August 16, 2018

Rural Electrification Corporation inks Loan Agreement with German Bank to Finance Clean Energy Projects

State-run Rural Electrification Corporation today said it has inked a loan agreement with German bank KfW for EUR 200 million facility that would be used to […]
April 16, 2018
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Power minister inaugurates solar lamp distribution centre in Bihar

  Union Minister R K Singh today inaugurated an assembly and distribution centre for solar study lamps at Mahuli village in Arrah and also laid the […]
April 11, 2018

Maharashtra To Make Indigenous ‘Harit Khadi’ Using Solar-Powered Charkhas

  “The spinning-wheel will not become a power for the liberation of India in our hands unless we have made a deep study of the various […]
February 24, 2018

Solar water purifier machine to be launched

  KOLKATA: The city based NB Institute of Rural Technology has come up with the module of a solar power run water purifier machine that will […]
February 21, 2018

Micro Solar Dome: A Low Cost Lighting System

  A small, day and night solar lighting single device with its transparent semi-spherical acrylic upper dome, has the potential to provide low to no-cost lighting […]
February 3, 2018

Govt to set up mechanism to buy solar power from people

  Government’ assurance to set up a mechanism to buy surplus solar power from commoners enthused all but the industry expressed concerns over proposed 70 per […]
February 3, 2018

Budget leaves ‘nothing spectacular’ for Indian solar manufacturers

  India’s 2018/19 budget has proposed changing customs duty on imports of solar glass from 5% to 0%, but the overall renewables sector has been largely […]
January 27, 2018

India leads the charge for electricity access

In 2008, it was folly to imagine India creating new technological solutions to address the climate crisis. For decades India had called itself a victim of […]
January 2, 2018

Odisha’s consumers will get 30% subsidy for rooftop solar power

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today launched Rooftop Solar Programme for individual consumers. If any individual consumer installs solar system on the rooftop of his or her […]
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 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 […]
December 13, 2017

Powering rural healthcare

Around 38 million Indians rely on health facilities without electricity. Without access to regular power supply, numerous life-saving interventions cannot be undertaken. Ground report A study, […]
December 13, 2017

Indian solar-wind-storage taking grand and inventive first steps

Plans are in place for a 160MW solar, wind and storage project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, while a smaller scale demonstration project experimenting […]
December 2, 2017

A last mile solar startup wins big at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

A distribution solution for energy products in rural India claimed the spotlight at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Thursday night, when founder Ajaita Shah won the […]
November 28, 2017

Providing Solar Power To Rural Areas

Pulipaka Subrahmanyam, a young entrepreneur hailing from this place, is going to take part in the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad with plans to take […]
November 27, 2017

Solar-Powered & Self-Cleaning, These are The Toilets India Needs!

When nature calls, you have to answer. But finding a clean public restroom in India, irrespective of whether it’s a city or a village is no […]
November 24, 2017

With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty

India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change. The Narendra […]
November 23, 2017

How solar power can improve healthcare services: lessons from India

Around one billion people globally and around forty million in India rely on healthcare facilities that do not have electricity access. A first-of-its kind study, Powering Primary […]
November 21, 2017

India’s pollution woes show coal’s true effect

Men’s cosmetics are one of the faster growing areas in the struggling retail sector. They have moved on from the days when Robert Smith* daubed a bit […]
October 31, 2017

New Connection Technology Is Cutting Cost of Solar Installation

Utility customers in Ohio and Nebraska are among those taking advantage of a new and simpler technique for connecting solar arrays and other renewable energy systems […]
October 30, 2017

Will India be able to reach deadline to convert all vehicles into EVs by 2030? Here are the challenges

India’s deadline for converting all vehicles into electric vehicles (EVs) in the next 13 years might sound too ambitious and even ridiculous to some, but transport […]