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INST’s Material for Pseudocapacitor

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology has developed a stable material for preparation of organic pseudocapacitors for energy storage. Pseudocapacitor Pseudocapacitor is a type of supercapacitor that is used to store electrical energy through the process of electron charge transfer between the electrode and the electrolyte. While double layer capacitors store charge electrostatically, the ..


Researchers of UK develops renewable energy storage device

The researchers from Queen Mary institute of London have developed a new dielectric capacitor- a device that stores energy like a battery, taking inspiration from a French pastry. The croissant is made by folding multiple layers of dough. They found that by pressing and folding a polymer film capacitor, they were able to store 30 ..


India and Japan sign loan pact for construction of Turga Pumped Storage in West Bengal

India and Japan has recently a Loan Agreement worth Rs. 1817 crore for the ‘Project for the Construction of Turga Pumped Storage (I)’ in the State of West Bengal. The purpose of the Project is to strengthen the capability to respond to fluctuation in supply and demand of power and to improve stability of the ..


The world’s first-ever thermal battery plant inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

On August 6, the world’s first-ever facility to create thermal batteries has been inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati. The thermal battery plant, which is manufactured by the Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST), is expected to start commercial operations by May 2019. The technology will ..



Draft Energy Storage Mission

The Energy Storage Mission will focus on seven verticals: indigenous manufacturing; an assessment of technology and cost trends; a policy and regulatory framework; financing, business models and market creation; research and development; standards and testing; and grid planning for energy storage.The features of the draft energy storage mission are The draft National Energy Storage Mission ..


Odisha Government launches a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through net-metering system

Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through the net-metering system at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneshwar in a bid to enable public participation to harness renewable energy. The State government will provide 30% subsidy to the consumers belonging to residential and institutional segments as well as to ..