Monthly Archives: April 2018

Patna to Become First city in India to have electric buses

 30 electric buses will be operated in Patna soon under the Smart City Plan says a report. This will help in easing traffic congestion and curbing air pollution in the city. Transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal speaking to TOI said the proposal for electric buses had been forwarded to the Union transport ministry for […]

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Watch: Walt Disney to install another 50MW solar project to power two theme parks

 Walt Disney World Resort is gearing up to install another 50 MW solar project to power two of its four theme solar park in Central Florida. Walt Disney has partnered with Origis Energy USA and the Reedy Creek Improvement District for another 50MW solar project. The solar project spread over 270 acres and consist […]

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Govt to float tenders for 20 GW solar power capacity: Report

The government is reportedly gearing up to float tenders for an addition of 20 GW solar power capacity. According to  TOI successful bidders will be mandated to have production facility to manufacture nearly half the equipment requirement. The publication notes that the  generation capacity will be added over the next three years and is one […]

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Blast at India-developed hydroelectricity project in eastern Nepal weeks before inauguration by PM Modi

A bomb exploded at the office of a hydroelectricity project being developed with Indian assistance in eastern Nepal, an official said, weeks before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric Power Plant’s office in Tumlingtar area, nearly 500 km from Kathmandu, was damaged in the […]

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Global solar sector witnessed decline in corporate funding by 65% in Q1 of 2018

Clean energy consulting firm Mercom Capital Group in its latest report stated that the global solar sector witnessed total corporate funding of USD 2 billion in the first three months of 2018, a decline of 65 per cent over the previous quarter. Total corporate funding, including venture capital funding, public market and debt financing, into […]

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ISA to create ecosystems for startups in solar innovations

International Solar Alliance (ISA) will create ecosystems for startups in solar innovations by enabling incubation, partnerships, access to finance and standards. The task force, set up in March this year by ISA, is being chaired by SoftBank Group Corp Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son. The task force in its meeting held yesterday also decided to […]

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Goa set to get dedicated Electric Vehicle policy: Report

The department of information and technology is reportedly working on policies that could make Goa a niche destination for electric vehicles and electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) technology. According to ET Minister for IT, Rohan Khaunte, speaking at the two-day Goa Start Up and Innovation Day summit said “We are looking at launching the […]

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China’s solar capacity demand expected to slow this year: Report

China’s new solar capacity demand is expected to slow down this year as compared to the record growth achieved in 2017 claims a report citing  an industry official. The report states that this will put manufacturers under mounting pressure at a time when government subsidies are in decline. According to Reuters Wang Bohua, vice-chairman of […]

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CSIR-NCL installs Solar Thermal system for direct cooking application

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has installed a Solar Thermal System for the in-house canteen cooking applications. Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia, Director, CSIRNCL inaugurated the system. The solar thermal system is useful at different temperatures for various applications. Process integration of solar thermal towards cooking application according to need is a huge challenge. A solar […]

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Agriculture Department of HP installs first operational solar lift for irrigation

The Agriculture Department of Himachal Pradesh (HP) has successfully installed first operational solar lift for irrigation says a report. According to The Statesman the agriculture department installed solar lift at the Kahlog village near Shimla. Solar conservator officer Devi Ram Kashyap speaking to the publication said, “We are able to lift out water over 220 […]

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