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India contributes USD 1 mn to UN’s ambitious solar project

The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweet. He said that India is the “first responder” to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action. “India funds solar project @UN Hqrs to reduce carbon footprint ... Read More »

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. If scientists could efficiently and sustainably turn seawater into clean water, a looming global water crisis might be averted. Now, inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, researchers have devised ... Read More »

Solar power: Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods. In the pursuit of realizing a sustainable society, there is an ever-increasing demand to develop revolutionary solar cells ... Read More »

Cover the U.S. In 89 percent trees, or go solar

How many fields of switchgrass and forests of trees would be needed to offset the energy produced by burning coal? A lot, it turns out. While demand for energy isn’t dropping, alarms raised by burning fossil fuels in order to get that energy are getting louder. Solutions to cancel the ... Read More »

Physics model acts as an ‘EKG’ for solar panel health

Companies and governments have regularly invested in solar farms and lost money when weather degradation unexpectedly cut panel lifetime short. As electricity generated from solar energy increasingly matches fossil fuels in price, companies are pressured to keep panels living past their warranty and stretch the billions of dollars paid up ... Read More »

Satellites more at risk from fast solar wind than a major space storm

Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new UK-US study published this week in the Journal Space Weather. Researchers investigating the space weather risks to orbiting satellites calculated electron radiation levels within the Van Allen radiation belts. ... Read More »

Introducing high-performance non-fullerene organic solar cells

Organic solar cells (OSCs) has driven their efficiencies to above 10% to reach a viable level for commercialization. However, the increase in the photoactive layer thickness has resulted in lower efficiency levels, which therefore brings much complex manufacturing process. A research team, led by Professor Changduk Yang and his research ... Read More »

Dual-layer solar cell sets record for efficiently generating power

Materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design. The device is made by spraying a thin layer of perovskite — an inexpensive compound of lead and ... Read More »

Solar eruptions may not have slinky-like shapes after all

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. While the common phrase often refers to fashion, design, or technology, scientists at the University of New Hampshire have found there is some truth to this mantra even when it comes to research. Revisiting some older data, the researchers discovered new ... Read More »

Air pollution can put a dent in solar power

Ian Marius Peters, now an MIT research scientist, was working on solar energy research in Singapore in 2013 when he encountered an extraordinary cloud of pollution. The city was suddenly engulfed in a foul-smelling cloud of haze so thick that from one side of a street you couldn’t see the ... Read More »

Indo-Dutch ties on the upswing; Netherlands joins Solar Alliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is in India at PM Modi’s invitation held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and international issues at the Hyderabad House on Thursday. Both leaders acknowledged the private sector’s role in boosting trade and investment. PM Modi assured investors from the ... Read More »

India 3rd largest solar market in world: Mercom

“In 2017, India emerged as the third largest solar market …having grown at a CAGR of approximately 170 percent since 2010,” it said. As per the report, India set a new record with 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017, which was more than double the 4.3 GW installed in ... Read More »

Govt unveils National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The MNRE is also in the process of launching a scheme for new hybrid projects under this policy, which are 10 to 15 percent cheaper than 100 percent solar or wind projects, an official told said. The official said that under the scheme, the government would bid out wind-solar hybrid ... Read More »

Saatpuliya, a village charged with solar power

Udaipur : Solar power is coming as a big blessing for many towns and villages in rural areas and Saatpuliya village in Divair gram panchayat of Rajsamand district is one of them. With a tough terrain nestled in valleys and rivers, electricity had been a dream for the locals here, however, ... Read More »

Hindustan Zinc bags Gold for Solar Power Projects

Hindustan Zinc’s Solar Power projects at Dariba (4.8 MWp) & Debari (14.4 MWp) have been awarded – Gold Award Winner in the Rising Category as Best Performing Project of the Year (Technical Performance) on Utility Scale Solar Energy at the RE ASSETS Excellence Awards Summit held in Delhi on 2nd February 2018. Presented ... Read More »

Hindustan Zinc awarded for Solar Innovation & Excellence

Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc received Solar Innovation & Excellence Award at the 2nd Annual Conference-Expo-Awards – Roadmap for Innovations in Solar Energy 2017 (RISE 2017) for 12 MW Debari Solar Project. The award was presented by Mr. Ashwin kumar Khatri, Director General of Mission Energy Foundation in a glittering function held in ... Read More »