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The Indian Airport That Runs Entirely On Solar Energy

When taking a flight into or out of Cochin International Airport in Kochi, India, you probably wouldn’t notice anything special or out-of-the-ordinary. Despite being the 7th busiest airport in the country, Cochin isn’t exactly remarkable at first sight. But unaware to the untrained eye, Cochin International Airport is actually quite a trendsetter, at least in terms of renewable energy; Cochin is the world’s first completely solar-powered airport, emitting zero fossil fuels. Completely green since this past August, Cochin’s energy needs are met by a solar…

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Keeping Milk Cold Without Suitable Electricity

In dairy villages in rural India, where electricity often cuts in and out, milk can become unsafe to drink, and that means it’s common practice to boil milk before drinking it. Milk farmers are unable to refrigerate the milk that their cows produce, which has created a serious problem. These farmers end up with product that they cannot sell, which prevents them from supporting their families. A company called Promethean Power Systems has come up with a solution to this problem: their thermal battery technology…

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India Could Be The Answer in Diversifying Facebook’s Revenue

With over 100 million users and 900,000 small and medium businesses on Facebook in India, it’s only obvious that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, would make monetizing it top of her agenda. India is Facebook’s second largest user base after the US. While Facebook’s mission is to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected,” it is by no means a charity.  The service can only remain free if there are enough advertisers. However, India’s contribution of just 0.23% of…

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