October 7, 2017

Look West, Think Ahead: The Role of Renewables in India’s Energy Security

In August 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Look West” or “Link West” policy was officially announced during his state visit to the United Arab Emirates. The following […]
October 7, 2017

3,500 solar panels to light up state governor’s residence

In 2014, when former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam started his tenure as the Governor of Kerala, he set up a vegetable garden at his […]
October 7, 2017

Indian State Cuts Tariff By Up To 35% 18 Months After Solar Auction

Solar power developers that participated in one of the largest auctions in India suffered a major jolt at the hands of the government of Jharkhand state […]
October 7, 2017

Saudi solar bids debunked: what we know so far

Yesterday’s record-breaking bid opening in Saudi Arabia for 300MW of solar has grabbed headlines, including on PV Tech, but while the exact parameters of the RfP […]
October 7, 2017

Smappee makes sense of advanced home energy monitoring

Smart energy management company Smappee demonstrated what it calls the world’s most advanced home energy monitoring system at Solar Power International 2017. Smappee Plus is the […]
October 7, 2017

Sachin Tendulkar to light up villages with Schneider Electric

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar, on the even of his birthday, and Schneider Electric have joined hands to provide cheap, efficient and eco-friendly electrification in the rural […]
October 5, 2017

Rahul meets US scientists to understand utility of solar power for India

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited a research centre in California and interacted with scientists to understand the utility of solar power for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several […]
October 5, 2017

State discoms playing spoiler on open access for solar power

There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar parks […]
October 5, 2017

India’s renewables to double by 2022, overtake EU expansion

India’s renewable energy capacity will more than double by 2022, which would be enough to overtake renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time, […]
October 4, 2017

India, emerging economies can attract billions of dollars for solar, wind power

As world energy markets transform at an unprecedented rate, India is at the forefront of the shift towards profitable renewables given that the country’s solar belt […]
October 4, 2017

Denmark’s biggest energy company is completely abandoning fossil fuels

How could you tell if there’s an energy transition underway? Just ask Dong Energy. The $154 billion fossil-fuel company is abandoning all fossil fuels and changing […]
October 3, 2017

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution

When we imagine solar panels, we think of hard rectangle frames, sitting upright on roofs, or spread out across expanses of deserts. But imagine flexible, bendy […]
October 3, 2017

Magnetic electrodes increase solar cell efficiency

An international research collaborative led by the Ikerbasque researcher Luis Hueso has developed a photovoltaic cell in which magnetic materials such as electrodes are used for […]
October 3, 2017

Solar cells on windows: perovskites open the way

Imagine transparent solar cells painted on to windows, brightly coloured cells wrapping around a building wall or installed snugly in all manner of devices. Solar paint […]
October 3, 2017

Writing the building blocks of solar technology with lasers

Most of today’s technology in solar energy, telecommunications and microchips is constructed using silicon-based materials. However, in recent years, a new family of semiconducting materials, perovskites, […]
October 3, 2017

Bangalore School Becomes First To Run Solely On Solar Energy

Solar energy is touted to be the future of clean and renewable energy. While India is a part of the global initiative in increasing the use […]
October 3, 2017

How India Became First Solar’s Second-Biggest Market

According to the EIA’s (U.S. Energy Information Administration) 2017 International Energy Outlook, India’s electricity generation is expected to increase by 3.2% per year through 2040, to meet […]
October 3, 2017

Large floating solar project by next year

Two floating solar projects with the capacity of 10 MW each are coming up in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to harness unutilised water bodies. “Two 10 […]
October 3, 2017

Azure Power wins rooftop project to power Indian health ministry facilities

Major Indian solar developer Azure Power has won a 1.3MW rooftop solar project from an NTPC subsidiary to provide power for 25 years to both Government […]
October 3, 2017

The cost of electricity

The cost of electricity can be divided into plant-level costs, grid-level costs, and other costs. Plant-level costs consist of capital, operation and maintenance, and fuelling cost. […]
October 3, 2017

Solar heaters must for buildings: HC

The Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition which challenged the rule that makes solar water heaters mandatory for new houses. A resident of Kalaburgi had […]