Monthly Archives: April 2014

India may not impose anti-dumping duty on solar power gear imports

The government may refrain from imposing anti-dumping duty on cheap solar power gear imports, as it tries to pin down the cost of renewable energy. The government may refrain from imposing anti-dumping duty on cheap solar power gear imports, as … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Quality Related points brought by National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) by Indosolar

Printed in TOTO Click here for the original letter submitted to SECI and here for the detailed reply by IndoSolar NSEFI submitted the following quality related issues to SECI and MNRE on March 24th 2014 with regard to crystalline silicon solar … Continue reading

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Air pollution 5th largest killer in India: Study

(The study has claimed that…) Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India taking 6.2 lakh lives per year and Delhi is among one of the five most critically polluted regions in the country, a study by a US-based … Continue reading

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Panasonic Sets New Solar Cell Efficiency Record of 25.6%

Panasonic has a long history of breaking solar efficiency records. The company recently announced that it has broken an efficiency record again. Its HIT solar cell has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6%, a new world record and “a major … Continue reading

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Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?

Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation. It isn’t given sufficient credit for that and is even unfairly attacked by those opposed to it as old technology. Every aspect of construction, operation, and … Continue reading

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Hybrid Cars Significantly More Fuel-Efficient In India & China Than US

Hybrid vehicles are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the US, according to new research from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This disparity in efficiency between the different markets is down … Continue reading

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7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, … Continue reading

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Solar Power: Cost of production dropped 60%; price to equal thermal power’s in three years

Earlier this month, when Madhya Pradesh accepted the bid of Himgiri Energ y Ventures to supply solar power to the state grid at Rs 6.5 a unit, it was a figure to note even by the industry’s standards of smashing … Continue reading

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The top 5 trends in India on Energy

1. There isn’t enough coal to supply India’s need for the next decade 2. Clean Energy is the next evolution which has come of age with Solar energy generation now equivalent to Thermal 3. Nuclear isn’t going to solve even … Continue reading

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Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again

It’s called “urban biomass,” and it’s ours ( Hard to imagine a subject that would find The Wall Street Journal and Grist in line with each other’s thinking, but burning wood for energy has achieved it. Neither outlet seems to … Continue reading

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