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A ground-breaking project based in Bangladesh, which allows villagers to earn by selling excess solar energy to neighbors, was announced yesterday as one of 13 winners of the United Nations climate change awards. With the help of SOLshare’s innovative technical solution, marginalised households without the means to finance their own solar power systems are able to purchase clean electricity from their neighbours at low cost, said a press release yesterday.... »
NEW DELHI: Various power sector experts, including those at Central Electricity Authority (CEA), have warned that the unprecedented surge in renewable energy capacity in the next few years will severely stress thermal power plants, but power secretary PK Pujari remains upbeat about the sector. Thermal power plants are operating at an all-time low of just over 50% of their capacities, triggering a debate within the industry on whether the country... »
US on Tuesday assured India of “doing more” by providing it finances for innovative renewable energy projects while asserting that it is the “only way” of meeting the challenge of climate change. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the civil nuclear cooperation between both the countries will bring affordable and clean energy to tens of millions of Indian households. “To build on our shared leadership in combating climate... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said, The efficient use of energy should start from our family. He also stated that all the countrymen should work together to raise the public awareness in using fuels efficiently at homes. On Tuesday, the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) and Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves (GACC) jointly organized a campaign program for modern stoves at Keraniganj... »
Speakers at a seminar on solar energy on Wednesday urged the government to take more initiatives to promote renewable energy across the country, particularly in the off-grid areas. “Rural people in the off-grid areas can get electricity at low-cost price if the government takes the initiative. There is huge potential of solar power to be utilised for small and agro-based industries,” said Dr. Khandaker Mokaddem Hossain, pro-vice chancellor of Bangladesh... »
ABB wins 1st commercial order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology to enable CO2-free public transport in Geneva. Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zero-emission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation Zurich, Switzerland, July 15, 2016 – ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport... »
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first “magical” solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. Applause broke out as the experimental plane set down at Seville airport in southern Spain just before 7:40 am (0540 GMT) where a team was on the ground to welcome Swiss pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard. “It is so fantastic!”, Piccard told the... »
Solar battery exporters face a stumbling block in the thriving Nepalese market as the Himalayan nation increased above 245 per cent import-level duties, prompting the country’s solar battery manufacturers to seek commerce ministry’s intervention. The abrupt rise in the duties proposed in the national budget of Nepal for the financial year 2016-17 would hamper the prospects of battery exports from Bangladesh to the rapidly flourishing market in Nepal, said Bangladesh... »
All his life, farmer Nasiruddin saw his poverty ridden village in complete darkness after dusk, with electricity being a distant dream. That changed last year when he installed a solar lantern system. “Life used to stop here after sundown,” he says, “Kerosene lamps were expensive. My children studied in candle light with a lot of difficulty, and we couldn’t do any work properly at night. But now solar power has... »
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity — one of several important firsts for green energy announced today in a UN-backed report. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the 10th edition of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) annual publication, launched today by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and... »