solar electricity

Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent

April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Magsaysay awardee plans to electrify 1,000 rural homes

November 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 21 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winner Harish Hande has roped in US-based Applied Materials Inc to electrify about 1,000 village households and 10 rural schools across Karnataka using solar ... Read more...

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Dikshit flags off solar car for world show

September 17th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday flagged off a solar car developed by students of Delhi Technological University (DTU) for participating in the 2011 World ... Read more...

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Solar panels to be installed on the White House

October 6th, 2010 - 3:37 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley on Tuesday announced that solar panels and a solar hot water heater will ... Read more...

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Policy makers should rethink renewable energy strategy, say scientists

February 12th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have suggested that policy makers should examine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions implications for energy infrastructure as fossil fuel sources must be rapidly ... Read more...

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Note from Sunderbans to fight climate change at Copenhagen

December 6th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderban (West Bengal), Dec 6 (ANI) : In the face of mounting pressure on world bodies to cut their carbon emissions, residents in the Sunderbans delta of West Bengal are using electricity ... Read more...

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New concept may enhance Earth-Mars communication

October 17th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): An ESA (European Space Agency) engineer, working with engineers in the UK, may have found a new concept that may enhance Earth-Mars communication.The European researchers studied a possible ... Read more...

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Shahrukh Khan funds solar electricity projects for seven villages in Orissa

September 24th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Okilapala (Orissa), Sep 24(ANI): Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan is being hailed as a hero in the villages of Orissa after he helped light up thousands of houses across seven villages by funding ... Read more...

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Lasers can make solar cells more efficient

May 30th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have said that laser technology can contribute to optimizing the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells.If the latest forecast from the World Energy Council WEC ... Read more...

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California plans space-based solar power

April 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 15 (DPA) Californians could soon be powering their homes, and no doubt their hot tubs, from a space-based solar electricity programme. The plan by the state's massive energy company PG&E ... Read more...

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Pinki’s Oscar to bring drinking water, power to her village

February 23rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) As "Smile Pinki", a short film about a cleft lip girl - Pinki Sonkar from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Dabai village - won an Oscar, her undeveloped ... Read more...

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New method extracts oxygen from water with minimal energy

August 1st, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Chemists have found a simple and inexpensive technique to pull pure oxygen from water using relatively small amounts of electricity, common chemicals and a room-temperature glass of ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bank wins world’s leading green energy prize

May 30th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): The world's leading green energy prize has been awarded to the Aryavart Gramin Bank (AGB) in Uttar Pradesh. The bank will receive prizes of up to 20,000 pounds, ... Read more...

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Aluminium oxide layer improves solar cells efficiency by over 1pc

May 15th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A collaborative study by experts at Eindhoven University of Technology and Fraunhofer Institute has helped improve the efficiency of solar cells by more than one per cent. ... Read more...

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