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‘Mini grids can power rural economic activity’

According to reports, mini grids can spur economic activity in rural areas and accelerate the process of expanding mobile phone network across the country due to their large capacities and the ability to connect to the national grid, according to Smart Power India. A mini grid, as defined by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is an off-grid power system with a generation capacity of between 10 KW and 500 KW. There are a number of other solutions of ... Read More »

Southern Railway’s first solar powered coach launched, to be attached to Jan Shatabdi express

According to reports, as part of its ‘Go Green’ initiative, the Southern Railway’s first solar-panel powered coach fitted to power was launched today and it would soon commence its operation on the Coimbatore-Mayiladuthurai section in the Salem division. Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Jori launched the solar-powered coach in thepresence of Ind-Aussie Solar’s General Manager Balasubramani who was present on the occasion. The solar powered coach would be attached to the Coimbatore-Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi express. ”Initially, we will be attaching ... Read More »

Allahabad police lines to run on solar power

According to reports, the district’s reserve police lines will run on solar power following state government nod to the ‘Green Police Line’ project of the city police. State government has already sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the project and Allahabad reserve police lines would be the first in the state to get the green tag. Once solar panels are installed, police administration would be able to save Rs 1.20 lakh every month on electricity bills. Inspector general of police (Allahabad ... Read More »

Odisha to set up rooftop solar panels in 15 towns

According to reports, in its bid to harness the green energy potential, Odisha plans to set up solar panels on rooftops of government buildings in 15 key towns. “Odisha is betting big on non-conventional sources of energy. The state government has approved a proposal for taking up rooftop installations on the government buildings in 15 key towns,” said an official. The towns identified are Rourkela, Burla, Sambalpur, Hirakud, Balasore , Bhadrak, Baripada, Berhampur, Chakradharpur, Koraput, Sunabeda, Nabarangpur, Khurda and Puri. ... Read More »

UP jails to get solar-powered jammers

According to reports, in a bid to curb of illegal phone calls originating in jails, as many as 300 mobile phone jammers powered by solar energy are going to be installed in 24 district and central jailsacross Uttar Pradesh before the end of March 2017. The move is aimed at completely preventing illegal phone communication between prisoners and their aides, often used to execute crimes such as contract murders, robbery and loot. The maximum number of jammers will be installed ... Read More »

Solar panels for 25 schools in Kozhikode

According to reports, as many as 25 government higher secondary schools (GHSS) under the jurisdiction of the district panchayat will soon become self-reliant in energy with the installation of solar powerpanels. The district panchayat has given approval to install solar power panels at the schools after a feasibility study. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will undertake the solar power scheme project at schools with the financial aid of the district panchayat. Though a set of 60 institutions of the ... Read More »

Enjoy Rooftop Sunshine

According to reports, the Sun has never shone brighter for the rooftop solar market in India. After years of neglect and false dawns, this segment is all set to break out of the shackles of utility solar and stand on its feet. In 2016, we have witnessed more installations than the entire installed capacity so far. Principally, there are a few key factors that have had a positive impact on the Indian rooftop solar industry. Gagan Vermani, the Founder and ... Read More »

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