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Zimbabweans urges to use solar energy for household purposes

BULAWAYO: A humanitarian organization says Zimbabwe has to scale up the use of solar energy as an alternative power source since the country has a deficit in electricity supplies. Speaking to Studio 7 on the sidelines of a solar fair held in Bulawayo over the weekend, Thulani Ncube, renewable energy advisor with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, said Zimbabwe is endowed ... Read More »

Finnish Solar energy rakes in profit

HELSINKI: Solar energy has become a profitable investment for companies, communities and farms. The change has been fuelled by solar energy subsidies and low interest rates, energy expert Jero Ahola told the news agency STT. Ahola, a professor of energy efficiency at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, said the use of solar energy by housing companies could become more common ... Read More »

UK govt announces £315 million for 27 renewable projects

LONDON: The UK Government has announced £315 million ($622m) for 27 renewable projects, mostly wind, totalling 2.1GW in its inaugural contracts-for-difference auction, Carbon Brief reports. According to the website, ‘strike prices’ for the 15-year contracts were well below expectations, with 15 onshore wind farms (749MW), 2 offshore farms (1.16GW), 5 solar parks (72MW) and 5 waste-to-energy projects awarded. Wholesale power ... Read More »

Greek company Photovoltaic to invest in renewable energy in Turkey

ANKARA: Greek solar energy company Photovoltaic Energy Systems is preparing to invest in renewable energy in Turkey, a company official said. The company will invest in solar projects in a district of the western city of Edirne, which neighbors Greece, said Kalenteridis Evaggelos. The company was searching for a place to invest for some time and settled on the Kesan ... Read More »

German expert suggests use of solar energy for irrigation system

FAISALABAD: German expert Dr Gerwin Dreesmann has said that solar energy is the most efficient and cost effective source for the irrigation system. He was talking to Vice Chancellor University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan during a meeting held at the VC’s Chamber. Dr Gerwin, the Consultant, Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, was flanked by Regional Director Rashid ... Read More »

4,000-6,000MW shortfall: Solar energy can be used as alternate source, says Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that energy crisis is affecting the country’s economy, however, solar energy can be used as alternate source. Bokhari, during an interview to the state television, said solar energy can bring about a revolution in the energy sector which will help bridge the demand and supply gap. “The current shortfall of 4,000 ... Read More »

China hopes to install 8 gigawatt solar system next year

BEIJING: The use of solar energy has increased in China, moving from 0.08 percent in 2000 to 2 percent in 2014. The increase has come from various large-scale solar farms dotted across China, but the government wants more solar adoption in the cities. China expects to install 8 gigawatt of small solar systems this year, more than 10 times what ... Read More »

OGRA suggests Rs 2.93 cut in petrol price

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recommendation cut in oil prices to the Petroleum Ministry. OGRA has recommended Rs 0.94 per litre reduce in the price of high-speed diesel; Rs 2.93 reduction in petrol; Rs 1.30 decrease in kerosene oil and Rs 1.87 decrease in the price of HOBC. The new price will be applicable from October ... Read More »

Bajwa assures tax relief for solar industry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Solar Association Vice Chairman Nouman Yousafzai asked Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa to give tax compensation in solar system, in a meeting here on Wednesday. As per details, Nauman Yousaf was of the view that by reducing tax value more public could be benefitted from solar power in recent energy crisis faced by country. FBR chairman ... Read More »