Jon Fredrik Baksaas Becomes New Chair of DNV GL's Board

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, the former CEO of Telenor, has been appointed as DNV GL’s new Chair of the board. Although best known for his 13-year tenure as CEO and President of the telecoms firm, he started his career with DNV (as it was then known) and spent 6 years at the company before leaving in 1985.

Business | 30/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

NTPC Inks Rs 3,582 Cr Loan Pact with JBIC for Flue Gas Desulphurization, Renewable Energy Proj

Under GREEN initiative, NTPC Ltd, which is the country’s largest power producer, has signed Rs 3,582 crore (JPY 50 billion or USD 482 million) foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC).

Investment & Trading | 29/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

FIMER Enters EV Chargers Race; Launches New Residential, Commercial Chargers

With an aim to tap the growing electric vehicles (EV) market, FIMER, the world’s fourth largest solar inverter manufacturer, has unveiled its new portfolio of AC and DC EV charging stations and wallboxes, for both residential and commercial applications. The EVs are expected to account for an estimated 30 per cent of global vehicles by the year 2025.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 29/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

RenewSys Introduces World’s 1st 505 Wp Solar Modules using G1 (158.75mm) Cells

RenewSys, which is the country’s first integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and its key components - encapsulants, backsheets and cells, has launched the world’s first 505 Wp solar modules using G1 (158.75mm) cells. Through this product launch, the company aimed at targeting the pumping market with a voltage of 60.94 V.

Solar manufacturing | 28/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Magenta Power Appoints Bhavana Srivastava as Head of Client Servicing

Magenta Power has appointed Bhavana Srivastava as Head of Client Servicing with an aim to solve challenges that their clients face in clean energy and EV Charging. With the strategy of aggressive growth targets, the management of the company aimed at acquiring and retaining clients with the help of the newly appointed members of the team.

Business | 28/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Best Power Equipments focus on rooftop PV applications

The company provides end-to-end strategic power solutions for most critical applications having more than 2 decades of manufacturing experience announced that the company is planning to focus on solar applications along with manufacturing Lithium Batteries.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 30/10/2020 | By News Bureau

Court Orders 6 Months Imprisonment, Rs 2.20 Lakhs Civil Liability to Consumer for Power Theft

The Special Electricity Court in Rohini, Delhi has convicted and penalized the Tata Power-DDL consumer in Narela, Delhi with 6 months of imprisonment post finding him guilty for the direct theft by tapping the electrical wires under section 135 of The Electricity Act 2003.

Smart Grid / T&D | 30/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Artha Energy Kicks off Expansion Work of Rooftop Solar Plant in Aurangabad

Artha Energy Resources (AER) has started the expansion work on its 165 KW rooftop solar power plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Further, the current capacity of the solar rooftop power plant stood at 100.4 KW which has been active since February 2019 while 64.5 KW will now be added under the expansion project.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 30/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Use of Electric Chaaks Rise 3-4 Times Income of Potter Families

On receiving electric potter wheels, some artisans said with increase in production using electric potter wheel, they were now earning 3-4 times more than what they earned earlier. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that more than 18,000 electric chaaks have so far been distributed across the country benefiting nearly 80,000 people of the community.

Policies & Regulations | 29/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Informa Markets in India Kicks-off Physical Format of Trade Exhibitions from December

With an aim to kickstart physical trade exhibitions after almost three quarters of restriction amid Covid-19, Informa Markets in India has announced six physical B2B events in December, supported with ‘AllSecure’ – a re-start safety standard which will safeguard the Health & Safety of stakeholders, in line with the government’s guidelines.

Business | 28/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Sunseap Energy Installs Wärtsilä’s 2.4 MWh Energy Storage System under EPC Contract

Sunseap Energy Ventures has installed 2.4 MW/2.4 MWh energy storage system (ESS) supplied by Wärtsilä under an EPC contract. Sunseap Energy Ventures is an Asia-Pacific Incubator & Accelerator Program which aims to discover the next big tech disruptor or company that focuses on renewable energy and energy-related inonovations.

Energy Storage | 28/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

The Chilean Minister of Energy inaugurates Solarpack's Granja Solar plant

Solarpack's Granja Solar plant Located in Pozo Almonte, in the Tarapacá Region, in the middle of the Atacama Desert, this plant is the largest in the region with an installed capacity of 123 MW. Solarpack specialized in the development, financing, construction, operation, and management of utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plants.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 28/10/2020 | By News Bureau

Renesas extends its MCU Portfolio for Motor Control and AI-based Applications

Tokyo-headquartered advanced semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics Corporation has extended its microcontroller (MCU) portfolio designed for motor control applications targeting smart homes, industrial automation, and building automation.

Energy efficiency | 28/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Meyer Burger-CSEM Extend Collaboration to Jointly Develop Novel Solar Cells, Modules

Meyer Burger has further extended its more than 7 years older collaboration with the Swiss research & development center CSEM. The scientists from both CSEM and Meyer Burger Research, the subsidiary responsible for research and development, have been working successfully on new technologies for the production of highly efficient solar cells and modules.

Power R&D | 27/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

DNV GL Makes Online Available 40 Yrs of Offshore and Onshore Reliability Data

DNV GL in partnership with French IT service provider SATODEV and OREDA member companies, has now moved the offshore and onshore reliability data (OREDA) from the traditional handbook to a digital tool called ‘OREDA@Cloud’ available via DNV GL’s Veracity data platform.

Conventional energy / Exploration | 27/10/2020 | By Manu Tayal

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