Tags: solar power

Casual approach failed J & K ‘s target of generating 7500 MW solar power

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have failed to achieve the target of generating 7,500 mw solar power even after five years of signing a MoU with the Union Government In March 2014. Under the MoU, solar projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW in Ladakh and 2,500 mw in Kargil, possessing tremendous potential for new […]

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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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Here is what you should know about AP’s key changes in energy policies

The Andhra Pradesh government recently made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power, primarily withdrawing the facility for energy banking and drawal that was purportedly causing a huge financial drain on the power distribution companies (Discoms). The Andhra Pradesh government said it has observed statutory audit has reported an abnormal […]

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Scientists shows how next gen perovskite solar cells can capture more electricity

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) in a collaboration with the University of Groningen (UG) in the Netherlands, have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. In a paper published in Science Advances this week, physicists Professor Sum Tze Chien from NTU and […]

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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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BRPL to launch trial for solar power trading among consumers

The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), one of the power distribution companies here, will launch a block-chain based platform on trial basis for consumer-to-consumer (or peer-to-peer) solar power trading. The method can be used by consumers with rooftop solar power infrastructure to further monetise their investment. Consumers with rooftop solar infrastructure can sell their excess […]

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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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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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