What began as a mere graduation project for Meidad Marzan, a student at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jersualem, now aims to make solar panels active participants in the architectural sphere, instead of being mere passive radiation collectors. Sapna Gopal delves into how this could alter the concept of lighting in metros.

While the rates of solar have reduced considerably in the last two years, the off-grid uptake is yet to keep pace with the change. This is a surprising development, since earlier, the sector was driven mostly by off-grid applications.

Scientists of the Joint BioEnergy Institute identify a new microbe-produced advanced biofuel as an alternative to diesel.

Instead of fretting over the paucity of electricity, these 'solar grandmothers' from villages across Asia and Africa decided it would be better to act. As if to give vent to their ambition, the Barefoot College incepted by Bunker Roy, has showed them the way to electrify several villages across the globe, via solar power.

In a country which reels under voluminous and bountiful amount of sunshine, tapping solar power should ideally be an effortless task. Ironically though, the economics have come in the way of the solar mission. The author unfolds the trend in India and what we can expect in the times to come.

Europe has been at the forefront in the use of solar energy. Experiences of Spain in particular should offer vluable lessons on introducing policy changes for India.

Officials recently paid a visit to the 5-MW solar power plant in Khimsar, Rajasthan, touted as one of the biggest that the country can boast of and came away impressed.

When it comes to sourcing power from renewables, it's placed only next to Gujarat. One of the exalted few to have set up a dedicated agency to promote RE, Maharashtra is clearly on the right track to sustainability.

Reducing carbon emissions is not just about curbing vehicular pollutants. Those in the business of green have realised that using energy-efficient construction material can make all the difference. And, windows can help a great deal in the process.

The stone wool insulation material produced at Dahej, will save 1,000,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.