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  • Govt to make green hydrogen purchase mandatory for certain sectors: R K Singh Jun 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Govt to make green hydrogen purchase mandatory for certain sectors: R K Singh

    Under Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), bulk purchasers like discoms, open access consumers and captive users are required to buy a certain proportion of renewable energy out of their total consumption of electricity. They can also buy RE certificates from renewable energy producers to meet the RPO norms.

  • Amplus Solar acquires 17 on-site operational solar projects from Sterling and Wilson Apr 13, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    Amplus Solar acquires 17 on-site operational solar projects from Sterling and Wilson

    Under these projects, solar power will be provided to 13 leading industrial, commercial, and institutional customers.

  • World's largest coal miner Coal India plans to bet big on solar Mar 23, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    World's largest coal miner Coal India plans to bet big on solar

    Chairman Pramod Agarwal said its joint venture with state-run NLC India Ltd plans to invest around 125 billion rupees ($1.73 billion) in solar power projects with a capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW), of which Coal India would invest about 60 billion rupees by March 2024.

  • Yemeni women use solar to light up homes, one village at a time Mar 18, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Yemeni women use solar to light up homes, one village at a time

    Equipped with six solar power grids, the station is the only source of electricity for dozens of houses in several villages. The station, one of three in the country but the only run by an all-female crew, started with 20 houses. Today, it powers twice that number.

  • Odisha farmer builds solar-powered car during COVID-19 lockdown Mar 14, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Odisha farmer builds solar-powered car during COVID-19 lockdown

    Sushil Agarwal, a farmer from Odisha's Mayurbhanj, built an electric four-wheeler that runs on a solar-powered battery, during the lockdown period. It is powered by 850 Watts motor, 100 Ah/ 54 Volts of battery and can run 300 km on a single charge.

  • Tata Power DDL rolls out live peer-to-peer solar energy trading project Mar 03, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Tata Power DDL rolls out live peer-to-peer solar energy trading project

    Tata Power DDL and Power Ledger in collaboration with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) have rolled out live peer-to-peer (P2P) solar energy trading, a first-of-its-kind pilot project in Delhi, a statement said.

  • Southern states to lead India's renewable energy push, says report Jan 20, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    Southern states to lead India's renewable energy push, says report

    The four southern states (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and united Andhra Pradesh) have 1,526 GW of solar energy potential and 1,124 GW of wind energy potential, making them the major contributors to India’s renewable energy ambitions.

  • Dubai's solar power plant hires Swedish firm to turn desert heat into electricity Dec 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Dubai's solar power plant hires Swedish firm to turn desert heat into electricity

    The Swedish firm's technology will be used for Phase 4 of the project which is jointly owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund.

  • Israel, India partners in quest for future with low carbon, pollution levels: Benjamin Netanyahu Nov 27, 2020 12:21 PM IST

    Israel, India partners in quest for future with low carbon, pollution levels: Benjamin Netanyahu

    "We want a future with less carbon and less pollution, a future based on green energy and that’s why I welcome this vital initiative by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi and I want to assure you that Israel is your partner in this quest,” a government release quoted Benjamin Netanyahu as saying.

  • Adani Green hits 52-week high as company ranked largest solar power developer Sep 02, 2020 10:38 AM IST

    Adani Green hits 52-week high as company ranked largest solar power developer

    Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) established its first solar project in 2015 and even as recently as 2017 the Company had completed just two solar projects.

  • Light and shadow in solar play Aug 26, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Light and shadow in solar play

    Urgent steps needed to resolve disputes, enforce contracts and cut delays to charge up renewable energy

  • World Solar Bank — A bankable idea? Aug 19, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    World Solar Bank — A bankable idea?

    Initiative looks promising, but implementation must take into account the ground reality

  • IHCL joins hands with Tata Power for supply of solar energy to Mumbai hotels Aug 17, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    IHCL joins hands with Tata Power for supply of solar energy to Mumbai hotels

    The company has signed a solar energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with TP Kirnali Solar Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Company Ltd, IHCL said in a statement.

  • Wealth creator: Adani Green rallied over 150% in 3 months; what should investors do? Jul 02, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Wealth creator: Adani Green rallied over 150% in 3 months; what should investors do?

    The stock has been hitting lower circuits consistently for the past 6 trading sessions. The stock was lock in the lower circuit on July 1 as well which suggests that there could be an intermediate top in place for the stock.

  • Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency Mar 07, 2019 11:44 AM IST

    Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency

    The simple, inexpensive and ingenious method could increase solar energy captured for people in developing countries, as well as remote regions that are off the grid, researchers said.

  • This new technology will make solar panels last longer Jan 25, 2019 01:49 PM IST

    This new technology will make solar panels last longer

    Scientists replaced the titanium dioxide with tin dioxide that is a stronger conductor which does not degrade as fast as the former material.

  • Haryana solar developers protest as state refuses to waive transmission charges: Report Dec 17, 2018 12:47 PM IST

    Haryana solar developers protest as state refuses to waive transmission charges: Report

    The Distributed Solar Power Association (DISPA), a body representing rooftop solar developers, has moved the HERC, protesting its decision to deny the waivers

  • Maharashtra govt to extend CM's agri solar scheme across the state Nov 25, 2018 05:20 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to extend CM's agri solar scheme across the state

    The pilot project of the scheme was introduced last year in two places in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal.

  • Renewable power has a 10% share in India’s electricity output: Report Nov 13, 2018 12:36 PM IST

    Renewable power has a 10% share in India’s electricity output: Report

    Total installed power capacity of renewable energy has also grown from 14 percent in FY15 to over 20 percent in the current fiscal

  • Rupee fall, duties create risk for solar projects worth Rs 28,000 crore Oct 30, 2018 10:23 AM IST

    Rupee fall, duties create risk for solar projects worth Rs 28,000 crore

    The depreciation in the rupee has made import of solar modules costlier and driven up overall project costs

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Panellists of session on renewable energy meet PM Aug 24, 2018 09:59 PM IST

    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Panellists of session on renewable energy meet PM

    The panellists on the session on the 'role of Indian diaspora in capacity building for affordable solar power' included renowned experts, academicians, innovators, industrialists and entrepreneurs from Indian diaspora and India.

  • Maharashtra mulls Swiss challenge method for floating solar projects Jun 10, 2018 02:35 PM IST

    Maharashtra mulls Swiss challenge method for floating solar projects

    The Swiss challenge system is one whereby any person with suitable credentials can submit a development proposal to the government for a public project.

  • Government approves continuation of off-grid solar PV applications scheme Jun 06, 2018 05:15 PM IST

    Government approves continuation of off-grid solar PV applications scheme

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs - chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - has given approval for implementation of off-grid and decentralised solar PV (photo voltaic) application programme phase-III.

  • DATA STORY | Developing countries invest more in renewable energy than developed nations Jun 06, 2018 09:18 AM IST

    DATA STORY | Developing countries invest more in renewable energy than developed nations

    A report by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) studied global trends of investments in renewable sources of energy

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