Tag Archives: Asia

Poor Chinese power imports: Consumers to bear the brunt

Poor quality of Chinese equipment imports to add to power production woes For years, Indian power equipment manufacturers have been complaining to the government over cheap imports from other countries, especially China. On their part, government did bring in some measures to protect … Continue reading

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SMA Solar sales continue slump on market conditions and competitive pricing

Natgrp: India should now see more aggressive pricing on inverters from SMA    Power plant sales as a percentage of total sales has increased significantly in the last 12-months reaching 38.4% of sales, compared to 23.4% in the first half … Continue reading

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First Solar to manufacture new crystalline silicon line from end of 2014

Natgrp: Writing on the wall for Thin Film! “CdTe isn’t suitable for residential or small commercial – that’s half the global market.” Denis de Ceuster, Tetrasun has achieved a third party confirmed efficiency of 21.4% with its n-type silicon cells First … Continue reading

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TN’s power utility rated worst among 4 southern states – And thats saying something. Raising debt for the 690 MW allocated will be a tough job for developers.

Tamil Nadu has the worst performing power utility among the four southern states. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) has been rated below average in both operations and financial performance among various power utilities in the country as … Continue reading

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Determination of Tariff for Generation and Distribution – TAMIL NADU ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

TAMIL NADU ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION (Constituted under section 82 (1) of Electricity Act 2003) (Central Act 36 of 2003) PRESENT : Thiru. K.Venugopal – Member  and Thiru. S.Nagalsamy – Member T.P. No. 1 of 2013 Date of Order: 20-06-2013 In the matter … Continue reading

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Solar Shakeout Continues: Gehrlicher Solar files insolvency papers

Gehrlicher Solar was the 22nd largest EPC in 2012 according to IHS Research. Gehrlicher Solar has become the latest German firm to file for insolvency according to court papers lodged on Friday seen by PV-Tech. It began proceedings on the same day … Continue reading

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Gujarat re-negotiating fixed tariffs for already commissioned 670 MW Solar plants under its Solar Policy

In a not so surprising move, the Gujarat Government after paying out a huge amount in fixed tariff for its 670MW commissioned plants is looking to change tariffs to be in line with the existing norms. It has offered approx. … Continue reading

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for Setting up of Grid Connected Solar PV Projects of Total Capacity 100 MW in Bihar

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited Vidyut Bhawan, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Patna-21 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Setting up of Grid Connected Solar PV Projects of Total Capacity 100 MW in Bihar (Through e-procurement mode only – http://www.eproc.bihar.gov.in) Tender Notice No. … Continue reading

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India allows power firms to pass on imported coal costs – Your Electric Bill is on its way up coupled with harmful emissions too

Natgrp: If we improve our grid Infrastructure as well as generation capabilities we don’t need to add a single MW for the next few years but bottom line takes precedence. Our investment should be in Solar power with storage which … Continue reading

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Indian government launches RTI Portal Online

Natgrp: This is a service that every Indian should use, especially to understand and ferret out malfeasance in the system. Its currently restricted to a single department but is expected to cover all departments by the end of the month. Click Here for … Continue reading

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