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Tezpur University Generating 90,000 kW of Solar Electricity Every Month

Tezpur University in Assam is generating on average – nearly 90,000 kW of electricity every month through its 1 MW on-campus rooftop solar power systems. The Tezpur University in Assam has said that it is generating on average – nearly 90,000 kilowatts (kW) of electricity every month through its 1 MW on-campus rooftop solar power […]

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‘Desert to Power Initiative’ to Provide Solar Electricity to Sahel Region

Tapping in the vast solar energy potential of the region, the initiative is slated to provide green electricity including in some of the world’s poorest countries. In a bid to eradicate energy poverty for 250 million people in the Sahel region of Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is spearheading the ‘Desert to Power Initiative’ […]

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Maharashtra to Provide Solar Electricity to Farmers

The scheme was launched last year in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal to provide solar-generated electricity to farmers during the day. Post the success of Chief Minister’s Agricultural Solar Feeder Scheme in Maharashtra’s two places, the state government now plans to extend the scheme to the rest of the state. The scheme […]

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Indian Electricity Sector on Cusp of a Solar Powered Revolution: IEA

Solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades. According to the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report, solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades in the STEPS – […]

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Gurudwaras to Have Solar Systems, As SGPC Wants Cheap Electricity

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has yesterday announced to install solar systems at historic gurdwaras to reduce the cost of electricity. The solar-generated electricity would be drawn for the preparation of ‘langar’ by steam. SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur told in an interim meeting, that solar systems would be installed at gurdwaras, and a […]

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SolarWindow Electricity-Generating Coatings

PRODUCT BRIEF: The SolarWindow transparent electricity-generating coatings produce energy when exposed to sunlight, indoor light, low light, reflected light, and even shaded light sources. The firm recently released first-person video footage demonstrating its new, highly transparent electricity-generating glass using its coating. PRODUCT FEATURES: Once the coating is applied in ultra-thin layers, ordinary glass becomes an […]

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Wind and Solar Met 9.8% of Global Electricity Production in H1 2020: Report

In H1 2020, wind and solar generation rose 14 percent compared to H1-2019, generating 9.8 percent or nearly one-tenth of global electricity. A new report has put the spotlight on how fast wind and solar energy have expanded over the last few years to become major sources of electricity generation in most countries around the […]

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Floating Solar to Generate 900% More Electricity Across APAC: IEEFA

Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi at the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16 percent during the COVID-19 […]

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