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Powerledger Wins Award for Its Distributed Solar Electricity Project in UP

Australian technology company Powerledger has won an award from World Summit Awards for their work in promoting distributed electricity in Uttar Pradesh, India. The WSA scheme recognises digital applications that have a strong positive impact on society, and out of 8000 entries, the software company was singled out for its promise of bringing electricity to […]

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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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Irish Study Says Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce 1/4 th Of Total Electricity Needed

A quarter of total electricity needed by Irish households can be produced by installing solar panels on the domestic rooftops. Conducted by the climate scientists at University College Cork, Ireland, this was the conclusion of the study after the team had thoroughly examined every rooftop in the country using satellite imagery and weather data for […]

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Rooftop Solar to Supply 25-49% of Global Electricity Needs by 2050: Study

Owing to improved deployment capability and reduced costs, rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) technology, such as roof mounted solar panels used in home, commercial and industrial buildings, is currently the fastest deployable electricity generation technology. According to a new report, it is projected to supply 25–49% of global electricity needs by 2050. Despite these predictions, a […]

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Wind & Solar to Produce 90% Electricity in North America by 2050: NARIS

Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) has welcomed the release of the North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS), considered to be the most comprehensive long-term analysis of power system evolution to date on the North American grid. NARIS shows that, between now and 2050, solar energy and wind energy are poised to contribute the greatest proportion […]

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PwC Report Claims Solar Thermal is Best for Nighttime Electricity Generation in Spain

Spanish solar thermal companies are present in more than three-quarters of the world’s projects, becoming a successful case of technology export in the category. In addition to new plants awarded by auctions to comply with the PNIEC (National Plan for Energy and Climate), there are possibilities to expand existing plants to have more night-time renewable […]

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US Solar Capacity Surpasses 100 GWs with 58% Electricity Generation

The US solar market has surpassed the 100 gigawatts (GWs) of installed electricity generation capacity, which marks the doubled size of the industry over the past 3.5 years, says a report entitled ‘U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2021’. According to the report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the solar […]

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