The Indian government is set to repose millions of dollars in financial support for solar power project developers from the coal tax corpus it has accumulated over the last few years.
Chinese solar PV firms seeking local partners: Titan Energy Chairman
Chinese solar photovoltaic module producers are scouting for partners in India to use the local manufacturing capability to serve the global markets, according to Chairman of Titan Energy System, Rao S.Y.S. Chodagam.
Fraunhofer and India sign MoU to develop solar pilot projects
India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop pilot projects in PV, solar thermal and hydrogen.
Canadian PV project developer P2 Solar launches Indian subsidiary
P2 Solar Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) announced that it has formed a new subsidiary, Jagat Energy Private Ltd., in India to become a player in the rapidly growing energy markets in India.
Whats Happening in India?
After most Indian states failed to meet renewable energy targets last year, investments seem to be trending up again.
Proinso supplies inverters for first grid PV project on Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Proinso, a supplier of PV equipment, has delivered 5MW worth of inverters for installation at, it claims, the first on-grid solar project on the India-owned Andaman and Nicobar islands.
First Solar plans power clusters near industrial estates
First Solar, the US-based solar photovoltaic products and integration solutions company, is set to take up solar photovoltaic (PV) clusters in India close to existing industrial hubs.
Solar Sector: Indias Next Employment Hub
While solar energy production has the potential to end the power woes of a country, the added advantage is that it also creates a plethora of new job opportunities for its citizens. Find out the solar scenario in India, job opportunities available, skill
AP’s first REC based Solar PV project accredited
Almost 7 months after the AP Solar Policy was announced, Andhra Pradesh finally has a Solar PV project accredited under the REC mechanism.
Bidding system revealed for phase II of India’s solar mission
The second phase of India’s national solar policy will offer a new form of reverse bidding to install 750MW of solar capacity, the government has revealed in a draft policy.
Andhra Pradesh sets solar power tariff at INR 6.49/kWh
The government of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has confirmed that it will offer a price of INR 6.49 (USD 0.120) per kWh of solar power to prospective developers through its solar photovoltaic (PV) tender.
IFC to lend $50M to EDF-backed ACME Solar
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, is lending $50 million to ACME Solar Pvt Ltd, part of the ACME Group, for various solar power farms to be developed over the next two years.
New solar policies in India expected to increase demand; help improve margins
According to Bridge to India, close to 1.5 GW of PV projects are currently under development in India. It forecasts that over 1 GW of new capacity will be installed this year.
For a day in the sun
The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that India will add between 600 gw and 1,200 gw of power generation capacity before 2050.
Now, India takes US to WTO over green energy
Two months after it was taken to the World Trade Organization by the US government on the renewable energy (RE) sector, the Indian government has done likewise.
Solar in India: Rajasthan surpasses 500 MW of installed solar PV capacity
The Indian state of Rajasthan has commissioned 510 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to the latest report by Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. (Jaipur, India).
New 50 MW solar PV project is India’s largest
India’s leading solar developer Welspun Energy Limited (WEL), has commissioned its 50 MW utility-scale solar project ahead of schedule.
NCEF plans to give low-cost loans for renewable energy
The National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), set up in 2011 by taxing coal production, will soon provide low cost loans to investors in renewable energy.
Delhi Govt initiates plan to push solar power in city schools
In a major step towards power conservation, the environment department of the Delhi government has initiated the process of installation of solar power plants in government four schools and four hospitals.
Solar panel trial run at PWD-built buildings in Kerala
The trial run of the solar panel installation at the buildings constructed by Kerala Public Works Department (PWD) has been completed and now a project is being prepared for installing PV Systems in 25000 offices.
India: solar cheaper than grid power
Solar power is cheaper than grid power for commercial consumers in Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala, even with no subsidies, according to a quarterly report published by consulting company Bridge to India.
Recognition for three solar projects of Mahindra EPC
Three solar power projects constructed by Mahindra EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), have been recognised by the Central Government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for early commissioning of solar power projects.
Stabilization of solar PV module prices to impact Indian PV market
RESolve Energy Consultants (Chennai, India) states that the minor increases in solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices in February and March 2013 confirm its earlier analysis that prices could not fall
Pennar diversifies into solar PV units, cold-form building work
Pennar Industries Ltd has diversified into cold-form building sector, setting up of solar photo-voltaic power plants and offering water treatment solutions.
Efforts on to tap solar energy in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh can join the league of pioneers of solar energy in the country if its efforts to install 1,000 MW solar energy plants are fruitful within a year.
India to Auction Unsold Rooftop Solar Projects Across 7 Cities
India, which plans to raise solar capacity eightfold by 2017, will auction projects for setting up grid-connected photovoltaic systems on rooftops across seven cities in the next two weeks.
SunEdison, Thermax, Azure win mandate for rooftop solar projects in 4 cities
Three companies—SunEdison, Thermax and Azure—have been named successful bidders for putting up rooftop solar power projects in four cities—Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Gurgaon—in a tender floated by the government-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India
Horticultural official develops solar trap for pest control
A horticultural official working in Tirunelveli district has come out with a device that uses light to trap pests. Pests, which are attracted by light, get trapped in an adhesive layer in the device developed by P David Raja Beula (54), an assistant dire
Roof over roads to tap solar power
Indias major roads may double up as solar highways,
SunPower Launches 21.5% Efficient PV Modules
SunPower has unveiled its latest 21.5% efficient PV Modules,made from SunPower’s latest Maxeon Gen 3 solar cell technology, which has cell-level conversion efficiencies of over 24%.
India Post to use Solar PV Back-Up in 1.3 Lac Branch Offices
Indian Postal Service, India Post, will computerise 1.3 Lac offices and install Solar Panels to provide essential power back-up.
Country first silicon making unit likely in Bhandara
Vidarbha may turn out to be the country Silicon Valley. The region is high on the radar of public sector undertaking Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited which is planning to set up the countrys first silicon manufacturing unit.
India- Domestic PV manufacturing capacity reaches 2 GW
According to India,s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE, domestic manufacturing capacity of photovoltaic cells and modules has grown to 2 GW.
