Daily Archive: August 3, 2015

First aqueous solar flow battery designed

WASHINGTON: Researchers have designed the first aqueous flow battery with solar capability that can achieve a 20 per cent energy savings over traditional batteries. Researchers at The Ohio State University had developed the world’s...

Considerations for selection of EVA Encapsulants

Since decades, photovoltaic modules have been encapsulated with crosslinked Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets as they still provide the most optimal solution for packaging solar cells with the required degree of environmental protection. However...

Getting wind energy to work

India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in...

Changing the rules of auctioning

The government might find auctioning or bidding as the fairest and most transparent way of giving out an asset or a natural resource to a private entity, but revenue maximisation has prompted newer methods...

Power and electoral politics in India

The Indian electricity sector remains in dire straits with consumers and ?rms having to suffer through frequent rationing and outages. Despite some improvements over the last three decades, de?ciencies in the electricity sector have...

NTPC may drop private project buyout plans

New Delhi: NTPC Ltd, India’s biggest power producer, may scrap its plan to buy stressed private sector power projects. A committee under the company’s board has recommended the cancellation of the contract given to...

Getting wind energy to work

India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in...

Coal India production up 12% in June quarter

Coal India’s production continues to rise on the back of better co-operation with coal-bearing states in acquiring land and faster forest and environment clearances obtained by the company in last the 12 months. The...

Central schemes to charge up power infrastructure

Power infrastructure in rural and urban areas of Dakshina Kannada district is set to get a massive boost under the Union government-sponsored Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)....