Friday, May 24

Special Features

Demystifying Electric Cars: Separating Fact from Fiction
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Demystifying Electric Cars: Separating Fact from Fiction

As the automotive landscape undergoes a transformative shift towards sustainability, electric cars have emerged as a focal point of discussion. However, along with the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), several myths and misconceptions persist, clouding the public's perception of their environmental impact, practicality, and overall viability. This article debunks ten common myths surrounding electric cars, providing factual insights that dispel prevailing misconceptions. From concerns about their environmental footprint to doubts about range, safety, and maintenance, we unravel the truth about electric cars. As the automotive industry advances and technology evolves, it is crucial to separate fact from fiction to make informed decisions about the future of transportation. ...
Anti-Dumping Measures on Chinese Laser Machines Unveil New Avenues for Growth
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Anti-Dumping Measures on Chinese Laser Machines Unveil New Avenues for Growth

In an effort to shield Indian manufacturing, the Indian government has recently introduced a comprehensive Anti-dumping law aimed at regulating the import of laser machines from China. The Finance Ministry has, in response, enforced a definitive anti-dumping duty on specific Chinese industrial laser machines designed for cutting, marking, or welding purposes. This duty, effective from December 22, 2023, is set to endure for a five-year period. The duty rates vary, ranging from 24.66% to 147.2% of the Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF), contingent on the producer. Before delving into the intricacies of this new anti-dumping law, let's first explore the practical applications of these laser machines. Widely employed across diverse industries such as electronics, automotive, medical, HVAC...
Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification
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Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification

Solar PV is a crucial pillar of clean energy transitions worldwide, underpinning efforts to reach international energy and climate goals. Over the last decade, the amount of solar PV deployed around the world has increased massively while its costs have declined drastically. Putting the world on a path to reaching net zero emissions requires solar PV to expand globally on an even greater scale, raising concerns about security of manufacturing supply for achieving such rapid growth rates – but also offering new opportunities for diversification. Solar PV Manufacturing today The Current Status of Global PV Supply Chain A major geographical shift has occurred in solar PV manufacturing capacity and production over the last decade. China has strengthened its leading position as a manu...
Shifting Gears: Analysis of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry in India
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Shifting Gears: Analysis of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry in India

The India electric vehicle market size was valued at USD 1.45 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow from USD 3.21 billion in 2022 to USD 113.99 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 66.52% during the forecast period. According to reports in public domain, India electric vehicle market exhibited a rise of 11.34% in 2020 as compared to 2019. Post the COVID 19 pandemic, the India Electric Vehicle market in India has rebounded with the cumulative sales crossing the 1 million mark for the first time in Y2022. The total units sold across all the segments reached 10, 90,641 units. Uttar Pradesh with 26.92% share dominated the EV market with maximum share in EV sales in 2022, followed by Delhi with 12.82%, Karnataka with 7.85% and Maharashtra with 7.21% market share. Among the cumulative EV...
Solar Energy Based EV Charging for Achieving Greener and Sustainable Mode of Transportation
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Solar Energy Based EV Charging for Achieving Greener and Sustainable Mode of Transportation

Many countries are aggressively pursuing electric vehicles (EVs) as one of the many ways of addressing climate change. The objective is to replace the more polluting internal combustion engine (ICE) with electric motor and battery–enabled vehicles that can reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Technological innovations over the years, especially in battery technology, are driving the transition to EVs, though their adoption is still at a nascent stage. Major challenges include relatively high upfront costs, range anxiety, inadequate charging infrastructure, and considerable waiting time for recharging batteries. While upfront costs are expected to reduce in the coming years due to technological improvements and economies of scale, the planning of adequate charging in...
Investing in the Future of Solar Energy Technology
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Investing in the Future of Solar Energy Technology

The Solar PV technology is relatively new compared to other technologies used for power generation. It was in 1954 that Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson from Bell Labs developed the silicon photovoltaic cell to convert the energy from sun into power for electrical equipment. Since then the PV technology has evolved to a great extend. The PV technology has now taken center stage in addressing the issue of climate change and the world is looking at solar as an alternate source of energy to power its future. In India solar power gain traction with the launch of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission also known as JNNSM, inaugurated by the then PM of India Manmohan Singh in the year 2010 with a target to generate 20GW from solar by 2022. The target was significantly increas...