The villages in India will soon be transformed into power stations capable of generating, storing and releasing power. This is thought possible after a Swansea University led consortium of 12 UK and Indian universities have been awarded £7 million in funding from UK government for
She is not educated – reading and writing is an issue with her; so she only listens and memorizes colour codes to remember permutation and combination of wires to install a solar panel or build a solar lantern. This is no fairytale – it is
With the intention of doubling the country’s solar power targets to 40,000MW, the Government of India has approved an investment of Rs 8,100 crore for construction of 50 new solar parks by 2020. According to New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, the government support
In a bid to win contract for development of 750 MW – world’s largest solar power plant in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India, tariffs for selling solar power from the plant were quoted as low as 2.97 kilo-watt per hour (1 unit power), which is a
Solar power in India is one of the fast-paced industries in the country of late. As on 31 December 2016, India’s solar grid recorded a cumulative capacity of 9,012 megawatts (MW) or 9 gigawatts (GW), Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya Sabha in
Swachh Bharat Mission proposes toilets for all, with a vision to make India open defecation free by 2019. Lack of toilets however is not the only issue in remote parts of the country. Shortage of electricity and scarcity of safe drinking water are other two
Following Central Government’s proposal to set up a total of 60 solar cities in the country; Ministry of News and Renewable Energy (MNER) has approved final master plan for development of Shimla and Hamirpur as solar cities in Himachal Pradesh. The news was confirmed by
As another giant leap in developing India’s renewable energy potential, the state of Tamil Nadu and SunEdison, global renewable energy development compay, have signed a MoU to develop 2 GW of wind and solar power projects in next five years with an expected investment of
Using new materials, researchers at Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria have created an ultrathin solar cell, which is only three micrometers thick.
A week ago India commissioned world’s first 100% solar power airport in Cochi.