SOLAR POWER

MONTALEGRE, PORTUGAL - JULY 06: Floating solar panels at Alto Rabagao Dam, site of solar panels for world's first combined hydro and floating photo voltaic project officially inaugurated on July 06, 2017 in Montalegre, Portugal. Energias de Portugal (EDP) has started a pilot operation with 2500 square meters of solar floating panels that are able to annually generate 300 MWh. Their production is combined with that of the dam. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The World’s First Power Plant To Combine Hydro And Solar Opens In Portugal

The debate around energy in the United States at times devolves into quasi-tribal disputes over the merits of one power source over another. Often this pits renewable energy against entrenched fossil...
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'So Many Villages Have Been Electrified'. Here Is the Problem With Saying That

According to the Ministry of Power, "A village will be deemed to be electrified if electricity is used in the inhabited locality within the revenue boundary of the village for any purpose whatsoever." In essence, an electrified village doesn't mean that all the people living in it are able to use that electricity. That is like saying that everybody must be well fed in a town just because there's a shop that sells food.