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A billionaire is helping fund a project to supply solar power from Australia to Singapore

The plan unveiled earlier this year by Singapore firm Sun Cable is to build the world's largest solar farm in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, which could export 3 gigawatts of power via a 3,800 km cable to Singapore.

China's war on pollution could boost solar power, says study

China has been working to curb choking levels of pollution by cutting coal use, improving fuel standards and encouraging cleaner forms of industry and energy.


Novel low-cost material can harness solar energy efficiently: Study

The efficiency of the new solar cell is about 23 per cent, according to the researchers including those from the US Department of Energy.

Gujarat: Private firms got Rs 15 per unit of solar power, but farmers offered only Rs 7

Experts claim that though the price of solar power has fallen considerably, the government has continued to pay 2010 rates to the private firms.

Scientists use solar power to create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Stanford scientists have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel from seawater using solar power, an advance that may help pave the way for a novel sustainable source of energy.

Flexible, solar-powered supercapacitor for wearable electronics developed

The researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of their new material by powering a series of devices, including a string of 84 light-emitting-diodes (LEDs) and a prosthetic hand, allowing it to grasp a series of object.


Tripura University goes green, installs solar power plant

Talking to about the new solar plant, Vice-Chancellor Professor Dharurkar said: These panels have a capacity of generating 7 lakh units per annum, which will save TU approximately Rs. 36 lakh annually”.

The Bridge Maker

Winner of the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Harish Hande on finding knowledge partners in rural India.

Japanese renewables firm takes on Tesla in solar panels tech, says it can replace building materials

A Japanese firm intends to give Tesla a run for its technology, by making solar cells in designs that can make it building material substitutes.

Bacteria in printed circuits can help create solar cells, produce electricity even without light

Cyanobacteria, micro-organisms that can create energy from light, have been used to print solar cells through a printer.