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JBL's new wireless headphones charge from light, deliver unlimited listening

17 Dec 2019

JBL's new wireless headphones charge from light, deliver unlimited listening

Every wireless headphone owner knows the pain of plugging their device to a power adapter after every few hours of usage.

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

03 Aug 2019

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

Recently, data compiled by the World Bank revealed that India slipped to the 7th spot in the global GDP rankings of 2018.

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

23 Mar 2019

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

In India, a majority of people in rural areas face various issues, ranging from a lack of access to basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity to bad roads.

Soon, China could launch space-based solar power station: Here's how

17 Feb 2019

Soon, China could launch space-based solar power station: Here's how

Solar energy is the key to sustainable future and China wants to leverage it directly from space.

IIT-Roorkee to become emissions-free smart campus by 2022

29 Jan 2019

IIT-Roorkee to become emissions-free smart campus by 2022

A few days back, India's oldest engineering college, IIT-Roorkee, kicked off its smart campus development project in collaboration with global electrical equipment and automation major ABB.

RK Mission in Chennai uses solar energy to prepare meals

30 Aug 2018

RK Mission in Chennai uses solar energy to prepare meals

It was in 2015 that Ramakrishna Mission's Students' Home in Mylapore, Chennai installed solar plant in its premises.

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

15 Jul 2018

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of J&K.

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

10 Jul 2018

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

12 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

Many Indians prefer government jobs over joining the private sector as they feel such jobs provide job security, better perks/allowances, medical benefits, etc.

Agra students build solar car to protect Taj from pollution

08 Jun 2018

Agra students build solar car to protect Taj from pollution

Students of ACE college of engineering and management in Agra have developed a four-seater solar car named "Negen" to protect the Taj Mahal from rising air pollution in the city.

No load shedding in India from March'19? It's possible

06 Jun 2018

No load shedding in India from March'19? It's possible

The Narendra Modi government is working hard to ensure load shedding is soon a thing of the past.

This East Delhi colony will be powered by the Sun

14 May 2018

This East Delhi colony will be powered by the Sun

Taking forward Delhi's journey towards being a 'solar city', an East-Delhi housing society has installed a 140-kWp plant, which was inaugurated by CM Arvind Kejriwal yesterday.

Delhi's first 'Green Budget' to focus on electric-vehicles, solar energy

21 Mar 2018

Delhi's first 'Green Budget' to focus on electric-vehicles, solar energy

Delhi's budget, scheduled to be presented tomorrow likely by Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, will be mainly focusing on environment and renewable energy.

Indian-born billionaire to break Tesla record of world's biggest battery

20 Mar 2018

Indian-born billionaire to break Tesla record of world's biggest battery

Elon Musk's Tesla holds the record for the biggest and the most powerful lithium-ion battery in the world.

'Solar' rays of hope at Chernobyl nuclear disaster site

18 Mar 2018

'Solar' rays of hope at Chernobyl nuclear disaster site

More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, Chernobyl is set to get a new lease of life as plans to transform it into a solar farm are in final stages.

A solar storm to hit Earth, but you shouldn't worry

15 Mar 2018

A solar storm to hit Earth, but you shouldn't worry

According to reports, a solar storm will hit the Earth on March 15.

Diu: First Indian UT to run 100% on solar energy

09 Mar 2018

Diu: First Indian UT to run 100% on solar energy

Congratulations are in order for Diu, which has become the first Indian Union Territory to be 100% powered by solar energy.

You can send your name to the sun!

08 Mar 2018

You can send your name to the sun!

NASA is inviting the general public all over the globe to send in their names if they want to be featured on the US space agency's first solar probe this summer.

With Bengaluru facility, Microsoft announces first India solar energy deal

06 Mar 2018

With Bengaluru facility, Microsoft announces first India solar energy deal

Helping India do its part for preventing climate change, tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced its first renewable energy deal in the country.

India-led International Solar Alliance to become legal entity on Wednesday

04 Dec 2017

India-led International Solar Alliance to become legal entity on Wednesday

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), Indian PM Narendra Modi's bid to bring over 121 solar energy-rich countries under a single umbrella, will come into force this week.

Dubai will have the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power project

18 Sep 2017

Dubai will have the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power project

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Dubai.

