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Sep 18th, 2018
Renewable Energy India REI Expo Shaping the Future of Clean Energy
UBM India today launched the 12th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo, the three day (18th to 20th September 2018) show at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. The expo was inaugurated by key dignitaries including Shri Manu Srivastava, IAS, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh; Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Er. Neelam Janaiah, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO); Mr. Takashi Omote, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan; Ms Henriette Faergemann, First Counsellor, Head of Section, Environment, Energy, Climate Change, Urbanisation, Mobility, Foreign Policy Instrument with Delegation of EU to India; Mr Justin Wu, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Ms. Margaret Ma-Connolly, CEO, UBM Asia; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Rajneesh Khattar, Group Director, UBM India, during the high profile Opening Ceremony on 18th September.
May 28th, 2018
SDMC Earns ₹0.96 Million by Selling Surplus Rooftop Solar Power
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has announced that it has become country’s first civic body to generate solar power through rooftop solar installations atop 55 of its buildings, earning a significant income in just three months by selling the surplus power generated to Delhi’s power distribution company BSES. The civic body claims to have earned approximately ₹0.96 million (~$0.014 million) by selling its surplus solar power, according to news agency PTI.
May 28th, 2018
SoftBank to join hands with IL&FS to develop solar power in India, says report
Tokyo based Softbank group will join hands with infrastructure conglomerate IL&FS to develop 20 gigawatts of solar capacity in India by 2025, reported The Economic Times. The firm’s power and energy investment arm SB Energy has decided to develop projects in the country along with IL&FS Energy unit, said the report. The solar parks will be developed to support the renewable energy road map for the country put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, added the report.
May 22nd, 2018
India is beating China in the race to build massive solar power projects
Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar energy. Meanwhile, neighbouring India has turned up at the party a little late—but is now racing ahead in terms of big projects. Half of the world’s 10 largest solar parks under construction currently are in India, says a report by US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
May 01st, 2018
Japan, India agree to boost energy cooperation
The Japanese and Indian governments have agreed to step up cooperation in the energy sector. Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko and Indian Power Minister RK Singh signed a joint statement in New Delhi on Tuesday. The statement says Japan will extend technological aid to India in the field of renewable energy, including solar power generation and environmentally-friendly fuel cells that run on hydrogen. It says the 2 countries will boost cooperation in oil and natural gas development.
May 01st, 2018
India opting for renewables to cut fossil emissions: Study
India is making significant strides towards meeting climate commitments and is on course to surpass its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets before 2030, said an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
Apr 30th, 2018
Gujarat Plans 5 Gigawatt Solar Park - Indias Largest
The Indian state of Gujarat is looking to get back the place it once enjoyed in the countrys solar power sector. The state has announced plans to set up a new solar power park, the largest in the country.
Apr 17th, 2018
Worlds first solar cooperative has transformed this Gujarat village into a land of 'solar farmers'
In the Dhundi village of Gujarat's Kheda district grazing cows and buffaloes is a very frequent sight. While the summer brings with it unbearable heat, the blazing sun is a harbinger of good news in this village. A source of power, water and income, it has rendered Dhundi as a model solar village. Only two years ago, when the world’s first solar irrigation cooperative, Dhundi Saur Urja Utpadak Sahakari Mandali or DSUUSM, was launched, the farmers of the village were harvesting only crops. Today, they are harvesting solar energy, according to The Hindu.
Apr 12th, 2018
Diu becomes India's first solar-powered island
Diu has become one of the first states in India to run entirely on solar energy. The island is the tenth least populated district of India with 50 acre of barren land which can be easily used to convert natural resources into energy.
Apr 12th, 2018
Hyderabad to tap rooftop solar potential
Hyderabad has rooftop solar potential of 1,730 MW; can contribute to India’s rooftop solar goals The city has a rooftop solar potential of 1,730 MW of which 1,193 MW can be generated from residential areas. This could lead to a reduction of power demand in the city by approximately 15%.
Apr 11th, 2018
Indian state Gujarat to build 5GW solar park
The State Government of Gujarat has approved setting up a 5GW solar park at Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Ahmedabad.
Mar 12th, 2018
India attempts to take pole position in the worlds clean-energy transformation
On Sunday, March 11, the heads of around 40 countries landed in India for the first official summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a non-profit treaty-based group of 121 countries promoting the use of solar energy.
Aug 18th, 2015
Cochin International Airport becomes world's first to operate on solar power
Scripting a new chapter the Cochin International Airport here today became the first in the world to operate completely on solar power. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp solar power plant comprising 46150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near the cargo complex at a function at the airport this morning.
Nov 30th, -0001
Sun should run the earth! India must exploit its potential to become a solar giant
As we were scurrying across to escape the relentless scorching sun into the cool comforts of the exhibition halls at Greater Noida Exposition Centre, Ms Helena Li was looking around rather wistfully. It was so much of wasted opportunity. She meant the sunshine. Helena Li is the president of Trina Solar of China, the world's largest solar power generating photovoltaic panels manufacturer. Flitting across forty countries on five continents, she found time to personally come and attend the solar power companies' humongous exhibition held in the Greater Noida facility last week.
Nov 30th, -0001
Sun should run the earth! India must exploit its potential to become a solar giant
As we were scurrying across to escape the relentless scorching sun into the cool comforts of the exhibition halls at Greater Noida Exposition Centre, Ms Helena Li was looking around rather wistfully. It was so much of wasted opportunity. She meant the sunshine. Helena Li is the president of Trina Solar of China, the world's largest solar power generating photovoltaic panels manufacturer. Flitting across forty countries on five continents, she found time to personally come and attend the solar power companies' humongous exhibition held in the Greater Noida facility last week.
Nov 30th, -0001
Sun should run the earth! India must exploit its potential to become a solar giant
As we were scurrying across to escape the relentless scorching sun into the cool comforts of the exhibition halls at Greater Noida Exposition Centre, Ms Helena Li was looking around rather wistfully. It was so much of wasted opportunity. She meant the sunshine. Helena Li is the president of Trina Solar of China, the world's largest solar power generating photovoltaic panels manufacturer. Flitting across forty countries on five continents, she found time to personally come and attend the solar power companies' humongous exhibition held in the Greater Noida facility last week.