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 […]

Europe is seeing a strong resurgence in solar capacity additions as grid parity has made it economical to install solar energy as compared to other power sources. All major European countries such as Germany, France, Spain, etc. have seen their annual capacities double in the last 12 months driven by the extremely low costs of solar […]

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 […]

Huawei has become the poster boy or rather the whipping boy of the US-China trade war with the USA going hammer and tongs against the Chinese giant and the way it operates. USA has almost banned Huawei from supplying its telecom equipment in the USA and is also trying to persuade other countries to stop […]

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, […]

Lumos which is a Dutch company operating in the off-grid solar space in Nigeria plans to substantially scale up its presence in the Western African country. Nigeria like many of the other African states has a huge energy access issue with a large section of its population having no access to electricity as there is […]