Indian government to implement gap funding model for phase two of JNNSM
The government of India has announced plans to adopt a viability gap funding model for the second phase of its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
T-Solar connects its second PV plant in India
Spanish independent solar power producer T-Solar Group has completed a 12.3MWp PV plant in India which also represents the company’s second grid-connected PV plant in the country.
Mizuho signs US$325 million MoU with Gujarat government
Mizuho Financial Group, in conjunction with several Japanese companies, is planning to construct a 200MW solar plant in Gujarat, India.
THDC India seeks to install 100MW of PV capacity in Uttar Pradesh
THDC India — a joint venture firm set up by the government of India and the government of Uttar Pradesh in order to develop hydro power projects — is reportedly planning to enter the solar energy market.
THDC India seeks to install 100MW of PV capacity in Uttar Pradesh
TN to lead India,s solar power revolution by 2015
Tamil Nadu would generate around 40 percent of the solar energy produced in the country by 2015, said Sudeep Jain, chairman and director of the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency ( TEDA).
Fonroche Energie collaborates on Indian solar PV project
The French clean energy company Fonroche Energie will be working with the $15.9 billion Indian company Mahindra Group to develop the 5MW solar PV project in Gajner Village, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Tata Power Solar looks to combat Chinese competition
India,s third largest solar panel manufacturer Tata Power Solar will shift focus from an export-oriented firm to a domestic engineering, procurement and construction service provider.
Welspun Energy commissions its first JNNSM PV project in Rajasthan
Welspun Energy, an Indian solar project developer, has commissioned a 15MW PV project in Phalodi Tehsil, Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, India.
Panchayat switches to solar power
Chendamangalam panchayat is attempting to become the first solar panchayat in Kerala.
Noida to have solar power plant
Noida Board today gave approval for 1 MW solar power generation plant and highway traffic management system for Noida-Greater Noida expressway.
Surat Municipal Corporation to inaugurate rooftop solar plant
With the installation of the rooftop solar power plant at the Science Centre in City Light nearing completion, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is planning to inaugurate during the upcoming visit of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the city...
Kerala State Electricity Board to generate 300MW off-grid solar energy in 2013
Kerala State Electricity Board is planning to lure domestic consumers using above 200 units of power a month for setting up off-grid solar power plants.
APSRTC installs solar plant at HCU bus depot
In an effort to use alternative forms of energy for its daily operations, the APSRTC has decided to tap solar power. The Corporation has proposed to install solar power plants at 105 bus stations, garages and bus depots across the State.
Use solar energy to overcome power shortage
Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NEDCAP) advised the residents and establishment owners to use solar energy to solve power problem.
2,496 solar-powered houses to be built in Tiruchi district
All the 2,206 green houses sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs.39.71 crore during 2011-12 have been completed and handed over to the beneficiaries.
100-MW solar energy park to come up in Ramnad
A 100-megawatt (MW) solar energy park is to come up in Ramanathapuram district, one of the economically backward districts of the State, at a cost of Rs. 920 crore.
Domestic power tariff to go up in Kerala
The current power tariff for the consumers in the 300 to 500 unit slab is Rs.7.50 per unit. On crossing the 300 unit consumption limit, the consumers now will have to pay a penalty of Rs.15 per unit.
One-third of streetlights to be powered by solar energy
Solar-powered streetlights were being installed in the panchayats under a special scheme announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa through the rural development department.
Solar-powered bus shelters opened in Tiruchi
Two solar-powered bus shelters, established with funding from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), were declared open by Collector Jayashree Muralidharan at Karumandapam on Saturday.
BHEL plans Rs 2,000 crore investment for solar gear making plant
BHEL plans to invest up to Rs 2,000 crore for setting up solar equipment manufacturing facility having a capacity of 600 MW.
Punjab for mandatory solar panels on all bldgs
Punjab has consented to the proposal to give subsidy on solar panels to make them popular among domestic consumers with an idea to make solar energy mandatory in the public and private buildings especially in the houses constructed over an area...........
Harness solar energy for domestic consumption-Punjab Gov
Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the untapped potential of solar energy, the Punjab Governor said every household across the state should be encouraged to have Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Panels on their rooftops to augment such................
TN govt assures payment for Solar power proj
There will be a payment support mechanism by way of letter of credit, bid to be on the basis of rate contract
India needs to focus on renewable energy projects
India needs to focus on implementing renewable energy projects and bring down dependence on fossil fuels as the focus will turn towards low carbon economies, according to Dieter Mutz, Director of Indo-German Environment Partnership.
Solar power powers five railway stations in MP
Bhopal Rail Divisions five stations, designated as green, are fulfilling their entire electricity requirement through solar power.
Students design solar, wind powered autorickshaw
The EEE students of PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, have come up with a novel of idea of designing a hybrid autorickshaw powered by solar and wind energy with the additional support of petrol.
Solar lighting products launched in Kerala
Solar Plus Power Solutions, a Mumbai-based company, has launched 39 solar energy lighting products in the State.
Sun set to power governor,s house
A 30 kilowatt solar power plant will be set up on the premises of the governor,s house at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore by the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA).
India 4th in market potential for renewable energy- E&Y
India has emerged as the fourth most attractive place globally in terms of its market potential for renewable energy after China, the US and Germany, a Ernst & Young report says.
Spanish Firm Gestamp To Set Up 100 MW Solar Plant In TN
Spanish engineering and renewables major Gestamp plans to set up a 100 MW solar photovoltaic project in phases in Tamil Nadu, reports said.
Voltech, NanoPV venture to build solar module plant near Chennai
The Voltech group of Chennai and the US-based NanoPV have joined hands to put up a 100 MW solar module manufacturing plant near Chennai and a solar park near Tuticorin.
Chhattisgarh aims at Rs 10,000 cr investment in solar energy
Chhattisgarh Government has set an ambitious target of attracting Rs 10,000 crore worth of investment in the solar energy sector in the near future. Chief Minister Raman Singh said the government has formulated a clear and comprehensive policy...........
