Energy in news on April 11

Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and debates on energy

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday 11 April 2018 | 10:07:12 AM
Credit: Vikas Choudhary
Credit: Vikas Choudhary Credit: Vikas Choudhary

Gujarat to get India's largest solar park

In the same area, where a 200MW wind park stands, a 5,000MW solar park is to come up. This will be done in Dholera, which is around 80kms from Ahmedabad. Read here

Solar panels to be installed on rivers, dams

Since Maharashtra government is short of land to construct big solar plants, it will now let private companies install some panels on water bodies like rivers, dams, canals and ponds for a project aimed at generating 2,000MW power. Read here

Now, a lab to convert India's hydraulic energy potential into reality

While India has apotential to generate 20,000MW power from small hydro power projects, its present installed capacity is just 4,500MW. To harness at least 50 per cent of its potential in the next 10 years, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up a hydraulic turbine research and development laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Read here

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