Softbank, the Japanese Telecom giant, made it big with its investment in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce group. The bank started its story in India with investments in Indian e-commerce businesses like Snapdeal, Housing.com, and Ola.  Later, Softbank became the majority stakeholder in SBG Cleantech a JV along with India’s Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn. It also tried to score […]

There has been a lot of excitement around the launch of electric cars in India. The country has a huge demand for cars given its large population. The rising level of air pollution has also acted as a strong tailwind for increasing demand for electric cars. Given these facts, India should have been electrified to a […]

The Indian desert state of Rajasthan situated on the western part of the country is endowed with large solar resources. The state has a large land area that is soaked by the sun throughout the year. Given that a large proportion of the land is part of the desert, the prices, as well as the population density, is […]

Wind energy in India is languishing in a morbid state as existing awarded capacity as well as new tenders by state-owned aggregators like NTPC and SECI are not finding buyers from state-owned utilities. The Indian power sector has seen a major decline in demand over the last few months as industrial activity in the overall […]

India is already the third largest emitter of carbon in the world and is one of the biggest users of coal. It will be the biggest growth driver of energy demand in the next 40 years, as the per capita energy demand increases for its 1.3 billion population. Despite committing to increase the share of its […]

Yet another story about solar benevolence! The renowned Badrinarayan temple in Surat switched to solar power and is utilizing the savings from electricity bill towards promoting education in the region. The temple claims that the electricity bill has dropped down from Rs. 1.5-2 lakhs per month to just Rs. 10,000-12,000 per month. With these savings, […]