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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 [...]

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 [...]

Solar Powered E-Rickshaw Era in Kochi

One of the big contributors to air pollution in the city is the autorickshaw. However, there is a solution-solar e-rickshaws and Georgekutty Kariyanappally, a staunch advocate of green energy for past 16 years, says it can be rightly called so. It was during his travels in North India that he came across the vehicle. “While [...]

Solar Powered Boats Launched in Kerala for Public Transport

Kerala’s first solar ferry boat was inaugurated by Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Mr. Goyal said that the Central Government would extend its support to all such projects that aimed to promote environment friendly means of transport. Mr. Goyal launched the Vaikom – Cherthala – Thavanakadavu ferry service in the presence of [...]

WHY SOLAR MISSION OF INDIA IS A GAME CHANGER?

Under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s leadership, a giant mission has been set up: The SOLAR MISSION OF INDIA. The chief objective of this solar mission proposed by Modi is to install solar power plant of 100GW (GigaWatt) capacity by the year 2022. It was initially pronounced to be a 22 GW plant but recently it [...]

World’s Ist Solar Train Will Begin Service Soon in Byron Bay, Australia

The train, which features restored vintage carriages with flexible solar panels on their roofs, will travel between its solar-charging train station and a resort property in Byron Bay. The Byron Bay Railroad Company is putting a disused track to work again with a restored "derelict heritage train" that has been converted to be 100% solar [...]

India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant is at Banasura Sagar Reservoir In Wayanad, Kerala.

India's largest floating solar power plant and it's set up on the Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad, Kerala. The 500 kWp (kilowatt peak) solar plant of the Kerala state electricity board (KSEB) floats on 1.25 acres of water surface of the reservoir. The solar plant has 1,938 solar panels which have been installed on 18 [...]