DNA: Today in History, September 02

Know the historical facts happened on September 02.

World's largest solar power station to come up in Madhya Pradesh!
World's largest solar power station to come up in Madhya Pradesh!

 Madhya Pradesh will house world's largest 750 Mega Watts(MW) solar power station in Rewa district, state's energy minister Rajendra Shukla said today.

'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities
'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities

Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne have formulated a solar-powered device that replicates the photosynthesis process that plants and bacteria follow.

PM Modi asks scientists to put end to silo approach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the country's scientists to put an end to the "silo approach" and stress on innovations in areas like agriculture, solar energy and cleaning of the river Ganga.

Now, world's first 'aqueous solar flow battery' that saves 20% energy
Now, world's first 'aqueous solar flow battery' that saves 20% energy

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have designed a solar cell and battery into a single device, which achieves more energy savings than a regular battery.

Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper
Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper

 Mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by a butterfly species to heat up its flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by solar panels can increase by almost 50 percent, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

Green Climate Fund of $100 billion/year not enough to tackle climate change: India

India today said the commitment by some developed nations to generate USD 100 billion towards Green Climate Fund (GCF) every year by 2020 will not prove sufficient to tackle the climate change issues.

New design to boost ability of low cost solar panels

A new design can make low cost solar panels more efficient by enhancing their ability to collect the sun`s energy and release it as electricity, shows research.

Plant inspired solar cells to revolutionise energy storage

 A new technology developed by scientists at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) can store solar energy for up to several weeks -- an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.

Gujarat BSF out-posts to shine with solar energy

In an innovative effort to fight electricity crisis in forward areas, Gujarat Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to use solar energy for its out-posts located in remote border areas, where no electrification is possible till date.

Australian solar company lights up India's slums

An Australian company lighting India's slums with solar energy is providing a solution to the problem of deadly air pollution in India's poorest areas, a media report said on Tuesday.

Australian solar company lights up India''s slums

An Australian company lighting India`s slums with solar energy is providing a solution to the problem of deadly air pollution in India`s poorest areas, a media report said on Tuesday.

New tech to capture the energy of Sun
New tech to capture the energy of Sun

Researchers are developing molecules capable of harvesting and holding substantial amounts of solar energy, storing it for significant amounts of time and releasing it on demand.

Danish student in sun harvest breakthrough

A student from the University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough that may prove pivotal for technologies trying to capture the energy of the sun and saving it for a rainy day.

Haryana to introduce Solar Rooftop Net Metering scheme

Power distribution companies in Haryana will soon introduce a scheme where consumers will get a chance to generate solar energy, which will be adjusted against their regular electricity bills.

No legally binding climate change agreement under UNFCCC: Govt

 India not "legally" bound under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and it has been "coordinating" with like minded countries for protecting its own interest in the climate change negotiating fora, government today said.

New USD 3,000 battery to power households

A leading US electric carmaker has unveiled a USD 3,000 battery that can power households and even be used to store solar energy.

Tesla Energy's Powerwall battery system will power homes on solar energy

Elon Musk finally unveiled Tesla Energy, the new business arm that is designed to ending mankind's dependence on grid power and switching to solar energy.

Artificial Photosynthesis can help solve carbon emission problem: Study

 A new research has suggested that there is a possibility that carbon emission problem of the world might be solved by a potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis.