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Switzerland voters back govt's plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy

Switzerland voters back govt's plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy

In a referendum on Sunday, May 21, more than 58% voted in favour of a government's law that will ban new nuclear plants in the country.

May 24, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Solar-powered 'e-skin' may help amputees regain sense of touch

Researchers from University of Glasgow in the UK have for the first time integrated power-generating photovoltaic cells into the electronic skin made of graphene.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history

Rare meteorites challenge solar system's history

After analysing minerals from 43 rare meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago, a team of scientists proposes to revise the current understanding of the history and development of the solar system.

Jan 24, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
India, US solar case: WTO appellate body's ruling in mid-Sept

India, US solar case: WTO appellate body's ruling in mid-Sept

WTO's appellate body is expected to give its ruling by mid-September in the solar mission dispute between India and the US.

Jul 24, 2016, 15:00 PM IST

Engineering students from Bengaluru design solar racing car

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May 09, 2016, 00:36 AM IST
US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

 In a first, a team of US researchers has created a bio-solar panel that can generate 5.59 microwatts of energy - a big step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy to run small devices in remote areas where regular battery replacement is not possible.

Apr 12, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
Budget 2016: Solar industry seeks tax sops, financial support

Budget 2016: Solar industry seeks tax sops, financial support

The government has ambitious plans for deployment of 175 GW renewable power capacities by 2022, including 100 GW of solar.

Feb 15, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

Man develops self-built solar car in Bengaluru

Sixty-three-year-old Syed Sajjan Ahmed from Bengaluru self-developed solar electric-powered car.

Dec 12, 2015, 12:08 PM IST

Govt has equal focus on all renewable power sources: Piyush Goyal

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday said the government has equal focus on all forms of renewable energy, including solar and wind.

Sep 02, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

Punjab attracts Rs 3,500-cr investments for solar projects

Punjab government today said it has received bids from as many as 18 companies for setting up solar projects in the state which will attract investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

Aug 30, 2015, 19:41 PM IST
70-year-old solar mystery solved

70-year-old solar mystery solved

Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of a solar phenomenon that has eluded the world of science for over 70 years.

Aug 24, 2015, 15:49 PM IST
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.

Aug 02, 2015, 12:51 PM IST
Second full moon of July will be visible today

Second full moon of July will be visible today

The second full moon of July will be visible today.

Jul 31, 2015, 09:08 AM IST
Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within a decade after she takes office.

Jul 27, 2015, 08:56 AM IST

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.

Jul 13, 2015, 16:17 PM IST
Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Jun 27, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Amara Raja to expand portfolio in solar, defence applications

Amara Raja Batteries is looking at expanding product portfolio, including applications in solar and Defence, to reach the top slot in battery industry in both industrial and automotive sectors, company's vice chairman Jayadev Galla said on Thursday.

May 07, 2015, 17:22 PM IST
Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight

Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight

A Portuguese startup that aims to use solar-powered drones to provide wireless internet access to offline areas of the world claims to have successfully completed its maiden test flight.

Apr 12, 2015, 13:15 PM IST