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Author: Nivedita Khandekar

Passive solar housing keeps people warm in icy Ladakh

The innovative concept of using sunshine to keep houses warm in the freezing Ladakhi winters has now been adopted by the Indian Army for its soldiers stationed in the trans-Himalayan cold desert

What do you do when you are stationed at 12,000ft in a cold desert like Ladakh but do not have access to 24X7 power? The typical solution is to burn diesel and kerosene to keep warm…Read More

Sunlight powers industrial hub in Rajasthan

The month of August marks a renewable energy milestone for India as an industrial park in Neemrana is supplied electricity entirely from a captive solar power plant

An industrial hub of precision tools manufacturers in Rajasthan is now being powered solely through a dedicated solar park that uses the latest technology and a smart grid…Read More

Arunachal hydropower project halted to save black-necked cranes

The decision by the National Green Tribunal is likely to lead to more comprehensive impact assessment studies being conducted for other hydropower projects proposed in Arunachal Pradesh

Hopes have resurfaced on saving the nesting grounds of endangered black-necked cranes in the Naymjang Chhu basin after the tribunal in April suspended the environmental clearance…Read More

Another sunrise in Arunachal

Arunachal Pradesh, which was vying for the title of India’s powerhouse with hundreds of hydropower projects planned, has changed gear and is now looking at a combination of solar and geothermal energy

As it moves to harnessing the sun and other sources of renewable energy to meet its power needs, Arunachal Pradesh seems to be living up to its name – land of the rising sun…Read More