The industry is new, so grandiose central government plans fumble at the state level. Often, power grids are unable to access, transmit or cope with the intermittent power supply from the new parks. “Power distribution companies have not been guided on the mix of coal and power use for their grids,” Charen says. “The industry essentially needs systems that allow power to be evacuated from areas of concentration.” … [Read more...] about Ray of hope: India’s solar dreams are big and bright. Are they realistic?
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“Yes, as the old adage goes, every crisis presents an opportunity as well. As the future lies in digital education, it is only natural that there should be momentum towards that end. COVID-19 only accelerated our journey towards that goal in a sudden manner. The public health challenges, social distancing and lockdown requirements have left us with no other choice,” said Professor Y.S.R. Murthy, Registrar of O.P Jindal Global University on the outskirts of New Delhi. Professor Murthy, however, said India cannot just seize the opportunity to pursue an online system of education. It needs to be fully cognisant of the many prerequisites for a fully effective online system of education. … [Read more...] about Complete Shift to Online Education in India Not Possible, Experts Believe
Electric vehicle start-up Earth Energy EV on Wednesday has announced that it has raised seed funding, led by LR Joshi, MD or Pranada Bio-Pharma Pvt Ltd. However, the EV startup has not disclosed the amount of the funding, it has received.As the company claims, this amount will be used to facilitate the launch of three electric vehicles, which are currently under the on-road trial phase for the last 2.5 years. Two of the products, the company is developing include Kruze and Glyde electric scooters.The EV startup also claims that it has previously raised investments from private investors and has been a part of the SmartCity Dubai Accelerator Programme in 2018.Commenting on the latest funding, Rushi Shenghani, Founder, Earth Energy Electric Vehicle, said, "It’s remarkable to have the support of our investors as we look to grow the company and disrupt the electric vehicles market. The vehicles we are launching in the market are 96% localized and in the true essence marks the Make in … [Read more...] about Earth Energy EV raises seed funding, to launch 3 electric vehicles in India
He further added, "Kia's innovative UVO connect technology has brought about a significant change in the way owners engage with their cars in India. Now with the updated UVO connect features in the new Seltos and upcoming Sonet, Kia has made driving even more fun, safe, convenient and comfortable." … [Read more...] about Kia Motors Sells Over 50,000 Connected Cars In India: New UVO Connect Features Introduced
To be completely free from fossil fuels and a dependence on the grid, energy storage is needed. The cost of this too is plummeting. In 2008, the cost of industrial batteries was $1000 per kWh of energy stored; by 2015, it had fallen to $268/kWh. In 2016, Tesla said that the cost of battery production at its Gigafactory was less than $190 kWh. This June, Elon Musk said this could fall to $100/kWh by year’s end. Even if this benchmark takes a year or two longer, what is clear is that there are revolutions in the making — revolutions that India can lead. … [Read more...] about How clean energy can be India’s saviour