Former scientific advisor to the Defence Minister V S Arunachalam on Tuesday said, although there is talk about utilisation of solar energy, but very little is done in the country.

Leslie D'Monte / New Delhi June 23, 2009, 0:16 IST

Indian solar power companies now want to light up the domestic market, with a little help from the government, of course.

THE power ministry is mooting a venture fund to underwrite investments in new clean energy projects, as it looks to invite fresh players into the sector.

Sanjay Jog

V. Rishi Kumar

Hyderabad, June 21 With the European Union charting out a strategy to ensure 20 per cent of its energy requirement comes from renewable energy sources by 2020, opportunities for cooperation in wind and photovoltaic power generation segments are set to grow.

T. Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: Udangudi in Tuticorin district may be the site for a 100-megawatt solar thermal power plant. This was mooted during a meeting between Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veeraswami here on Saturday.

The government has decided to set up 20 new plants with a generation capacity of 3,551 megawatt electricity by 2014 to meet the growing demand in the country.

As per the decision, 20 power plants would be built under short-term and long-term plans in both public and private sectors.

The Government of Sri Lanka and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $160 million loan agreement yesterday for the development of the country

Amutha Kannan

POWER-SAVING INNOVATION: The team from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham with its innovation (seen right) - a solar-powered vapour absorption ice maker.

To increase renewable energy share from 2.5 per cent to 15 per cent by 2020