Category: News Updates

NTPC commissions its first wind turbine

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which is India’s largest power company, has commissioned its first wind turbine of 2 MW at Rojmal Wind Power Project in Gujarat.   With this, NTPC has marked its presence...

Telangana to double solar capacity by March next

Telangana is set to come out with a new wind and hybrid solar-wind energy policy frameworks to provide impetus to the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector. The State, which has an installed renewable energy...

New material may double solar cell efficiency

In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a new crystalline material that could replace silicon and double the efficiency of solar cells without a significant cost increase. Conventional solar cells are at most one-third efficient,...

Govt electrifies over 13,000 villages out of 18,452

The government has managed to cross another milestone by electrifying over 13,000 villages so far out of the 18,452 unelectrified ones. “The Ministry of Power has achieved a remarkable milestone of electrifying more than...

IIT Kharagpur Will Lead UK-India Joint Virtual Centre

KOLKATA:  According to a statement released by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT – Kharagpur) today, the pioneer institute will lead a United Kingdom -India Joint Virtual Centre in Clean Energy. This Joint Virtual...

Wind power bids seem unrealistic

The recent bid by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up 1000 MW wind power plants saw tariffs drop to ?3.46 per unit. This has set a new benchmark for wind...

Rains cut off power in Noida

NOIDA: Tuesday night’s rain and thunderstorm led to a precautionary power shutdown in some sectors such as 11, 20, 30, 39 and 105 for over five hours. Other sectors such as 93A, 44, 45,...