Srinagar: Solar home lighting systems were on Sunday distributed to about 388 houses in an unelectrified village in Jammu and Kashmir

The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, on Wednesday inaugurated the Rs 100-crore solar photovoltaic module manufacturing plant set up by Vikram Group of Industries at Falta Special Economic Zone in South 24 Parganas district, according to a company release.

Sudha Nambudiri

KOCHI: Germany has made policy decisions on alternative energy sources and has been concentrating on research in those areas long before the rest of the world began thinking of them, said Muller-Steinhagen, head of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics (ITT) at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

Origin Energy Ltd, the Australian electricity and gas retailer, and India

Bibhuti Barik

BHUBANESWAR: The inhabitants 65 tribal families of remote Kolha village in Dhenkanal district never thought of experiencing the joy of electricity in their lifetime.

But now with indigenously developed straight vegetable oil (SVO) technology, they would fulfil their long-standing desire.

Decision taken to cut down on electricity bill of Rs. 9 lakh

MADURAI: The University of Madras has decided to switch over to solar power within a year in order to cut down its monthly electricity bill.

A one-time investment of Rs.3 crore was being made to purchase the solar equipment and install it in the university campus, said G. Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor.

Anil Sasi

The Centre's policy document targets a near 30 per cent reduction in emission intensity (or kg of CO2 emitted for generating Re 1 of GDP) from the power sector by 2022..

Ministry plans hydro push, gas-based capacity, super-critical units

New Delhi, March 3

KOCHI: The Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET) is organising a twoday Indo-German dialogue on Accelerated Dissemination of Solar Energy Technologies ADSET 2010 on March 4 and 5 at the college campus in Kochi.

Zero transmission access charge for inter-State system mooted.

The CERC is also expected to come out with new tariff rates for electricity generation from solar thermal and solar photovoltaic energy systems.

Anil Sasi

Richa Mishra

While the commercial and banking centre Dubai finds itself dealing with the aftermath of the economic crisis, the conservative neighbour Abu Dhabi is already pursuing ambitious targets-but the climate conditions in the desert states are not always ideal for the utilization of renewable energies.

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