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Renewable Energy

Energy market glitch

Issue Date: May 31, 2011
The newly launched renewable energy certificate (REC) market has been witnessing a flurry of activity. Governments, regulators and project developers are upbeat, and the first trading day in March 2011 hit the ceiling price. Though the subsequent session was subdued, stakeholders are optimistic that the new market can quicken the harnessing of renewable energy potential of the country, which has been sluggish so far. But REC is not a magic wand to achieve clean energy goals and it could have problems.

Get on the ray

Author(s): C L Gupta
Issue Date: May 15, 2011
The book under review comes in the wake of the launch of the National Solar Mission, which intends to use grid-connected solar power to meet its ambitious target. Till recently, solar energy was considered a roof top option both for power and heat. Integration of solar power into the national grid will require new protocols.

Wind break ends

Author(s): Ruhi Kandhari
Issue Date: May 15, 2011
Wind energy has been the poster child of India’s renewable energy programme. Data released by the government shows the staggering pace at which wind farms have been added across the country. But most of them deliver only a fraction of their generation potential, according to the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This is due to use of obsolete equipment. The electricity regulators now want to discipline this errant child—no tax holidays, and payment subject to performance. But this is likely to happen if the industry agrees to the new direct tax code, which withdraws sops to the industry.

Letters

Issue Date: May 15, 2011
Why Scientists Are Missing I agree with the editor that India’s scientists have retreated in silence (‘Indian scientists: missing in action’, March 15-31, 2011).

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

Suntechnics shop in ambikapur district Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

Sukhwanti Bai's 1 day old goats trying to eat Surya's jeans Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

Local grocery shop in barnawapara sanctuary also uses a separate panel Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

Chetan Pradhan is the local school teacher. All of his students pass the exam since solar lighting came Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

CFL's lit again in Sukhwanti Bai's house, deba village Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      

Flicker of solar light in Chhattisgarh

Bringing light back to Deba villlage - Cluster technicians Read full story: Hope flickers Photograph by: Surya Sen      
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