World's Largest Solar Energy Project in India

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Aug 12, 2008


Now this is a world record worth talking about!


The Business Standard is reporting that, US-based Clinton Foundation investing developing the world's lagest solar energy project in Gujarat, India. The project is currently in its planning phases, it's an 'Integrated Solar City' project with a capacity to generate 5000 megawatts (5 Gigawatts).

Over Five times the size of the current largest solar project in the world.

The project, expected to cost Rs 20,000 crore (approximately $475-million), as said its an 'Integrated Solar City', all the raw materials including glass and panels will be produced on site, bringing down the productivity cost so the power produced will cost around Rs 4 ($0.10) per unit.

The Government of Gujarat is considering a Kutch or Banaskanta as favorable lacation for this project. About five times the capacity of a typical coal or nuclear plant, this project would certainly a big step in the right direction towards the green energy. Recently prime minister Manmohan Singh announced that solar power would be a key part of his plan to deal with climate change.

The current largest solar energy project in the world is a solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert being developed by BrightSource, with an eventual capacity of up to 900 megawatts.

Business Standard via Treehugger and dvice

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Download Google’s Help Files

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Aug 3, 2008

google_logo No doubt, Google has the best free services with best user interface, but when it comes to help then it becomes little bit complicated. Google has help centers for each services, these help centers provides you information about features, tutorials, troubleshooting guides, but you have to go through some complicated hierarchy of topics or use the search box.

Unofficial blog Google Operating System found a trick to get all the information related to Google Service on a single page. With the help of this trick you can then save the page for your offline use and then you can get the rid of all your problems related to that service. All you have to just append ?fulldump=1 to the address of a Google Help Center. This trick may not work for all Google services. Here is the short list of addresses that dump all the information from a help center.

Gmail Help http://mail.google.com/support/?fulldump=1

Google Calendar Help http://www.google.com/support/calendar/?fulldump=1

YouTube Help http://help.youtube.com/support/youtube/?fulldump=1

AdSense Help https://www.google.com/adsense/support/?fulldump=1

Webmasters Help http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/?fulldump=1

Analytics Help http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics?fulldump=1

Picasa Help http://picasa.google.com/support/?fulldump=1

Google Earth (PDF) http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/google_earth_user_guide.pdf

This is just a short list, you can get more from Google Operating System or go to Google Help Center and add ?fulldump=1 to the url of the service you want. After downloading the HTML help file, if you want to convert it into PDF then this Wikipedia article has the list of converters.

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