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India Likely To Introduce Mega-Sized Solar Projects Soon

This article was first published as a weekly update on Bridge to India . The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been planning to build mega-size solar projects (>500 MW) in India (refer to the July 2013 edition of the India Solar Compass). These projects would be aimed at bringing down the cost of solar power to around INR 5/kWh (USD 0.08/kWh). Read on

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Renewable Energy Policy in a Developing Country: Colombia Case Study

The depletion of traditional energy sources has placed the need to find alternative energy sources on the agenda for many countries around the world. Countries like Colombia, which show great potential in the development of renewable energy technologies still have a long way to go due to their current conditions and the lack of a strong system of policies and regulations. Read on

Knowing More About the Global Power Shift

Global Power Shift is an attempt to form a global movement which will sensitize the masses about the climate change, its effects and promoting solutions. All across the world from small to large scale, GPS participants keep on organizing the Shifts. Ali Abbas, working with Greenpeace India as Activist Coordinator, joins us to tell us more about GPS. Read on

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Greenpeace launch 'A Watershed Moment in India' Campaign

Greenpeace have launched the “A Watershed Moment in India” campaign to help develop a sustainable solution to the irrigation problems facing rural India. The campaign, which was launched on September 3rd 2013, calls on innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide to develop a sustainable renewable powered irrigation pump to cut irrigation costs, encourage micro-irrigation methods and be cheaply available for India's rural farmers. Read on

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Solar Not So “Clean”

It is assumed that there are "zero" emissions from the solar energy and it is therefore taken as somewhat of a given that solar is environment friendly and that generating electricity from solar energy doesn’t have any direct environmental effects. Yet somehow, the effects cannot be totally nullified. Read on

India Solar Calculator: Find Out Your Home's Solar Potential

Are you planning on switching to solar power and making your home independent of the frequent power cuts? Before you take any such step, you can calculate th savings you could make by using rooftop solar power through a very easy-to-use online calculator, which details the best solar PV option after a detailed analysis of the local area and monthly power consumption. Read on