While the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) opened up the solar electricity sector in India, the focus has primarily been on large-scale grid-connected power plants. With the drastic fall in prices of solar photovoltaic (PV)

This review by Prayas Energy Group focuses on the technical, social, economic, institutional, and policy aspects of DRE micro-grids in India. Finds that while decentralised renewable energy (DRE) micro-grids have significant potential in remote area, the high incidence of project and system failures suggests that there are several unresolved technical, socio-economic and institutional factors that fundamentally impact its long-term sustainability.

This paper examines the development of the solar PV and wind industries across China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States from 2001–2011.

Tamil Nadu government has announced this policy for the state with an aim of generating 1,000 Mw of solar power every year from 2015, setting up of solar energy parks along with incentives for solar power producers and equipment manufacturers.

Mumbai India needs to stem an influx of cheaper imports from China and ease taxes on locally made solar cells to boost domestic manufacturing, Tata Power Solar Systems’ newly appointed CEO Ajay Goel told FE in a telephonic interview on Wednesday.

The government aims to turn India into a major solar power hub, targeting a 20-fold rise in sun-power generation to 20 Giga Watts (GW) by 2022. The country’s growing power needs and a shortage of coal and gas used in conventional thermal plants has highlighted the need to develop energy from alternative sources, such as sun and wind.

The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India’s rural market. India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand.

visible sort, into electricity. But not very well yet

Going solar is no longer a bright idea for the four-decade-old photovoltaic manufacturing industry. This high-potential renewable energy sector has suffered a serious setback in India as much as across the globe. And the alarm bells are ringing loud.

In the 1970s, public sector companies Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited and the Central Electronics Limited were the first to make solar equipment in India. But these were primarily for research and development. In the 1990s, some more companies started small-scale manufacture of solar equipment. These were restricted to manufacturing for household applications.

An interplanetary energy crunch looms. Will NASA keep a nuclear tiger in its tank, or put the sun in its sails?

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010 as a high-level global forum through which to promote policies and programmes that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.

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