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Solar grid parity by 2017, says ministry


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Power produced by solar plants will be sold at the same price as that from conventional sources like coal by 2017, a power ministry official ... Read more...

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Bihar to get Indo-Israel agriculture centres


August 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Two Indo-Israel Agriculture Centre of Excellence may come up in Bihar.This follows hour-long discussions Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz had with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to be developed as solar city, says Patil


August 15th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Chandigarh will be developed as a solar city in near future, Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator Shivraj Patil said at the 66th Independence Day ... Read more...

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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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Himachal to give solar lamps at remote villages


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will provide solar lamps at pastoral settlements in non-electrified villages, an official said here Friday.The ministry of new and renewable energy has sanctioned Rs.1.07 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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China launches solar-powered buses


July 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Buses that run on electricity generated by solar photovoltaic cells have been launched for the first time in a city in northeast China, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam’s village-islands use solar power to break free of darkness (Science Feature) (With Image)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari, July 15 (IANS) There are no electric poles on the tiny island village of Baleswar in Assam's Nalbari district of Assam. Even then, you can see people using fans ... Read more...

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Solar Energy Corp to develop India-centric technology and products


July 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India is planning to set up small, pilot power plants with strong linkages with research and academic institutions to develop ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pakistani varsity students design solar car


June 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Students of physics at a university in Pakistan have designed a solar car and want to introduce the energy-friendly and pollution-free vehicle at the commercial level.Raja ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 22 (IANS) New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than previously scheduled, the government announced Tuesday.Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said the ... Read more...

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Scientists to harness solar energy in space


May 17th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Solar power from space could be a valuable source of renewable energy, thanks to an innovative research. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, have already ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Greenpeace urges Apple to use clean energy


May 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) Greenpeace India activists Tuesday urged global computer maker Apple to use renewable energy to power its data centres worldwide instead of fossil fuels like coal ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Haryana university to generate own power


April 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) To meet its requirement of electricity for laboratories and class rooms and ensure uninterrupted supply, a university in Haryana plans to generate 500 KW electricity through ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nitish Kumar’s residence to turn green


March 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has opted to go green. Solar energy will now light up his official residence-cum-office."The cabinet has approved Rs.4.5 crore for installing ... Read more...

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High tariffs will harm India-US business ties: US commerce secretary


March 26th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Urging India to cut duties on imports of American manufactured products, US Commerce Secretary John Bryson Monday said such high tariffs would cause "significant harm" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moscow to have solar-powered bus stops


March 16th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Though the Russian capital is not known for its sunshine, authorities believe the city gets enough sunlight to afford solar-powered bus stops.The stops, which will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Green toilets to provide better hygiene for passengers


March 14th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways would be introducing green trains with bio-toilets to provide better hygiene for passengers as part of its green initiatives, Railway Minister Dinesh ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s new solar energy policy to add 3,000 MW


March 12th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will soon come out with a new policy on solar power to generate 3,000 MW by 2015-16, Natham R Viswanathan, minister for non-conventional energy ... Read more...

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Economic restructuring most pressing task: Wen (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) Transformation of the development model and economic restructuring are the most pressing tasks for the Chinese government, Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday.These measures are the "key ... Read more...

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Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb19 (IANS) Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency. Richard ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dubai launches first road lit by solar energy


January 17th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) The ministry of public works in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the first road in the emirate that uses solar-powered street-lights.The 11-km ... Read more...

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Research nano energy packs, urges Abdul Kalam


January 9th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday suggested that scientists and technologists to undertake research in the area of nano-energy packages for transmission of energy from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Airtel Nigeria goes green to power base stations


December 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 7 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria is in the midst of a project to put in place 250 solar energy base stations across the country in the first phase as ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chhattisgarh to tap solar energy for clean water supply


December 6th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has decided to install solar energy pumps in 400 remote villages to ensure clean drinking water for thousands of poverty-hit forested residents, officials of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Abdullah to present biomass energy plan to cabinet soon


November 29th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government may soon bring out a national mission on biomass, on the lines of the one on solar energy, to promote greater investment into ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cutting edge battery to store solar, wind energy


November 27th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Scientists are developing a cutting edge, durable and extremely powerful rechargeable battery to store excess power generated by wind or solar energy.The breakthrough by Stanford University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kudankalam plant safe: Kalam


November 14th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Calling the nuclear plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu "clean and safe", former president and missile scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said the 2,000-MW plant was ... Read more...

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US to mobilize $25 mn for clean energy R&D; in India


November 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The United States will mobilize $25 million of Department of Energy funding for a joint clean energy research and development (R&D;) center in India, Under ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Solar panel plant to address South Africa’s power shortage


October 31st, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
East London (South Africa), Oct 31 (IANS) A $1.3 million solar panel manufacturing plant has opened in South Africa that could go a long way in addressing the power shortage ... Read more...

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India sponsors training of Ghanaian women in solar energy


October 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Oct 16 (IANS) A number of women from Ghana's northern region have been sponsored by the Indian government to undergo training in solar energy production, India's High Commissioner ... Read more...

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If the cool cap fits, wear it!


October 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 14 (IANS) Vivek Bhatia's thinking cap has the right fit and he seems to wear it innovatively. In fact, the Pune-based entrepreneur has come up with a cool ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Don’t have expectation for any post: Gadkari


October 9th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Amid speculation about his emerging as one of the prime ministerial candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party president Nitin Gadkari Saturday said that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bengal to have solar policy soon: Minister


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) The West Bengal government will declare a policy on solar energy after Durga Puja festivities, minister Manish Gupta has said."Solar energy is being promoted actively by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anil Ambani to set up solar power plants in Rajasthan


August 10th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) Industrialist Anil Ambani of the Reliance Group is keen on setting up more solar power plants in Rajasthan.Ambani met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday at his ... Read more...

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