THE government will make it mandatory for mobile phone towers to be powered by solar energy, a move it hopes will cut pollution and tamp down a key driver of diesel consumption in the country.

JAIPUR: Solar energy to illuminate Ajmer Sharif The holy shrine of saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer will be soon illuminated by solar energy as the authorities undertook a project to introduce solar energy based public lighting system in Jaipur.

The Union minister for non-conventional energy Farooq Abdullah sanctioned a `50 lakh project to equip the shrine with the solar energy.

Chandigarh: The Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) is venturing into solar power generation by setting up solar energy-based power plants at Panipat, Yamunanagar and Khedar in Hisar.

HPGCL plans to tap the vast solar energy potential and earn carbon credits by generating power through this clean source.

With a view to protect standing crops from wild animals, particularly elephants, the forest department of Uttarakhand is going to guard fields with solar fencing.

PRIVATE power producing companies are lining up to buy small renewable assets as a widening power supply deficit and growing concerns on pollution prompt firms to acquire clean technology units.

According to private equity and advisory firms, investments in small hydro projects has picked up as such projects are built on small rivers and have no issues related to resettlement of villages.

Floating Windmills Will Harness Energy Where Winds Are Strongest
Danny Fortson

Agroup of companies has come up with a radical proposal that it claims will open up thousands of kilometres of coastline to zero-carbon power: floating windmills.

Project Deepwater was launched last year by firms including BAE Systems, the defence giant, and the utility EDF Energy to research ways of overcoming t

In a major relief to the food processing industry and renewable energy projects in the state, the Haryana government will provide them exemption in conversion charges and scrutiny fee.

The move will allow the government to exempt the renewable energy projects from conversion charges and scrutiny fee whereas the food processing units will be given 50 per cent concession in the conversion charges

THE Permian Basin, named for the geological era in which much of it was formed, stretches across hundreds of miles of eastern New Mexico and western Texas, capped by the deceptively modest-looking cities of Midland and Odessa.

This report by Greenpeace looks at two projects in Bihar that are using decentralised renewable energy (DRE) to deliver energy services to the people. Says that DRE can plug the deficit and bring development to the state.

Energy efficiency is emerging as a critical piece in the entire clean technology ecosystem.