It is a move that is long overdue. After years of waiting, 11 remote villages in the Sunderbans delta can finally look forward to getting electricity in the new year. What makes the project even more special is that the electricity will be generated from rice husk.

Building on its current strengths and a capacity of 2400MW Karnataka intends to establish a dynamic renewable sector with emphasis on different forms of generation-wind, mini hydro, biomass, cogeneration and solar. This renewable energy policy aims at systematic and faster development of Renewable Energy sources to achieve a capacity of 6600 MWs by 2014.

CERC's order stakeholders comments for setting of the benchmark capital cost of solar-PV for financial years 2010-11, 2011-2012 and solar-thermal projects for the years 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-13. The order also includes comments and calculations presented by stakeholders in a public hearing in February 2010.

Neena Vyas

New Delhi: Can algae be genetically engineered to produce sufficient quantities of biomass for fuel? Can


Dubendorf Air Base (Switzerland): History is being created inside a hangar here that will radically change the way an aircraft flies. The prototype of an aircraft, to be propelled entirely by solar power even at night, has already been successfully tested for a

KOLKATA: West Bengal is expecting to generate business worth Rs. 10,000 crore from clean energies like solar power over the next ten years, Managing Director of West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation S P Gonchaudhri said.
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The Public Works Department has finally given the green signal to discom NDPL to install the first solar powered traffic signal at Madhuban Chowk in Rohini and Old Secretariat.

As highlighted by Newsline, the PWD had kept the discom waiting for over a year for its approval.


R. Sairam

MADURAI: The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is planning a major awareness campaign on the use of solar power in southern districts.