Taj Mahal to get uninterrupted Power Supply from Solar Plant
A solar plant will be set up near the Taj Mahal to provide uninterrupted power supply to the heritage monument and areas around it. A proposal to this effect has been approved by the district authorities and Rs 17 lakh will be drawn from the Taj Heritage
Tamil Nadu unveils ambitious solar policy to achieve 3 GW Solar Capacity by 2015
Tamil Nadu is the next Indian state to introduce a specific solar policy. With the aim of installing three GW by 2015, it is ambitious in its scope. It is also the first policy in India to introduce net metering guidelines.
Waaree to invest Rs 8 billion in Indore
Mumbai-based energy firm, Waaree Energy is likely to invest a sum of Rs 800 crore in solar energy sector in Indore and its surrounding areas. Once operational, its plant will have a capacity to generate 100 MW of solar energy.
Solar Energy can meet India,s Total Electricity Demand - IISc Study
According to the study, 4.1 per cent of the total uncultivable and waste land area in India is enough to meet the projected annual demand of 3,400 terawatt-hour (TWh) by 2070 by solar energy alone (1 terawatt-hour per year equals 114 megawatts).
Solar energy scheme at Thiruvananthapuram jail
Rs 7.9-crore solar-energy project has been commissioned at the Central Jail in Thiruvananthapuram. This would make if the first jail in the country to depend entirely on this clean and renewable source of energy.
German team to gauge West Bengal,s green potential
West Bengal is in the process of collaborating with the German state of Hessen to tap the latter,s expertise in the field of renewable energy use.
Solar, windmill research project to be launched by Virginia Tech in India
A new Virginia Tech research center is set to open later this fall in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India, which will mobilize an engineering team to refine and adapt windmills and solar panels for use in households in rural India.
Solar power for Indore airport in 4 months
The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar airport would soon be lit with solar energy. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received bids for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 100 kilowatts-peak (KWp) solar photo voltaic power plant at Indore airport.
Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals in Delhi
The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. .......
Punjab govt to generate 400 MW power through solar plants
The Punjab Government has set a target to generate 400 megawatt power through solar power plants in the state. The government has recently set up a 1 MW solar power plant at village Phullokhari in Bathinda district at a cost of Rs 13.10 crore.
Bahadurgarh railway station to run on solar energy
Solar power panel with a capacity of 20 KW is going to be installed at the station within the next two months....
Odisha Govt to set up solar power plant at the Sri Jagannath temple premises
The state government has decided to set up a solar power plant (at a projected cost of Rs 39.42 lakh) and also air-circulators and air-conditioners at the Sri Jagannath temple premises soon.
Power-starved Bihar lights up with cheap solar panels
The flourishing solar market is the result of a grim reality Bihar faces. The state needs 3,500 Mw, but supplies only 1,595 Mw through self-generation and by procuring it from other states, says Rajmohan Jha, deputy director of Bihar Renewable Energy.....
KPMG says rooftop solar power could be a game-changer for India
KPMG sees India,s cumulative solar photovoltaic market potential by 2016-17 at around 12,500 megawatts, which would include around 4,000 mw of rooftop market.
Shoppers Stop turns to solar power to avoid service tax on electricity
On the roof of Shoppers Stops first department store in the suburbs of Mumbai, a green initiative is underway in the form of solar panels feeding power to the store...........
25 renewable energy firms bid for supplying power to tower firms
Telecom Tower companies, including Indus, Bharti Infratel, American Tower Corporation and Viom, had floated a joint proposal for purchase of renewable energy for its telecom towers. ...
7-crore project for solar street lights in Amritsar
Rs. 7-crore project would be taken up in the initial stages to provide solar street-lighting to 70 villages in Amritsar. .........
Bijapur village (Karnataka) to get 500 MW solar park
A Solar Park with a potential to generate up to 500 MW of power will be developed near Mannur village in Bijapur district. ........
Golden Jubilee Convocation addressed by PM on 18 August 2012 at IIT Bombay
I am happy that IIT Bombay has made research a priority. I am told that a number of centres in the institute are engaged in research on several important areas. These include the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, the 1 Megawatt National Solar Thermal Test Facility and the Indo-US Clean Energy Centre for Photovoltaics. I am sure these efforts will result in very useful outcomes.
Solar energy to illuminate 20 RWA offices
At least 20 resident welfare offices in the New Delhi district will soon be powered by the sun.
Solar energy to the rescue of those in the construction sector
The need for power is high from the commencement of construction work. However, long hours of power cuts slow down construction activities.
Anil Kakodkar terms Sun, nuclear power answers to India,s energy needs
He also proposed the idea of using solar energy for lighting in rural areas. If this is done, not only will India save on huge subsidies given on kerosene, but emissions polluting the atmosphere will also be eliminated....
Solar power to light up State streets
Speaking at the inauguration of Solarcon India 2012, a solar energy event, being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), the chief minister said a large number of solar street lights and signals have already been installed within....
Ministry to come up with policy for rooftop solar plants
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will soon announce a policy to facilitate the setting up of 10 MW solar photovoltaic power plants on rooftops of buildings.
Soon, BEST to power its bus depots with solar energy
Taking a leap towards conservation of energy, the BEST has decided to experiment with the use of solar power to provide electricity to its 25 bus depots across the city.
Rooftop solar will be the next big thing, say experts
Rooftop solar power plants are set to take off in a big way in India, many speakers at Reaction, a conference of the renewable energy industry here, said.
Gogoi inaugurates solar plant in IIM-Shillong
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated a 50 KWp solar power plant at IIM-Shillong campus to meet the needs of the institute.
Powering parks, walking tracks with solar energy
Parks and walking tracks in Guntur are now being powered by solar lighting, as the Guntur Municipal Corporation has begun taking steps towards realising its goal of becoming a solar city in the next few years.
Raj to become self sufficient in power sector by 2013
Emphasising on Rajasthan,s potential to generate solar energy, state Energy Minister Jitendra Singh today said the state would not depend on anyone for electricity from next year.
Telcos write to Rescos, offer to take entire wind, solar output
Accused of damaging environment with excessive use of diesel generators in hinterlands to run their towers and causing radiation, telcos have written to renewable energy producers (Rescos) offering to draw their complete output.
