Author: Ritwik Mondal

India’s first solar boat proves critics wrong

KOCHI: The temple town of Vaikom shot to fame recently as the country’s first solar boat designed by Sandith Thandassery, an entrepreneur and a naval architect, started ferrying from here. The solar boat Adithya came from the...

Indian coal growth has slowed since 2015

India’s coal use has grown 2.2% a year since 2015, a drop from annual growth of more than 6% over the previous 10 years. That is the conclusion of analysis of official data on...

Sustaining the sunrise in India’s solar industry

The 28th report of the parliamentary standing committee on energy reviewing the National Solar Mission has flagged several areas of concern. A target to generate 100GW of solar energy has been set for 2022, of...

APEPDCL launches two more apps

Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) introduced two more new online payment apps Bharat QR and BHIM App UPI (unified payment interface) for connecting its billing system for easy payment of...

Power failure in railway station, RTO areas

PUNE: An excavator digging a road for drainage works damaged an underground 11KV electricity supply line, leaving the areas near Pune railway station, regional transport office and Sangamwadi without power for almost two hours — from...

Coal based power generation hit by rain, sun and wind

Longer periods of monsoon, coupled with the effect of higher generation from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy have led to lower electricity generation from thermal power plants in June. Overall electricity...

Tiwari meets Lt Governor on proposed power tariff increase

BJP president Manoj Tiwari today met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal seeking his attention towards the proposed hike in power tariff in connivance with the government and private power distribution companies.Highlighting the alleged irregularities of...

Trash plant project hits another hurdle

The state government’s order making the approval by a local-level monitoring committee (LLMC) mandatory for converting paddy land into dry land has come as yet another blow to the Kochi Corporation’s waste-to-energy (WTE) project. It was in...