R. Sairam

Harnessing solar energy may address the energy problems in rural areas.

MADURAI: Solar power generation units no longer remain in the sole domain of industries as a new scheme of the Central Government offers generous incentives to promote its domestic use.

If the things go the right way, Orissa's first attempt to harness tidal power for generating electricity would be in the form of a 1236 MW plant along the creeks in Mahakalpada in the Mahanadi deltaic region.

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has been entrusted with the work of solarising important structures including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and the Sri Harmandir Sahib.

All the gadgets of these buildings would be run through solar energy under the project and work on the first phase would be started in the coming four months.

To help in policy development, awareness creation, as well as training and capacity building for solar energy is the main focus of Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI).

Now with its major thrust on harnessing wind, solar, and nuclear power in addition to petroleum so as to get itself converted into an energy company, the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) on Wednesday launched its solar lamps for the first time in the North East here at Santipur village.


Feasibility study under way for setting up plant at Leh, Kargil.

Green energy thrust

ONGC to start off with a 10 MW solar PV plant with plans also for a solar thermal project

NTPC takes up grid interactive 15 MW solar thermal-based projects at Anta in Rajasthan

Richa Mishra
Anil Sasi

Shimla: In a bid to harness solar energy in a big way, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to develop Shimla and Hamirpur as

Srinagar: Solar home lighting systems were on Sunday distributed to about 388 houses in an unelectrified village in Jammu and Kashmir

The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, on Wednesday inaugurated the Rs 100-crore solar photovoltaic module manufacturing plant set up by Vikram Group of Industries at Falta Special Economic Zone in South 24 Parganas district, according to a company release.