The Solar City aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, through a combination of enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in the city and energy efficiency measures. A total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as Solar Cities during the 11th Plan period.
Good news for Sri Lanka, as government of Sri Lanka announced that Google’s Project Loon will provide affordable high-speed internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons floating in the atmosphere. Google has teamed up with the Sri Lankan government to deliver broadband Internet to every region of the island nation.
Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg has announced a solar-powered Internet plane Aquila. Mark introduced the 140-foot wingspan aircraft that is designed to provide Internet access to remote regions, where internet is not available.