Indian railways is going green, solar friendly
Over 1000 manned level crossing across India will be lit with solar energy lamps in this fiscal year.
Nagaland govt goes big way in installing solar power
In the face of erratic electricity supply in the state, the Nagaland government has planned to install solar power facility in most of the directorate building of various departments within this year.
Solar energy lights up Raj Bhavan, the country’s fifth to do so
Following on the footsteps of Punjab, Pondicherry, Haryana and Chhattisgarh, Ranchi Raj Bhavan has successfully installed two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, 20.9kw and 10kw, on its premises.
Govt to set up 60 more solar monitoring units
The move is aimed at enabling states and developers of solar power projects take investment decisions based on scientific rationale.
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to use rooftop solar power
Three buildings of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will use solar power to meet their daily energy needs by the end of the year. The pay off period - time to recover investment in the power unit — can be less than two years, claim AMC officials.
Rs 15-cr solar project to boost Delhi power
The CPWD has submitted an ambitious Rs 15 crore-project to the Union Government proposing to make these buildings energy efficient, a move that would go a long way in energy conservation and vastly reduce electricity bills.
Solar energy project raises hopes for parched villagers in Unnao
The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Authority (UPNEDA), in association with a private partner, has installed a solar powered water pump to feed a 2 Lakh Litre capacity water tank.
Danish Danfoss invests US$100 million in Indian facility
The company wants to invest the money to construct a new research and development facility as well as increase human resources at its production site in Chennai.
Solar power shines on photo voltaic panel price crash.
In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in capital costs for solar PV plants. PV module prices have fallen a sharp 80% in the last five years and 30% during last year alone...
Madhya Pradesh to buy 125 MW green power under RPO
Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) is going ahead with a plan to buy 125 mega watt (MW) green energy from two upcoming solar projects in state of as many private companies...........
CARE puts off solar grid parity to 2017
Observing that the cost of solar cells had been rapidly declining in the past due to a glut in the market – thanks to overcapacities in China – CARE said that it expects a slowdown in the price-fall, mainly because the cost of ‘balance of systems’ .......
Kalka-Shimla heritage toy train gets solar lighting system
In a first of its kind, engineers of Indian Railways have pioneered solar lighting system in the heritage toy train that runs on the narrow gauge from Kalka to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
BHEL to make solar cells at Sakoli
In the first phase, BHEL will set up a fabrication unit at an estimated investment of Rs 1000 crore.
Indians feel solar adoption should be faster: Survey
The survey was conducted in China, India, Japan and the US and at least 1,000 people were interviewed in each country.
India’s JNNSM: Projects under batch II are a "risky" proposition
The organization stated that falling photovoltaic module prices and overcapacity "led by Chinese module suppliers" have impacted heavily on capital costs for projects.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) planning to harness solar power
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to tap solar power to help generate renewable energy. Based on its success, DMRC plans to harness solar energy further through its Phase III structures.........
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation goes green, taps solar power for electricity needs
Pushing its endeavour to become an environment-friendly civic body, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has floated tender to install solar power electrical system at Sardar Patel Building – AMC’s main building at Danapith.
Kerala state electrionics corp to make a big entry into solar power
Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) is set to make a big entry into the manufacture of solar inverters and power controllers catering to off-grid and on-grid electricity requirements.
Solar RECs listed on Power Exchange for first time
In a first, as many as 100 solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) were traded on the Power Exchange of India (PXIL), out of which five were bought at a price of Rs 13,000 per certificate.
Tribal villages without power connection get solar lamps
Realising the difficulties of the inhabitants of these villages, Friends of India-Chennai, a Swiss organisation partnered with Seb,s Projects India, a Vellore-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), had donated 70 solar powered lamps worth Rs.2,500...
Firms bet on solar power
With India’s total installed solar power capacity about to touch 1,000 mega-watts (MW), corporate houses including Tata, Mahindra and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group are betting big on solar power.
If you live in a highrise, solar panel is must.
West Bengal State Govt. has approved the policy for power generation from Renewable Energy sources in the state, which makes it compulsory for multi-storey buildings to have solar panels installed on the rooftops.
Solar Power Plants in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah and Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah today inaugurated a 18-KW Solar Power Plant at Sub-District Hospital at Charar-i-Sharief in Budgam district.
Solar lights to brighten Sainik School campus
Kittur Rani Channamma Residential Sainik School for Girls (KRCRSSG) of Kittur in Bailhongal taluk, is shortly going to have an integrated solar campus, under Soura Belaku Yojane of the rural development and panchayat raj department.
Uttar Pradesh allots Rs. 270 crore for solar-powered rickshaws
The state government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has decided to go green, and in that regard it has planned to make an initial provision of Rs 270 crore in the upcoming budget for solar-powered rickshaws.
Damodar Valley to replicate Gujarat,s canal-top solar plant
New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the solar power plant atop a water canal in the state has shown the nation the way and it will be replicated by Damodar Valley Corporation.
Haryana Raj Bhawan to get power from solar plant
The Raj Bhavan in Haryana has commissioned 45 kW grid interactive solar PV power plant in its premises for power supply during the day at a cost of Rs 72 lakh with complete financial assistance from Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Welspun to invest $225mn to develop a 125MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh
Welspun Group, the country,s largest solar power developer, has won a 125 MW solar photovoltaic project in Madhya Pradesh. Welspun bid Rs 8.05 per unit to bag the 125 megawatts (MW) out of 200 MW that was auctioned by the Madhya Pradesh government
India reaches 979 MW of grid-tied PV
On May 11th, 2012, India,s MNRE reported to the nations parliament that India has installed 979 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants to date, 655 MW of which is located in the state of Gujarat.
Welspun Group, Alpha Lead Bidders in Indian State Solar Auction
Welspun (WLCO) Group, Indias largest solar photovoltaic developer, and Alpha Infraprop Pvt. led with the lowest bids in an auction for 200 megawatts of solar capacity in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, a government official said.
