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Budget 2020-21: PM KUSUM expansion holds high promise for Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Sitharaman’s budget will bring sunshine for the farmers in Odisha. The major announcement that the PM KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan ) Yojana will cover an additional 15 lakh farmers for grid connected solar pump will prove a milestone in doubling the income of the farmers in the State. As […]

Macron announces 700mn euros to solar-power at ISA  

  New Delhi: Announcing an additional 700 million euros investment for solar-energy, French President Emmanuel Macron, at the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit here on Sunday, called for “joint duties” for a “planet that has to be shared”. Macron along with Prime Minster Narendra Modi co-hosted the first ISA summit at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in […]

Know how to create low-cost solar cells

New York: A team of scientists at Stanford University, including a researcher of Indian origin, has shown how nanotechnology can be used to create crystalline silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar cells that are more efficient at capturing solar energy. The discovery can reduce the cost of solar energy production globally, they noted. Dr Shrestha Basu Mallick, […]

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Navodaya Vidyalayas: Javadekar directs schools to go solar

New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday directed the government-run Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy and to ensure that future buildings be compliant with solar and water-harvesting. Also Read: CBSE allows schools to set up shops in campus to sell NCERT books Addressing the 35th meeting of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti […]

Rajasthan invites Japanese firms in solar energy sector

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday invited Japanese companies to invest in solar energy sector in the state. In her meeting with a delegation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) here, she said solar energy is the power of the future and Rajasthan is the ideal destination for investment in Solar Energy. “Rajasthan […]

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Odisha to electrify 406 villages through solar power in 2017

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha government has set a target to electrify at least 406 villages through solar power during 2017 after providing similar facilities to 1620 villages so far. This was revealed by Odisha’s Science and Technology Minister Badri Narayan Patra while addressing a press conference on completion of the three years in office by the Biju […]

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India, Bangladesh hold 97% renewable energy market: Report

New Delhi: Five countries, including India and Bangladesh, lead the world in solar home lighting systems and the two south Asian nations together account for 97 per cent of the renewable energy market in the region, says an international body report. The other three leading countries are Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia — all in Africa. […]

Odisha to implement roof-top solar projects in major cities

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has planned to implement roof-top solar projects across all major cities in the state, a minister said on Tuesday. The Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) would implement the project in urban areas of the state, Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das told the state assembly while replying to a […]

Six 'solar cities' to be developed in northeast

Agartala: Guwahati and five other cities in the northeast will be developed as solar cities to reduce dependency on conventional energy, a top official has said. The six cities – Guwahati and Jorhat in Assam, Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala in Tripura – will be developed under the Development […]