Daily Archives: April 15, 2013

Solutions for the new age – my article on the future of private transport in Energy Next Magazine

Vehicles are now the most polluting segment of any urban society and India is no exception either. With the current trend of diesel taking precedence, this issue needs to be looked into and a lot of thought needs to go … Continue reading

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First Solar to manufacture copper-based crystalline silicon solar cells

TetraSun’s cell concept is based on what the company has termed “a novel surface passivation technology”. It enables the use of 40um wide copper electrodes instead of screen-printed silver metallization. Without demanding special equipment for the manufacturing process, cell Voc … Continue reading

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IEA: Global solar capacity nearing 100GW milestone

Image: St Gobain Despite the uncertainties plaguing the European and Chinese markets in particular, a new report has revealed that 28.4GW of solar PV capacity was installed in 2012, bringing total global capacity to 89.5GW in the 23 countries in … Continue reading

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Indian government launches RTI Portal Online

Natgrp: This is a service that every Indian should use, especially to understand and ferret out malfeasance in the system. Its currently restricted to a single department but is expected to cover all departments by the end of the month. Click Here for … Continue reading

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