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President Kovind’s Childhood Home in Rural UP Goes Solar

President Ram Nath Kovind’s residence ‘Milan Kendra’ in his native village of Paraunkh, Uttar Pradesh, has now become solarised, a move that should boost awareness about the rooftop solar industry in the region and beyond. Located 70 km away from Kanpur, the President’s childhood home is now powered by a 5 kW solar plant, which […]

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Local Firm to Set Up 100 MW Solar Plant in Botswana

The Botswana energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100 MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large scale solar plant in the country, according to media reports. This landlocked country in Southern Africa does not currently have large scale solar […]

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Solar Watch V3: High Grade Light-Charged All-Titanium Watch

PRODUCT BRIEF: Exquisite eco-friendly solar watch made by a clock craftsman with 40+ years of experience. PRODUCT FEATURES: Unlike quartz watches or automatics sold by other companies, Solar Watch V3 is powered by sunlight. It works by turning solar power or light into electricity, and the remaining electricity is stored in the secondary battery for […]

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NTPC, ONGC To Focus On Offshore Wind Energy Developments ?

News reports have quoted state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)  joining together for the development of offshore wind energy in the country. For ONGC, the national oil explorer, any tie-up is considered  relevant as power generation has not been its forte, and offshore wind offers […]

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Solar Gets Its Big Hitter In India As Reliance Announces Rs 75,000 Cr Investment Plan

After hinting at big plans in the renewable energy sector last year, India’s largest private sector enterprise, Reliance Industries limited, has finally announced its plans. The company’s Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, picked the firm’s 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for its shareholders, as usual, to make the big announcements. The key announcements, and their implications for […]

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Experts Find Lower Costs, Cheap Credit To Be Decisive For Energy Future

What does the energy landscape look like in the post-Covid era? Ajay Mathur, Director, International Solar Alliance, believes that as we look to the future, two-three key changes emerge: One, post the pandemic, energy equipment buyers are considering the operating costs of energy with greater emphasis, largely because of the greater availability of credit, which […]

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Ladakh To Add To Solar Imprint With 5 MW CESL MOU

The union territory of Ladakh has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) for setting up of 5-MW Solar Power Plant at Zanskar in Kargil. Signed on June 5, World environment day, between Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil and CESL . Speaking at  the virtual event, Lt. Governor […]

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DR Congo Goes With Solar Off Grid To Power 3 Northern Cities

Africa’s second largest country, and one of its poorest, the Democratic Republic of Congo (not to be confused with the neighboring Republic of Congo) has finally placed a big bet on renewable energy. The government there has finally gone for a $100 million investment off grid hybrid solar projects that will provide power to three cities […]

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Ranking Top 10 Solar Tracker Firms Worldwide

A solar tracker is a device deployed along with solar panels, directing the latter towards the sun. Trackers not only maximise the energy capture but also further boost the efficiency of the overall power generation process through minimising the angle of incidence – or the angle that a ray of light makes with a line […]

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