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Tesla Powerwall Technology

Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup. The average home uses more electricity in the morning and evening than during the day when solar energy is plentiful. […]

PM Narendra Modi visit toTesla Motors headquarters

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Tesla Motors headquarters near San Francisco last week, he was almost reading the writing on the wall, that solar is going to be the fuel of this century. At Tesla, Modi was not really looking to bring the technology behind Elon Musk’s highly successful, but extremely expensive, cars to India. In fact, the Indian delegation had its eyes on his Powerwall and how this solar battery could help us tap one resource we […]

Solar Energy, Air Taxi Services & Food park sector lure investors:Govt

SHIMLA: Investors are showing keen interest in setting up industrial units in diversified fields like solar energy, air taxi services and food park sector in Himachal Pradesh, says industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who was in Delhi for the two-days investor meet. He said the meet provided a fruitful platform to entrepreneurs and industrialists, who could discuss incentives and opportunities for establishing industries in the state. He says chief minister Virbhadra Singh informed the industrialists about a host of measures initiated […]

Brazil to be in top 5 solar producing regions in next few years

Brazil is a sleeping solar giant. As the country’s solar market begins to stir, what are the main changes that need to occur for Brazil to join China, the United States, and Japan as one of the top solar markets in the world? Strong fundamentals, but… Brazil has impressive strengths. The country boasts a population of 200 million people, 570,000 gigawatt-hours of consumption per year, average retail electricity rates in the double digits, and 70 gigawatts of new generation needed […]

Cochin First International Airport in the world to run on solar panels

                That’s right, an airport completely powered by the sun. Not partly but completely (well, except on really cloudy days where it will have to use power from the grid). Where you ask? Well, it’s not in Australia where we have an abundance of sunshine. India is also the fourth largest consumer of oil and relies heavily on coal. Despite its reliance on fossil fuels, the country also uses alternative energy sources such as […]

All Eyes on1,500V Solar Module by wuxi suntech China

Chinese solar manufacturer Wuxi Suntech, a subsidiary of China-based wafer, cell and module manufacturer Jiangsu Shunfeng International Ltd. At Solar Power International 2015, Suntech said that it would be showcasing its upgraded ‘SuperPoly’ modules as well as its new high efficiency ‘HyPro’ series of modules featuring PERC cell technology. However, the key product would be its new 1,500V high system voltage module that will be on display at SPI but is expected to be commercially launched in October 2015. Suntech […]

Baripatha (Odhisha) First 100% Solar powered village

BARIPATHA (Odisha): October 2 this year marked a life-changing transition for the 350-odd dwellers of Baripatha, a tribal village about 25 km southwest of Bhubaneswar. It made history by becoming the first village in the state to be powered entirely by solar energy. Many solar projects elsewhere in the country have floundered and failed but Baripatha is different. Its model is low-cost, low-maintenance and community-owned – elements that are missing in other solar-powered projects. “This model can be replicated all […]

ONE BILLION EUROS FOR SOLAR PROJECTS

Around18 MoUs and letters of intent and a new German assistance package for over 1 billion euros for solar projects in India ­ taking overall commitments to more than 2 billion euros ­ were sealed during inter-governmental consultations led by PM Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday . The third India-Germany inter-governmental consultations saw Modi describing Germany as a `natural partner’ for India’s economic transformation and said clean energy and climate change are areas witnessing high level of […]

Fifty Five Solar Cities coming up in India

As many as 55 cities in 27 states and union territories are currently being developed as solar or green cities, parliament was told today. So far, 55 existing cities in 27 states/UTs are being developed as solar cities in the country under ‘Development of Solar Cities programme’, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. The new and renewable energy ministry has been implementing the programme under which a total of […]

By 2017-18 Solar power is likely to become cheaper than or equivalent to conventional thermal energy prices over the next 2-3 years and reach Rs 4-4.5 per unit

COIMBATORE: Solar power is likely to become cheaper than or equivalent to conventional thermal energy prices over the next 2-3 years and reach Rs 4-4.5 per unit by 2017-18, India Ratings and Research has estimated. “This will be driven by a decline in capital costs (solar modules and other balance of plant), an increase in efficiency, a shift towards large solar photovoltaic projects leading to the economies of scale and lower return expectations by developers,” it said. Solar photovoltaic prices have […]