The floating solar energy technology has been making huge leaps in cost reduction and technology improvement in the last couple of years, mostly under the radar of investors and consumers. The technology has become quite mature with large floating solar power plants being built across Asia, with China, as usual, leading the way. Depending on […]

The chairman of Niti Aayog, Mr. Amitabh Kant is one of the most influential people in the Modi government. He had earlier said that India has missed the bus on solar manufacturing but there was still time for India to become a major manufacturer in the new Electric Vehicle and battery storage industries. Over the past […]

As a means to combat the issue of rising pollution in the country, India shifted its focus on e-rickshaws. Provision of public transport services for cities by electrification of auto-rickshaws appears to be one of the optimal solutions for pollution. These rickshaws work on batteries and have become extremely popular in leading towns and cities in […]

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 […]

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 […]