GMR’s power project

Nepal’s Supreme Court has stayed the negotiation for a power development agreement with Indian infrastructure major GMR for developing a 900 MW Upper Karnali Hydropower Project, responding to a petition claiming it ignored the...

CERC to start work soon on framing new power tariff norms

Electricity regulator CERC will soon start studying various sectoral aspects, including current trends and challenges, to decide on power tariff norms for the 2014-19 period. The study, to frame ‘Tariff Regulations for control period...

Power regulator heralds an era of costlier power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) seems to have favourably considered the government’s advice to allow pass-through of imported coal cost in electricity rates for consumers. In a much-awaited order, after the Union Cabinet’s...

Patel seeks 5% more duty on power gear imports

The ministry of heavy industry has written to the finance ministry asking for imposition of an additional 5% duty on imported equipment for generating power to protect domestic manufacturers straddled with idle capacity. The...