Present day interest in solar power has arisen mainly because of rapidly dwindling energy resources. But the quest for tapping the sun's energy began in ancient times.

As part of women's welfare programmes, various NGOs are promoting the use of renewable and alternative energy.

Sugar mills need to invest only an additional Rs 2.3 crore to generate 1 MW of power, whereas conventional power generation from coal costs Rs 3 crore per MW, reports a task force constituted by the

All our energy needs could be met if even a fraction of the solar energy received on the earth could be converted into electricity, and the means to exploit this potential is provided by semiconductors.

Following economic liberalisation, India's largest power equipment manufacturer BHEL is diversifying and exploring renewable energy technologies in order to meet the stiff competition it faces from multinationals.

The Union ministry of non-conventional energy sources (MNES) plans to increase exploitation of the country's draught animal power (DAP) potential. A report prepared by an MNES committee, in

To boost the stagnant demand for solar heating devices, the Union ministry of nonconventional energy sources (MNES), along with the ministry for urban development, has chalked out a scheme to make

The ministry of nonconventional energy sources is being reoriented to improve efficiency and allow private sector participation to develop the market for its products

A pilot project to install energy-efficient, solar lanterns as an employment generation scheme in the northeastern states is to be implemented soon by the Department of Non-conventional Energy

A new architectural technique uses the sun and other natural elements to regulate temperature, thereby helping to conserve non renewable energy resources.