Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Lauding the major renewable energy initiative of Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission, Russia on Tuesday expressed strong confidence that both New Delhi and Moscow had great potential for forging joint ventures and setting up manufacturing facilities for application of solar energy in the fields of industrial, military, civil and space sectors.

The BSES on Tuesday became the first utility to sign an agreement to source 50 MW of solar power, a day after the Prime Minister unveiled the solar mission. As per the deal, the BSES-Rajdhani and BSESYamuna each will procure 25 MW of solar power.

Amid acute energy shortages in Pakistan, the first national body on alternative energy resources was formed on Monday with an objective to reduce the nation

As many as 4,000 houses spread across 26 remote villages in six districts will emerge from darkness this February-end.

Energy-starved India could soon use its abundance of sunlight to power one megawatt (1 MW)-capacity rooftop storage batteries to electrify homes and offices.The government is in talks with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US to use its prototype of 1 MW-capacity rooftop storage battery, Power Secretary H.S. Brahma said

NEW DELHI: With the Finance Ministry throwing up its hands for supporting such a big programme in the renewable energy sector, the Union Government is contemplating reducing the target of the recently launched Jawaharlal Solar Mission from the original 20,000 MW to a more reasonable limit when the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, launches the programme on Monday.

Rohtak: As many as 27 bio-gas plants set up in the district are functional already. A total 100 such plants are targeted to be established in the district during this year, the Deputy Commissioner said here today.

He said the project was part of a move to improve infrastructure related to non-degradable sources of energy, contain pollution and meet the growing demand for energy.

Kumar Manish | TNN

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Renewable energy is not a viable option unless energy can be stored on a large scale. David Lindley looks at five ways to do that.

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