India to be Among Top 3 Solar Markets by 2017

It is the country’s biggest initiative to make the most of sunny days. Initiated as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the Solar Mission has propelled the country to new heights as far as clean energy is … Continue reading

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Policy on 100 GW solar power to be approved in few days: Minister

According to reports, the government is likely to approve in few days a final policy on adding 100 GW of solar power, as it targets energy generation of 175 GW from renewable sources by 2022. “Government has already approved 19 … Continue reading

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Chennai airport to use solar power

The Airports Authority of India (AAI)  is planning a solar plant that will meet the Chennai airport’s requirements and the surplus power supplied to the grid. The move is part of a plan to install solar power plants at 30 airports … Continue reading

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Trains to have solar roofs to reduce diesel consumption

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have asked the railways to consider installing rooftop solar power panels on train coaches to meet their electricity needs and curb the country’s diesel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The scientists have sent … Continue reading

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Solar projects may be scrapped by states of India due to import duties

Imposition of duties on solar equipment imports have caused a threat to almost 3500 MW of planned and contracted projects, ACME has stated. State governments in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu alone could cancel agreements for 1,500 megawatts of … Continue reading

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Success of off-grid solar in Bangladesh: What can we learn?

Bangladesh has emerged as the leader in off-grid solar home system installations. A closer look at the feat has revealed the following points: Adoption rate of solar home power systems, which currently stands at 80,000 per month, has gone up … Continue reading

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Modi to power every house by 2019 using solar

After the biggest electoral win in three decades, India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power, to meet the energy requirements of 400 million people who lack access to electricity. Read more here.

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Rs. 1,260 Crore allocated by Tamil Nadu government for solar powered greenhouse scheme for 2013-14

The Tamil Nadu state government today has allocated Rs 1,260 crore towards the Chief Minister’s solar-powered green house scheme for the year 2013-14, in view of constructing 60,000 houses this year. Hike in prices of construction material has lead to … Continue reading

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UT Solar park to follow Narmada plant model

The 250 MW UT solar park based on concentrated photo-voltaic technology would be built and designed following the pattern of Narmada solar power plant in Gujarat. Also, the installation of solar-based LED traffic lights, solar street lights, building integrated solar photo voltaic and other … Continue reading

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India can be a great power using more renewable energy

India can be a great power, ushering in a game changing third industrial revolution by utilising its renewable energy resources and collaborating with power producers and suppliers, says American economist and author Jeremy Rifkin. “With the second industrial revolution, which … Continue reading

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