Chennai airport to use solar power

The Airports Authority of India (AAI)  is planning a solar plant that will meet the Chennai airport’s requirements and the surplus power supplied to the grid. The move is part of a plan to install solar power plants at 30 airports … Continue reading

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Trains to have solar roofs to reduce diesel consumption

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have asked the railways to consider installing rooftop solar power panels on train coaches to meet their electricity needs and curb the country’s diesel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The scientists have sent … Continue reading

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Solar projects may be scrapped by states of India due to import duties

Imposition of duties on solar equipment imports have caused a threat to almost 3500 MW of planned and contracted projects, ACME has stated. State governments in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu alone could cancel agreements for 1,500 megawatts of … Continue reading

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Nagaland villages to get solar water treatment plants

Nagaland villages will soon get water treatment plants using solar energy for their operations. State minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Noke Wangnao inaugurated the water treatment unit at Tsiesema village about 13 kms away from state capital Kohima while … Continue reading

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US tariffs on Chinese cells set to open global market to India, Taiwan, Korea

Indian manufacturers of solar cells and modules have a reason to cheer. A move by the US Government earlier this month offers them scope to look at exporting to the US. Washington’s action has, basically, made Chinese products landing in … Continue reading

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Pune to use Solar Energy to power street lights in slums

The Pune civic body has set up a plan to promote the use of solar energy to power the street lights of the city’s slums. A proposal to fit solar street lights in the slums has been tabled before the … Continue reading

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Success of off-grid solar in Bangladesh: What can we learn?

Bangladesh has emerged as the leader in off-grid solar home system installations. A closer look at the feat has revealed the following points: Adoption rate of solar home power systems, which currently stands at 80,000 per month, has gone up … Continue reading

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Modi to power every house by 2019 using solar

After the biggest electoral win in three decades, India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power, to meet the energy requirements of 400 million people who lack access to electricity. Read more here.

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ONGC planning to enter solar market with a 1000 MW solar grid in Karnataka

ONGC – The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is planning to set up a 1,000-MW solar power grid in Karnataka, thereby making its entry into the solar energy sector in India. ONGC is finalizing up its plans for the solar … Continue reading

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Commercial solar powered car designed by students from Manipal Institute of Technology

8 students from Manipal Institute of Technology have designed a commercial solar powered car ‘SolarMobil’ , which they took to the Solar Con exhibition. They came to the exhibition to search for the best possible technology to enhance their commercial solar car. … Continue reading

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