Verdict expected in August

A new technology developed by scientists at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can store solar energy for up to several weeks; an advance that could change the way scientists think about

The speed of implementation of solar-PV projects surpasses all other competing power technologies, bar none. (Inset) David Cooke.

Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, with the cost of photovoltaics continuing to decline. In fact, in some parts of the world, solar energy would become cheaper than the heavily subsidised fossil fuel energy, says a report.

A strong support to domestic solar manufacturing sector coupled with fortuitous global developments for the industry have enabled Chinese firms to dominate the global market.

Due to the decline in the upfront capital cost, the cost of generation of solar power generation plant has become competitive with many conventional power generation technologies.

This is the Draft Guidelines for Implementation of Scheme for setting up of 2000 MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects under JNNSM, Batch-III-Tranche-I “State Specific VGF Scheme” .

Drawing on the Asian Development Bank’s experience installing the rooftop solar photovoltaic system at its headquarters, the Handbook for Rooftop Solar Development in Asia hopes to demystify the process of developing solar photovoltaic projects in urban areas.

Materials that may be cheaper and more efficient than silicon at converting the sun’s rays into electricity could be key to the next generation of solar power, scientists say.

These guidelines are for 3000 MW. MNRE will indicate the total quantity for various States based on response received from the States. The scope of these guidelines is limited to providing the necessary policy and operational framework for development of projects under the above mentioned “State Specific Bundling Scheme”.