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India will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in next 24 months

The central government expects Karnataka to be in top five in the implementation of new and renewable energy programmes the minister added. India has the target of producing 1,75,000 MW and Renewable energy in next five years. The government also launched Solar Mission to generate 1 lakh MW solar power in the country. Similarly wind…

A cyber attack on the US east coast could cost economy $1 trillion

The report from the University of Cambridge Center for Risk Studies and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market outlines a scenario of an electricity blackout that leaves 93 million people in New York City and Washington DC without power. The scenario, developed by Cambridge, is technologically possible and is assessed to be within the once-in-200-year…

Spray-on solar cells: Nanoparticle-based cells can be made with far less energy than conventional solar cells

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Relatively inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture, nanoparticle-based solar cells can be created with materials that are abundantly common throughout the Earth’s crust, according to new work from researchers at the University of Alberta. The new nanoparticle-based solar cells — which could be mass-manufactured using simple methods, such as roll-to-roll printing or spray-coating — are possible thanks to a new type…

Smart Grid Cybersecurity: Q&A With Andy Bochman

3500 utilities — With 3,500 different utility producers within the US electric grid and no common thread for technology implementation the entire grid is largely maintained by the theory of “security through obscurity.” NERC and more important the CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) working group has worked hard to build some of these standards but also…

Deadly Cyberattacks Highlight the Need for a Cybersecurity Upgrade

It was Aug. 17, 2009 — just over four years ago. The location was Siberia, at the sixth largest hydro-dam in the world. It’s a place called Sayano-Shushenskaya. The tips of the turbine that the witness saw spinning moved at near-supersonic speed, generating 475 megawatts of power. That’s enough electricity to light up a city of more…

Japan Solar Energy Soars, But Grid Needs to Catch Up

It has always been a chicken and egg question do you invest in the grid first or invest in the production to then drive the improvements to the grid? Interesting in Spain they have such a large amount of home generation that they have started taxing home generation, so now the Spaniards are pulling the…

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

The first part of the program aims to provide solar systems to 500,000 extremely poor households in areas that lack even basic access to the power grid. The project was first started in Contumaza, a province in the northeastern region of Cajamarca, where 1,601 solar panels were installed. The energy minister has said that when the project is finished, the scheme…

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