October 16, 2017

World’s first solar-powered, indoor vertical farm sprouts in Philadelphia

Future-farming experts Metropolis Farms have opened the world’s first solar powered, indoor vertical farm in the heart of Philadelphia. Although the City of Brotherly Love currently hosts only about […]
October 16, 2017

Pruitt Calls For End To Tax Credits For Wind & Solar

Scott Pruitt, who plays the role of Darth Vader in Trump’s Evil Empire, told an audience at the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Monday that he is in […]
October 15, 2017

‘This is the future’: solar-powered family car hailed by experts

A futuristic family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid has been hailed as “the future” as […]
October 12, 2017

Why 2018 could be a breakthrough year for ‘Made-in-India’ module exports

Things can change very quickly in the solar industry, and no more so than when new trade-related cases are introduced or existing ones are amended in […]
October 12, 2017

“Solar Paint” Transforms Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from moist air and sunlight. The team expects the […]
October 10, 2017

India plans big on solar, wind power

India has chalked out ambitious plans to generate 84 gigawatts of solar power and 32 gigawatts of wind power by 2022, asserted Anjali Jaiswal, India Director […]
October 10, 2017

This temple is first in Mumbai suburb to use solar energy; will cut annual power bill by Rs.2.60 lakh

While many religious institutions in Mumbai have installed solar power systems to reduce their dependence on electricity produced by coal and gas, the Shree Ayyappa temple […]
October 9, 2017

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy acquitted in solar case

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was today acquitted by a court here in a case relating to the alleged solar scam, citing lack of evidence. […]
October 9, 2017

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert in World Solar Challenge

The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race […]
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

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 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 […]