Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

MIT device uses heat store to crank up solar panel output

US researchers have found a way to use heat to improve the efficiency of solar panels. Photovoltaic (PV) cells typically produce less electricity the hotter they get, but the engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a solar-powered … Continue reading

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Maharashtra distributor’s ‘subsidized’ power tariff already on par with BEST’s

Power consumers in the island city-from Colaba / Cuffe Parade to Mahim / Sion-already receive electricity at a 20% lower price than the rest of Maharashtra. In fact, after the state government announcement on power subsidy for MSEDCL consumers on … Continue reading

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APTEL drops Tamil Nadu’s solar rider

Ritesh: Another large nail in the coffin for Solar in India. Business interests taking pre-eminence over actual solutions. Wind power is no guarantee of power and TN will continue to suffer power cuts those months of the year that wind … Continue reading

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JNNSM: Record bidding for Phase II solar projects

The state run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) received bids worth 2,170 MW for solar power projects to be developed under Phase II, Batch I of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The capacity of received bids is almost … Continue reading

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