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What it takes to make in India

Since our Prime Minister likes alliterations, he may well have to respond to the question; come on now, what will it take to make (in India)? As a fan of the East, he can...

DNV GL certifies Gamesa’s G97

The turbine is the first to be certified using the Spanish manufacturer’s infused glass fibre blade, which it said could reduce the cost of energy. Gamesa is targeting the Indian market with this turbine-blade...

More power to the regulators

The honeymoon period of the new government is over and it is evident that the focus has now shifted towards policies and programmes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spelt out the role the States...

Lesa updates billing system with new tariff

 Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (Lesa) is updating its billing software to generate bills as per the new tariff rates.The difference in the bill amount will be charged as arrears from the consumers once the...

Australians divided over coal policy

Until recently they were thriving coastal communities. But rising sea levels and erosion, which authorities blame on climate change, this year forced the relocation of the villages of Vunidogoloa and Narikoso in Fiji, creating almost...

Blackouts light up home solar power business

Frequent power blackouts, which cause anxiety about the longevity of that inverter battery which might run out any time leaving one at the mercy of heat, mosquitoes and sweat, have unintentionally heightened interest in...

Wind power for India’s energy independence

India wants to increase its energy independence and is turning to windmills to help the cause. Windmills already generate power in 13 states, but the government is planning to double installed capacity in the...

Solar Rising in Village Microgrids

Solar panels are on the rise for microgrids that bring electricity to small villages in the developing world, spawning work on low-power, direct-current homes, according to presentations at a conference here. “In India, there’s...

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