Tags: solar energy

Bill Gates backed startup Heliogen achieves solar breakthrough

Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including […]

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Yemen taps solar power amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels. Faqih is part of a booming solar sector transforming lives and energy sustainability in Yemen, a poor country with scant rural power access even before conflict knocked out […]

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Ladhak to get INR 50000 cr for projects including solar: Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the newly-created Union territory of Ladakh will be allocated budget for development. The development plans entail total investments of Rs 50,000 crore in power, solar energy, education and tourism sectors. Shah at the launch of sale of winter-grade diesel in Leh said the government has made a provision […]

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Manufacturing-linked 5 GW solar auction of SECI gets good response

SECI’s solar auction for 5GW capacity has evoked good response as Adani Green Energy, Azure and Navyug have submitted bids for a total of 10 GW projects. Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) for 5GW solar energy auction includes 1GW manufacturing component. Thus developers will have to set up solar equipment manufacturing capacity of 1 […]

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All you need to know about MNRE’ s new guideline for 10 lakh solar power pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new guideline for setting up of 10 lakh solar power pumps under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. 10 lakh agriculture pumps are planned to be solarised by 2022 under “Component C” of the scheme. Initially one lakh grid-connected pumps […]

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NASA to send prototype solar-power generator to ISS

An Israeli developed prototype solar-power generator will be sent by the US space agency NASA to the International Space Station, Ben Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel announced on Monday. The new generator offers a major step forward for private commercial space missions, as the private space market is a rapidly growing billion-dollar industry with […]

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SunPower To Create Two Independent Publicly-Traded Companies

SunPower has announced plans to separate into two independent, complementary, strategically-aligned and publicly-traded companies – SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies (Maxeon Solar). Each company will focus on distinct offerings built on extensive experience across the solar value chain. SunPower will continue as the leading North American distributed generation, storage and energy services company. Newly-formed Maxeon […]

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Can India’s solar gift solve urgent problem for journos at UN?

While the UN grapples with weighty global matters, can an Indian gift solve an unlikely matter of great concern to journalists and staffers — a partial shut down of an escalator as part of the world body’s austerity measures? After repeated complaints over several days by reporters interspersing questions on issues like Syria, Iran, the […]

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Solar roof tiles may replace clay tiles in Goa homes: Minister

Clay roof tiles, colloquially referred to as Mangalorean tiles, that typically adorn roofs of traditional Goan homes, may soon make way for more modern and solar energy-generating tiles, if Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral has his way. Cabral on Wednesday said his Ministry would soon implement the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model of solar power generation, […]

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MNRE says solar developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Wednesday clarified that solar energy developers can install additional direct current (DC) capacity which can be higher than the contracted alternate current (AC) capacity. Developers convert DC into AC for supplies to discoms. In some cases, they have set up larger power generation DC capacities than contracted AC capacities. The decision is likely […]

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