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  • Opinion | How the govt has left the solar sector in darkness Jan 31, 2019 12:18 PM IST

    Opinion | How the govt has left the solar sector in darkness

    Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies.

  • Opinion | Solar alliance can match OPEC only if ground rules are modified Oct 10, 2018 08:01 AM IST

    Opinion | Solar alliance can match OPEC only if ground rules are modified

    If India has to become a major force in the solar power space, it must first begin to deregulate the power generation and power distribution sectors even further.

  • Sembcorp to supply solar power to Facebook's Singapore operations Sep 18, 2018 12:45 PM IST

    Sembcorp to supply solar power to Facebook's Singapore operations

    Sembcorp will serve Facebook's renewable energy needs through offsite solar panels totalling 50 MWp in capacity.

  • Opinion | India must turn to rooftop solar power to exorcise the ghosts of unemployment Sep 10, 2018 03:23 PM IST

    Opinion | India must turn to rooftop solar power to exorcise the ghosts of unemployment

    Several indicators project a grim picture of the rate of unemployment in India. Focusing on rooftop solar power could be the answer.

  • India may miss 100GW solar power target by 2022: Report Aug 13, 2018 11:04 AM IST

    India may miss 100GW solar power target by 2022: Report

    Crisil stated that a safeguard duty on solar modules from China and Malaysia, which took effect this month and will continue for two years, is expected to slow capacity addition.

  • Japan's SoftBank to invest up to $100 billion in India solar power generation: Report Jun 15, 2018 09:35 AM IST

    Japan's SoftBank to invest up to $100 billion in India solar power generation: Report

    In April SoftBank teamed up with China's GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd on a $930 million Indian solar energy venture.

  • Comment | Hybrid wind-solar policy – Tackling state electricity boards issue will be key to success May 21, 2018 03:38 PM IST

    Comment | Hybrid wind-solar policy – Tackling state electricity boards issue will be key to success

    The hybrid policy will definitely tackle a key pain point for the sector the main bottleneck remains.

  • Coal India sets 20 GW solar power generation target in next 10 years Apr 01, 2018 12:55 PM IST

    Coal India sets 20 GW solar power generation target in next 10 years

    India has set a target to generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

  • PM Modi for concessional financing of solar projects Mar 11, 2018 05:10 PM IST

    PM Modi for concessional financing of solar projects

    The ISA's major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000 GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over USD 1 trillion into solar energy by 2030

  • Microsoft to buy solar power in Singapore in first renewable deal in Asia Mar 01, 2018 09:45 AM IST

    Microsoft to buy solar power in Singapore in first renewable deal in Asia

    Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the electricity generated from Sunseap's 60 megawatt-peak solar power project for 20 years for its Singapore data operations, the software company said in a statement. Sunseap's project consists of an array of solar panels on hundreds of rooftops across the city-state.

  • Cabinet to vet Rs 48,000 cr KUSUM scheme for solar power by March Feb 20, 2018 01:48 PM IST

    Cabinet to vet Rs 48,000 cr KUSUM scheme for solar power by March

    The total cost of the capacities under this scheme would be Rs 1.4 lakh crore. The Centre will provide Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance under the scheme.

  • Hartek Power surpasses 1-gw installed solar capacity Feb 13, 2018 06:41 PM IST

    Hartek Power surpasses 1-gw installed solar capacity

    "We are expected to reach the 1,500 mw-mark by March 2018," chairman and managing director Hartek Singh said.

  • 70% duty may cripple 3-gw solar projects worth Rs 12K crore: Crisil Jan 17, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    70% duty may cripple 3-gw solar projects worth Rs 12K crore: Crisil

    The finance ministry, through its standing board of safeguards, will take a final decision on the duty either on the provisional or the final recommendations of the Directorate General of Safeguards.

  • China tests its first solar-powered highway that can charge electric cars Jan 01, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    China tests its first solar-powered highway that can charge electric cars

    Solar photovoltaic power generation pavement, more popularly called photovoltaic road surface is expected to change the way power is generated. The transparent, material allows the sun light to penetrate, aiding in the production of electricity

  • Dear PM Modi, here's how bureaucrats are planning to scuttle your rooftop solar, employment plans Dec 26, 2017 12:51 PM IST

    Dear PM Modi, here's how bureaucrats are planning to scuttle your rooftop solar, employment plans

    At best, the government's solar plan Sristi can be described as the work of incompetent officials. At worst, it is the handiwork of crafty bureaucrats who wanted to see the government’s push for solar rooftop to fail.

  • Madhya Pradesh CM lays foundation for 'world's largest' solar power plant Dec 22, 2017 10:45 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh CM lays foundation for 'world's largest' solar power plant

    According to an official, the solar plant will generate 750 MW electricity and is being established with at an investment of Rs 4,500 crore. It will spread in an area of nearly 1,600 hectares land.

  • Govt to achieve target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022: R K Singh Dec 21, 2017 01:48 PM IST

    Govt to achieve target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022: R K Singh

    As against the target of installing 100 GW of solar power capacity as on December 15, a capacity of 16,676 MW has been installed with another 6,500 MW capacity under installation, he said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Patanjali set to foray into solar equipment manufacturing Dec 05, 2017 10:42 AM IST

    Patanjali set to foray into solar equipment manufacturing

    The company will be investing around Rs 100 crore to manufacture solar power equipment.

  • Comment: Ease of Doing Business cheer? Not so much for India's solar sector Nov 03, 2017 04:52 PM IST

    Comment: Ease of Doing Business cheer? Not so much for India's solar sector

    Speaking at the signing of a Joint Financial Partnership Declaration between ISA and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • Railways launches its first set of solar plants with total capacity of 5 megawatt peak in Delhi Oct 27, 2017 05:05 PM IST

    Railways launches its first set of solar plants with total capacity of 5 megawatt peak in Delhi

    The project is part of the government's National Solar Mission in which Indian Railways plans to commission 1,000 MWp solar plants across its network

  • The radical power-for-all solution that the government should adopt Sep 25, 2017 12:09 PM IST

    The radical power-for-all solution that the government should adopt

    Decentralised solar power generation and methanation for village clusters could transform India faster than any doles from the government can.

  • Rahul Gandhi visits solar research center in Silicon Valley Sep 13, 2017 10:50 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi visits solar research center in Silicon Valley

    "Idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar system) in India," senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research center in the Silicon Valley.

  • New norms for solar power bids to enhance transparency: MNRE Aug 26, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    New norms for solar power bids to enhance transparency: MNRE

    The guidelines have been issued under the provisions of Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003 for long term procurement from grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects of 5 MW and above, through competitive bidding.

  • Amplus, Honda Motorcycles inks power purchase pact Aug 10, 2017 02:46 PM IST

    Amplus, Honda Motorcycles inks power purchase pact

    The solar power will be provided to Honda's Narsapura, Karnataka plant. Amplus will supply power from its solar park in Chitradurga, which is a 42 MW plant, Amplus Energy Solutions said in a statement.

  • Chinese solar module prices on rise, Indian projects at risk Jul 19, 2017 10:05 AM IST

    Chinese solar module prices on rise, Indian projects at risk

    The price rise to the Chinese continuing to the feed-in tariff system for the third quarter.

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