Solar energy market continues unprecedented growth in India

India has become a very attractive market for solar power India’s solar energy sector is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth. This is largely due to falling tariffs, more efficient and inexpensive technology, and the growing demand to abandon fossil-fuels and become more environmentally friendly. Notably, China has played a major role in helping the country’s solar energy market grow. Chinese manufacturers have made photovoltaic technology much more accessible by making low cost products. Country aims to add 5.4 GW of solar power to its energy capacity by the…

Read More

India is making an aggressive push for solar energy

Cost of solar power is dropping dramatically in India Solar energy is becoming a more attractive option in India. The country has been showing strong support for this form of clean power in recent years, and this support is beginning to pay off. The cost of solar power has dropped dramatically, making it a more viable option to the estimated 300 million people in India that currently live without electrical power. According to KPMG, a professional services firm, solar is now 15% of the price of coal. If the cost…

Read More

Indian government to throw more support behind solar energy

India will be developing new solar zones in order to boost solar capacity throughout the country India’s government is beginning to establish new policies that will establish solar zones, which will support the development of new solar energy projects throughout the country. The government also has plans to make changes to the tariff policies that support solar power, increasing the amount of solar energy that Indian states can purchase. Solar zones and reformed tariff policies could lead to major increases in India’s solar energy capacity, making the country one of…

Read More

India’s solar energy capacity is on the rise

New solar projects in India could push the country’s capacity up to 20 GW India continues its push to embrace solar energy and is expected to reach a significant milestone within the next two years. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy estimates that some 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity will be installed in the country by March 2017. This will depend, of course, on the completion of several projects that are currently under various stages of development throughout the country. India has become a very prominent solar market,…

Read More

Orb Energy wants to expand solar energy throughout India

Orb Energy has plans to expand its business in India Orb Energy, a leading solar energy company, is looking to expand its business in India, where the demand for reliable access to clean power is growing quickly. According to Damian Miller, founder and CEO of Orb Energy, the company’s goal is to make affordable solar energy as accessible as possible. In order to accomplish this, the company designs and manufactures its own photovoltaic products. Orb Energy has also set up its own branch network in order to deliver these products…

Read More

India home to world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy

The solar-powered airport is located in Kochi City in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. Earlier this year, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which already had a 1 MW (megawatt) solar power plant that can generate 4,000 units of electricity per day, commissioned a 12 MW solar energy project, enabling the airport (which is India’s fourth largest international airport in terms of passenger traffic), to generate 60,000 units of electricity a day, which is more than it needs to run its daily operations, reported Quartz. The solar power project is a…

Read More

India revises its solar energy initiative

Indian government sees more promise in the solar power space and has revised the National Solar Mission The Indian government has been making major strides in keeping its promise to bolster the country’s renewable energy capacity. The government’s National Solar Mission has been revised this month in order to better accommodate the trends that are emerging in the clean energy market. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released the new guidelines for the initiative, highlighting a push by the government to significantly increase the country’s solar capacity. New…

Read More

India has big plans for solar energy

India intends to install some 20 GW of solar capacity within the near future India is growing more aggressive with its solar energy plans. The country saw a significant change in its energy dynamics through the National Solar Mission, which called for the rapid increase in the country’s solar capacity. The National Solar Mission aims to add 20 gigawatts worth of solar capacity to the country through massive solar power projects. These projects are to have a capacity of at least 500 megawatts. National Solar Mission launched by the new…

Read More

Solar energy initiative launched in India

Indian government wants to power mobile network towers with solar energy The Indian government has launched a new initiative that will involve the construction of solar-powered mobile network towers. The initiative is a response to extremism being seen in some parts of the country, where certain groups are having a major impact on the economy and the sustainability of the country’s mobile network. The new communications towers will have their own solar energy systems that will provide them with reliable electricity. Extremist groups put some network towers in jeopardy Most…

Read More

Politics puts solar energy project in jeopardy in India

Political tensions may cause a large-scale solar power project to be abandoned Politics may end up derailing plans to build India’s largest solar energy system. A solar project is meant to take root in Rajasthan State, but the state government has issued a formal request t the national government to abandon plans for the project. State officials suggest that the project will have a detrimental impact on thousands of migratory birds that flock to the project’s location. The environmental impact on the new energy system may not be worth the…

Read More

Tata Power receives order for solar energy project in India

ACME Solar purchases 100,000 solar panels from Tata Power for new project India’s Tata Power, one of the country’s leading manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, has announced that it has received a supply order for a solar energy project. The project is being developed by ACME Solar, which is purchasing some 100,000 solar panels from Tata Power. The new project will further boost India’s solar power capacity, helping the country move closer to its goal of abandoning fossil-fuels and embracing clean energy. 20 MW project aims to help bolster India’s solar…

Read More

Solar energy company begins focusing on the Indian market

First Solar has plans to play a larger role in India First Solar, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, has set its sights on the Indian solar energy sector. India has become a very popular solar market in recent years, largely due to the government’s insistence on embracing renewable energy and eventually abandoning fossil-fuels. New energy projects are emerging throughout the country and the frequency at which these projects are forming is raising the demand for photovoltaic products. Companies like First Solar are moving to meet this demand while also…

Read More

India plans to build the world’s largest floating solar energy system

National Hydro Power Corporation plans to develop floating solar power plant in Kerala India may soon be home to the world’s largest floating solar energy project. The country’s National Hydro Power Corporation has announced plans to install floating photovoltaic systems over bodies of water in the state of Kerala. The Renewable Energy College will provide assistance in this endeavor and the project itself is currently estimated to have a maximum energy capacity of 50 megawatts. The project has gained support on the back of similar projects that have sought to…

Read More

India may soon introduce tax incentives to support solar energy adoption

Homeowners may soon have access to tax breaks that will incentivize the adoption of solar power India is currently one of the world’s most active solar energy market and the country’s government aims to ensure that the momentum that the solar sector has generated does not dissipate in the near future. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed the introduction of several tax incentives that would encourage the country’s homeowners to adopt solar power. Tax credits would provide homeowners with financial benefits for generating surplus electrical power…

Read More

Haryana introduces new rule that makes solar energy mandatory

India aims to restrict low-quality solar energy products

New initiative takes an aggressive approach to supporting the adoption of solar power The Haryana government has announced plans to introduce an energy conservation initiative that will also focus on the development of solar energy projects throughout the state. The Indian state has grown quite interested in solar power and believes that it holds a great deal of economic and environmental promise. Through the state’s new initiative, solar energy will become mandatory in various industries, with several different categories of buildings and industrial areas being required to foster solar power…

Read More

Solar energy auction attracts major attention in India

Solar auction succeeds in attracting the interest of prominent energy developers India’s second round of solar auctions has closed after seeing a great deal of interest from prominent energy developers from around the world. The country had put 750 megawatts worth of solar opportunity up for auction, seeking developers that had innovative ideas concerning the country’s need for renewable energy. These auctions are meant the boost the solar energy capacity of the country and generate more economic activity. As new projects begin development, new jobs are created for those that…

Read More