List of Institutes/ Agencies under MNRE MNRE has six different institutes to manage six different aspects of renewable energy – solar, wind, bioenergy and hydropower. These six institutes under MNRE to promote renewable energy in India are: 1) Solar Energy Center Established in 1982, SEC is a body under MNRE to develop solar energy and […]

Solar & Wind Energy to rise to 8% by 2018 Solar and Wind energy should double their share of the global electricity generation to 8% by 2018 from 4% in 2011, according to a new report by IEA. Hydro Energy will continue to be the biggest renewable source with almost 17% of the share. Solar […]

Small Hydro Power – Investment Opportunities A large number of SHP projects were established in the public sector during the onset of the early 1990s. However, over the last 10 years, a sizable power capacity is now being added through private players. New incentive systems continue to attract increasing level of investment from the private […]

Brazil made a lot of headlines when it managed to auction a couple of gigawatts of wind energy capacity at very low prices to wind energy developers. Note Brazil does not have much renewable energy capacity apart from hydro power, despite huge potential for both wind and solar power. A number of wind turbine producers […]

Solar Capacity in  China China has repeatedly increased the Solar capacity targets since the last one year as solar panel prices have crashed making solar power increasingly affordable. Note China installs the largest amount of electricity capacity each year at around 100 GW. 80% of China’s power comes from dirty polluting thermal power plants. This […]

Solar Power in Brazil Solar Energy is now cheaper to generate than buying electricity from the utility for retail consumers, in Brazil. The sharp fall in solar panel prices last year has made the prices of solar electricity fall steeply leading to grid parity in a number of places globally. Brazil has: a) one of […]