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 […]
October 2, 2017

Solar industry aspires to brighten future

The Adani SEZ at Mundra, Gujarat, which houses two mega-power projects based on imported coal, is witnessing a mega-green plan. Adani Green Energy has set up […]
October 2, 2017

Hareon, ReNew Power commission 143-MW solar park in India

Hareon Solar Technology Co Ltd (SHA:600401) and India’s ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd have brought online a 143-MW solar park in India’s Telangana state. Touted as […]
October 2, 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 2, 2017

Canadian Solar said to explore sale of Indian power assets

Canadian Solar Inc., a maker of solar panels, is exploring the sale of its Indian solar power assets, worth around 108 megawatts (MW), two people aware […]
October 2, 2017

India’s renewables agency lists Green Masala Bond in UK

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency today launched a new Green Masala Bond on the London Stock Exchange’s new International Securities Market to raise funds to […]
October 2, 2017

Goa govt’s ambitious Solar Policy to be notified this week

Goa government will notify its ambitious Solar Policy, which aims at generating 150 MW of power by the year 2022, this week. The draft policy was […]
October 2, 2017

Indian power majors embrace renewables

Energy firms in India are increasingly diversifying to generate revenues from renewables in a effort to keep pace with the country’s push towards green energy. “As […]
October 2, 2017

Large Solar Storm Sparks Global Aurora and Doubles Radiation Levels on the Martian Surface

An unexpectedly strong solar storm hit Mars this month, sparking a global aurora and doubling radiation levels on the red planet, Nasa scientists say. The solar event on September 11 […]
September 29, 2017

NTPC tenders 225MW of solar under DCR in Uttar Pradesh

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered 225MW of solar using local content rules at Billhaur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The tender comes under the […]
September 29, 2017

Industry urged to adopt solar technology

The Chambers of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) in association with the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) organised a workshop to promote concentrating solar thermal […]
September 29, 2017

India’s Tamil Nadu state to procure 1,500MW of new solarpower

The Government of Tamil Nadu in India has signed agreements with 16 companies that would invest INR90bn ($1.3bn) to produce 1,500MW of new solarpower. Under the first […]
September 28, 2017

Telangana trounces Gujarat to become largest producer of solar power in India

Telangana is now the largest producer of solar energy in the country, after toppling its role model Gujarat. Gujarat was number one in the country in […]
September 28, 2017

New device can turn ambient heat into electricity

Scientists have developed an energy harvesting system that can generate electricity from ambient heat, by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a […]
September 27, 2017

Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

China has long had ambitions for nuclear power and it still does; under current plans, installed capacity will double by 2020. But even China has experienced delays […]