Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Diu Becomes India’s Ist Fully Solar Powered Union Territory

Leading the way for the entire country, Diu becomes the first destination to be fully run by solar power. The Union Territory has made such significant progress in the last three years that now Diu produces more than 100 per cent solar power. Diu, which has a geographical area of 42 sq km, has installed [...]

India Co-Hosts First Solar Alliance Meet, PM Modi Says 100 GW By 2022

India stepped up efforts at positioning itself as a global climate leader at the first conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Sunday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to generate 175 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022, including 100 GW from solar and 60 GW from wind. India has launched [...]

World’s Largest Solar Park in Karnataka, India

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government inaugurated the first phase of a 2,000 megawatts (MW) solar park in the drought-prone Pavagada region of Tumkur district, about 180km from Bengaluru. The first phase of the Rs16,500 crore park called “Shakti Sthala” will generate 600MW, while the balance 1,400MW is expected to be commissioned by the end of this [...]

NEED TO TAKE A STEP TOWARDS SOLAR FOR PETROL PUMPS IN INDIA

Over 50,000 Petrol Pump stations in the country require electricity to run their Petrol Pumps and are paying heavy tariff charges to DISCOMs. Many of the petrol pump owners are also using diesel generators in areas where there are power cuts. Solar PV Rooftop power plant can be environment friendly and economical viable solution for [...]