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India becomes second largest solar market; installs 4.9 GW in H1

India installed 4.9 GW of solar power, consolidating its position as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of calendar year 2018. The country was ranked second, following China during the January-June period, according to a report by Mercom Communications India. India was the fifth-largest solar market in the world [...]

NIT Goa to be India’s 1st fully solar-powered technical institute

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, has received funding of Rs 497 crore from the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry for construction of the first phase of its permanent campus at Cuncolim. Once ready, the institute will be the first technical institute in India to be fully solar-powered, NIT Goa director Gopal Mugeraya [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Solar News, wind voltz|0 Comments

SBI Planning To Run 10,000 ATMs on Solar Energy

In a step towards becoming carbon neutral, country's largest lender State Bank of India(SBI) is looking to install solar panels over around 10,000 ATMs across the country in the next two years, a senior official said. Currently, nearly 1,200 of the bank's ATMs are running on solar power. "We are going to take this number [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Solar News, wind voltz|0 Comments

Solar Energy run Ajmer Airport

JAIPUR: The Airport Authority of India will generate 100 megawatt power from solar energy to light up the under-construction Ajmer airport at Kishangarh. In this regard, the AAI's technical team recently earmarked an area to install the solar cell plates recently. "The solar electricity generated will be given to the Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|solar projects, wind voltz|0 Comments

World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Project On A Cricket Stadium at Brabourne in India

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday inaugurated the world’s largest rooftop solar project on a cricket stadium, at Brabourne stadium.The Cricket Club of India (CCI), established in 1933 and home to Brabourne stadium, has installed 2,280 solar panels of 360 wp rating each on the roof of the west and north stands of the stadium. [...]

By | September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First 100% Solar-Powered Railway Station In North-East India

After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy.The Guwahati railway station in the capital city of Assam is the first railway station in the country to be fully solar-powered. A major railway thoroughfare in India’s northeastern region, the station handles around 20,000 [...]

Azure Power Wins Largest Capacity (600MWs) under India’s Largest Solar Auction

Azure Power, one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced it has won a 600 megawatt (MW) solar power project through an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a Government of India enterprise and a company with an AA+ domestic debt rating by ICRA, a Moody’s Company. The project is the [...]

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 [...]