User: vinodced Topic: Energy
Category: Renewables
Last updated: May 23 2018 08:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 66,930    
Fixing power woes: Water pump demand surges in Rajasthan 23.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
With the cost of solar pumps coming down, applications for solar water pumps is steeply rising in the state. Horticulture department has the target to install 7,500 solar pumps this year against which the number of new and pending applications have gone above 17,000. The reason behind truckloads of applications is that farmers in remote areas face irregular or no electricity supply. “With prime minister Narendra Modi promoting startups, a number of companies have started solar water pumps business and the competition has resulted into decrease in prices,” horticulture minister Prabhu Lal Saini told DNA. “In 2016-17, the cost of a 3Hp (horsepower) solar water pump base model was Rs 3.72 lakh for DC (direct current) and Rs 3.40 lakh for AC (alternating current). In 2018-19 it has come down to Rs 2.52 lakh for DC and Rs 2.30 lakh for AC. Similarly, rate of 5Hp DCsolar water pump has come down to Rs 3.44 lakh from Rs 5.09 lakh and AC has reduced to Rs 3.06 lakh from 4.84 lakh,” he added. It is worth ...
Also found in: [+]
Metro’s solar power plant opened 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
To enhance share of solar energy to 19.4% of metro’s total energy consumption
Also found in: [+]
Smart Cities India 2018 Expo opens tomorrow 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 22 (NewsVoir): The 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo, co-locating five major verticals that make up our smart city framework - Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water,
Also found in: [+]
Dondaicha solar park row: Mahagenco identifies sites to match 22.5.2018 General News
State-run power generation firm Mahagenco has identified locations in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions to set up 250 mw of solar projects, after its 500-mw Dondaicha solar park project faced resistance from locals in surrendering their lands, a top official said. "We have not been able to acquire the land required and so we are not going ahead with the project for the time being. But we are in talks with the locals. In the meantime, we are exploring opportunities in other locations where Mahagenco owns certain land parcels to match capacity," a Mahagenco official told PTI on condition of anonymity. He said the company has land parcels in Latur (Marathwada), Washim and Yavatmal (Vidarbha) where nearly 250 mw of solar capacity is likely to be installed. In June last year, Mahagenco had invited bids for the first 500 mw solar park in Maharashtra. However, the project got embroiled in a controversy after a 84-year old Dhule farmer Dharma Patil, who had come to Mantralay ..
Also found in: [+]
TN asks Centre to increase supply of coal 22.5.2018 General News
Tamil Nadu today asked the Centre to increase the supply of coal to make thermal power stations in the state attain full capacity. State electricity minister P Thangamani, who met the union minister of coal, railways and finance Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, requested him to supply the required coal through seven additional goods trains. Thangamani said 72 tonnes of coal a day were required to meet the production of thermal power stations in the state. "As per the agreement with Coal India, coal was supposed to be supplied through 16 trains. But, it is being sent through 13 trains," he said. The minister requested Goyal to allot additional coal to enhance the production capacities of North Chennai Thermal Power Station (2x600 MW capacity) and Mettur Thermal Power Station (of 1x600 MW). Chairman and managing director of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd, Vikram Kapur was also present at the meeting.
Also found in: [+]
Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze 22.5.2018 General News
The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It's been generating plumes of lava haze or "laze" as it interacts with seawater. It's just the latest hazard from a weeks-old eruption that has so far generated earthquakes and featured gushing molten rock, giant ash plumes and sulfur dioxide. The eruption has destroyed more than 40 buildings forced more than 2,000 people to evacuate. Yesterday, lava entered and then stalled on the property of a geothermal plant near one of Kilauea's new volcanic vents. Officials earlier this month removed 190,000 litres of stored flammable gas from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions. Here are key things to know about the latest volcanic threat. Lava haze is made of dense white clouds of steam, toxic gas and tiny shards of ...
Also found in: [+]
Greenlight Planet wins the Economic Times Most Promising Brand 2018 22.5.2018 General News
Greenlight Planet has been recognised by Economic Times as the "Most Promising brand 2018" at a ceremony held on Friday, the 23rd of March 2018. The Promising Brands platform was an endeavour by the Economic Times to recognize brands, which have stood firm in the winds of globalization and have truly become a part of popular culture and day to day lives.With 1.3 billion individuals across the globe and 31 million households in India still living without electricity, Greenlight Planet's solutions provide a powerful mechanism for large-scale, sustainable impact. This award is the result of 9 years of continuous innovation in Greenlight Planet's product portfolio and unique distribution models that have led to it emerging as a global market leader in the off-grid sector.The company has sold more than eight million of its high-quality Sun KingTM solar range of portable lamps, home systems, fans, radios and televisions benefitting more than 30 million individuals across 65+ countries in ...
