Month: May 2016

News – Indian firm offers green mobile in ghana

RPO REC Green Energy Certificate Renewable Purchase Obligation

Indian telecom equipment-maker Vihaan Networks Ltd (VNL) is powering a communications revolution in Africa, particularly in villages and remote locations, through its innovative, green mobile tower solutions. The latest to join its client list is Ghana, which has chosen VNL’s solar-powered ‘WorldGSM’ mobile tower architecture — an environment-friendly and cost-effective mobile system — to deliver …

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Ultra Mega Power Projects

Background Development of Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) has been identified as a thrust area. These are very large sized projects, approximately 4000 MW each involving an estimated investment of about Rs. 16,000 crore. These projects will meet the power needs of a number of States/ distribution companies  located in these States, and are being …

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Science Technology & Innovation Policy

Science, technology and innovation should focus on faster, sustainable and inclusive development of the people It seeks the right sizing of the gross expenditure on research and development by encouraging and incentivizing private sector participation in R & D, technology and innovation activities. mechanisms for achieving gender parity in STI activities global competitiveness in select …

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National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE)

NMEEE is part of National Action Plan on Climate Change ( 1/8 mission) and consists of 4 mechanisms: Perform Achieve and Trade: A market based mechanism to enhance cost effectiveness of improvements in energy efficiency in energy-intensive large industries and facilities, through certification of energy savings that could be traded. Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency: …

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National Electricity Grid

An electrical grid is an interconnected network of transmission lines transferring power from Generating station to load centres. Generating stations put together, supply the electricity demand through the transmission lines.  Load centres or distribution companies draw the power from the lines and send it to consumers.               There are five …

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India’s Nuclear Program

Indian nuclear policy as it came to be formulated in the early years, revolved around two principles: Promotion of research and development for harnessing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and Attainment of self sufficiency in the nuclear programme. The key architects of this policy were Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Homi Bhaba. Based on these principles India designed …

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News: The Hindu: NAL steers a wind-solar hybrid power pack

A solar-cum-wind energy system co-developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories promises to bring power to remote and rural areas that cannot be brought on to the electric grid. Northern Karnataka, villages in Malnad and the northeastern States would benefit from such self-supporting power source, NAL director Shyam Chetty said. NAL tied up with Aparna Renewable …

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News: The Hindu: Centre recommends anti-dumping levy on U.S., Chinese solar cells

The Commerce Ministry has recommended levying anti-dumping duty on solar cells imported from the U.S., Malaysia, China and Chinese Taipei, a move that would provide relief to struggling domestic manufacturers. Concluding the one-and-a-half year long probe into allegations that cheap solar cells are being dumped into India, the Ministry has suggested restrictive duty in the …

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