Africa needs India's cooking stove, solar know-how: Think tank

Africa, which is on a "slow, uphill battle" to improve its bio-energy sector, needs India's expertise in improved cooking stove (ICS) and durable solar products technology, a member of a leading think tank said here Wednesday.

Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home
Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home

A new study has provided a deeper insight how perception of gravity plays a major role for homing pigeons to navigate the way back home.

Largest sunspot produces 10 significant flares in 10 days
Largest sunspot produces 10 significant flares in 10 days

The largest sunspot AR2192, since November 1990, produced 10 significant solar flare while traversing the Earth-side of the sun in ten days beginning from October 19, 2014.

Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.

NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades
NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted an image of a gigantic sunspot - the largest in last 24 years.

Scientists observe third significant Solar flare in 2 days
Scientists observe third significant Solar flare in 2 days

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured images of the third substantial Solar flare, which occurred on Oct. 22 in the lower half of the sun, in two days.

Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth
Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth

The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

The government plans to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water purposes in the country, Parliament was informed today.

`Renewable energy could address India`s energy needs`

Harnessing of renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass could address India`s energy needs, a senior Indian official averred here Monday.

TERI starts first-of-its-kind solar lighting lab

To provide a platform for quality testing for off-grid lighting products, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has come up with a first-of-its- kind solar lighting laboratory in South Asia.

Solar power to light up Mayudia; help wildlife conservation

The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Environment and Forest department distributed solar energy equipment to 25,000 households in Mayudia to meet power crisis in the village.

22 state discoms fail to achieve RPO targets: Report

As many as 22 state discoms failed to achieve the target of securing power from renewable energy sources like wind and solar in 2012, says a report.

Solar, wind energy to light up remote Kashmir area

Some remote and inaccessible border areas in Jammu and Kashmir will soon get electrified through solar and wind energy.

Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011

Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world in 2011.

Partial solar eclipse to occur on January 4

A partial solar eclipse will occur January 4, 2011.

Solar plane completes flight across Switzerland

Switzerland`s sun-powered plane flew across the country, in a new achievement.

Solar, wind power ‘could become world’s main source of energy’

Wind and solar power could become the world’s main sources of energy, a Nobel-prize winning scientist suggests.

Guidelines unveiled for schemes under solar mission

Union
minister Farooq Abdullah today unveiled the guidelines for two
schemes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

Solar spacecraft to travel faster than conventional rockets

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was set to launch its solar sail hybrid spacecraft which can not only negate the need for on board fuel, but also travel 5 to 10 times faster than conventional spacecrafts in space.