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European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

Green Alert
The Solar Power industry is rapidly on the rise, especially after uncertain oil pricing and the realization of the warming planet. An analysis of the market trends of this sector, especially in Europe can help bring forward interesting insights for the rest of the world to learn from. After a dip in 2016, the European solar power market recovered remarkably in 2017 and added 8.6 GW of solar capacity. This growth was largely driven by technological progress, cost reductions and the development of novel business models such as on-site direct wire mini power purchase agreements (PPAs). This business model is increasingly getting among large-scale solar project developers to overcome regulatory barriers. Simultaneously, fully automated energy management across all sectors and segment...
One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

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Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar Singh along with the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurating rooftop solar plant at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. Pollution and Global warming are worldwide concerns. A collective aim of sustainable development for our common future is necessary. Delhi pollution levels are one of the highest in world and India is among the top ten most polluted countries. We have a lot to do in order to make the environment better and not worse. India is a diverse country with a huge spectrum of languages, religions, castes, food, geography, culture, traditions, etc. According to 2011 Census, 99.76% of the Indians are religious. India has a rich history, cultures, traditions, and religions. People identify them
Six Must Have Solar Toys for Your Next Generation Kids

Six Must Have Solar Toys for Your Next Generation Kids

Green Living
The world today is at the brink of a global warming crisis and the threats of climate change are looming large. Tthere is an urgent need to stop using fossil fuel and shift to renewable energy like solar and wind energy. Technological innovation in renewable energy is fairly new and needs to promoted and popularized among the masses. We need to introduce these technologies to our next generation at a younger age and challenge their minds for innovating and creating clean energy. At the same time, we ourselves need to appreciate and understand the potential of Solar Energy and work for mainstreaming it in our policy making. With this backdrop Delhi Greens shares with you 6 Solar Toys that you can and should buy for your children this summer. You will not just be gifting them th...
DST, GOI Launches Surya Jyoti – A Low Cost Micro Solar Dome

DST, GOI Launches Surya Jyoti – A Low Cost Micro Solar Dome

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Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a Press Conference after launching Surya Jyoti, a Photo-Voltaic Integrated Micro Solar Dome, which will change the way we look at electrification today (5 April, 2016). The Surya Jyoti Solar Dome stands to cost about Rs. 1,200/- and the Non Photo-Voltaic version stands to cost around Rs. 500/-. These cost figures are preliminary and are expected to reduce to Rs. 900/- and Rs. 400/- respectively. It is indeed a step close to making solar energy production a mass movement in India. According to the Government estimate, the potential users of this device are approximately 10 million households. If the technology is adopted by just these 10 million households, it has the potential of saving 1,750 m...
5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

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Being interested in solar power isn't just an efficient way to power all the electrical or modern items your house usually requires in order for you to lead a comfortable life, but it's also environmentally-conscious too. As homeowners, especially in the time of rapidly depleting fossil fuels, your interest in turning to solar-power might seem even more heroic. Yet understanding renewable energy, and certainly all the terms and jargon that fit around solar energy, isn't entirely easy. That's why this article hopes to debunk and hopefully explain to you, in more simpler terms, what things you should know if interested in powering your home by solar means. Solar Finance Terminology With solar being a readily accessible source of power that's better for the long-term prospects of t...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 5 (starting January 28, 2013) 2013. 1. We'll have to make provision for solar trash Travelling to several remote places in the last few months, I've been pleasantly surprised to see several active solar panels. Although the reports about their efficacy are mixed, solar energy is something to be optimistic about.  The national solar mission is ramping up its efforts, pushing for increased solar energy infrastructure. 2. Forests, rocky areas to make up for lost greens? Future infrastructure projects — particularly the expansion of the Delhi Metro — may mean greater loss of green cover.  Finding it difficult to part with non-forest land, the Delhi Development Authority  has proposed compensatory pl
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 50, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 50, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 50 (starting December 10, 2012) 2012. 1. Push for solar energy: states in overdrive The stalemate in climate talks cast shadow on clean energy funding worldwide and the renewable energy certificate trade in India nosedived following the failure of distribution companies to meet obligatory purchase targets. But this does not seem to deter various Indian states to come out with state solar energy policy. 2. Environmental issues: Time to abandon blame-games and become proactive The results of the UN climate-change conference that closed in Doha, Qatar, last Saturday show once again that the international negotiations are progressing, albeit slowly. 3. India could face crippling heat waves he ...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 24, 2012) 2012. 1. Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. 2. DDA Master Plan experts call for low-rise high-density development, mixed-land use The Delhi Development Authority on Monday completed a significant milestone in its ongoing review of the Delhi Master Plan-2021. 3. Vertical growth will stress resources in Delhi Even as Union urban development minister Kamal Nath continues to push for vertical growth in Delhi, urban planners and experts say the city's most basic infrastructure — power, water and parking
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 38, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 38, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (starting September 17, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi's monuments will be lit by solar energy More and more of the capital's best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy. Building on the experience gained over the last three years and keen on promoting the use of environment-friendly solar energy, the Delhi government plans to light up more of the capital's historical sites through cheap and plentiful energy from the sun. 2. Govt mulls subsidy for eco-friendly battery rickshaws Commuting to a metro station will soon be a comfortable and environment-friendly affair with the introduction of new rickshaws that will run on battery or solar energy. 3. Clean river bed, green tribunal ...

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