IIT Madras turbine may generate power from ocean waves

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A team of 25 faculty members and students from the ocean engineering department in Indian Institute of Technology Madras have begun testing a prototype of a turbine they have developed which converts wave energy into electricity. The ‘impulse’ turbine works with a unidirectional rotor powered by a generator. The system will be tested in oceans by the end of the year.

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Government eases environmental clearance rules for solar power projects, parks

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In move that would bring relief to solar power developers, the Union environment ministry has said that provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification, 2006, which mandate environmental clearance for various projects, will not apply to solar PV (photovoltaic) power projects, solar thermal power projects and solar parks.

The ministry has, however, clarified that the disposal of PV cells will be covered under the provisions of Hazardous and Other Waste (Management and Trans-Boundary Movement) Rules, 2016. It also said that the development of solar parks will be covered under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

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