UK firm crowdfunding to electrify Indian village

A Southampton-based firm has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring reliable electricity and water to a remote village in India. SEaB Energy hopes to install its waste-to-energy technology, which converts food and organic waste into power, heat, water and fertiliser directly on site, at the village of Mori in Andhra Pradesh. It is looking […]

Indian state to boost energy efficient lighting

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is going to boost energy efficient lighting in the second phase of its Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). This follows the completion of phase one which distributed 56.5 lakh (5,000,000) LED bulbs (0.56). In a scheme taken up earlier, the cost of LED bulbs were dropped from Rs. […]

Indian state to ‘set up solar manufacturing factory’

India has reportedly planned to set up a solar manufacturing facility at a new park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Solar Energy Corporation in India is said to spearhead the development, which will be built on a 5,000 acre site with a 1GW of production power capacity. Reports claim the solar units will have […]

Gamesa secures two wind deals in India

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won orders to supply its wind turbines for two projects in India. The first agreement is with wind power developers Greenco, which includes the supply and installation of 100MW of energy. Gamesa will install 50 turbines at two wind farms located in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, […]

Solar powered petrol stations pumping in India

Petrol pumps in some of the rural areas in India have started getting solar power backup in an attempt to provide fuel more efficiently to customers. Reports claim solar energy is powering two of Indian Oil’s petrol stations in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Su-Kam Power Systems installed a 2KW solar plant at Kuchipudi Village […]

Indian state Governor’s bungalow powered by solar

The official residence of the Governor of an Indian state is now being powered by solar – setting an example on using alternative energy in a country still facing blackouts. The Governor bungalow or ‘Raj Bhavan’ in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh has installed the renewable energy source to cater to its power needs, which provides nearly […]

Protest in Indian state over energy price hikes

An Indian state experienced shutdown yesterday as opposition parties called for a strike in protest against energy price hikes. Reports claim the strike or “bandh” resulted in the closure of shops, businesses, schools and public transport services, bringing the streets in cities of Andhra Pradesh such as Hyderabad (pictured) to a grinding halt. The increase […]