Renewable Energy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016

Urban India: Reaching out to the Sun

India has an ambitious National Solar Mission for the accelerated deployment of solar power technologies in the coming years. Rooftop solar photovoltaic is a promising technology for urban areas in India.

Renewable Energy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016

Distributed Solar Energy Systems

Decentralised electricity generation or dispersed generation based on renewable energy can be the right solution for power-stressed regions like southern India that receive ample solar insolation for more than 300 days in a year. Smart grid technology, coupled with supportive government policies, can indeed help the region tide over its power problems.

Economy Bytes # Renewable Energy

G’nY’s solar story brought change in Lakshadweep

New Delhi, December 30 (G’nY News Service): The before and after of the same place, different years in the idyllic Kavaratti, the island capital of Lakshadweep. Following G’nY ‘s story in the issue titled ‘The Isles of Lakshdweep’ in November 2012, the broken down facilities were redeemed for the energy starved island in February, 2013, when the then Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah  inaugurated the 760 KWp Grid Interactive SPV Power Plant’. The plant...

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Waste to Energy Plant, Ghazipur

New Delhi, July 31 (G’nY News Service): While inspecting the Waste-to-Energy Plant at Ghazipur, Delhi’s incumbent Minister for Environment and Forest, Asim Ahmed Khan, emphasized on the urgent need for Waste Management. Talking about the proliferating population of the National Capital, the Minister addressed that New Delhi is in urgent need of a proper solid waste management system. The Minister also cited immediate adoption of best international practices for bolstering the solid waste...

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Renewable energy beats nuclear in the world’s top economies

New Delhi, July 15 (G’nY News Service): The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015 released in the House of Commons in London revealed that the major economies of the world now bank more on renewable energy sources than nuclear for their electricity demands. The report states that solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy, other than hydro-electric dams are the chief sources of electricity for countries such as India, China and Japan along with Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands and Spain....

Renewable Energy | VOL. 15, ISSUE 88, January-February 2015

Turbines of Trouble: A Question of Scale and Land

Wind energy is widely celebrated as green energy. However, wind farms can have far reaching environmental and social consequences.

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Dimming glory of Sunderban solar power projects

New Delhi, Jan 07 (G'nY news service): The solar power programme of West Bengal has failed - set as it was amidst a healthy flow of funds and fanfare. With the grid extending to the Sundarban in 2011, the last ‘remote area’ in the State, solar power facilities are now on the depreciation curve. Sunderban was solely powered by a solar mini grid with a capacity of nearly 700 KWp till 2011, when the grid was extended to Sagar Island – the largest and most densely populated island of Sunderban....

Renewable Energy | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011

Climate Change and Renewable Energy

As emission rates substantially exceed natural removal rates, concentrations of CO2 will continue to increase, which will raise global mean temperature. In the absence of additional climate policies, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected in 2007 that global average temperature will rise over this century by about 1.1°C to 6.4°C. This range variation arises from uncertainty about the amount of greenhouse gases that will be emitted in the future and from uncertainty about climate sensitivity.

Renewable Energy | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011

Smart Grids in India

India is steadily venturing into renewable energy resources like wind and solar. With such unpredictable energy sources feeding the grid, it is necessary to have a grid that is highly adaptive in terms of supply and demand. A good electric supply is one of the key infrastructure requirements to support overall development, hence, the opportunities for building smart grids in India are immense.

Renewable Energy | VOL. 10, ISSUE 61, July-August 2010

Renewable News

Turbine Effect on Yukon River fish A University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist has teamed up with Alaska Power and Telephone to study how a new power generating turbine affects fish in Yukon River. In the brief testing that has been accomplished there is no indication that the turbine has killed or even injured fish. Alaska Power and Telephone installed the in-stream turbine near Eagle, Alaska this summer and are testing its effectiveness as a power source for the village. The turbine...