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LEDs to play key role in solar energy scheme

According to reports, the incandescent lamp has given way to the compact fluorescent lamp (CFLs) which is more energy-efficient. The CFL is likely to be phased out gradually by the Light Emitting Diode. The arrival of LED bulbs in the market is expected to have an impressive impact on energy conservation schemes, according to experts in the field. The Energy Management Centre, an autonomous organisation under the State Department of Power, will introduce LED lamps under the energy saving schemes ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh to promote roof-top solar energy in a big way

According to reports, plans are afoot to promote roof-top solar energy generation in a big way in Andhra Pradesh and achieve a target of at least 5,000 MW over the next five years. With Government of India setting a target of 40,000 MW for roof top solar energy generation out of total solar power of one lakh MW over the next five years across the country, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh wants all domestic, commercial, industrial ... Read More »

IEEE Smart Village and Global Himalayan Expedition setup solar microgrid in Ladakh

IEEE Smart Village recently announced that an “education base” it has helped equip at a Himalayan boarding school is enabling children from remote, off-grid communities of Ladakh to develop an interest in renewable technologies and explore how various clean-energy solutions can bring lasting change to their home villages. IEEE Smart Village, contributed renewable-energy technologies and professional support to the Global Himalayan Expedition‘s upgrade of the Third Pole Education Base—or “E-Base”—at the Mahabodhi Residential School in the city of Leh, India. ... Read More »

US may help Narendra Modi government achieve target of 100 gigawatt of solar power

According to reports, the United States may extend funds and supply of equipment to help India achieve the Narendra Modi government’s target of 100 gigawatt of solar power in the country by 2022 that requires an investment of Rs 6 lakh crore. Shortly after US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit, an entourage of highprofile US visitors including Michael Bloomberg and top executives of funding agencies and American ministries are expected to follow in February to discuss clean energy finance with ... Read More »

India to push renewable energy drive during Obama visit

According to reports, India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure prominently in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama when the US leader begins a landmark visit to New Delhi this weekend.  ”What India needs is ... Read More »

Smart cities progress to hinge on power, infrastructure, funds, technology and social capital: Cushman & Wakefield

According to reports, a successful development of proposed smart cities across the country will depend on five critical elements such as power, infrastructure, funds, technology and social capital, property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said today. The Centre plans to develop 100 smart cities as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernising the existing mid-sized ones. In the Union Budget last year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had allocated Rs 7,060 crore in the current fiscal for the scheme. In a ... Read More »

In Adanis, we found an ideal partner, says SunEdison

According to reports, 1when US-based SunEdison signed an agreement in October with the Rajasthan Government to set up 5,000-MW solar projects, many in the industry appeared surprised. But earlier this month, the company announced another project — a $4-billion polysilicon-to-modules project in Mundra, Gujarat, to be developed with the Adani Group. Even as the message was sinking in, it announced another 5,000-MW project in Karnataka. In an interview with BusinessLine, Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison’s Asia-Pacific head, explains the company’s strategy in ... Read More »

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