The prototype, which is slightly smaller than the plane has a wingspan comparable to that of an Airbus A340 airliner but weighs as little as a only 1,600 kg
The Solar Impulse Payerne (Switzerland), April 7: The Solar Impulse aircraft, a pioneering Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar energy, took off on its first test flight from an air base in western Switzerland on Wednesday.

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard

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T E Narasimhan / Chennai April 6, 2010, 1:40 IST

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is planning to re-enter wind turbine manufacturing space in the next three months. The public sector power equipment major said it was planning to join hands with a foreign technology partner for the re-entry.

Priti Narayan

Photovoltaic power plants on rooftops of major government buildings being considered

Generating 1 MW of solar power requires around Rs.18 crore

PUDUCHERRY: The Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry (REAP) has plans in place for solar power generation and heating systems in the Union Territory, in light of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

Ind-Bharath Power (Karwar) Limited (IBPKL), has decided to construct a solar power project at Hanakon near Karwar.

The company had earlier shelved its proposed plan to set up a thermal power plant the same site.

The company in its affidavit before the National Environment Appellate Authority, here said that it planned to set up a 25 MW solar power project.

The electricity sector lies at the nexus of two urgent global imperatives: powering economic activities and livelihoods and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the use of fossil fuels. The international community is looking to multilateral development banks (MDBs) to help developing countries balance these sometimes conflicting imperatives.

This report focuses on East Asia

GWEC's annual report is the autoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. The Global Wind 2009 Report contains installation figures for over 70 countries for the 2009 record year, as well as a five-year forecast up to 2014 and detailed chapters on the key countries.

The poor may be connected to the main electricity or water network. However, in areas where they do not have access to the main network, they are usually served by alternative service providers. Alternative service providers are an often unconsidered element of private sector provision of energy and water services.