December 30, 2017

Solar kits to power towers in rural India

The government is planning to equip mobile towers with solar power kits to keep them running even during instances of power failure, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha […]
December 29, 2017

10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar and Storage in 2018

1. U.S. solar cell manufacturing won’t restart anytime soon. Billions of dollars in long-term investments are required to achieve large-scale production of the next generation of […]
December 29, 2017

Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

It’s been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven’t seen the same massive M&A deals […]
December 25, 2017

Solar Panels Are Replacing Diesel Fuel in Canada’s Far North

The sun being a resource worth tapping into is now globally accepted, but how to do it in the most efficient way is still an ongoing […]
December 25, 2017

Living Ink Solar Panels Could Power Small Devices

Cyanobacteria have been around for billions of years. They manufacture their own food through photosynthesis, absorbing solar light and turning it into energy. Much like plants, […]
December 25, 2017

Chouhan lays foundation of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today laid foundation stone of 750 MW Ultra Mega Solar Project at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. “Foundation stone of […]
December 23, 2017

UP taps solar-rich Rajasthan, gets 2nd lowest tariffs for 500 MW

Despite the increase in prices of solar panels in recent months and the GST burden, Hero Solar Energy Pvt Ltd and SBE Four Ltd bagged 500 […]
December 23, 2017

MP CM lays foundation for ‘world’s largest’ solar power plant

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today laid the foundation stone for the “world’s largest” ultra mega solar power plant at Gurh tehsil in the […]
December 23, 2017

Centre assures contracts for local solar equipment makers in govt projects

India plans to support local solar cells and modules makers by assuring contracts for government projects, a note from the renewable energy ministry said, as it […]
December 22, 2017

Wind is now the cheapest source of clean energy in India

Get over the sunshine. Wind is now the cheapest source of renewable energy in India. Auctions conducted in Gujarat on Dec. 21 discovered a record-low tariff […]
December 21, 2017

Govt proposes Rs 23,450-cr scheme for rooftop solar

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed SRISTI — Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India – scheme to incentivise the installation of […]
December 21, 2017

Oriano builds 40MW of PV in Karnataka for First Solar

Mumbai-based EPC firm Oriano Solar has completed two 20MW(AC) solar PV plants for First Solar in the state of Karnataka, in Gadag and Belagavi districts respectively. […]
December 21, 2017

India just got $400 million of financing for new solar and wind energy farms

Renewable energy in India is set to get a $400 million boost through a joint initiative backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and India’s Yes […]
December 20, 2017

China’s New Policy Will Move Solar Closer to Regions Where It’s Needed

China’s plan to introduce a system to monitor and evaluate the solar-power market will help direct new investments to regions where fewer plants are idle, according […]
December 20, 2017

Ghana to launch rooftop solar program in 2018

Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul Hamid, has announced that the long-expected MDA Solar Rooftop Programme will be launched in 2018. Through the rebate scheme, which […]
December 20, 2017

India’s DISCOMs to manage nationwide rooftop PV deployment under new $3.6bn MNRE scheme

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will dig into its pockets for a spare INR 234.5 billion ($3.66 billion) to boost rooftop solar PV […]
December 19, 2017

EU To Invest Rs 1,300 Cr In India’s Solar And Wind Power Via Yes Bank

The European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union, will invest $200 mln (Rs 1,283 cr) into the Indian solar and power sector via […]
December 19, 2017

Indian solar cells and modules manufacture ‘obsolete’, says MNRE

At a time when the government of India is trying to decide on whether or not the Indian solar cells and modules manufacturers deserve protection by […]
December 19, 2017

India plans to build the world’s largest solar-wind power plant

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to add yet another record-breaking project in its portfolio and it has chosen the district of […]
December 18, 2017

Solar charkha debuts in state

The charkha, the age-old device used to spin yarn manually, got itself a makeover, courtesy technology that harnesses sun’s rays into energy, which, in turn, runs the […]
December 18, 2017
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Students in power deficit areas to get solar lamps in UP

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is likely to distribute over 34 lakh solar lamps to school children in power deficit districts of Uttar […]