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BTech student from Kanpur designs a new solar-powered AC to cut down on global warming

The eco-friendly AC does not use a compressor and thus, eliminates the emission of greenhouse gases

Proving the adage 'necessity is the mother of invention' true, a second-year BTech student from Kanpur has developed a new solar-powered air conditioner in a bid to provide an eco-friendly alternative to the AC's available in the market currently. The prototype model does not use a compressor and thus, eliminates the emission of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Reportedly, this new AC will cost relatively less, making it an affordable and popular option for a wider population base.


A battery-operated, solar AC with 8-hours of power backup!

Samarjeet Singh, a second-year BTech student from a private engineering college in Kanpur's Rooma, has designed a solar AC in a bid to check the rising concerns of global warming. Equipped with an 18-watt solar panel, a 12-volt battery, a fan and a digital thermometer, the prototype design can offer an 8-hour power backup when connected to a battery. It does not use a compressor, which cuts down on its cost as well as the toxicity it adds to the environment.

As per reports, the idea to engineer this eco-friendly AC, stemmed from the need to find a solution from the oppressive and humid weather and not polluting the environment at the same time. Samarjeet Singh shared the concept of the solar AC with his college teachers, who pitched in help and support to create the prototype. This prototype will be used to create the first-generation model of the air conditioner, read reports.

A battery-operated device, this AC is expected to cost relatively lower than the commercial ACs available in the market. The model is also suitable for use in auto-rickshaws or e-rickshaws, as it does not use any electricity or engine oil.

Mumbai local trains on Main & Harbour Line to be affected today due to a mega block

Special local trains to run from Panvel to Kurla via Platform 8, during the Sunday block.

The Central Railways has announced a mega block for local train services on Sunday, to conduct regular maintenance work. The suburban rail services on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai local network will remain closed for almost 5 hours today. Additionally, there will be a ten-hour jumbo block on the up-slow route between Diva and Thane on the mainline, in connection with the 5th and 6th line, read reports. Check all block timings and traffic regulations here:

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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