Have you ever heard of a Wind Turbine that is portable or can be shipped in a standard container? And can be set-up by a technician in a day and saves you on any site improvements or cranes?Read More »
EU has the largest Solar Industry growth Globally
Despite the decrease of subsidies across Europe, the use of solar power continues to increase. According to a report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, two thirds of the world’s increase in solar power capacity came from within the EU last year. Last year 46.1GW of new energy capacity was installed in Europe, with 56 % of that using photovoltaic technology. Currently EU meets 2% of all of its electricity demand using solar power! This continued growth in solar power comes at a time when many countries are considering removing their subsidies for solar technology. Spain has …Read More »
Can Whisky Fuel Cars in the future?
In what is claimed to be the worlds first, a Scottish distillery has linked up with a spin-out company from a University in Edinburgh to create fuel from whisky ‘left overs’. The butanol produced after feeding these “leftovers” with bacteria can be used to fuel vehicles. More than 90% of the stuff that comes out of a whisky distillery is not whisky. It is leftovers like draff and pot ales – both produced in the early stages of the process. The distiller, Tullibardine has the capacity to provide 6,500 metric tons of draff (what’s left of the grain after fermentation) …Read More »
Denmark reaches 2020-goal for solar energy in 2012
Installing solar power in Denmark is going faster than planned, and the country has already reached its goal of 200 megawatts of solar capacity this year itself, an astonishing 8 years early.Read More »
Opportunities & Challenges for PV Manufacturing in India
India’s rapidly expanding solar power market represents a wealth of potential opportunities for home grown and foreign PV manufacturers and project developers. It’s not all plain sailing, though; like any emerging market, the Indian PV sector has its share of growing pains. Solar power is hot property right now in India. A glance through the finance pages of any paper should be enough to confirm that business activity in this sector is definitely on an upward trend. And the activity is far from confined to local players. A cursory review of recent announcements reveals a veritable who’s who of Indian …Read More »
Aggressive bids at heart of JNNSM’s batch 2 of phase 1 tenders
Solar energy in India will power ahead in 2012 as the sector touches new heights with the result of the batch two of phase one of its National Solar Mission bid round. But will the aggressive market entry tactics survive a long-term market plan for India? NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has shortlisted 22 bidders to set up solar energy-based power plants in India under the batch II of phase 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). French Company Solar Direct has emerged as the lowest bidder offering solar power at Rs.7.49 ($0.149) per kwh while Green Infra emerged …Read More »
Green Fuel to the respite!
Fuel consumption, as we all know, is a major issue in today’s world. Since oil reserves are running low, we would either need to cut down on our fuel consumption or start investing in bicycles! Julesh Bhatia, founder, Eco Green Fuels, talks to Ek Titli about his invention in this space. Founded in the year 2007, Eco Green Fuels Pvt. Ltd. (EGF) is the first company in India to have established an end to end solution in the emerging market of alternative fuels through the agricultural route. The concept has novel objectives like providing village employment, creating green patches on …Read More »
Sustainability, the water-way!
Aquaponics is a sustainable system of food production that combines the natural technique of aquaculture with the technique of cultivating plants in water in a symbiotic environment. 312 Aquaponics, based in Chicago, Illinois, designs custom aquaponic solutions to meet the critical needs of individuals, institutions, and organizations large and small. Mario Spatafora from 312 Aquaponics talks to Ek Titli. 1) Tell us about 312 Aquaponics. 312 Aquaponics is a company I co-founded with three of my friends from college after we graduated in 2009-2010. We run an indoor urban farm utilizing aquaponics to raise fish and plants in a recirculating system. …Read More »
The Green Organisation
Environment awareness and preservation has become a bone of contention for each and every organisation today. Entrepreneurs have made headway with all kinds of ventures from pharmaceutical, social, entertainment and communications to the environmental. The Green Organization is one such independent non-political, non-activist, non-profit environmental group dedicated to recognizing, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices since 1994 in Northampton, UK. It focuses mainly on organizing The International Green Apple Environment Awards – one for best environmental practice and one for enhancing our already built environment and architectural heritage. The Green Apple Awards 2011 for Environmental Best Practice were presented …Read More »
Organic Pesticide – It’s time you made the switch
A gardener’s enemy are pests. They can destroy your entire garden by the time you finish reading this article! To see that you continue reading this fortnightly column, we’ve listed a few tips that will keep that smile on your face. The column stresses on Organic practices because it not only helps you, but also the beneficial insects, your plants, the soil and birds. World pesticide use exceeds 5.0 billion lbs at a total cost of approximately $ 64.5 billion but less than 0.1% actually makes it to the target pest, the remaining either enters the food chain, seeps into …Read More »