Sanjay Jog

Chinese solar-cell maker Canadian Solar Inc said on Wednesday it obtained development rights for a 500 megawatt (MW) solar power plant system in China.

The news makes Canadian Solar the latest Chinese solar manufacturer to unveil plans for a large solar power project in China since the country last month launched a long-awaited plan to offer subsidies for the industry.

Solar company LDK Solar Co Ltd said on Tuesday it is partnering with the Chinese city of Yancheng to build up to 500 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power projects over the next five years, sending its shares up 6.2 percent in extended trading.

Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday called for a foolproof regulatory mechanism for the nuclear power sector, pointing out that private utility providers will be running such plants in the "not so distant future".

Outage biz in India: Rs 1,30,000cr
Amount Can Help Set Up Plant To Generate 25,000MW Of Electricity

The Rural Electrification Board (REB) could not start its expansion programme, as the government did not approve REB projects yet.

Besides, the donor countries were also reluctant to provide loan-support to the REB- run projects due to massive corruption in REB expansion programme earlier, sources in the REB said.

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Spokesman to the President Farhatullah Babar on Tuesday said that Chinese Foreign Minister has advocated Pakistan's right to nuclear energy to overcome its power shortage and utilise it for peaceful purposes. In an interview with APP, he said during President Asif Ali Zardari's meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi last night.

A pioneering German wind power plant's new high-tech equipment, to capture higher winds further offshore and for longer periods, is exciting the industry.

The Alpha Ventus wind park started this month and operates 45 km off the German-Dutch coast. Existing European wind parks operate only 20 km offshore at the most.

MUKESH RANJAN
Aug. 25: Fast-tracking power generation capacity, expediting generation of clean energy and rationalising power-pricing system are among the major issues to be discussed threadbare at the scheduled meeting of the full Planning Commission on Tuesday next week.

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