Cost of building a Solar power plant in India India’s solar power costs have declined dramatically and have become one of the lowest in the world. The capital costs of building a 1 MW solar power plant in India is Rs 7 crore ($1.2/watt) which makes it amongst the lowest in the world. India’s state […]

Solar Powered Rickshaws Solar energy descends into another major area of pollution in India. It is the three wheeled auto rickshaws this time. The auto rickshaws are very popular on the streets of cities in India and Asia and are used excessively by the common masses for commuting. Solar rickshaws were built as an alternative to gas-powered cycle and auto […]

Indian states are competing with one another in announcing massive solar subsidies through reverse auction tenders. AP had announced a huge 1 GW tender as it tried to beat the massive power crisis affecting the state. However, Indian governance remains a massive problem for Indian development and solar power is no different. We have already […]

Andhra Pradesh which is the largest southern Indian state has seen a good response to its tender for 900 MW of solar capacity. The state is using the tried and tested solution of reverse auction to promote solar energy in the state. Indian states particularly the southern ones are heavily power deficient with industries leaving […]

Gujarat has the most amount of solar energy plants installed in India due to a very supportive state government. The government has managed to boost solar capacity tremendously without breaking the bank. This has made other states realize the importance of solar energy and now several states like TN, Andhra Pradesh are looking to install […]

Fox News has published an article which mentions the future of the solar energy industry is in doubt, with subsidies falling and the backlash of utilities against net metering. Even as solar demand in the world has quadrupled to almost 30 GW in 2013, Fox news is doubting the industry survival. They have conveniently forgotten: […]