Daily Archive: August 2, 2017

Income from rooftop solar panels may fall

COIMBATORE: While the number of people opting for solar-net metering of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has increased from 320 in 2015 to 480 in 2016, income from roof-top solar power...

Route to Improving Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes. Using a solid electrolyte instead could offer major advantages for both safety and...

NTPC bets on solar to power renewable energy biz

India’s largest thermal power producer NTPC, which in years to come will focus more on renewable energy, wants to increase its presence in solar power generation space. Besides, it is also exploring the possibility...

Power Grid Q1 net profit rises 14% to Rs. 2,052 cr

NEW DELHI :  Public sector undertaking transmission major Power Grid Corporation of India reported Rs. 2,052.41 crore net profit for the first quarter of financial year 2017-2018. This is a 13.9 per cent higher than the Rs. 1,801.77 crore...

Power demand up, but engines aren’t humming

The demand for electricity is stronger this fiscal, with coal consumption rising even in July, when hydro power flooded the market. But the generation till July, which grew by a mere 4 per cent...

Wind booms through India

A record of 5.4GW of new wind installations in the last financial year seems to put India well on its way to a 60GW target by 2022. Windpower Monthly looks at a fast-growing and...