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Solar charge controllers: Playing a key role in solar power distribution systems

With several initiatives undertaken by Central and state governments to encourage the use of renewable resources, the solar energy sector has gained significant momentum and attention. This has dramatically increased the demand for solar charge controllers. By Potshangbam July The solar...

MNRE Decides To Lend A Hand To Green Energy Developers

MNRE officials held discussions with their counterparts in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The renewable energy ministry has held discussions with state governments to find out how much land they are willing to set aside for renewable energy parks,...

Solar Power Generation in India Grows 34 Per cent in Q1 2019

In 2018-19 fiscal, out of the overall electricity generation, more than 90 per cent share is of non-renewable sources and renewables make up for only 9 per cent Over the last few years, the generation of solar power in India...

India Delays New Solar Tender With Focus On Factories

India’s efforts to develop its own solar equipment industry will be challenged by both domestic policies and overseas competition. India is considering a new tender to develop solar power equipment manufacturing that doesn’t include a requirement to also generate electricity,...

Rooftop Solar Projects Must For India To Meet 175GW Renewable Energy Goal

Out of 100 GW solar capacity target, 40 GW is likely to be achieved by the installation of rooftop solar projects.  India needs faster implementation of roof-top solar projects to meet the 175 gigawatts of renewable energy target by 2022,...

Bridgestone India Begins Solar Power Generation on Both Plants

1MW of solar power results in savings of nearly 59 million rupees worth of electricity expenses in 20 years. Bridgestone, the tire manufacturer's Pune Plant in Chakan, in the state of Maharashtra in Western India, has currently installed 1 MW of Solar...

Signify Expects Good Growth In The Solar Lighting Segment

Signify Innovations India’s current turnover is approx Rs 3,500 crore, with a double digit growth percentage. Signify Innovations India, earlier known as Philips Lighting India, is expecting good opportunity in the solar lights segment going forward, not only from the...

Karnataka Puts A Stop On New Solar Energy Projects

Karnataka had taken the lead in developing renewable energy projects over the past decade. In a first, Karnataka has stopped the building of new solar energy projects, balancing its renewable power purchase obligations and concerns on the financial health of...

Japan Tells India To Review Safeguard Duties On Solar Cell Imports

In July last year, India imposed a 25 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules from China and Malaysia for the first year. Japan has asked India to immediately review its safeguard duties on solar cell...

Godrej Invests $1.2 Million In Solar Startup ZunRoof

Godrej’s rooftop solution subsidiary Godrej Solar is one of the companies that ZunRoof competes with, so the investment can be seen as a strategic one.  Home appliances, real estate and consumer goods conglomerate Godrej has invested $1.2 Mn in Gurugram-based...

Siemens Gamesa Secures 250 MW Solar Energy Order From Sprng Energy

Siemens Gamesa has commissioned over 400 MW solar power in India and is currently executing several large solar projects in the country. Siemens Gamesa Tuesday said it has secured its largest solar energy project order of 250 MW from Sprng...

Hero Future Seeking IFC Backing For 250-MW Of Indian Solar Project

The project will also benefit from additional parallel loans of up to USD 106.7 million, according to the disclosure. India’s Hero Future Energies Global Ltd is seeking to build a 250-MW solar park in Rajasthan with an A loan of...

GIP In Talks To Buy RattanIndia Solar Power Assests

RattanIndia has a projects portfolio of more than 300 MW, and these include both ground-mounted solar projects and rooftop solar panels. Leading infrastructure investor Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is in advanced negotiations to buy the solar portfolio of RattanIndia Power...

Waaree Energies Eyes 15 Per Cent Of Off-Grid Solar Inverter Market

With a strong business plan in place, Waaree expects the vertical to contribute significantly to its revenues in FY 2019-20. Following the launch of customized solar modules for electric vehicles, EPC contractor and solar PV manufacturer Waaree Energies has forayed into the standalone...

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