Appliances

The appliances market is at a bullish high in India. A large population with increasing disposable income, easy finance options and changing lifestyles, is proving to be a keen buyer. The appliances category is also rapidly increasing thanks to the addition of new appliances. All this is impacting the energy demand in the country. This demand needs to be managed and a stringent Appliances Labelling Programme is the key to this.

Shakti works in support of this programme by aiding activities related to the prioritisation of appliancesthat must be included in the programme; facilitating techno-economic analysis of the appliances market; putting up mechanisms that will ensure that standards get ratcheted in tandem with evolving technologies; supporting the development of monitoring and evaluation systems and, investing to increase the receptivity of energy efficient appliances in the market.

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    The Economic Times |  22 Jun 2017
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    The Economic Times |  17 Jun 2017
  • Solar panels, batteries may power lights and fans on 250 trains

    Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power fans and lights on 250 local trains, giving another boost to India’s rapidly growing renewable energy programme.>>

    The Economic Times |  06 Jun 2017
    How Nagpur is driving India’s green public transport mission

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    Live Mint |  31 May 2017
  • The Wind Beneath India’s Renewable Energy Wings

    Already accounting for 9% of India's total installed energy capacity, wind power looks to add another 6GW this year, an unprecedented expansion that will help the country overshoot its Paris climate pact commitment.>>

    Huffington Post |  22 May 2017
    India's First Electric Cab Fleet To Be Launched In Nagpur This Month

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    NDTV |  15 May 2017
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    The Economic Times |  05 May 2017
    Emission standards soon for Railways

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    The Hindu Business Line |  02 May 2017
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    Investing in renewables brings environmental benefits like reduced pollution while creating employment opportunities as well. Therefore, renewable energy has the potential to solve the energy trilemma of ensuring energy security, energy access and sustainability.>>

    The Economic Times |  29 Apr 2017
    Pollution tapers solar yield by 25 per cent: Study

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    The Economic Times |  26 Apr 2017

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