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India shivers as grid crashes

00   Lucknow, India: The State of Uttar Pradesh is shivering and in darkness with six power plants tripping in succession hours after a sharp rise in electricity demand due to the unusually harsh winter. Power demand rose to a level … Continued

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Bollywood star’s off-grid home

00   India is one of the world’s most off-grid countries – mainly because so many of its inhabitants were never on the grid in the first place.  As hundreds of millions struggle to get connected, Bollywood actress Gul Panag will … Continued

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Wireless power

Cellular base stations are one of the biggest users of off-grid power – but only when there is no alternative

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$1800 12V solar system

Sharp Electronics have analysed the minimum household power requirement and come up with a reliable $2000 system that provides and stores enough solar power to keep you going.

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Planning refused

00   One man & his turbine A Welsh family have had their dreams of living off wind power blown away by a ruling from the National Parks Authority which refused to allow Bob and Daisy Robarts a small wind turbine … Continued