Solar Energy

  • MP government to light up Naxal-hit villages with solar energy 07-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • India to set up world's largest solar project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan 21-09-2013 02:23 PM

    The government on Friday said it has initiated the process of setting up 4,000 MW ultra mega green solar power project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan. "The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) initiated the process of setting up the Sambhar Ultra Mega Green Solar Power Project in the 23,000 acre...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 11:41 PM

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • Uttar Pradesh looks to solar energy to bridge power shortfall 10-08-2013 03:12 AM

    Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, the Uttar Pradesh government has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state. Keeping up with the new solar policy, the state government on Thursday issued a letter of intent to...
  • Solar panel scam: Yechury wants Chandy to resign on moral grounds 18-07-2013 04:16 AM

    New Delhi: Oommen Chandy has no right to continue as Chief Minister in the wake of solar panel scam that has hit the "credibility" of Kerala's UDF government, CPI (M) politbureau member Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister and the UDF government are in the dock after the...
  • CJ Show: Switch on the sun 09-06-2013 11:19 PM

    Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh appeals for renewable energy in Delhi. He calls for utilization of solar energy in homes for a safer environment. Brikesh turns CJ to spread his green message. ...
  • India to double renewable energy capacity by 2017: PM 17-04-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: India plans to double its renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017 as part of efforts to increase efficiency of its energy use, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday. "It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25000 MW in...
  • Will extend all possible help on renewable energy: Abdullah 06-04-2013 02:10 AM

    Raipur: Appreciating the ongoing development work in the state, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that a new India was taking shape in the newly-formed Chhattisgarh and the Centre would extend all "possible support" on renewable energy projects. "A new India is taking shape...
  • Obama launches $100 mn BRAIN initiative 04-04-2013 12:30 AM

    Washington: Saying that he wanted the next job-creating discoveries to happen not in India or China, but the US, President Barack Obama has unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain. "I don't want the next job-creating discoveries to happen in China or India...
  • South Korean firm eyes solar energy project in Kerala 27-09-2012 12:58 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: After the recent Emerging Kerala investors' meet at Kochi, a South Korean energy company has shown interest in a tie-up with the state for a 330 MW solar power centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said the company approached the government after...
  • As grids trip, Govt focuses on solar power 09-08-2012 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Numerous states of India recently plunged into darkness as the power grids across North and North East India crashed. Could there be an alternative to avoid such a prospect? Scientists at the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy are now trying out new ways of lighting and cooling...
  • Maharashtra govt to set up three solar plants 25-04-2012 04:44 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is scouting land to set up three solar energy plants as part of its efforts to augment electricity generation in the state. Sources in the state energy department told PTI that the three plants of 50 mw each would be set up in Osmanabad and Parbhani....
  • India becoming capital of lead poisoning 24-04-2012 08:58 AM

    BANGALORE: The future of leads impact on our society is alarming. With a policy plan to generate 12.3 giga-Watts of electricity from solar energy in India, we are on the verge of becoming the world capital of lead poisoning. Students and researchers will be facing challenges with opportunity in the...
  • Govt looks for new ways of using solar energy 19-04-2012 12:38 PM

    Even as Indian power plants run short of coal, scientists at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy are experimenting with new ways of using the sun to generate energy. These are purely experimental right now - there are no plans to roll them out commercially at affordable rates yet....
  • Nitish Kumar's residence to turn green 28-03-2012 07:11 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has opted to go green. Solar energy will now light up his official residence-cum-office in Patna. "The cabinet has approved Rs 4.5 crore for installing solar panels and other equipment," an official said. The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency has been assigned the work....
  • Bangalore: make energy while the sun shines 22-11-2011 09:06 AM

    BANGALORE: As you enter the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain premises on Chowdiah Road, you realise there is an additional feature to attract visitors there " a solar energy park. It is an initiative of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development to increase awareness among the public, especially the children, on domestic and...
  • US concerned over India's business environment 07-11-2011 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: The US on Monday said it had concerns over India's business environment, cautioning that the policies designed to protect the domestic industry would eventually harm them. "We encourage India to address concerns that many have about its business environment. In particular, there is increasing concern about some recent...
  • Chennai: traffic police to now issue e-challans 29-06-2011 09:52 AM

    Chennai: Chennai Traffic Police has found a novel way of tackling the city's power crisis. It has installed portable traffic signals that are powered by solar energy at key junctions. Chennai City Commissioner JK Tripathy said, "All the traffic junctions are not covered by the traffic signals right now. So...
  • Solar energy helps to keep milk safe 20-04-2010 07:44 PM

    A total of 300 litres of milk are daily collected, packed and later sold to the concerned consumers. ...
  • Pollution is ‘dimming’ India’s sunlight: Scientists 28-11-2007 02:05 PM

    In CNN-IBN's Champions of the World programme, Richards talks about sharing the dressing room with other greats of his era. ...
  • J&K villages feel 'power' of sun 05-06-2007 08:27 AM

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  • Tiny cable may spur big improvements 08-01-2007 09:04 PM

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