Electricity

Using Sunlight to Cogenerate Electricity and Clean Water

A multifunctional device has been developed that can be retrofitted to conventional solar panels to cogenerate electricity and clean water. A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed by a team of researchers at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), used to generate clean […]

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Madurai Airport Goes Solar, Meets 30% of Power Needs from RE

Amidst the call to make its an International airport, the Madurai Airport has started to save big on electricity bill as the solar power is meeting more than a quarter of its electricity needs India’s 32nd busiest terminal, Madurai Airport is successfully cutting down its electricity bill as it meets 30% of its power requirement […]

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Gujarat Plans To Rollout Solar Power Scheme for Slum Areas

The Gujarat government after the launch of solar power plan for residential areas and farmers now plans a similar plan for slum dwellers The Government of Gujarat plans to launch a solar power generation scheme for slum dwellers. Not only will slum dwellers get free power, but also the government will also pay them for […]

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As 20 Delhi Schools Get Solar Power, 80 More To Join

The move is in line with the Delhi government’s flagship program to make the national capital a solar city in the coming years. Astoundingly, the returns from the government’s investment seem to be over 15%, based on government figures According to Delhi’s Department of Education, solar panel installation has been completed in 21 school buildings […]

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Norway Passes Law, Sovereign Fund To Become More Greener

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global has obtained a go-ahead to divest as much as $13bn of investments from fossils fuels after its parliament voted to pass the law The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund which handles over $ 1trillion worth of Norway’s investments has been given a green light for the largest fossil fuel divestment […]

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Punjab Commission Hikes Average Tariff by 2.14% Across Categories

Punjab has announced an average tariff hike of 2.14 percent across categories for 2019-20. The State Electricity Regulatory Commission of Punjab has announced the hike in average tariff by 2.14 percent across categories for 2019-20. Besides, the state power regulator also raised the fixed charge for the domestic category of consumers by Rs 10 per […]

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ADB Grants $750 Mn For Railway Track Electrification in India

ADB has signed off on what is its largest single nonsovereign loan ever committed, for the electrification of the Indian railway network. A project expected to help India’s railway sector transition to electric power and away from dependence on fossil fuels. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to provide $750 million (Rs […]

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Powergrid Restores Power Supply in Cyclone-hit Odisha

State-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (Powergrid) has announced that it has helped state utilities restore electricity supply in cyclone-hit Odisha.  Cyclone Fani on May 3, 2019, caused massive damage to power supply infrastructure in coastal Odisha, uprooting lakhs of electric poles, transformers and collapse of towers, Powergrid said in a statement.  “Powergrid has helped restore power with […]

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SolarMaxx Brings a Solar Carport at Mahaveer Cancer Hospital

Solar Installations over your car parking areas, or carports as they are known, offer a convenient and effective option for institutions to start their solar journey. Here, we have the case of a healthcare institution traveling down that path. SolarMaxx, a leading PV module manufacturer in the country, has installed a solar carport at Mahaveer […]

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