Empowering Students with New Energy
The task of taking seven million solar study lamps to students living in some of the most backward areas of India is not an easy one
Despite a good talent pool, India lacks R&D in battery cells manufacturing
In an interview with POWER TODAY, Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), recommends that India must actively pursue bilateral agreements with rare Earth-rich nations, besides exploring such materials on its own territory to successfully meet the requirements of the emerging energy storage industry.
LED lighting programme sets off a supply - demand chain reaction
India's streetlights form a crucial component of the nation's investment in lighting and road safety. Launched in 2015, EESL's street light national programme (SNLP) has been instrumental in retrofitting over 6.1 million conventional street lights with LEDs in 941 municipalities across 28 states and union territories in the country.
EVs: A Techno-Commercial Analysis
Electric Vehicles (EVs) offer a promising technology pathway for cutting down oil use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions on a per-kilometre basis. EVs can achieve 50 g of CO2 emission per kilometre compared to the conventional, internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, which emit between 100 and 150 g of CO2 per kilometre.
Right policies are key to India's EV revolution
EV is the most talked about topic in the energy industry today, because two energy sectors are involved - electric supply and oil and gas. On the supply ecosystem, the government is working on a policy as to who should be responsible for setting up the charging infrastructure.
Rail LED mission on home stretch
The Chakradharpur railway division is likely to save around Rs 2.5 lakh annually in energy bills at three of its key stations, namely, Tatanagar, Rourkela and Jharsuguda. Railway officials said that installation of LED lamps at all the three stations, one of which is A1 category (Tatanagar) and the other two A category, was 80 per cent complete. Work was expected to be completed in another one week or so.
How lack of charging infra is fueling the cash economy
As one of the signatories of the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, among its other commitments, India has also announced plans to majorly shift to electric vehicles by 2030.