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Solar Thermal FO Produces Potable Water Using Sea Water in Tamil Nadu

Narippaiyur, a drought-prone village in Ramanathapuram District in the southeast corner of Tamil Nadu, will benefit from 20,000 litres per day of fresh water produced from sea water – thanks to the solar thermal Forward Osmosis (FO) sea water desalination system recently installed in the place. The customized demand driven convergent water solution through FO […]

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Renewable Thermal Collaborative Wins Climate Award Worth $10 Million

Lever for Change announced yesterday the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) as the recipient of the $10 million 2030 Climate Challenge, an award sponsored by an anonymous donor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Created and jointly managed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), David Gardiner and Associates (DGA), and World […]

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ISTS Waiver Extended By 2 Years For Solar, Wind Energy

“The Ministry of Power has issued an order today for the extension of the waiver of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS) charges on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind sources for projects to be commissioned up to 30th June 2025,”. With this statement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has confirmed a widely expected waiver […]

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“Policymakers Must Incentivise States to Phase Out Old Thermal Plants and Adopt RE to Replace Them,” – Anand Desai, Managing Director, Anupam Rasayan

Gujarat-headquartered chemical manufacturing company Anupam Rasayan announced last month that it had invested Rs 43 crore to set up a 12.5 MW captive solar power plant to help the company rationalise energy costs through an estimated saving of around Rs 10 crore per annum for the next 25 years. The firm, which has completed a […]

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PTT’s Power Arm To Invest $635 Million In Renewable Energy Across Asia

Global Power Synergy, the power unit of Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas group PTT, will invest 20 billion baht equivalent to USD 635 million, in renewable energy assets across Asia including India and China. Global Power Synergy announced that it will be borrowing up to USD 635 million from parent PTT for investment chiefly in […]

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Will 2021 be The Year Solar Saves California?

California— the largest U.S. state, home to 1/8th of the country’s population, and responsible for 14% of national GDP — is experiencing one of its most challenging droughts this year. The state had earlier experienced the biggest wildfire season recorded in its modern history in 2020, which is one reason being blamed for the adverse […]

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Delhi’s 2041 Draft Master Plan Foresees 50 Percent Energy From Renewables

Delhi’s Draft Master Plan (MPD 2041) for the next two decades was formally release for public feedback and attention . The MPD is relevant, simply because it lays the roadmap for the city’s development for the next two decades. Previous masterplans have suffered various amendments and changes, almost all driven by political necessities. Basic necessities, […]

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West Bengal gets 5.4 MW Floating Solar With Sagardighi Project

West Bengal got the first of what its hopes will be many floating solar plants, with the commissioning of the 5.4 MW Sagardighi plant by Ciel et Terre. PSU Engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) was the EPC partner for the project. Ciel et Terre is a french floating specialist, and the world’s largest […]

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Solar Generated Maximum Electricity Among all Renewables in Australia

Solar passes all other renewable resources in terms of Australia’s electricity generation in 2020. According to ‘Australia Energy Statistics’ 2020, published by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources, the total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,232 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the calendar year 2020, remaining materially unchanged since 2019. Interestingly, solar […]

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