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LED lights mandatory in government & private firms offices, says Haryana minister

  The use of LED lights has been made mandatory in all government buildings, industries, and commercial organisations, according to Haryana transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar. He was speaking at a conference on energy conservation in the city on Wednesday. The conference was held for two days starting Tuesday and attended by new and renewable [...]

2019-02-28T08:55:35+00:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on LED lights mandatory in government & private firms offices, says Haryana minister

Indian govt may offer up to Rs 2.5L subsidy for 60,000 e-cars

  The government is set to announce a subsidy of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for 60,000 electric cars and dole of up to Rs 20,000 for 20,000 hybrid cars that are bought over the next three years as it seeks to promote green fuel in the country via a Rs 10,000-crore package. An overwhelming [...]

2019-02-28T08:50:09+00:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Indian govt may offer up to Rs 2.5L subsidy for 60,000 e-cars

India’s solar panel imports dropped 37 per cent in 2018 on duty, demand slump

The slowdown in demand and the 25 per cent safeguard duty contributed to a reduction of solar cell and module imports in 2018 New Delhi: The Indian solar power sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $2.59 billion (around Rs 184.57 billion) in 2018, a 37 percent decline from the $4.12 billion (Rs 269 billion) recorded during [...]

2019-02-28T02:17:33+00:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on India’s solar panel imports dropped 37 per cent in 2018 on duty, demand slump

Dubai tenders 900MW of solar

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a tender for 900MWac of solar located within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The tender comes shortly after Dubai's regional neighbour Abu Dhabi launched a 2GW solar tender via the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC). Dubai's Phase V project is due to be commissioned in Q2 2021 and [...]

2019-02-28T02:10:05+00:00February 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Dubai tenders 900MW of solar

Rio lays Nagaland State Power Policy 2018

  Nagaland’s chief minister Neiphiu Rio today laid the Nagaland State Power Policy 2018 at the third session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here. The vision statement stated that the department of power has realized that power being the engine of growth of any developing economy and that no major economic activity can [...]

2019-02-27T12:16:24+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Rio lays Nagaland State Power Policy 2018

Mini-grid next on agenda of power discom, JREDA

  Following the successful completion of ‘har-Ghar-bijli’ under the Saubhagya scheme, the Government and its agencies working in the field of power generation and supply are now eying to place mini and microgrids in Jharkhand. The grids would be localized and may be energised through solar or personalised hydel plants. The grids have come on [...]

2019-02-27T11:45:17+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Mini-grid next on agenda of power discom, JREDA

Several agencies want to set up charging stations in Delhi. But will that be enough to encourage electric vehicle sales?

  There can be no doubt that the future of personal mobility inside urban areas will be electric. The only doubt is: How long  will that take? And there is also the chicken and egg problem. What should come first? The electric cars or charging stations? Well, while some electric cars have already made it [...]

2019-02-27T11:39:27+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Several agencies want to set up charging stations in Delhi. But will that be enough to encourage electric vehicle sales?

Scientists envision solar power station in space

Computer simulation graphic of a proposed space-based solar power station. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Chinese scientists are exploring the possibility of putting in place a space-based solar power station, a futuristic approach expected to reduce pollution back on Earth and mitigate energy shortfalls. Xie Gengxin, deputy head of the Chongqing Collaborative Innovation Research Institute [...]

2019-02-27T03:05:50+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Scientists envision solar power station in space

This one weird trick gets 4 percent more from solar panels

MoreSun, after an investment from Energy Innovation Capital, will begin full-scale commercial deployment. The solar module film projects a 3.4 to 4.7 percent increase in electricity production on utility-scale solar projects after application. Pellucere Technologies announced that it has secured a major investment from Energy Innovation Capital. The investment enables the beginning of “full-scale commercial deployment” of More [...]

2019-02-27T02:22:57+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on This one weird trick gets 4 percent more from solar panels
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