Plant is set to come at Ruchi's Washim unit, will also generate income for the local community

Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd (RSIL), India’s largest edible oil player, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thermax Ltd, a leading company in energy and environment solutions, to set up a one megawatt fluidised bed biomass gasification plant, laying the foundation for large-scale commercialisation of biomass power in the country. The proposed plant is set to come at Ruchi’s Washim unit in Maharashtra.

The District Panchayat president, Babu George, said the district-level advisory committee of the Agency for

Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has decided to request the ANERT director to set up 500 off-the-grid solar energy plants of 1 kw capacity each in the district, by including the same in its annual plan project. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Mr George said the district-level advisory committee meeting held here on Saturday has decided to ask the ANERT director to set up bio-gas plants as part of the ongoing waste disposal mission in the district.

This is the CERC/ FoR approval on the Regulations on ‘Issuance of REC for Community Level Off-Grid Projects’, and Regulations on ‘Management & Operation of Off-Grid projects & Supply Regulations’.

Funds released by the Centre not utilised properly: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has picked holes in the implementation of the Centrally-assisted solar photovoltaic project in the State during 2005-07. The project launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in January 2006 encouraged the use of solar lighting systems in rural areas to bring down the consumption of kerosene.

A solar photovoltaic (SPV) lantern (Solar lantern) is a lighting system consisting of a lamp, battery and electronics, all placed in a suitable housing, made of metal or plastic or fiber glass, and a photovoltaic (PV) module. Electricity generated by PV module charges the battery.

This report emphasises the role of “bottom-up” grid expansion through network of micro-grids to ensure “energy to all”. The proposed micro-grid network functions in clusters and is completely powered through locally available renewable energy resources.

Life in the remote Indian village of Meerwada used to grind to a standstill as darkness descended. The arrival of solar power last year has changed all that. Meerwada, on a dirt track rutted by rains and outside the reach of the national grid, struck lucky when U.S. solar firm SunEdison picked it to test out business models and covered the hefty initial expense of installing high tech solar panels in the heart of the village.

This report published by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water & Natural Resources Defense Council presents findings and recommendations of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to scale grid-connected solar energy development in India.

This document contains the basic information to serve as guide for adopting the renewable energy by common man.The document has two parts:
1) Biogas for Common Man, and 2) Solar Photovoltaic Power for Urban Households.

At present, DJB tankers provide water in Delhi slums.

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