Renewable energy: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Seasonal Storage

A recent report ‘The Promise of Seasonal Storage’ released by DNV GL, a global quality assurance firm, proposed the use of seasonal storage technology for year-round use. Seasonal Storage Seasonal storage technology are those that store (or charge) the excess energy generated from renewable sources due to overproduction and then discharge the build-up during off-season. ..

Union Power Minister inaugurates 11 REMCs and the NR-REMC

11 Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs) were inaugurated by the Union Power Minister R K Singh, for renewable energy integration. He also inaugurated the Northern Region Renewable Energy Management Centre (NR-REMC). The government had approved the implementation of the Renewable Energy Management Centres -REMCs as a central scheme. Maharatna CPSE under the Ministry of Power, PowerGrid was named as the implementing agency.

India-Norway Dialogue on Trade and Investment’s 1st session conducted in New Delhi

On 8th January 2020, during the visit of Prime Minister of Norway in New Delhi, the Terms of Reference (ToR) was signed between India and Norway and based on this Terms of Reference, the first session of India-Norway Dialogue on Trade and Investment was summoned after signing the Dialogue of Trade and Investment, in New ..

World Future Energy Summit begins in Abu Dhabi

With 33,500 participants from 170 countries, the 2020 edition of the World Future Energy Summit begins in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi on Monday, 13th January 2020. The four-day annual Summit is the largest future energy and Sustainability event in the Middle East, which is dedicated to advancing future ..

47.86 GW of Renewable Energy Installed in the last six years

The Minister of State(independent charge) New and Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday, 12th December 2019 informed that during the last six years, from March 2014 to October 2019, a total of 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity ..

India’s Line of Credit to Guinea for water and energy projects

On December 5th, the Indian government announced an extension of line of credit (LoC) to Guinea for 2 solar power projects. The Republic of Guinea is a country in Western Africa with its capital at Conarky. Only this year the Indian state had opened an embassy at Conarky. The LoC will also fund a water ..

Vietnam inaugurats Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm

Vietnam has recently inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually. The Dau Tieng Solar Power Complex is constructed on the Dau Tieng Reservoir – the largest artificial lake in Vietnam – and is expected to generate 10% of the country’s solar energy to ..

Power Ministry approves proposal to declare Ocean Energy as Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) has approved a proposal to declare ocean energy as Renewable Energy. The decision would give a boost to ocean energy in India. The Ministry has clarified that energy produced using various forms of ocean energy such as tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion etc. shall ..