The MNRE has decided to publish a list of approved models and manufacturers for solar cells and PV modules complying with the BIS norms. The list is expected to be published by April 2020 after which, only the models and manufacturers included in these lists will be eligible for use in government and government-assisted projects, and schemes and programs, […]

The southern state of Kerala is making rapid strides towards increasing its solar power capacity. Though the state receives high solar radiation all through the year, it produces just one-third of its own power requirement. The state is now eyeing to install 200 MW of solar rooftop system during 2019-2020 to meet its RPO obligation under Phase-I […]

One of the major issues for aesthetically-focused solar shoppers is the fact that solar panel installation on their rooftops distorts the beauty of their homes. They do not like the idea of big blocks of blues and blacks on top of their rooftops. Though technology is fast advancing and we have thin solar panels and […]

India recently launched a hugely ambitious solar powered water pump scheme in which 1.75 million off-grid solar pumps, 1 million grid-connected solar pumps and 10,000 MW of small solar power plants would be distributed in rural areas. This is expected to generate a huge demand for solar panels because if the scheme gets implemented on […]

Solar Rooftop Attractiveness Index India recently launched the solar rooftop attractiveness index called SARAL in which states are ranked according to their attractiveness in terms of investors putting up rooftop solar systems in those state. This follow various indices that the government of India has been developing over the past few years such as the Ease of […]

The Indian government once again has put new plans for developing mega renewable energy at the forefront. As per the new plan, 1600 MW sized plants will be set up in states where land has been identified and cleared by the various authorities. The government has roped in Indian power-related companies owned by it such […]