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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 [...]

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 [...]