Large conglomerates eye solar power sector with long-term game plan

The Mahindra group, Hero Group and Aditya Birla Group are among those who have set up renewable energy firms, hired technical experts and are scouting for acquisitions Mumbai: The solar energy sector that has seen … More →


Power Grid Corp. of India girds up for solar challenge

Power Grid is setting up transmission corridors to supply power from solar parks to the national grid and 11 renewable energy management centres New Delhi: As India pursues its ambitious solar energy plans, the national … More →


Amplus Energy: cutting out the middleman

Amplus Energy Solutions’ Sanjeev Aggarwal says he opted for rooftop solar power system instead of grid-connected projects so as to connect with the end consumer Not many had heard of Amplus Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd … More →


India to add 10 GW of solar this year, forecasts Mercom Capital

A record 12 months in store for the Indian solar market say the analysts, who expect a 130% increase in annual installations compared to 2016. The Indian solar market grew by 4.3 GW in 2016 … More →


Air pollution in India reducing solar power yield by 17-25%: Study

India is making a big push for solar energy, with power capacity expected to double this year. But some of the gains, especially in north India, could be offset by a growing problem: air pollution. … More →


Green Investment Bank may invest in Lightsource India

Green Investment Bank’s interest in Lightsource India comes in the backdrop of a Macquarie-led group agreeing to buy GIB from the UK govt for £2.3 billion New Delhi: In a sign of growing overseas investor … More →


Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an Android app that will show the solar potential of a given location in any part of the country. The app was developed to support the clean … More →


Bhopal: Government scheme for solar pumps to farmers

BHOPAL: To promote irrigation in remote areas where there is no power supply yet, Urja Vikas Nigam will provide solar pumps to farmers. This was informed by president of the Nigam Vijendra Singh Sisodia in … More →


MP govt to provide subsidised solar water pumps to farmers

“The sale of green energy pumps in such a huge number is going to save crores of rupees of the MP government annually,” said Rajendra Kothari, the former director of PHD Chamber of Industries and … More →


Massive oversubscription for 750MW solar tender in India’s Rajasthan

A Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender for 750MW of PV capacity at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan has been massively oversubscribed, with roughly 8.75GW worth of technical bids received. Jasmeeet Khurana, associate … More →