The unrelenting heat of the summer afternoon sends us scurrying for cover under a large tree as we reach Dhundi village in Gujarat’s Kheda district. We are making our way to Udaysinh Chawda’s home.
To avoid and minimise the usage of conventional source of power, the Vadodara railway division of Western Railways has started the process of installing solar panels at railway stations falling under its jurisdiction.
Last week, my 10:10 colleague Leo Murray co-authored a new report on solar-powered trains with Nathaniel Bottrell, an electrical engineer at Imperial College.
To encourage the use of sustainable energy through non-conventional resources, BHEL Haridwar is setting up a 5 MW grid interactive Solar PV power plant near its 132 KV sub-station.
Renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh has complained to finance minister Arun Jaitley that customs officials are demanding duty on imported solar equipment, which has led to ports getting jammed with shipments and jeopardised the prime minister’s flagship programme of accelerating renewable energy projects.
In order to prevent mass-scale evaporation of water, the state government has given a nod to a proposal that involves setting up floating solar panels on Ujjani Dam that covers a huge area across Pune, Solapur and Ahmednagar districts.
Several railway stations under the Pune division will soon be able to generate solar power.
It is time we focus on women.” These are the words of Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, the founder of Barefoot College. Set up in 1972, this college, located in the village of Tilonia, 110km south-west of Jaipur
The falling prices of solar panels and of batteries as well are likely propel the industry into experimentation with new techniques.
After completing the installation of solar panels on all 12 Metro stations along the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 corridor, the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), operator of Metro has said that this initiative will save them Rs 1.5 crore every year.