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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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To fight carbon emission, ER fixes solar panels on passenger train

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

In a landmark move, Eastern Railway started operating a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) with solar panels on its roof between Sahibgunj and Jamalpur in its Malda division from Saturday. The...

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Soon, solar panels to be a must in new Greater Noida buildings

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2019

All new constructions in Greater Noida will soon have to mandatorily install solar panels to meet at least 10% of their electricity requirement. In a move aimed towards meeting the guidelines of...

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The green protocol

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2019

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD-PR) campus in Rajendranagar is an urban oasis. Visitors entering the campus are greeted with the sounds of birds chirping and...

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Government revises solar pumps costs before installing 17.5 lakh units

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2019

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has revised the benchmark costs of solar pumps for FY20. The latest bench-marking comes at a time when the government is preparing to install 17.5...

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Tamil Nadu: Lack of meters stop homes from tapping solar energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2019

People trying to tap green energy by installing roof-top solar panels are finding it next to impossible to get the mandatory net meter from Tangedco, the state’s discom. Net meter measures the...

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Only 2,681 of 23L buildings have solar panels in Coimbatore circle

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

Of the 23 lakh buildings in Coimbatore circle, only 2,681 buildings have set up solar panels in the last five years. The buildings include houses, commercial buildings and educational...

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