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First Solar Power Plant in Uttarakhand by UJNVL

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday inaugurated its first 100 Kilowatt solar energy rooftop power plant at Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)’s headquarters. Inaugurating the solar energy plant, chief minister Harish Rawat asked senior engineers and officers to make maximum use of solar energy to meet the power needs of the hill state. Rawat also instructed them to prepare a detailed roadmap to augment solar energy production to cater to the state’s needs and help the state reduce its dependence […]

Solar CARS AT World Solar Challenge 2015

  After imaginary Dream  a  plain that can fly with solar power came to rue now it SOLAR CARS TURN On a remote road an hour out of Darwin, dozens of solar-powered cars have been pushed to the limits for the past two weeks.Some of them look like spaceships, or a car from the Jetsons.One black, sleek vehicle looks like an Adam West-era Batmobile. They’re preparing for the World Solar Challenge, a biennial race from Darwin to Adelaide, which puts […]

MLC Ivan D’Souza Urged centre to increase solar subsidy from 15 % to 30%

MANGALURU: MLC Ivan D’Souza, who is all set to produce power with the installation of a solar grid on the roof at his home, has urged the Centre to double subsidy for solar generation from the present 15% to 30%. D’Souza on Thursday said Mescom has announced solar grid scheme last year where individuals can produce solar energy and sell it to Mescom. As of now, Mescom has received19 applications of 386kW. Of these, seven are producing 240kW. The individuals […]

Hole-in-the-Wall Educationlearning stations and solar and sanitation CSR project

KOLKATA: ATC India, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation that provides tower facilities to cellular firms in India, launched its integrated HiWEL (Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd) learning stations and solar and sanitation CSR project in Mahisamari Netromohan FP School in South 24-Parganas, West Bengal. Speaking at the event, South 24-Parganas village board secretary Pravas Mandal said, “ATC has come up with a very innovative way to serve the society through CSR. In our village, it is for the first time any […]

Solar Energy, Air Taxi Services & Food park sector lure investors:Govt

SHIMLA: Investors are showing keen interest in setting up industrial units in diversified fields like solar energy, air taxi services and food park sector in Himachal Pradesh, says industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who was in Delhi for the two-days investor meet. He said the meet provided a fruitful platform to entrepreneurs and industrialists, who could discuss incentives and opportunities for establishing industries in the state. He says chief minister Virbhadra Singh informed the industrialists about a host of measures initiated […]

Brazil to be in top 5 solar producing regions in next few years

Brazil is a sleeping solar giant. As the country’s solar market begins to stir, what are the main changes that need to occur for Brazil to join China, the United States, and Japan as one of the top solar markets in the world? Strong fundamentals, but… Brazil has impressive strengths. The country boasts a population of 200 million people, 570,000 gigawatt-hours of consumption per year, average retail electricity rates in the double digits, and 70 gigawatts of new generation needed […]

Cochin First International Airport in the world to run on solar panels

                That’s right, an airport completely powered by the sun. Not partly but completely (well, except on really cloudy days where it will have to use power from the grid). Where you ask? Well, it’s not in Australia where we have an abundance of sunshine. India is also the fourth largest consumer of oil and relies heavily on coal. Despite its reliance on fossil fuels, the country also uses alternative energy sources such as […]

ONE BILLION EUROS FOR SOLAR PROJECTS

Around18 MoUs and letters of intent and a new German assistance package for over 1 billion euros for solar projects in India ­ taking overall commitments to more than 2 billion euros ­ were sealed during inter-governmental consultations led by PM Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday . The third India-Germany inter-governmental consultations saw Modi describing Germany as a `natural partner’ for India’s economic transformation and said clean energy and climate change are areas witnessing high level of […]

Fifty Five Solar Cities coming up in India

As many as 55 cities in 27 states and union territories are currently being developed as solar or green cities, parliament was told today. So far, 55 existing cities in 27 states/UTs are being developed as solar cities in the country under ‘Development of Solar Cities programme’, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. The new and renewable energy ministry has been implementing the programme under which a total of […]