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Solar power plants at Bijnor villages Ram Sahaywala, Himmatpur Bela, Motadhak and Chaturwala

The solar plants will be set up in four villages i.e Ram Sahaywala, Himmatpur Bela, Motadhak and Chaturwala villages by next year. The villages have been shortlisted under the Solar Mission Scheme of the New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (NEDA), which will manage the project. The move comes after several complaints were received about rise in crime cases during the night due to absence of electricity. However, the solar lights will help alleviate the problem. Giving details, RK Pandey, […]

First Solar Power Plant in Uttarakhand by UJNVL

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday inaugurated its first 100 Kilowatt solar energy rooftop power plant at Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)’s headquarters. Inaugurating the solar energy plant, chief minister Harish Rawat asked senior engineers and officers to make maximum use of solar energy to meet the power needs of the hill state. Rawat also instructed them to prepare a detailed roadmap to augment solar energy production to cater to the state’s needs and help the state reduce its dependence […]

Solar CARS AT World Solar Challenge 2015

  After imaginary Dream  a  plain that can fly with solar power came to rue now it SOLAR CARS TURN On a remote road an hour out of Darwin, dozens of solar-powered cars have been pushed to the limits for the past two weeks.Some of them look like spaceships, or a car from the Jetsons.One black, sleek vehicle looks like an Adam West-era Batmobile. They’re preparing for the World Solar Challenge, a biennial race from Darwin to Adelaide, which puts […]

Andhra Pradesh on Thursday secured INR 190 billion for solar wind projects

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday secured INR 190 billion (USD 2.93bn/EUR 2.6bn) in commitments for both renewable energy plants and factories from several multinational sector players, local media reported. One of the biggest pacts was signed between the state government and SBJ Cleantech — a joint venture (JV) of Japanese telecoms group Softbank Corp (TYO:9984), Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (TPE:2354) and India-based conglomerate Bharti Enterprises Ltd. As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the […]

32 MW Punjab Largest Solar Power Plant Unleashed

Largest solar power project in Punjab was commissioned at Jaga Ram Teerath village in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. After inaugurating the 32 MW plant in the presence of Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Harsimrat said Punjab was the first state in the country to work out a diversification scheme which had turned farmers into green energy entrepreneurs. She said Punjab would target development at least 15 green energy entrepreneurs per […]

Solar In Africa Pay As You Go

A company is looking to light up off-grid, rural African communities using an innovative “pay-as-you-go” system. U.K. based Azuri Technologies is using mobile technology to let customers purchase solar power as they use it. According to the company, mobile phone penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is “almost ubiquitous.” The need to broaden access to clean energy – especially in the home – is pressing. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), almost 1.3 billion people across the planet lack access to […]

South Africa Plans for 1.5 GW solar park

South Africa’s energy ministry has announced it is to develop a 1.5 GW solar PV plant in the country’s Northern Cape as part of an effort to overcome persistent power shortages, a senior government official has revealed. Ompi Aphane, deputy director general of South Africa’s Energy Ministry, told attendees at the recent South African Renewable Energy Conference in Cape Town that clean energy is the nation’s best hope in tackling chronic electricity shortages. “We are putting the [solar] project in […]

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 […]

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 […]