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World’s First Solar Powered Portable AC in India

PORTABLE SOLAR AC Image Credit Evapolar
An innovative air conditioner is soon going to be available to the Indian consumers, allowing them to make their summer cool, relaxing as well as pleasant in a cost-effective and eco-friendly manner. A Russian company has developed this portable air conditioner that promotes personal hygiene and a great indoor air quality. The company is planning to launch the air conditioner in the Indian market any time next year.
The CEO & Co-founder of the Company, Eugene Dubovoy reveals, “Evapolar consumes very less energy and we have both types of ACs to be run on electricity and solar batteries. The solar version of Evapolar has especially been developed for the Indian region that has a significant solar power potential.” He, however, didn’t disclose the price of the AC at which it will be available to the Indian consumer. “It will be available at a reasonable price, besides it will bring a long-term cost savings because of its energy efficiency,” he states.

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India’s NTPC tenders for 400MW of solar projects in Telangana

Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued another tender for 400MW of solar projects to be located in the Indian state of Telangana.

The two requests for selection, which will go through a reverse bidding process, come under India’s National Solar Mission, the country’s flagship programme for deploying solar capacity.

The first tender is for 350MW of capacity, made up of ten 35MW projects in the open category. The second is for 50MW made up of ten 5MW projects to come under Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) rules, which require the project developer to use locally produced cells and modules.


Germany promises 1 billion euros for India’s solar projects

PM-Modi-and-German-Chancellor-MerkelGiving a thrust on clean energy, today pledged about one billion euros (Rs 7,300 crore) assistance for India’s solar projects as part of the bilateral cooperation in energy sector.

The joint statement issued after the meeting of Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said both the countries will continue to intensify their cooperation in developing climate-friendly and sustainable solutions for India’s expanding energy needs.
The implementation of Green Energy Corridors Partnership, with an overall German commitment of 1.15 billion euros in the last two years, is progressing well, it said.

Capital to soon get solar autos

auto-rickshaw-dehli NEW DELHI: The capital is likely to get solar-powered autorickshaws soon. Delhi transport minister, Gopal Rai, on Thursday flagged off a new prototype of a solar-powered autorickshaw, which he said could be used to replace the old petrol-based ones.

 These autorickshaws are being manufactured by a Bengaluru-based company, Alfa Bravo Motors, which will also run pilot projects in three other cities. A few days ago, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off the first prototype at Nagpur.