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Tamil Nadu: Bright spot eludes solar powered agri income plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

Solar farms of private companies have been sprouting up on arid lands in Tamil Nadu to generate power, but ‘solar panels’ on fertile agricultural lands too may soon come up if the Tamil Nadu Energy Agency (TEDA) has its way. TEDA has drawn up a plan to enlist farmers from...

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Insufficient funds hit Delhi govt’s solar scheme for resident welfare association

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2019

Cooperative group housing societies in Delhi wishing to install solar panels on rooftops through the Mukhyamantri Solar Rooftop Yojana scheme are struggling to get funding or installations done free of cost, which are guaranteed by the project. Under the scheme launched in...

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Solar federation surprised over high prices of home lighting systems in TN

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

Between August 2013 and now, the prices of solar panels have fallen precipitously, from around 60 US cents a watt to a third of it. Yet, the prices of projects for solar home lighting systems have risen sharply. Why is this so, wonders the National Solar Energy Federation of...

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Soon, ‘star ratings’ for solar PV panels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are close to finalising a star rating mechanism for solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is significant because till now the efficiency of energy generation equipment was not rated by...

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IIT-H partners with Japanese company to produce electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

In a revolutionary move in Indian Automobile Sector, which was heading towards adoption of manufacturing of electric vehicles, the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad and ItsEV, a Japan-based electric vehicle manufacturing company were planning to launch electric vehicle...

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Neeri to use STP, solar panels for Naik Talao’s facelift

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) will use solar panels for rejuvenating Naik Talao, which has been neglected for long by NMC. Deputy mayor Deepraj Pardikar on Friday convened a meeting over rejuvenation works being entrusted to Neeri. The...

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Solar energy: 29 govt colleges pay zero sum on electricity

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Taking a major leap in harnessing solar power, state’s 29 government colleges are fulfilling their 100% power needs through solar energy. The solar panels were set up in these colleges in 2017-18 under the previous government to reduce expenditure on power. Until last year,...

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Commonwealth targets climate change with replicable regeneration projects

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

The Commonwealth on Friday launched an ideas-sharing network to tackle the effects of climate change through replicable regeneration projects.

The 53-country bloc held a two-day brainstorming of indigenous groups, environmentalists, scientists and climate change...

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Gujarat's rooftop solar power scheme aims to cover 2 lakh families

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Gujarat energy minister Saurabh Patel said that the state government's rooftop solar panel scheme aims to cover two lakh households by March 31 next year. Under the scheme, people can install solar panels for electricity generation on the roof of their houses, and if there is...

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Wind energy sector needs market-led incentives: IIM-A

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

A paper authored by the IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) researchers suggested that wind energy in India has become market competitive and thus it should be pulled more by the market forces rather than...

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