Large solar units not a solution to power scarcity, says Hande
Magsaysay Award-winner Harish Hande said on Tuesday that large solar power generation units were not a solution to the problem of power scarcity.
Coimbatore Corpn. begins efforts to tap solar energy
The Coimbatore Corporation is moving towards the status of a “Solar city”, which is aimed at reducing the conventional energy consumption by a minimum of 10 per cent at the end of five years, through a combination of enhancing supply from renewable energy
Chemtrols Solar successfully commissions a 1 MW Solar PV project in Gujarat
Chemtrols Solar has commissioned and synchronized with the grid, a 1 MW Solar PV Power Plant on 31st December 2011 at Patdi, District Surendranagar in Gujarat.
Solarsis, Abound Solar Unveil 1 MW Solar Project in India
A 1 MW solar photovoltaic plant has been commissioned in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India. Solar Integration Systems India (Solarsis) and Abound Solar, a manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic modules, have announced the commissioning, which happened on Janu
Auto Expo 2012: M&M plans solar charging stations
Home-grown automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is looking at solar-powered charging stations to fuel electric cars.
MPIL Steel offers turnkey solutions for rooftop solar power systems
MPIL Steel Structures Ltd will offer turnkey solutions to install rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems on pre-engineered buildings.
Adani Power to invest Rs 3,000 cr in solar power
Adani Power plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in two years to add 160 megawatt (Mw) solar power to its exisisting capacity.
Street lamps in 14 towns to switch to solar energy
Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed has said that 14 selected municipalities in the State will soon switch over from conventional electricity to solar energy to light their street lamps.
Energy efficient offerings shine at Intersolar 2011
Intersolar India 2011 held at Mumbai saw a gamut of products and solutions from ABB for the Indian solar market.
Su-Kam executes Solar Project at the Gates Institute of Technology, Gooty, Andhra Pradesh
One of its most significant solar projects has been enabled by Su-Kam for an entire educational institution, the Gates Institute of Technology, an engineering college for 1400 students
GAIL, Mahindra, Welspun to develop solar PV projects
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) expects to sign power purchase agreements with 22 companies by January-end to develop 350 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic energy
APGenco commissions 1 MW solar PV unit
APGenco has announced the commissioning of a 1.0 MW photovoltaic cell-based solar power plant at Priyadharsini Jurala Hydroelectric Project on Thursday.
Guj to have 300 MW of solar power by Dec
ven as Gujarat looks to become solar capital of the country, more than 50 per cent of the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed for over 900 Mw are likely to miss the commissioning deadline of December 31, 2011
IIM Shillong goes Eco Friendly, practices sustainability through solar panels
Continuing on its path of sustainability, IIM Shillong has solar panels of 50kW capacity installed to meet the electricity and power needs of the campus.
Tapan Solar Energy begins module production in India
apan Solar Energy has begun manufacturing crystalline PV modules in India. Trading under the name Elecssol and based out of Rajasthan,
Moser Baer invests US$1 billion in project pipeline expansion
India’s Moser Baer Clean Energy is preparing to invest US$1 billion in installing projects totalling 300MW in 2012
Solar Projects For Historical Monuments - MNRE
he Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing a Scheme on demonstration of renewable energy systems including solar energy systems at places of national and international importance including historical monuments
48 Solar Cities To Be Developed In India As Per MNRE
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy proposes to develop 60 cities as solar cities
SunEdison puts seven India projects on the block
SunEdison, a solar power developer and a subsidiary of the US poly-silicon major MEMC, is looking to sell 49 per cent stake
Solar Products in Kolkata
Solar energy is hot, in more than one sense. Everyone knows it’s the future. But sitting in Calcutta, how to touch that future? Where are the products? Where are the stores?
Six cities in state to get solar tag be developed as solar cities
o promote renewable energy and reduce green house gas emissions, the ministry of new and renewable energy proposes to develop 60 cities as solar cities, including six in Maharashtra - Nagpur, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Aurangabad, Nanded and Shirdi
Saving on light, fuel Technopark to go more green
Technopark, reputedly among the greenest IT parks, has implemented its first renewable energy project — a solar powered street lighting system in its campus here.
Allocation of 400-MW grid-linked solar projects to start in six months
Grid-connected solar power generation is set to get a boost in Karnataka in about six months as the State is expected to start allocation of 400-MW grid-connected solar power generation projects by then.
State’s first solar-powered campus coming up in Thiruvalla
State’s first solar-powered campus, perhaps the first one of its kind in the whole country, is coming up in Thiruvalla.
Solar Energy Park in Bangalore!
As you enter the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain premises on Chowdiah Road, you realise there is an additional feature to attract visitors there — a solar energy park.
Tata Steel and Dyesol enter next phase of DSC production
Tata Steel and Dyesol are continuing with their progress on the production of what they hope will be the world’s largest dye solar cells modules (DSC).
Crunch time for India’s solar industry
It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Winston Churchill was referring to Russia, but his much-reused quote could just as easily apply to India’s nascent solar industry
Asia-Pacific to install 4.8GW in 2011
An end-of-year surge in the number of utility-scale PV installation in China and India will result in installed capacity for 2011 in the Asia-Pacific region reaching 4.8GW
Mysore steps closer to being solar city
Renewable energy initiatives under the solar city project are expected to be launched here before March 2012, as the project plan is being finalised
Solar power at Rs 5 a unit could be possible by 2015
Plummeting prices of polysilicon, a raw material used in solar modules, could make power from solar photovoltaic plants as cheap as Rs 5 a unit or less by 2015 against Rs 12 a unit estimated now.
Green Infra Completes First 10-Megawatt Solar Plant in India
Green Infra Ltd., a renewable energy project developer backed by India’s Infrastructure Development Finance Co., completed its first solar plant
Stage set for work on solar-powered green houses for the rural poor
Construction of solar-powered green houses for the rural poor is likely to commence in Madurai district by the third week of November.
India to Become Anchor of Global Solar Demand
Thanks to Indias National Solar Mission, which includes a feed-in tariff, it is setting the stage for a boom in solar
Solarcon to focus on widening value chain
Solarcon India 2011, the third edition of the countrys largest solar energy focused event organised by SEMI India will focus on the theme of widening the solar industry value chain.
