Japanese oil refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu KK said it will invest $1.1 billion to build a new thin-film solar cell plant, as it chases First Solar in a growing market.

Showa Shell's 100 billion yen plant -- its third solar cell facility -- will boost its annual production capacity twelve-fold to 980 megawatts when it comes onstream in the second half of 2011.

Kirtika Suneja / New Delhi September 08, 2009, 0:46 IST

Will invest Rs 2k cr in photovoltaic biz after abandoning it earlier

The natural gas industry has enjoyed something of a winning streak in recent years. It found gigantic new reserves, low prices are encouraging utilities to substitute gas for coal, and cities are switching to buses fueled by natural gas.

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy blamed

The Western Provincial Council (WPC) is planning to use wind power to illuminate Colombo city in association with Concurrent (India) Infrastructure Ltd an Indian based private company, while there is another plan in the pipeline to use wind power for the streetlamps islandwide.

Facing criticism for ugly traffic jams that brought many parts of the city to a standstill as the traffic lights stopped functioning due to recent heavy rains, the Traffic Police is in talks with Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) to emulate Bangalore

The natural gas industry has enjoyed something of a winning streak in recent years. It found gigantic new reserves, low prices are encouraging utilities to substitute gas for coal, and cities are switching to buses fueled by natural gas.

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy blamed

California solar company Solyndra Inc said on Friday that it started construction on its second solar panel manufacturing plant, putting into action the first loan guarantee awarded under a long-delayed U.S. program for advanced clean energy.

Lithium-ion batteries have a limited number of charge cycles in electric vehicles, but once a car's battery pack goes kaput, it can be recycled or find new life in less demanding applications - storing renewable energy generated during off-peak hours, for example. At least that's the theory.

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority has decided to develop Renewable Energy resources and declare energy development areas to implement energy efficiency measures and conservation programs to promote energy security, reliability and cost effectiveness in energy delivery and information management. It has also decided to initiate National Energy Efficiency Award 2009 - 2010.

A high profile Indian delegation is due in Sri Lanka at the end of this month to strike the historic deal to begin the construction of Indo-Sri Lanka Electricity Interconnection project. Under this project the country will receive electricity of 500 mega watts (MW) initially.

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