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India: Conference Calls for Concerted R&D Efforts

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 24, 2012

 IWCRECC 2012 In the first week of April 2012, the School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources at Madurai Kamaraj University hosted an International Workshop and Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (IWCRECC 2012). Its topic: “Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Development”. The aim was to motivate young entrepreneurs to choose a career in renewable energy and pursue the national targets goals by developing cost-effective technologies. Participants agreed that more research needs to be done in order to reduce the costs of renewable technologies. Today’s high upfront investments are seen as strongly hampering the growth of the sector.
Photo: Jaideep Malaviya

India: Solar Thermal Air Drying successfully implemented at Bicycle Factory

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 18, 2010

 solar air drying in India Glazed air collectors made in India: Planters Energy Network installed almost 300 m2 on the roof of the paint shop belonging to the bicycle factory of TI Cycles of India. It is therewith one of the largest solar air heating systems nationwide. Photo: TI Cycles

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