Solar, Coal Power Prices In China To Be Equalled By 2023: Report
According to recent US-China research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on October 19, prices of solar and coal power in China might become equal by 2023. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, may be approaching a turning point in its shift to renewable energy. China will have the capability to build solar electricity across the country at the same cost as coal in two years.
Tags: China, research, US-China, Renewable Energy, Solar Power
Will India Join Australia In Providing Solar Electricity To Singapore?
Sun Cable, an Australian company is in midst of constructing a 4,200-kilometer power link between Singapore and the Northern Territory. The project comes into existence after Singapore has set an ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 36% by 2030. However, India is currently producing the world's cheapest solar electricity. Moreover, it is unclear if Indian firms will offer renewable energy to Singapore.
Tags: Australia, SINGAPORE, India, Solar Power
NTPC To Commission India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant In May
The National Thermal Power Corporation is all set to commission India's largest floating solar power plant at Ramagundam in May 2021. The Rs 423-crore floating project of 100 MW capacity will be spread over 450 acres on the water surface of Sri Ram Sagar Project reservoir. NTPC's Executive Director (southern region) CV Anand said the floating plants are economical as the terrestrial photo-voltaic plants require more cost than the floating… read-more
Tags: NTPC, Solar Power, Thermal power plants, Solar Pannels
Space Hotel 'Voyager Station' To Become Operational By 2027
US-based Orbital Assembly Corporation has revealed its plans to build the first artificial-gravity hotel named 'Voyager Station' in space. To be operational by 2027, the 11,600-sq-metres 24-module giant wheel-like hotel will be installed 500-550 kms from Earth in a fixed orbit with the sun for continuous solar power generation. Moreover, the hotel will be fitted with 44 emergency return vehicles and will provide amenities like luxury villas,… read-more
Tags: Orbital Assembly Corporation, Space Hotel, Voyager Station, Solar Power
Chennai's 14-year-old Girl Wins Sweden-based 'Children's Climate Prize'
Hailing from Chennai, 14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar has won the Sweden’s esteemed ‘Children's Climate Prize’. The grade 9 student designed a movable ironing cart equipped with solar panels. Winning one of largest awards for young innovators, Vinisha will get a prize of Rs 8.64 lakh, a diploma and a certificate. She landed into this invention by seeing the ironing carts in her locality where coal was being used in the carts.
Tags: Education, Solar Power, Tamil Nadu
Courtesy: New Indian Express
UP To Have World's Tallest Solar Tree; To Generate 0.5 KW Of Electricity
Under the Smart City Project, two city parks in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district will get a hi-tech solar tree that will generate about 0.5 KW of electricity. Reportedly, the state's first solar tree will be 8 metre tall and will exceed Canada's solar tree at Ontario by 1 metre, to become the "tallest" in the world. Currently, world’s largest solar tree with 11.5 KW capacity is installed in Durgapur, West Bengal.
Tags: Solar Power, Solar Tree, Uttar Pradesh, Prayagraj, Renewable Energy, Smart city mission
Courtesy: Energy Economic Times
Drop In CO2 Emissions During Pandemic Likely To Rebound: IEA
International Energy Agency predicted a 7% decline in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2020. Citing COVID-19, the IEA anticipated a drop of 5% in energy demands in 2020, the largest slump in past century. However, it alarmed that carbon emissions may bounce back as there are no significant policy changes by nations towards sustainability. Fatih Birol, IEA executive, believes annual investment in green-energy need to surge… read-more
Tags: International Energy Agency, carbon emissions, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Air Pollution, Thermal power plants
Courtesy: The Guardian
Indian Embassy In Madagascar Goes 'Clean And Green' On Gandhi Jayanti
Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, Madagascar Prime Minister Christian Ntsay on October 2 inaugurated a solar power plant at the Indian Embassy in Antananarivo. Reportedly, this is the first clean and green Indian Embassy, globally. The Embassy is said to be equipped with a 8KW solar power plant, installed by Vision Madagascar. While lauding the efforts of the Indian embassy, Ntsay said, "India is showing us that it is possible to change."
Tags: Madagascar, Prime Minister Christian Ntsay, Gandhi jayanti, Solar Power
Courtesy: ANI News
India grants $100 million Line of Credit to Finance Solar Projects in Sri Lanka
India has extended $100 million Line of Credit to Sri Lanka for installing three solar power projects in the country. The credit limit will include funding of rooftop systems for 20,000 households and 1,000 government buildings, and a floating solar plant. The projects were announced in March 2018 during the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. The proposal aims at increasing solar and renewable energy share in total energy generation… read-more
Tags: Solar Power, India-Sri Lanka, International Solar Alliance, Green Energy
Courtesy: The Hindu
26,000 Participants from 149 Countries to Join ‘World Solar Technology Summit’
On September 8, around 26,000 participants from 149 countries will virtually join the 1st 'World Solar Technology Summit'. India’s New and Renewable Energy Minister, RK Singh, also president of International Solar Alliance, will connect to ministers from ISA member nations and other stakeholders. They will emphasize on affordable and sustainable clean-energy by discussing innovative next-gen solar technologies. During the summit, an… read-more
Tags: Solar Power, Green Energy, Sustainability
Courtesy: Energy Economic Times