Solar equipment norms made stringent to deter cheap Chinese imports

01 Sep 2017

Solar equipment norms made stringent to deter cheap Chinese imports

Reportedly, the center has now imposed stringent quality norms for solar equipment and components.

UK to fund solar energy, health projects in India

25 Jul 2017

UK to fund solar energy, health projects in India

UK's top funding agency the Global Challenges Research Fund of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), has included India among several countries which would receive financial assistance worth 225 million pounds.

Trump says border wall to have "openings," scales back length

15 Jul 2017

Trump says border wall to have "openings," scales back length

President Donald Trump said his long-promised border wall would have "openings" so US security officials could see through it and track the activities of drug smugglers.

Elon Musk's Boring Company completes first segment of LA tunnel

30 Jun 2017

Elon Musk's Boring Company completes first segment of LA tunnel

Elon Musk's Boring Company has finally started digging a tunnel underneath Los Angeles. "Godot", the boring machine, has already completed the first segment, he announced on Twitter.

Mumbai: Housing complex uses solar power, saves Rs. 2 lakh/month

27 Jun 2017

Mumbai: Housing complex uses solar power, saves Rs. 2 lakh/month

Residents of a housing society, Raheja Eternity in Kandivali have gone all out in reducing their carbon footprint.

Trump says solar panelled border wall would pay for itself

23 Jun 2017

Trump says solar panelled border wall would pay for itself

On June 23, President Donald Trump said his proposed US-Mexico border wall may have solar panels fixed on it.

Karnataka: How Solar Power is improving healthcare delivery

02 Jun 2017

Karnataka: How Solar Power is improving healthcare delivery

Over 28,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) serve as the backbone of rural India's public healthcare.

US lawmakers urged to increase investments in India

27 May 2017

US lawmakers urged to increase investments in India

Robert Orr, Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy apprised US lawmakers of the strides India is making toward development and clean energy.

UK firm unveils world's most affordable solar lamp

24 May 2017

UK firm unveils world's most affordable solar lamp

A Manchester-based firm, Inventid, has designed the world's most affordable solar lamp, meant to help bring solar power to Africa.

India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

23 May 2017

India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Three countries, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Ghana signed up for the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting held in Gandhinagar, taking the total number of signatories to 31.

Switch to renewable energy: Will India beat China?

17 May 2017

Switch to renewable energy: Will India beat China?

The growth of India and China as large economies has been fired by coal. Recent developments including international pressure to address climate change have forced these two economic giants to plan power generation around renewable sources.

These smartphones' batteries charge in flat 5 minutes!

13 May 2017

These smartphones' batteries charge in flat 5 minutes!

Our phones may be smart but they also run out of juice pretty soon, so when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated that its FlashBattery has the capability to recharge 100% within 5 minutes, it created quite the buzz.

India ranks 26 in ease of getting electricity

13 May 2017

India ranks 26 in ease of getting electricity

India moved up to the 26th spot in the global electricity accessibility rankings of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business index.

India is becoming China 2.0, says Chinese think tank

11 May 2017

India is becoming China 2.0, says Chinese think tank

Chinese think tank Anbound warned China to take Indian competition seriously as its economy may witness "explosive growth", boosting its prospects of becoming "China 2.0".

Tesla opens pre-orders for Solar Roof

11 May 2017

Tesla opens pre-orders for Solar Roof

Tesla opened pre-orders for Solar Roof today.

'Digital India' gets indigenously developed bio-solar ATMs

05 May 2017

'Digital India' gets indigenously developed bio-solar ATMs

Another major boost for the Digital India drive comes in the form of a bio-solar ATM that has been developed by Indian scientists keeping the rural areas in mind.

Elon Musk, fixing the world, one innovation at a time

30 Apr 2017

Elon Musk, fixing the world, one innovation at a time

CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Neuralink, genius, visionary, maverick, nerd, millionaire, Elon Musk dons many hats and is not shy of taking a challenge that would deter others.

IIT Roorkee scientists use Jamuns to make solar cells

27 Apr 2017

IIT Roorkee scientists use Jamuns to make solar cells

Scientists at IIT Roorkee have found a way to make cheap solar cells using jamuns.

ISRO develops app to compute solar potential of any place

25 Apr 2017

ISRO develops app to compute solar potential of any place

ISRO's Space Applications Centre has developed an Android app to compute the solar energy potential of a particular location.