Q-Cells Builds Superlative Photovoltaic Power Plant
Q-Cells SE, one of the leading photovoltaic companies in the world, is building Europe largest solar park and continuing its 2011 success story in the large-scale photovoltaic applications business. The solar park being built in Brandenburg-Briest will ha
Karnataka cancels 18 grid interactive solar projects
The Karnataka government’s ambitious plan to generating 200 Mw power from the solar photovoltaic power projects has suffered a setback with the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) rejecting the proposal to grant subsidy for 18 projects from
Solar Park at Garden of Five Senses to be re-energized
The Solar Energy Park at the Garden of Five Senses that has been non-functional since 2007, is now in line for revival
Need for right kind of energy mix: Tata-BP Solar CEO
The RBI should create a separate window for financing renewable energy projects, says Tata-BP Solar CEO
Ahead of Diwali, TERI’s Solar Lanterns Light up Lives of Under-Privileged Children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya in NOIDA
Taking forward TERI’s ambitious global initiative “Lighting a Billion Lives”, DR R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI today distributed 30 more solar-powered LED lanterns to the under-privileged children of Gyan Shakti Vidyalaya
Empowering low-income families
Harish Hande could teach a lesson or two to the government agencies in India. He understands that rather than reducing the cost and quality of products, there is a need to look at creative ways
Mahindra to enter solar energy
he $12.5 billion Mahindra group is diversifying into solar energy through its in-house private equity arm Mahindra Partners.
Finally, MC team visits Thane over solar city project, submits report
After conducting several meetings on the solar city project, a team of stake holders for the Ludhiana solar project visited Thane Municipal Corporation, Thane, Maharashtra
Discoms eye solar power
Power discoms are eyeing solar power. Tata-backed NDPL, which supplies power to north and northwest Delhi,
Spire delivers 25 MW solar PV module assembly line to India
Spire Corporation is providing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) module assembly line to Sonali Energees Pvt Ltd in Gujarat, India.
Solectria Expands into India and China
Solectria Renewables, LLC,a leading PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it will expand its manufacturing operations into India and China as both countries announce significant growth opportunities for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic p
SunBorne Partners With IPP Eoxis Energy For Solar Project In Gujarat
olar projects developer SunBorne Energy has joined hands with Europe-based IPP Eoxis Energy for executing a 15 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project being built in Gujarat
Moser Baers next target-Establishing 300MW of solar power
Cheaper power thats the mantra of Moser Baer here- Gunthawada, Gujarat
Solaria Introduces High Performance Solar Module
Solaria Corporation, a global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, today announced a new 270 Watt solar module designed and optimized for industrial and utility-scale tracking applications. Shipping today, the 1 x 1.9 meter frameless module feature
AEG Power Solutions and Electrotherm end solar businesses joint venture on poor demand
Amsterdam-based AEG Power Solutions and power systems maker Electrotherm have decided to terminate their agreement to combine their solar businesses in India, citing poor demand.
Himalayas: Best place to harness solar power
Researchers in Japan claim the Himalayas have a large potential of photovoltaic (PV) electric power generation from sunlight that can supply energy to India and China.
Moser Baer starts 30MW solar plant
Close on the heels of commissioning 30 MW solar project in Gujarat, Moser Baer on Friday said it will set up another 65 MW in the state this fiscal year
MahaGenco solar plant runs into forest dept hurdle
The 125-MW Shivajinagar Sakri solar plant, one of the largest solar projects in the country, under construction at Dhule in northern Maharashtra, is in jeopardy.
Reliance, Tatas among 150 in race for solar photovoltaic projects
Over 150 companies have evinced interest in developing large solar photovoltaic projects of up to 20 MW. These include Reliance (Anil Ambani Group), Lanco, Moser Baer and the Tatas.
Sonali Energees selects Spire for 25MW PV module turn-key assembly line
Sonali Energees Pvt. Ltd., a vertically integrated photovoltaic, or PV, manufacturer, has selected Spire Corporation, a solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce PV modules, to provide a 25MW PV module turn-key
Spire to Deliver 25MW Solar PV Module Assembly Line to India
Spire Corporation, a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) integration services for solar systems, announced today it has
Green Energy for Sri City: BELECTRIC installs India first solar power plant with First Solar thin-film technology
Sri City (India)/Kolitzheim (Germany): BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India, a subsidiary of the global market leader BELECTRIC, connected India first solar power plant in Sri City (Andhra Pradesh province) with First Solar thin-film technology to the grid. The p
Intel Capital To Invest US$20 Million In Six Indian Technology Startups- DURON Energy
DURON Energy is a manufacturer and distributor of affordable consumer solar power products designed for off-grid use in emerging markets. Current products from DuronTM include Duron Pro, Duron Breeze and Duron Mega, all-in one portable solar photovoltaic
How Is the Solar Industry Really Doing?
How is solar really doing as an industry? Is it contributing to energy supply in the U.S. and globally? Does it have a promising future, or is it a bubble industry inflated by government subsidies and bandwagon investors?
Applied Materials to provide solar and LED lighting systems to 1,000 households in India
Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, California, U.S.) announced a program to provide access to solar photovoltaic (PV) and LED lighting systems for 1,000 households and ten schools in villages in India at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in N
India latest country to benefit from online solar planning tools
Solar photovoltaic developers in India, one of the most recent and potentially largest markets to join the solar revolution, can now better plan their arrays using SolarGIS, GeoModel Solar cutting-edge online solar resource suite.
