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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016

The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year.
Its Solar Impulse vehicle’s batteries were damaged on the last leg of the journey from Japan to Hawaii and will take several months to repair. The aircraft will be kept at its Pacific stop-over at Kalaeloa airport while the maintenance is undertaken. Once the work is done there will be some test flights before the global quest resumes in 2016, the

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Move Underway to Produce 900 MW Solar Power: Nasrul

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid recently said as per a government plan, a program for setting up solar power plants with a capacity of 900 megawatt is under process.

"A renewable energy policy has been framed for the development of renewable energy and green energy, and under the policy, a target has been set to generate five percent electricity (800 MW) by 2015 and 10 percent electricity (2

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Right to Know: Solar Panel in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh has recognized or is recognizing that electricity access qualifies as a human right. For example, (1) the Government of Bangladesh has signed technical assistant grant agreements with Asian Development Bank to provide renewable energy in rural areas with no access to grid electricity, and (2) the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources has also been implemented energy policy 2008 to meet five percent of the country’s energy

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Government funds for renewable energy

A recent decision by the government to allocate funds for renewable energy is indeed an excellent and very rational one for which it deserves appreciation from us. As reported in the media, the fund which was initially meant for some other purposes, will be diverted for financing solar energy, bio-gas and effluent treatment plants. This is the right way for the country to accelerate the progress towards providing energy (electricity), without the recurring need for

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