The concept of solar parks was started in India by the Gujarat government where land, infrastructure and electricity transmission is established in one place making it easy for solar developers to set up megawatt scale solar energy plants. This has been copied by Rajasthan and now by Tamil Nadu as well. The 6% SPO for [...]

Solar Power in India As a tropically located country, India is endowed with vast solar energy potential. With about 5,000 trillion kilo-watt hour (kWh) per year, energy is incident over India’s land area with most parts receiving 4-7 kWh per sq. meter per day. Therefore both technological routes for conversion of solar radiation into electricity [...]

Rajasthan India’s western state of Rajasthan which is home to India’s only desert and with one of the least population densities has come out with a new wind energy policy. Note Rajasthan has won the lion’s share of solar power plants in the federal subsidy due to the high solar radiation and cheap land prices. [...]

Solar Power in India is growing rapidly despite the federal subsidy program, JNNSM not doing so well. This is mainly due to the State Government’s stepping in to fill the void. While Gujarat, has been the stand out state so far, in promoting the use of solar energy and installing almost 70% of the total [...]