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Surat Municipal Corp SignSuzlon for 8.4MW Wind Project

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd. said its Group had secured its second consecutive order from Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) to set up, operate and maintain a 8.4 MW wind energy project in Gujarat. The project will comprise of four units of Suzlon's S95 - 2.1 MW wind turbine and will be commissioned in early CY 2013.The new project will augment SMC's existing wind power portfolio to 11.4 MW. ...

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Mytrah Energy Set to Double Wind Power Generation by 2018

Mytrah Energy Limited, a key player in wind energy space, has plans to invest Rs 30,000 crore in the medium term to build 5000 MWs in India by 2018. ? "We have already invested about Rs 2,400 crores in our current projects and estimate to invest a further Rs 2,000 crores in the current year. Our medium term investment is expected to be in the range of Rs 30,000 crores to build 5000 MW in India," Ravi Kailas ...

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China Will Sue Over Blocked US Deal

A Chinese-owned firm in the US is suing President Barack Obama after he blocked a wind farm deal on national security grounds. Ralls Corp, which is owned by two Chinese nationals, was installing wind turbines close to the training site in Oregon, which, according to the facility's web site, is used to test unmanned drones - a highly sensitive and prized U.S. technology. Mr Obama signed the order blocking th ...

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1,000-Megawatt Contract Strengthens First Solar’s Position

First Solar Inc. showed an upside of 10% after an expert on Bloomberg claimed that the company may secure a business worth 1,000MW from NextEra. NextEra has already purchased ~275MW from FSLR, in comparison to only ~150 MW from other suppliers, mainly due to First Solar's thin-film panels. The expected increase in demand from NextEra, the installation of four solar plants in Mexico, and increasing exposure ...

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EDPR Helps Chinese Solar Technology Enter European Market

Portugal’s EDP Renováveis (EDPR) has ordered up 39MW of solar modules from China’s Suntech, as Europe’s second largest wind farm operator pushes into the PV sector sooner than expected.The panels will be installed at four ground-mounted PV parks under construction in Romania, all expected to be brought on line by early 2013. EDPR says it has brought forward its strategy of diversifying into “new renewable t ...

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Foxconn and GCL Join Forces for Solar Project in Datong

China-based polysilicon firm GCL-Poly has jointly invested in a solar power-generation plant in Datong, Shanxi with Foxconn (Hon Hai). The 310MW plant obtained a license from the China government at the beginning of September. According to Hua Shu, executive director and president of GCL-Poly, the project will begin construction in second-quarter 2013. GCL-Poly is responsible for providing polysilicon and s ...

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PLN looks towards solar power for remote islands

Indonesia-based state utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is set to complete the construction of 100 solar power plants on remote islands to provide for their electricity requirements. The project costs around $63m with the solar plants located in West Papua, North Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, South and Southeast Sulawesi and South Kalimantan, reported Jakarta Globe. PLN eastern Indonesia operati ...

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SEA, ANZ smart grid markets to hit US$3B by 2018

The smart grid markets in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand are expected to generate revenues of US$3 billion by 2018, up from US$1.4 billion in 2011, and growth will be driven by those with well-developed industrial infrastructure. A Frost & Sullivan study released on Thursday added countries with an advanced software market and a high acceptance for technology will help spur smart grid growth. ...

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Reliance Power increases cooperation with China

Reliance Power, part of Reliance (ADA) Group, has formed a strategic partnership with China Datang Corporation (CDT) for development and operation of power and energy projects in India and overseas. CDT is represented by the China Datang Overseas Investment Company (CDTO). CDT, a major power producer in China, has a power generation capacity of over 1 lakh mw, and is amongst China's top 50 companies. The pa ...

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Nuclear Malfunction Scare in South Korea

South Korea was forced to shut down one of its nuclear reactors last Tuesday following a malfunction in its control system but there was no risk of a radiation leak, plant operators said. The 1,000-megawatt Shingori 1 reactor near the southern city of Busan was shut down after a warning signal at 8:10 am, the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said. "There was a malfunction in the reactor's cont ...

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