Energy in news on May 2

Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments on energy

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday 02 May 2018

Goa villagers may get solar lamps

Amidst claims of 100 per cent electrification of Indian villages, the electricity department of Goa is still trying to light up homes of around 80 families living in forest areas by giving them solar lamps.

Scientists develop a battery that can store solar, wind energy

Scientists from Standford University have developed a water-based battery, which is a cheap way to store wind and solar energy, which can be transferred to the electric grid and then distributed.

For the first time, renewable energy sources add more capacity than traditional ones

In financial year 2018, the renewable energy sources have been able to add 11,788 MW of capacity to the grid, while contribution of traditional energy sources like thermal, gas and nuclear stood at 9,505 MW.

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