DTU students develop solar car for race in Oz
Solar car, named Avenir, was developed by 14 B Tech students over a period of eight months; it has a top speed of 85 km/hour
Jyoti Structures Bags Rs.551 Cr. Contract For Solar Power Plant
Jyoti Structures Ltd. said its joint venture company had bagged a contract for Rs.551 crore from Godawari Green Energy Ltd. to set up a 50-MW concentrated solar thermal power plant in Jaisalmer
Luminous Power Technologies launched LED based solar lighting for rural India
Luminous Power Technologies Limited, provider of power backup solutions for home, commercial, telecom towers & renewable energy systems has launched LED (light emitting diode) based Solar Lighting Solution, a low cost solution for rural home lighting requ
Solar Mission-No takers for TEDAs offer for guidance
An offer made to potential solar power developers in Tamil Nadu by the Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) to “help you understand the finer points” of the recently-announced guidelines of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, drew a blank
Indosolar in talks with China GCL for $2 billion solar deal
Indian solar photo-voltaic (PV) cellmaker Indosolar Ltd is in talks with Chinese polysilicon maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings to tie up a new 4-year solar wafer supply deal, which could be worth up to $2 billion, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesda
LED Solar Home Lighting Systems - MNRE Specifications 2011
Broad performance specifications of a W-LED light source based solar home lighting system
L&T bags order from Reliance Power
L&T officials today confirmed to Business Line that the company has won the order from Reliance Power for executing a part of the 100 MW solar PV plant at Pokaran in Rajasthan.
Solar power rate to come down by 2013
The cost of power from solar lanterns is likely to come down by 2013 from Rs 11 per unit to the rate at which conventional electricity is generated, the Rajya Sabha was informed.
Moser Baer commissions 5-MW solar park in UK
Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) has commissioned a 5 MW solar park at Trefullock, Southern England, UK
Thai delegates seek investment prospects in state
A high-powered delegation of the Thailand Board of Investment is currently visiting Rajasthan to explore investment opportunities in the state
Solar energy yet to take off in Bihar
ower-starved Bihar is yet to take off in solar energy.
Karnataka for a major push on solar power
The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state-owned nodal agency for promotion of renewable energy, has floated a request for proposal (RFP)
Solar fencing for jumbos
The Ganjam administration on Tuesday decided to build solar fencing to stop migration of elephants
Solar Farming Potential in India
The newest crop in India could be electricity from the sun. "Solar Farming" can help change Indian energy economy to clean and efficient renewable energy during the day when it is needed the most, create millions of jobs, and could help India to energy in
SEMI India launches Solar PV technical training programmes
The short course in Jaipur will be the first in a series of courses that SEMI will organize, in technical collaboration with NCPRE (the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, IIT Bombay) and offer in different centres across the country.
Indian sun attracts US funding
Over the last month, the US Administration has shown an interest in working to develop Indian nascent solar industry. In July, the government-owned Overseas Private Investment Corp (OPIC) earmarked over $520 million for Indian solar projects by end of yea
MNRE supports PV systems for 400 telecom towers
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it has supported pilot projects to provide solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for 400 telecommunications towers.
Solar Semiconductor to acquire Solar Infra
Solar Semiconductor, a city-based manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and system integrators, today said it will acquire Solar Infra, a San Francisco-based PV modules maker, and named Larry Holmberg as its new CEO.
Reaching Milestones: Advancements in India Solar Mission
As India celebrates its 65th Independence Day this week, its dynamic solar mission continues to make progress. India’s solar mission recently crossed its first major milestone as it aims to 20 GW of installed grid-connected solar capacity by 2022. No sm
Feasibility Analysis of Solar PV Cell Market In India
Solar photovoltaic is emerging as a major power source due to its numerous environmental and economic benefits. Installations of PV cells and modules around the world have been growing since 1998 and recorded a tremendous growth till 2009. The annual mark
SOLARCON India partners with NCPRE,IIT Bombay to conduct solar training course
The popular solar energy event SOLARCON India going to be held on November 9-11 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India to feature solar PV technical workshops and certification programs. SOLARCON India is organizing this event in
MNRE approves financial closure on 610 MW of PV, CSP projects
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that 36 solar project developers with power purchase agreements (PPAs) under the latest round of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) have reported financial closure.
India Plans to Relax Solar Rules
India plans to make changes to its solar energy program, including relaxing timelines and increasing project sizes, in order to attract larger companies and boost investment in the sector, the renewable energy secretary said Wednesday.
Lanco solar energy plant now powers Parliament House
The seat of Indian democracy can now claim to have become eco-friendly, at least in part, with power starting to flow from Lanco solar power plant to Parliament House from Tuesday. Lanco Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Ltd, on Tuesday a
Solar mission delicately poised in India, needs more props
According to reports, the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission – a programme that is keenly watched by the world – is delicately poised at the moment. There are some issues and the future of the project depends on how they are sorted out.
Anil Ambani to set up solar plants in Rajasthan
Industrialist Anil Ambani of the Reliance Group is keen on setting up more solar power plants in Rajasthan. Ambani met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday at his official residence and discussed in detail about setting up of additional solar energy p
IEC mounted solar system unveiled in Gujarat
ujarat witnessed unveiling of intelligent energy controller (IEC) mounted on 3.4 KW solar system at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar
SEMI partners with NCPRE at IIT Bombay for solar technical training
The short course is part of a workforce development initiative determined as a priority by the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee to support the solar industry in India and the goals of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
Spire Establishes Solar Branch Office in India
Spire Corporation, a global solar company that provides capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce (PV) modules, today announced that it has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Solar Technologies Private Limited, that will have
AEG Power Solutions Wins Key Projects in the Indian Solar Market
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) signed with Surana Venture a contract to provide complete balance of electrical systems (inverters, monitoring and measurement equipment) for a 5 MW solar power plant in the Indian state of Gujarath. Since March, AEG PS has be
ABB India to supply solution for 3 PV solar power plants in Germany
Swiss engineering group ABB has won an order worth USD 1 billion, its largest ever, to supply a power link connecting wind farms in the North Sea to the German grid. The link will be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean wind-generate
Ib Vogt to provide engineering services for Indian wafer and cell plan
Ib Vogt GmbH (Berlin, Germany) announced that it has been commissioned by Birla Surya Ltd. (Mumbai, India) to provide engineering services for India first and largest integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing facility.
Canadian Solar reaches India in 33MW PV module supply deal for 2011
An India-based solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Cirus Solar Systems has secured a 33MW PV module supply deal with Canadian Solar for several key projects that has already seen module shipments starting.
