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Gandhinagar residents to soon generate solar energy, revenue

According to reports, very soon, Gandhinagar residents will be able to use their terraces for generating solar power, and revenue for themselves in the process. If you have a rooftop of 1,000 sq ft, you could earn Rs36,000 a year, and that too for the next 25 years, by allowing a developer to use your rooftop for setting up solar power panels. In a first of its kind project, the state government has approved installation of 5 MW of rooftop ... Read More »

Kochi going slow on solar city project

According to reports, Kochi Corporation is in the process of installing energy efficient street lights on selected stretches of roads. To begin with, LED lights will be installed on MG Road and Marine Drive. The corporation had invited tenders for the same and the process of selection is expected to be completed soon. Mayor Tony Chammany told The Hindu that the corporation is adopting a policy in favour of energy savings. More measures aimed at energy conservation will be taken ... Read More »

Big challenges lie ahead for the wind energy sector in India

According to reports, it has been difficult for the country’s wind energy industry to get excited about tapping offshore wind. First of all, the untapped onshore potential itself is quite big, with less than 15% of the potential 1,00,000 mw realised till now. Secondly, since seabed is India’s property, approvals are needed from at least six government agencies. That can be cumbersome. Finally, offshore is relatively costlier – a factor that can’t be discounted given the poor state of power ... Read More »

Now Delhi’s Metro services get green feeder vehicles

According to reports, in an eco-friendly initiative, a fleet of battery-powered and pollution free vehicles were on Friday inducted into the transport system in the Capital to provide commuters feeder services from the Metro stations. The service, modelled on the lines of similar services in Tokyo, New York and Berlin, was launched by Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit. To start with, the first cluster would comprise of 25 such vehicles and will operate between Malviya Nagar Metro Station and Select City ... Read More »

India, US must pool their resources on energy and climate issues: Pachauri

According to reports, India and the US must pool in their resources to develop policies and solutions to address challenges being faced in the fields of climate change and clean energy, noted environmentalist and nobel laureate RK Pachauri has said. “It is imperative for India and the US to pool their resources, the skills, technological capabilities and innovativeness, to develop policies and solutions to the challenges of energy security,” Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said ... Read More »

Solar boom in India faces challenges

According to reports, the former head of Charanka village in Gujarat no longer seems to mind the harsh sun. His was a nondescript village until it was identified as a solar hot spot—a region with high “direct normal irradiance levels”, according to a 2010 feasibility report prepared by the Clinton Climate Initiative. Charanka has seen a rush of activity since then. Raghavdan Gadhavi, the 47-year-old former head of the village, says he now sees the advantages of the blazing sun. ... Read More »

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