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  • NTPC to facilitate 15000 MW solar grid capacity by FY19 Dec 31, 2014 02:20 PM IST

    NTPC to facilitate 15000 MW solar grid capacity by FY19

    The states interested for this solar power will have to identify land and power requirement and power developers will have to bid for the projects.

  • Need to balance development and environment: Goyal Nov 17, 2014 03:39 PM IST

    Need to balance development and environment: Goyal

    Urging a holistic and pragmatic approach in dealing with environment and development, Goyal said, "Once the development needs of a country are addressed then talking about environment makes sense."

  • India to see 900 MW solar capacity addition this yr: Report Sep 03, 2014 05:57 PM IST

    India to see 900 MW solar capacity addition this yr: Report

    In the last three months, major factors that impacted domestic solar market include general elections, anti-dumping case and the recent release of draft guidelines for Phase II, Batch 2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

  • Tamil Nadu solar power rider dropped Feb 01, 2014 01:40 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu solar power rider dropped

    The Tamil Nadu government's solar policy isn't working out as per plan. According to the policy, heavy power consumers were to meet 6 percent of their total power consumption from solar energy by January 2014.

  • Researchers develop technique to reduce cost of solar power Dec 09, 2013 12:38 PM IST

    Researchers develop technique to reduce cost of solar power

    The research was undertaken by Sanjay Behura, Sasmita Nayak and Omkar Jani of GERMI and Indrajit Mukhopadhyay of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar.

  • Akhil Gupta: Let the sun free India from CAD crisis Sep 02, 2013 02:39 PM IST

    Akhil Gupta: Let the sun free India from CAD crisis

    Investment in solar power can lead to a significant improvement in the balance of payments by reducing energy imports as well as, eventually, driving down power tariffs for end-users.

  • UP govt to help industrialists in setting up projects Aug 09, 2013 01:14 PM IST

    UP govt to help industrialists in setting up projects

    The Uttar Pradesh government today assured that it would extend all kinds of help to industrialists in setting up projects in the state.

  • Soon, solar headphones that charge mobiles Jul 10, 2013 09:29 PM IST

    Soon, solar headphones that charge mobiles

    A pair of headphones that can harness solar power to charge mobile devices when you are on the move has been designed in the UK.

  • Target is to shoot 100 MW solar power: M&B Switchgears Jun 05, 2013 06:14 PM IST

    Target is to shoot 100 MW solar power: M&B Switchgears

    M&B Switchgears Ltd has been in the business of putting out solar power plants , and this has performed in the last financial year, says Vikalp Mundra, director, M&B Switchgears Ltd. The company's 12 MW solar plant will start generating power by July 15.

  • Omnigrid's unique solar power model May 28, 2013 01:49 PM IST

    Omnigrid's unique solar power model

    OMC‘s model of supplying solar lamps to homes and solar power to telecom towers in rural UP looks like a bright idea. But can it keep it shining?

  • How telecom towers can get the power mix right Nov 24, 2012 10:35 AM IST

    How telecom towers can get the power mix right

    If there‘s one factor that can arrest the nose-diving profitability of telecom operators, it‘s the cost of powering the base transceiver stations, or cellular towers as they are called.

  • Tamil Nadu to be hub of solar power Oct 22, 2012 09:41 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu to be hub of solar power

    Tamil Nadu's Solar Energy Policy 2012 unveiled by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday aims at making the southern state a regional solar energy hub...

  • Off-grid power shines in solar village Aug 02, 2012 04:00 AM IST

    Off-grid power shines in solar village

    Life in the remote village of Meerwada used to grind to a standstill as darkness descended. The arrival of solar power last year has changed all that.

  • Germany sets new solar power record, institute says May 28, 2012 09:02 PM IST

    Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

    German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts (GW) of electricity - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday.

  • Asia to overtake Europe as global solar power grows: EPIA May 07, 2012 11:20 PM IST

    Asia to overtake Europe as global solar power grows: EPIA

    The world's solar power generating capacity will grow by between 200% and 400% over the next five years, with Asia and other emerging markets overtaking leadership from Europe, a European industry association said on Monday.

  • Will solar power rescue India from power crisis? Apr 27, 2012 09:48 PM IST

    Will solar power rescue India from power crisis?

    With thermal power plants engulfed in myriad problems - from coal supplies, to PPAs going sour, can solar power bridge the gap?

  • Gujarat eyes 3650 MW power generation in future Apr 24, 2012 07:11 PM IST

    Gujarat eyes 3650 MW power generation in future

    Gujarat government is hopeful of generating 3650 MW of power through joint synergy of hydroelectric and solar-based projects in future.

  • Shree Ganesh Jewellery forays into solar power; stk up 4% Apr 13, 2012 09:31 AM IST

    Shree Ganesh Jewellery forays into solar power; stk up 4%

    Shree Ganesh Jewellery House has forayed into solar power. It is going to invest Rs 400 crore, reports CNBC-TV18.

  • Global solar demand jumped 40% in 2011: Solarbuzz Mar 20, 2012 05:36 AM IST

    Global solar demand jumped 40% in 2011: Solarbuzz

    Global photovoltaic solar installations jumped 40% to a record 27.4 gigawatts, helped by a late surge of activity ahead of subsidy cuts, according to a report by consultancy NPD Solarbuzz issued on Monday.

  • R&D can bring down solar manufacturing cost Feb 08, 2012 11:35 AM IST

    R&D can bring down solar manufacturing cost

    Aninda Moitra, MD of Applied Materials, world’s largest maker of equipment for semiconductor manufacturing, tells Forbes India that incremental changes in technology can counter the volatility in the solar industry

  • Falling solar prices good for climate, bad for firms Feb 01, 2012 11:52 AM IST

    Falling solar prices good for climate, bad for firms

    There is a bright side to the plunge in solar panel prices that has brought down some US and German manufacturers which relied too heavily on subsidies for green energy - solar power costs have fallen faster than anyone thought possible.

  • Will 2012 belong to wind power or solar power? Jan 07, 2012 12:35 PM IST

    Will 2012 belong to wind power or solar power?

    Both these industries are sensitive to global technology changes and, therefore, pricing. India has undertaken a solar mission and is also looking at wind energy. The year 2012 will see how these two shape up.

  • India solar power costs could fall by 40% by 2015 Nov 02, 2011 03:42 PM IST

    India solar power costs could fall by 40% by 2015

    India's solar power costs could fall by more than 40% by 2015, allowing the industry to compete against domestic oil and gas firms without the help of state subsidies, the head of Lanco Solar told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • SunBorne achieves financial closure for its solar plant Aug 18, 2011 04:02 PM IST

    SunBorne achieves financial closure for its solar plant

    Solar power developer SunBorne Energy today said it has achieved financial closure on the debt component of Rs 140 crore for its upcoming 15-MW photo-voltaic plant in Karmaria, Gujarat.

  • BHEL to set up 5-MW solar power plant for KPCL Jun 17, 2011 12:11 PM IST

    BHEL to set up 5-MW solar power plant for KPCL

    The electronics division of Bangalore-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won a major turnkey contract for setting up an eco-friendly, grid-connected solar power plant of 5-MW capacity.

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