Ashok Leyland sets up electric vehicle facility at Ennore plant

Ashok Leyland sets up electric vehicle facility at Ennore plant

2018-09-07T12:38:38+00:00 On

Ashok Leyland, one of India’s top two commercial vehicle makers, said it has set up an electric vehicle unit at its Ennore plant, giving the company the capacity to “deal with” about 5,000-10,000 electric vehicles per year. The move comes eight months…

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

2018-07-27T15:59:30+00:00 On

Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the top destinations for large, utility scale solar projects in India, according to numbers from the Minister of New and Renewable Energy. According to data for Government of India’s “Solar Parks and Ultra Mega…

IMD improves accuracy of rainfall predictions

IMD improves accuracy of rainfall predictions

2018-07-18T14:18:38+00:00 On

Indian Meteorological Department, which studies and makes predictions about the weather, has significantly improved its predictive capabilities for rainfall in recent years, the government of India said. “The absolute error of the IMD’s monsoon forecasts for the seasonal rainfall over the country…

BSES, partner suggest bill-based financing of rooftop solar projects

BSES, partner suggest bill-based financing of rooftop solar projects

2018-07-03T15:40:13+00:00 On

Households owning rooftop solar systems could save up to 95 per cent on their electricity bills, according to an independent study by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited . Solar system costs have declined by 27…

Delhi Tree Cutting: NGT steps in, issues notice to center

Delhi Tree Cutting: NGT steps in, issues notice to center

2018-07-02T12:33:00+00:00 On

The National Green Tribunal, India’s top most environmental court, has issued notices to the central government, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Development authority in a case filed by an NGO against the move to cut about 15,000 trees in…

India meets solar mission target for FY18 thanks to year-end push

India meets solar mission target for FY18 thanks to year-end push

2018-06-13T13:11:01+00:00 On

India is likely to have met its target of adding 10,000 watt of solar power generation capacity in the year ended March 2018, thanks to a sudden spurt of installations during the final months of the year (Jan-Mar), going by numbers released…

Suzlon completes execution of solar orders; to focus on solar+wind hybrid farms

Suzlon completes execution of solar orders; to focus on solar+wind hybrid farms

2018-03-15T16:52:32+00:00 On

Suzlon Energy, one of the pioneers of wind power in India, said it has finished commissioning its entire solar order book of 340 megawatt, and will focus on hybrid solar-wind projects going forward. Out of the 340 MW erected, 210 MW was…

Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

2018-01-17T11:34:27+00:00 On

Ashok Leyland, the auto arm of the Hinduja Group said it signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israel-based company that is developing Aluminium Air batteries for long-range vehicles. Unlike lithium ion batteries, which need to be recharged after 200-500…

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

2018-01-10T12:42:57+00:00 On

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no…

Orient Green Power sells biomass units; sees the wind turning

Orient Green Power sells biomass units; sees the wind turning

2018-01-10T08:11:48+00:00 On

Orient Green Power Co, the renewable arm of the Shriram Group, said it has sold much of it biomass power generation business to a unit of its promoter and that its wind power business is benefiting from higher offtake by the Tamil…

6,500 MW of wind projects to be auctioned in 3 months in India

6,500 MW of wind projects to be auctioned in 3 months in India

2018-01-10T08:13:35+00:00 On

The central government and various state governments will award contracts to set up another 6,500 MW (6.5 GW) of wind energy projects in the next three months, the ministry of renewable energy said. Combined with the 3 GW awarded in the first…

SOLAR MISSION: It’s another nail-biter for India in 2017-18

SOLAR MISSION: It’s another nail-biter for India in 2017-18

2017-12-28T13:20:54+00:00 On

India faces steep odds in its race to meet its solar power addition targets for the current year. Last year, the country had added only 5.53 GW of incremental solar power capacity against a target of 6 GW. This year, the target…

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

2018-01-08T10:56:41+00:00 On

Bishnu Pada Ray, the member of Lok Sabha representing Andaman & Nicobar Islands has asked for permission to install solar lighting systems in the homes of forest encroachers who are under order by the Supreme Court to evacuate the forest land. Ray…

Stubble Burning: 1,493 Haryana farmers fined Rs 40 lakh

Stubble Burning: 1,493 Haryana farmers fined Rs 40 lakh

2017-12-19T12:01:46+00:00 On

Around 1,500 farmers from Haryana have been fined a total of Rs 39.85 lakh for burning agricultural stubble between July to October this year, the government said. The action was taken to dissuade farmers from burning agricultural waste. Burning of agricultural waste…

Uber to deploy Mahindra electric cars in India

Uber to deploy Mahindra electric cars in India

2017-11-24T12:40:43+00:00 On

Mahindra & Mahindra said Uber, the taxi company, will deploy ‘hundreds of electric cars’ from the company in Delhi and Hyderabad. The partnership will gradually be expanded to other cities, it said. Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the…