Solar energy project launched at Central Prison, Poojappura

If the State does not come up with alternative sources of power generation, it will face a severe power crisis by 2020, Minister for Electricity Aryadan Mohammed has said. He was speaking at the switch-on ceremony of a solar energy project set up at the Central Prison, Poojappura, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurated the project.

The potential of wind energy in solving the energy crisis is significant and the small wind turbines popularly known as SWTs are poised to go a long way in achieving energy empowerment for rural India. This article seeks to explain the mechanism behind the technology of SWTs.

New Delhi: The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems.

Forum of regulators expects to promote involvement of private sector

Development of off-grid renewable energy (OGRE) projects with capacity up to 300 Mw would get a major boost after the Forum of Regulators (FoR) issues guidelines in October. The guidelines would also come in handy for electricity regulatory commissions to determine tariff in such projects. Off-grid renewable energy projects are standalone systems generating electricity from renewable energy sources. They are not connected to the grid. A network, including associated appliances, is used for distributing the electricity.

Supply issues comprise one part of the energy conundrum, as we discussed last fortnight. The cost of energy and our ability to pay for it is the other. The matter gets vexed because the rise in price of raw material of all energy sources is accompanied by huge inefficiency in distribution and accounting. But importantly, we remain a poor country where cost of energy is a factor in its availability and accessibility for all.

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NEW DELHI, 12 SEPT: Mitigation alone cannot combat climate change and India should focus on adaptation by developing necessary technologies, experts said here.

In an off-grid but interactive system, govt would provide feed-in tariff incentives for entrepreneurs to set up local solar energy systems

Supply issues comprise one part of the energy conundrum I discussed in this column last fortnight. The cost of energy and our ability to pay for it is the other. The matter gets vexed because the rise in price of raw material of all energy sources is accompanied by huge inefficiency in distribution and accounting. But importantly, we remain a poor country, where the cost of energy is a factor in its availability and accessibility for all.

In this new report Greenpeace outlines the roadmap for complete diesel elimination from the Indian telecom sector by the year 2020 through progressive action of massive renewable energy deployment and enhanced energy efficiency measures in its telecom network infrastructure.

States will now be able to buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) to make up for a portion of their mandatory renewable energy purchases from entrepreneurs who produce power and operate in rural

New Delhi Power minister M Veerappa Moily has called a eeting of chief ministers of states affected by the grid collapse on August 6 to take stock of the situation and prevent recurrence of one of the world’s worst blackouts in recent times. The idea is to impress upon states to ensure grid discipline and prevent overdrawal of power that is being anticipated as the main reason for the collapse of the grid.

“We thought it fit and appropriate to convene a meeting of all the chief ministers and power ministers of all affected eight states and one Union Territory on August 6 afternoon. We do no want to launch any blame game on any states but everyone should realise that one wrong step results in suffering for all,”

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