NEW DELHI: With the Central Government clearly shifting focus to renewable sources of energy to meet the future energy requirements, the Government has proposed that all special economic zones (SEZs) should meet at least 25 per cent of their lighting needs through solar energy, a move aimed at making optimum use of green energy in such labour and power intensive zones.
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New Delhi: In a quiet move for greening its rapid industrialisation plan, the government is making it mandatory for all SEZs (special economic zones) to power at least a quarter of their lighting needs with solar energy. The government also wants at least half of the lighting requirements for billboards to be solar-powered. TNN

SANJAY JOG Mumbai, 17 December

While power utilities and traders have generally welcomed the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

BPL today said it has forayed into solar photo voltaic lighting solutions and other renewable energy based solutions.

The company plans to target four primary market segments -- residential, commercial establishments, infrastructure and the hospitality industry.

BPL said in a statement it has created a portfolio of solar energy products, alternative luminaires using LED technology.

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In a notification issued on December 3, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has announced the generic tariff to be paid to the producers of power from renewable sources including wind, small hydro, biomass, non-fossil fuel-based cogeneration plants and solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power plants.

Washington: A bottle of spoiled wine could help cut your power bills, as American and Indian scientists have come up with a new technology that generates electricity by using the waste from improper fermentation.

According to the scientists, the technology could provide a new and cost effective way to clean wastewater from wineries and get some value out of a

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday urged Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah to increase the Central subsidy on solar pumps from Rs.50,000 to at least Rs.

PUDUCHERRY: Over 22 industries from across the Union Territory received awards for energy conservation from Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day 2009 on Tuesday.

Jind: The state government has announced a subsidy of 25 per cent on purchase of solar water heaters besides a relief in power bills to popularise the concept of solar power in both urban and rural areas.