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India doubles solar capacity goal for 2020

Shri Narendra Modi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of India, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, February 22 2017 approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. The enhanced capacity would ensure setting up of at least 50 solar parks each ...

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China doubles solar power capacity in 2016

solar panels

China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the addition of 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year, data from ...

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Why BoI is championing solar power, by Olagunju

Waheed-Olagunju

Acting Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Waheed Olagunju, has said that the persistent problem of electricity supply from the national grid in the country made it imperative to explore alternative power supply options to lift the nation – and its rural communities in particular – out of darkness and provide them a new lease of life afforded by the presence ...

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Sokoto, Morocco to collaborate on solar, agriculture

Solar Panels on rooftop of Bamdzeng village Health Center-photo Arison TAMFU (1)

The Sokoto State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Kingdom of Morocco in the development of solar energy and fertiliser management for the benefit of the people of the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who met with the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mosidfa Bouh, in Abuja said that Morocco had distinguished itself in some critical sectors, which ...

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Fossil fuel-free plane completes round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, has safely landed in Abu Dhabi, thereby completing a 40,000 kilometer trip around the world. The flight was designed to demonstrate the potential of solar energy to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The aircraft took off for the first leg of its current voyage last year, in December, just ...

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Promising prospects for solar, wind energy

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The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the course for the world to shift to a sustainable energy future, placing renewables at the cutting edge of the necessary transformation of the energy sector. The costs and benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future have been the subject of much debate. New analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the ...

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Solar aircraft completes Atlantic Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, made history last Thursday morning by completing its crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. It had taken off days earlier from New York to cross the Atlantic on a trip around the world. The pilot, Bertrand Piccard, was able to reach Seville in Spain in about four days. Solar Impulse, the ...

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Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Gaya Silkami

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services. Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of ...

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UNDP, ECN light up Adamawa insurgency-hit communities with solar energy

Gaya Silkami

Two rural communities in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria are effectively recovering from the ravages of insurgency, thanks to an energy lifeline that is improving health services, providing potable water, illuminating the community and boosting mobile communication. In February 2015, rampaging Boko Haram militants invaded the villages of Fa’a Gaya and Gaya Silkami. While the ...

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500 women to benefit from UNDP-GEF solar scheme

solar grill stove

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with The Kings Domain, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has concluded plans to train no fewer than 500 women on the use of solar energy in Makoko area of Lagos. Speaking at a sensitisation programme, the Chief Executive Officer, The Kings Domain, Segun Adaju, noted that the initiative, which was sponsored by the ...

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