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India Readies Big Move Into Solar Energy

According to reports, here on the shores of a saltwater lake in the desert state of Rajasthan, India hopes to build a solar-power station that eventually will dwarf the world’s largest such plants under construction today. When the proposed project is finished in seven years, government officials say, carpets of photovoltaic solar panels will turn the site into a potential supplier of 4,000 megawatts of electricity capable of delivering power to millions of homes across the northwest. The site currently ... Read More »

Alok Srivastava awarded Doctorate by JMI University

Alok Srivastava was recently awarded Ph.D. by Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. His thesis is about an economic critique of NRHM and its impact on Dalits and Minorities. An Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT, Kanpur , he has Masters in Public Policy from University of Maryland, USA and M. Phil from Punjab University. He is currently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. Read More »

Biomass can be used for rural energy needs:UK Shadow Minister

According to reports, pitching for initiation of biomass mission in India on par with solar mission, UK Shadow Energy Minister Baroness Bryony Worthington today said it can be used to efficiently generate energy in rural areas. “The area where India can really excel is biomass and agricultural residue. India is one of the most fertile countries in the world, it is so productive in its ability to grow from land and there is a lot of residue which can be ... Read More »

Rooftop solar progresses in India

The Ministry Of New & Renewable Energy is promoting the grid connected solar rooftop systems in the country under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Central Financial Assistance upto 30% of the benchmark cost of the project is provided for setting up of the solar rooftop systems which generate the power and are connected to the grid. So far, 26.6 MW equivalent grid connected solar rooftop systems have been sanctioned to the Solar Energy Corporation of India and 2.5 MW systems ... Read More »

Energy efficient tech should be adopted: CREDA chief

According to reports, celebrating energy conservation week, executive committee of Institution of Engineers (India) and state centre, Raipur conducted their 11th meeting at Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) head office here. Chairman SK Shukla in presence of secretary VR Bhure gave presentation on energy conservation. In his presentation, Shukla explained the world scenario of per capita energy consumption by various countries, narrating the projected timeline of availability of fossil fuels to cater to the per capita energy consumption. He ... Read More »

Solar gas could be a part of India’s energy future

According to reports, a new study has found that the exciting new solar gas technology could help India’s efforts towards achieving energy security. SolarGas TM technology was developed by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. (CSIRO) It concentrates the sun’s rays to drive a reaction between water and natural gas which stores solar energy in the form of chemical bonds. The SolarGas can then be used to produce high-efficiency electricity in a gas engine or ... Read More »

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