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Technology, energy new drivers of India-US ties: Nirupama Rao

According to reports, with the cooperation between India and the US bilateral issues remaining on track, aspects like technology and energy have become new driving forces in the ties between two countries, Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has said. Rao, while addressing an audience, here, expressed hope that the Obama Administration would soon give approval for the export of US natural gas to India. “Technology is very much a driver in this relationship, especially high technology. I’m talking of ... Read More »

IFC to light homes not connected by electricity network in India

According to reports,  International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group with $4.6-billion clean energy portfolio, plans to provide safe, clean, and affordable off-grid lighting in India over the next three years. South Asia accounts for 15 per cent of IFC’s clean energy portfolio. The group has launched new lighting programme – Lighting Asia/India – that would popularise renewable lighting solutions in Indian villages that are not connected by electricity network. “IFC is taking initiatives to create a ... Read More »

NAPCC Outlines Approach for Development of Renewable Energy.

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) has taken into consideration the renewable energy potential including wind power potential in outlining the approach for the development of renewable energy in the country. In keeping with the objectives and approach of NAPCC, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set a target of capacity addition of 29,800 MW from renewable energy sources during 12th Plan period. This includes 15,000 MW from wind, 10,000 MW from solar, 2,100 MW from ... Read More »

Assessment of the Impact of Waste-to-Energy Plants on Environment

The Central Pollution Control Board has carried out the Technical Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) based Waste-To-Energy (WTE) plant at Okhla, Delhi. Such plants can release toxic gases in case necessary Air Pollution Control Devices (APCDs) are not installed. The WTE Plant at Okhla is equipped with the necessary APCDs. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) monitored this plant and the parameters are found to be within the prescribed limits. This was stated by Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of ... Read More »

Mukherjee inaugurates 14 MW solar power project at Deoghar

According to reports, president Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a 14 megawatt solar power project and laid foundation stones for the Pilgrim Queue Complex and Deoghar- Basukinath 44 kilo metre solar street light project at Deoghar in Jharkhand on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said he is hopeful of these initiatives contributing to the overall growth of Deoghar and helping in setting high standards for pilgrimage management. He also commended the government authorities and local MPs for having taken the initiative to ... Read More »

College students in Kerala build solar wheelchair for blind

According to reports, the college students of Caarmel Engineering college, Perunad, Pathanamthitta district have made a wheelchair for the blind. The final year mechanical engineering students made the Smart Assistance Module (SAM) as part of their college project. This SAM wheelchair runs on solar power obtained from a solar panel that is placed at the back of the wheelchair. The solar panel can hold up to 12volts of power and takes 2 hours to be fully charged. “The power consumed by ... Read More »

Photon Energy’s solar units for homes

According to reports, Photon Energy Systems Ltd has launched its solar off-grid power units for homes and other installations. According to a statement from Gautham Nalamada, Executive Director and CEO, these are smart integrated plants that produce and supply backup power from solar energy and the grid. They consist of highly efficient inverters, solar modules and batteries providing an all-in-one solution. These inverters offer stand alone or backup power demands. The company has commissioned utility scale solar power plants to big ... Read More »

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