Bangalorean gets Ramon Magsaysay Award
What started as an experiment to promote a sustainable model for rural electrification has today won Harish Hande the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011.
Satcon to supply inverters for 40 MW of Indian PV plants
On July 26th, 2011, Satcon Technology Corporation (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) announced that Wipro EcoEnergy (Bangalore, India) will use Satcon PowerGate Plus 500 kW inverters for 40 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants that it is developing in India.
Major Asia Pacific Photovoltaic Markets to Reach 26% of Global Demand by 2015
The top five markets in this region—China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Korea—are projected to account for 3.3 GW of demand in 2011, with China and Japan leading the region.
Satcon Partners with Wipro EcoEnergy for 40 Megawatts of PV Plant Development in India
Satcon Technology Corporation(R), a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has been selected by Wipro EcoEnergy for a total of 40 megawatts (MW) of PV plant development over mu
India to Seek Bids for Solar Projects
ndia plans to call bids in August to set up about 300 megawatts of solar power plants as part of efforts to accelerate the development of renewable-energy projects
Azure Power secures Ex-Im Bank loan for Rajasthan solar project
Azure Power has secured a US$16-million long-term loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States to finance the construction of its 5MW solar system in Rajasthan, India
Orissa gets its first solar power plant
In a humble yet significant beginning for solar power generation in Orissa, the first solar power plant has been commissioned in the state.
Proinso signs 33 MW Indian PV agreement
Underlining its commitment to the Indian market, Proinso has signed two new agreements, which will see it supply equipment to photovoltaic projects worth 33 megawatts (MW) in India.
350 MW to be installed under Karnataka new solar policy
The south-western state of India, Karnataka, has released its new solar policy. Announced on July 1, it is targeting the installation of 350 megawatts (MW) of solar projects by 2016.
Buy Solar Industries; target of Rs 712: Firstcall Research
Firstcall Research is bullish on Solar Industries India Limited and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target of Rs 712 in its July 4, 2011 research report.
Solar powered ATMs
Vortex Engineering, a company focused on developing sustainable products for rural India, decides to develop an ATM to meet this segment’s banking demands. The ATM is powered by solar energy consumes just 4 per cent of the total energy...
IITB Professor in SEMI India PV Advisory Committee
SEMI has expanded the SEMI India Photovoltaic (PV) Advisory Committee to include representatives from AES Solar Energy; Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Siemens; SunEdison Energy India and Websol Energy
BHEL bags 5MW solar power plant contract from KPCL
The Electronics Division of Bangalore based Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won a major contract for setting up an eco friendly grid connected solar power plant of 5 MW capacity from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited.
India to raise solar cap as high as 25MW for next tender round
The cumbersome 5MW cap imposed on developers in the first tender round of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) will be raised to as high as 25MW in the next bidding round.
Solar energy biz hits new frontiers
he national solar mission is bringing in a whole new set of businesses associated with solar energy. The mission, under which investors bid to build solar power plants...
Indias Moser Baer: solar mainstay for growth
Moser Baer India expects its solar power business to generate about two-thirds of its total sales in the next two to three years...
India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe
The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its photovoltaic market. Automa
Strong Government Support to Drive Indian Solar Energy Market
Annual PV installed capacity is anticipated to reach around 900 MW by 2013, growing at a CAGR of around 44% during 2010-2013, RNCOS acknowledged.
Astonfield, T-Solar partner to build Indian a-Si PV plants
Astonfield Renewable Resources Ltd. (Kolkata, India) announced that it has entered into a partnership with Grupo T-Solar Global S.A. (Madrid, Spain) to develop and commission solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in India.
Moser Baer reported to have temporarily closed solar cell production plant
A report from Bloomberg says that Moser Baer has recently closed a solar cell manufacturing plant to carry out upgrades that would result in higher cell efficiencies.
Air conditioning in India has not been common due to the extreme demand that it puts on a notoriously unreliable electrical infrastructure. But
Indian Solar Mission on Track, But Needs More Props
While Indian solar mission to generate at least 1,100 megawatt of power by 2013 is on track now..
Streetlights to be replaced with solar-powered LED lamps
The Chennai Corporation will soon replace 2,795 streetlights in slums in its nine zones with solar-powered LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps.
New power policy may help you install solar panels
CHENNAI: The government is likely to come out with a solar power policy aimed at generating about 1,000 MW power by encouraging city residents across the state install solar panels atop their houses...
Moradabad set to be a solar city
Moradabad is all set to become the state’s first solar city. The project, supported by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE),....
Lanco Solar to build 75 MW Solar PV project in Maharashtra
Lanco Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Limited - the fastest growing business conglomerates in India with interests in power, construction & EPC, infrastructure and renewable, today announced “it, in consortium with Juwi Renewable India
India to add 67,000 MW solar power capacity by 2022
Technological breakthroughs and economies of scale will make solar power competitive in six years and help India add 67,000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by 2022 ...
SunBorne, Suntech target India under 100MW solar deal
Utility-scale solar solution provider SunBorne Energy and Suntech Power have entered into a 100MW solar framework agreement to jointly target projects in India.....
Su-Kam charged up by UP solar energy sector
Power back-up solutions provider Su-Kam Power is looking to tap the uninitiated solar energy sector in Uttar Pradesh. The company, which forayed into the solar energy space over 4 years back, is looking at turnkey projects in Uttar Pradesh and....
Solar lanterns may light up polling booths
KOLKATA: As the poll dates get closer, all major power utilities in West Bengal are gearing up to provide uninterrupted service during the crucial phase. At the same time, however, there are plans to light up polling booths in Kolkata with solar lanterns
Australian solar power technology which floats on water wins India trial
AUSTRALIAN solar power company Sunengy has partnered with Indian power utility Tata Power for a pilot plant of its floating-on-water solar technology.
Abound Solar is making its entrance into the Indian market under a long-term sales agreement with Solarsis.......
Adding to its presence in Asia with subsidiaries in China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, centrotherm photovoltaics has opened its newest subsidiary located in Bangalore, India.