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Australian company launches the solar-powered tuk tuk – Just what we need in India

An Australian solar producer is changing the way tuk tuk’s are powered. Australian owned, Star 8 Solar, has developed a new tuk tuk, SolarTuk, which runs by using solar power from its rooftop. Tuk tuks or auto rickshaws are an essential form of urban … Continue reading

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CPV to be 30% cheaper than PV by 2016, says IMS Research

On-going, significant technological advances from  companies such as Solar Junction and Amonix will help drive concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations to almost 1.2 GW by 2016,  according to a new report from IMS Research(recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)). The report, The World Market … Continue reading

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China regains top spot spending $68 Billion, as clean energy spending slumps 11 per cent: Solar spending at $142.5 Billion

Global investments in clean energy fell 11 percent last year due to policy changes in major markets, but China posted a record-breaking investment year, an industry report showed on Monday. Money spent on clean energy projects fell to $268.7 billion as countries … Continue reading

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