The state of Madhya Pradesh plans to provide solar power to 425 villages by the end of the 2010 financial year, and has plans to generate 200MW of power through solar energy by 2013, suggest reports.

The state is developing a full infrastructure solar park in the village of Ganeshpura, Gujarat, on 300 acres of land.

CHENNAI: India and China can provide solutions to the energy resource problem by tapping solar and wind energy as alternative, said polar explorer Robert Swan here on Monday.

Addressing an interactive session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr. Swan said use of these alternative, renewable energy sources would help reduce pollution.

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New Delhi: US-based Astonfield is betting big on the Indian solar market as the government starts work to implement the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

The company has planned to develop 1,200 mw solar power generation capacity by 2017 with an estimated investment of over $ 1 billion, says a top company executive..

LUCKNOW: In a major step towards energy conservation, the North Eastern Railway (NER) has decided to run its three offices of divisional railway managers (DRMs) on solar power. General manager UCD Shreni announced here on Wednesday that DRM offices of Lucknow, Izzatnagar and Varanasi would switch over to solar power from March 2011 onwards.

Chandigarh: Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has allotted five solar power projects to construction major Punj Lloyd to be set up at locations, including the Golden Temple and the Punjab Assembly.

Since 97% of its fossil fuels are imported, raising the share of renewables to 11% by 2030 is South Korea's solution
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London: Scientists have developed a new green energy harnessing technology which they claim could turn all house windows into a solar power generator.

CHENNAI: A high-level business delegation from Bangladesh has expressed its eagerness to invest in solar photovoltaic units that are coming up near Chennai and other sectors such as health care, logistics and IT, said Abdul Matlub Ahmad, president, India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) on Monday.