Solar Parabolic Trough

 Continued from Part 3 (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 4th part of the series.) A parabolic trough employs parabolic mirrors that act as collectors (can be coated silver30

Solar power tower

An introduction of Concentrated Solar Power

Continued from Part 2 (This is a series of articles on the various technologies that can be employed to trap the sun’s energy. This is the 3rd part of the series.) We talked about Solar Photovoltaic cells in the previous article. This article will cover30

Economic importance of Araucaria angustifolia

Family: Araucariaceae Genus: Araucaria Species: A. angustifolia Origin: Brazil Common name:  Candelabra tree Description: It is an evergreen tree .The leaves are thick, tough and scale like, triangular, and with razor-sharp edges and tip. They persist for 10-15 years, so cover most of the tree30

Three primary rating systems for Green buildings in India

For the past few years, the word ‘Green Buildings’ is continuously hogging limelight in the media. Some of us might have seen the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Green Business Centre building in Hyderabad which is one of the green buildings in India.  Now30

Tree or grass- the fate of Bamboo…

Do you care about classifications? Or do you subscribe to the Shakespearean philosophy of “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” The stubbornness for rules and the hesitance towards change leads to a point30

State Bird of Delhi- House sparrow

Kingdom:Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Passeridae Genus: Passer Species: P. domesticus The Sparrow, worldwide in distribution and the most visual amongst the bird species has become threatened. A common sight few years earlier, it has now become almost disappeared from many urban30

Want to earn carbon credits but confused about the future of carbon markets?

It is important to know about the benefits and risks of a carbon credit project considering the uncertainty of carbon markets. Identifying business risks associated with a carbon credit project (Green House Gas emission reduction project) allows a project developer to realize the projected financial30

Economic Importance of Cinnamomum camphora

Family:  Lauraceae Genus: Cinnamomum Species: Cinnamomum camphora Common name: Camphor tree, Kapur, Karpura Origin:  China Description: Middle sized evergreen tree with yellow brown branches. Leaves sub-coriaceous , ovate   or broadly so or elliptic, abruptly  acuminate, lustrous above. Flowers   bisexual, membranous, linear,   soft- pubescent. Economic Importance:30

Economic importance of Terminalia spp.

Botanical name:  T. arjuna  T. bellerica Family:  Combretaceae Origin: India Description: Large, evergreen tree with generally fluted stem, spreading crown and drooping branches. Leaves sub-opposite, oblong on elliptic, hard, coriaceous, acute at the apex, base rounded. Flowers in panicled spikes, with  hairy growth, small. Fruits30