Yearly Archives: 2018

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India eyeing a new monster 100GW solar-capacity goal

Earlier this week, India's energy minister R.K. Singh suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy. PV Tech confirmed the report, which added that the tender could be tied to solar panel-manufacturing buildout. In 2015, India set a goal to reach 100GW of solar capacity as part of [...]

India’s first ever solar powered brewery now open in Mysuru

AB InBev’s Brewery in the temple town of T Narasipura, 45 minutes away from Mysuru will brew Budweiser from 100% renewable energy.The factory stands out amidst the endless greenery of T Narasipura, a quiet temple town in Mysuru district of Karnataka, where Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev), the Belgian-Brazilian company and world’s biggest beer producer, have set [...]

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 [...]

India Announces New Policy For Wind & Solar Hybrid Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) today announced a new National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy that provides a framework for the promotion of large grid-connected wind-solar Photovoltaics (PV) hybrid systems for efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and land.The policy also aims at reducing the variability in renewable power generation and achieving better grid stability. [...]

Gujarat Plans 5 Gigawatt Solar Park

The Indian state of Gujarat is looking to get back the place it once enjoyed in the country’s solar power sector. The state has announced plans to set up a new solar power park, the largest in the country.Gujarat Chief Minister recently told media outlets that his government will set up a 5 gigawatt solar [...]

World’s First Solar Powered Highway Opens In China

The idea of solar roads has been dismissed by many as being impractical. But that didn’t stop China from opening one for testing today, joining the ranks of France, Holland, and other countries giving it a shot. In Jinan, the capital of the northeastern Shandong province, traffic is now rolling over a stretch of expressway [...]

Saudi Arabia To Create World’s Largest Solar Plant

Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project.SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, known for backing ambitious endeavors with flair, unveiled the project Tuesday in New York at a ceremony with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The powerful [...]

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 [...]