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Wind power to light up Kochi’s Marine Drive walkway

According to reports, look, who’s tilting at windmills? Well, bitten by the alternative energy bug, the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to harness wind power, of all places, at Marine Drive! The development authority is planning to tap wind energy for power lighting systems at the Marine Drive walkway. In the first phase, … Continue reading

Have solar power, can sell to Andhra Pradesh government soon

According to reports, hoping to lure residents to opt for solar power by offering monetary benefits, the state government is set to buy power at the rate of Rs 3.50 per unit from domestic consumers who install solar units at their residences and generate power more than their individual requirement. Hit hard by severe power … Continue reading

1.3 MW solar plant on Gandhi Nagar old secretariat’s roof

According to reports, people might blame the state government for operating its offices for not much productive work, but the critics will fall silent now. Come June 2013, Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, better known as the old secretariat, will produce 1.3 MW of electricity from the solar panels that will be installed on its rooftop by … Continue reading

Streetlights of Udupi to go green with LED bulbs

According to reports, in a bid to save electricity in city municipal council (CMC) limits, Udupi CMC has taken up a green initiative to replace street lights with LED (light-emitting diodes) bulbs. Already 360 such bulbs have been replaced and there are about 13,181 streetlights in the city where this initiative will be extended gradually. In … Continue reading

Push for green tech in telecom towers

According to reports, the government’s attempts to promote renewable power replacing diesel-guzzling telecom towers dotting the country may have run aground. The telecom companies are shy of the high capital costs that go with solar adoption. The government, however, is working on modalities for an early switch to green power. The centre had accepted Trai’s … Continue reading

Photon Energy’s solar units for homes

According to reports, Photon Energy Systems Ltd has launched its solar off-grid power units for homes and other installations. According to a statement from Gautham Nalamada, Executive Director and CEO, these are smart integrated plants that produce and supply backup power from solar energy and the grid. They consist of highly efficient inverters, solar modules and … Continue reading

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