Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage 2013 – One step forward, one step back

Click Here for global-status-ccs-2013 Report A new survey finds a sharp drop in large-scale integrated projects to capture CO2 from energy systems and bury it underground. This drop from 75 projects to 65 over the past year is yet more evidence … Continue reading

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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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World’s largest 280 MW solar thermal parabolic plant with storage comes on-line

Concentrated solar thermal is again making the news, with the world’s largest parabolic trough array with thermal storage – opening for business in Arizona. The 280MW Solana Solana Generating Station constructed by Spanish group Abengoa has six hours of molten storage capacity … Continue reading

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Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming – RE Patents on the rise

New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells). Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased by 13 percent … Continue reading

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Karnataka Govt revises solar, wind power tariffs

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently announced a hike in the wind and the solar power tariff. KERC increased the tariff for wind power generation to Rs. 4.20 per unit from Rs. 3.70 after the petitioners told the commission … Continue reading

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