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Mitsubishi backs German offshore wind farms with €765m

Mitsubishi announced it is backing offshore wind projects in Germany, with an investment of €576 million (£481.2m).The Japanese firm is helping Netherlends-based grid operator TenneT connect wind farms to the power grid. TenneT said Mitsubishi will pay €240 million (£200.5m) for a 49% stake in the BorWin1 and BorWin2 grid connection projects and €336 million (£280.7m) for a 49% stake in HelWin2 and DolWin2. ...

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Japan Plans World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

Japan is planning to install the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The wind farm will consist of 143 wind turbines located off Fukushima’s coast. Scheduled to be completed by 2020, it would generate 1 GW of energy. This is part of a project to make Fukushima totally renewable-energy-dependent by 2040; emphasized by further plans to build the largest solar power field in the country. The wind farm would be ...

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Southern States to Use Wastelands for Green Energy Corridor Project

The southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are seeking to increase the contribution of renewable energy to meet their power requirements in the 12th Plan period (2012-17). They plan to set up wind farms on wastelands and form a green energy corridor for increasing transmission of renewable power.The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is working with these states to prepare a ma ...

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Mahindra Group to also Enter Indian Wind Market

It has been reported that the USD 16 billion Mahindra group is set to enter the wind power business in India, though the group is not at the moment revealing the details of its plans.Mr.Parag Shah managing Partner at Mahindra Partners and Head of Mahindra Cleantech Ventures said that: “It is in a little confidential stage. It is work in progress.”?? What is clear is that the group, which has major ambitions ...

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EGAT making huge investment on transmission upheaval in Thailand

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) announced capital spending of 300 billion baht over the next five years, mainly to upgrade power facilities nationwide. Two-thirds of the total will go to upgrading 40-year-old transmission lines, with the remaining 100 billion slated for new capacity such as the Wang Noi and Chana power plants, said governor Sutat Patmasiriwat. The budget excludes for ...

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MOU signed for Power Grid Corporation of India for organisational development

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, entering into long-term collaboration in various areas of business and organisational development by exchanging intellectual resources and infrastructure. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd is one of the largest transmission utilities in the world. It has been conferred 'Navrat ...

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ElectraNet to undertake transmission development on the Lower Eyre Peninsula

South Australia’s high-voltage electricity transmission network service provider ElectraNet has identified Whyalla as the key to increasing the demand for electricity on the Lower Eyre Peninsula. Although the Eyre Peninsula has significant renewable energy and mineral resources, currently there is limited electricity transmission infrastructure to support its development. Projects such as further minerals e ...

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Cuts in Japan’s Solar FIT Looking Likely

Japan’s government began discussions today over revisions to its solar feed-in tariff (FIT), as the industry rushes to complete projects ahead of an expected reduction on 1 April.Japan introduced new FITs for renewable energy projects on 1 July last year, triggering a surge in investment, particularly in PV power plants. But a five-member panel under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is exp ...

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Solar Giants Trina and Jinko Solar to Lift Solar Industry

Trina Solar Ltd., the world's third- biggest maker of solar panels, and Jinko Solar Holding Co. expect to deliver more products this year as China's efforts to promote its domestic solar industry take hold. Growth in Changzhou, China-based Trina’s shipments will surge by at least 30 percent in 2013 from a year ago, outpacing global market demand, Terry Wang, Trina’s chief financial officer. Jinko Solar, Chi ...

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Bharti Airtel unveils largest rooftop solar power plant

Bharti Airtel has announced that it has powered up its core location with Solar Power at Gangaganj, Lucknow. Gangaganj is one of the major switching and routing centre, which processes the voice & data traffic for the telecom operator. The 100KWp non penetrating rooftop Solar power plant is the first of its kind in the Indian telecom industry and will save close to 26 thousand liters of diesel per year, ...

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