Indian state gets $350m for power project

The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been granted a $350 million (£213.8m) loan to upgrade its power networks and help meet the increasing demand for energy. The state is expected to see demand for electricity rise by around 11% a year between 2013 and 2017, resulting in a potential transmission and distribution capacity gap […]

Jails in Indian state go green

Jails in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are upping their green credentials by turning to renewable energy. Solar company Waaree Energies won a contract to design, engineer, supply and install solar power plants and LED lighting fixtures in 126 jails – with a capacity of 305 kilowatt peak (kWp) – which it claims is […]

India’s ‘largest’ solar project starts construction

The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is set to be home to the largest solar power plant in the country. India’s power company Welspun Energy announced that it has secured financing worth Rs. 885 crores (£108m) for the 130MW solar project, which its subsidiary successfully bid for last year. It beat 12 other bidders by […]

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