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Smartness lies in grabbing the low hanging fruits. In the context of solar energy, the low hanging fruit is all about using the sun’s heat for drying. Ask Chidambaram Palaniappan, who has been in the field for over three decades and whose company, Sun Best, has about 275 installations to its...

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The year 2018-19 has proved to be another bad year for the Indian wind power industry, the second in a row, with fresh capacity additions not likely to exceed a measly 1.6 GW, a far cry from the 5.5 GW seen in 2016-17.

As the fiscal year grinds to an end, two widely differing projections for the...

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‘Probiotics’ has been invariably heard in the context of food. Introduction of live ‘good’ bacteria in foods for imparting specific beneficial outcomes is gaining ground and many of us have downed a bottle of probiotic milk or yoghurt hoping for health pluses. As the ‘opposite’ of antibiotics,...

Read more: Using microbes to save water

One of the objectives of the National Solar Mission is “to create favourable conditions for solar manufacturing capacity, particularly solar thermal, for indigenous production and market leadership”. In the nine years since the Mission began — it was launched on January 11, 2010 — this is the...

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