Monthly Archives: October 2012

FutureShip Designs Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Ferry for Scandlines

Further to Scandlines’ expression of interest in fuel cell ferries for the Fehmarn Belt crossing between Denmark and Germany, a shipping efficiency consultancy has produced a design for the proposed ferries. Germanischer Lloyd subsidiary FutureShip has developed a zero-emission propulsion concept for Scandlines, which could … Continue reading

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If only we could replicate Sweden’s success in Waste to Energy, most of our power woes would disappear

Sweden’s successful waste-to-energy program converts household waste into energy for heating and electricity. But they’ve run into an unusual problem: they simply aren’t generating enough trash to power the incinerators, so they’ve begun importing waste from European neighbors.   When … Continue reading

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Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal takes step in the right direction by ordering decentralizing of agricultural power needs using solar clusters

The Punjab government has decided to explore the possibility of developing solar power clusters to energise agricultural water pumps in rural areas, besides setting up solar panels at canals and rooftops of big buildings. Presiding over a meeting on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Powering Cellular Base Stations – A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENERGY OPTIONS Solar PV, Diesel Generators, Batteries and Electrical Grid by Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Sriram Narayanamurthy, Janani Rangarajan, Sneha Raj

Powering Cellular Base Stations A Quantitative Analysis of Energy Options- Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, RITCOE- IIT Madras at the Telecom Center of Excellence (RiTCOE) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Telecommunications networks are critical infrastructure that needs assured power supply 24×7. Before the … Continue reading

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Complete Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012

Tamil Nadu has again proved to be at the forefront of generating renewable energy by creating an investor and environmental friendly Solar Policy which puts in the right set of incentives to bridge the tremendous power gap as well as … Continue reading

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Report on the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

  CEEW, in collaboration with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has assessed progress under the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which has a goal of installing 20 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022. Laying the Foundation … Continue reading

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Report on Concentrated Solar Power: Heating Up India’s Solar Thermal Market under the National Solar Mission

CEEW and NRDC published a new report that focuses on the growth of solar thermal projects during Phase I of the National Solar Mission. Coupled with CEEW and NRDC’s report published in April, this new report forms the first independent analysis of the … Continue reading

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