Also found in: [+]
Azure Power wins 200MW solar projects in Maharashtra 22.5.2018 General News
Azure Power today announced it has bagged four 50 MW solar projects for a cumulative capacity of 200 MW in Maharashtra. The company has "crossed the 2 GW milestone solar portfolio" by winning these projects, Azure said in a statement. The solar power projects were auctioned by Maharashtra State Power Generation Co (Mahagenco). Azure Power will sign a 25-year power purchase pact with Mahagenco at a tariff of Rs 3.07 per kWh. The projects are expected to be commissioned in 2019. With a pan India portfolio of over 2 GW across 23 states, Azure Power has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes.
Also found in: [+]
One day Regional Conference on “Clean and Renewable Energy” as a lead up event to 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) held in Bhopal; 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh (MP), Shri Narayan Singh Kushwah inaugurated the one day Regional Conference on the theme of “New and Renewable Energy” in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh yesterday.
Also found in: [+]
Greenlight Planet wins the Economic Times Most Promising Brand 2018 22.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 22 (Businesswire-India): Greenlight Planet has been recognised by Economic Times as the "Most Promising brand 2018" at a ceremony held on Friday, the 23rd of March 2018. The Promising
Also found in: [+]
India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report 22.5.2018 General News
India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said on Tuesday.
Also found in: [+]
What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The
Also found in: [+]
India, China lead solar power expansion as cost of building projects falls 22.5.2018 Latest News
The world's largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA
Also found in: [+]
Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources? 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? Won't renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts? A study conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology explored these questions and came to some interesting conclusions. The researchers doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy, questioning everything from whether renewables-based systems can survive extreme weather events with the low sun and low wind, to the ability to keep the grid stable with so much variable generation. The scientists then hit back with their response to the points raised by Heard and colleagues. The researchers analysed hundreds of studies from across the scientific literature to answer each of the apparent issues. They demonstrated that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100 percent ...
Also found in: [+]
National Capital to sizzle with mercury set to touch 44°C soon 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The city continued to sizzle on Monday as it recorded maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius and the sky remained clear adding to the heat. The meteorological department has predicted no respite from the rising mercurial level in the coming days as it is expected to touch 44 degrees Celsius soon. Monday saw a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and strong surface wind during the day. The weatherman has advised people to stay indoors during the daytime and keep themselves properly covered and hydrated if they step out. The minimum temperature will oscillate between 26 to 27 degrees Celsius. While the summer it at its peak, the water crisis in the national Capital looms even larger this summer and all that the people can expect from the government is a series of blame game with neighbour Haryana. The city receives its water from Haryana, which of late has cut short the supply. Only last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar about the ...
Also found in: [+]
PNB Scam: ED attaches Nirav Modi's assets worth Rs. 171.26Cr 21.5.2018 General News
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached bank accounts, properties and other beneficiaries worth Rs. 171.26 crore owned by absconding jewellery designer Nirav Modi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA).On February 24 this year, the ED had provisionally attached 21 immovable properties belonging to Nirav Modi and companies controlled by him under the PMLA, with current market value of Rs. 523.72 crore. The said properties include six residential flats and ten office premises in Mumbai, two residential flats in Pune, one farmhouse in Alibaug, one solar power plant and 135 acres land in Karjat , Ahmednagar.Earlier, the ED had registered a money laundering case against Modi this year under the provisions of the PMLA, 2002 on the basis of the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under sections 120-B read with 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).It was stated in the FIR that Nirav Modi and others had committed the offence of cheating ...
Also found in: [+]
Letter to BS: Govt should first simplify and reform the taxation of fuels 21.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Solar energy provides such an alternative
Also found in: [+]
Watch | What’s New in Science #8 21.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Three interesting and fresh pieces of news from the world of science. This time, we're talking: water fountains on Jupiter's moon; a big boost to batteries; and the grammar nazi gene that saves minds.
Also found in: [+]
'Microsoft Cloud more nature-friendly than traditional datacentres' 21.5.2018 Sify Finance
Microsoft Cloud services are up to 93 per cent more energy efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than traditional enterprise datacentres, a new study released on Monday said.
Also found in: [+]
'Microsoft Cloud more nature-friendly than traditional datacentres' 21.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Microsoft Cloud services are up to 93 per cent more energy efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than traditional enterprise datacentres, a new study released on Monday said.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 66,930