Even as Delhi and NCR reel under power cuts, solar energy is beginning to light up villages just a few miles into the countryside. The sun no longer sets on Nakshandabad. It continues to light up this small village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh well past dusk.

Jindal Power today expressed hope of starting work on its Rs 7,500-crore solar power project in Rajasthan by 2012, to become the largest firm in the green energy segment.

ITANAGAR, May 11: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) is dispelling darkness from the remotest villages in China and Myanmar border with the light of solar energy. For several thousand villagers, tucked away hundreds of kilometers from Itanagar, it is a welcome journey from darkness to light.

JAIPUR: Astonfield Renewable Resources has joined hands with PV System integrator Belectric to set up a 5 mw solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan. The plant, spread across 30 acres, would have the capacity to power more than 13,000 homes.

Mumbai In the peak of summer, when electricity bills climb in most households, Professor R Venkatesh of Sion is unperturbed. In 2007, he had installed a miniature windmill and solar panels on the terrace of his 11-storey building for his personal use; since then, he has been seeing a consistent drop in his monthly bills, by at least Rs 500 to Rs 750.

Equipment Manufacturers Seek Domestic Content Criterion, Like Those In Canada & China, As Safeguard Measure

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Bishnu Dash / Kolkata/ Bhubaneswar May 10, 2010, 0:44 IST

The renewable energy sector in Orissa is likely to get further boost with a large number of private entrepreneurs evincing interest to set up solar power units in the state.

The Orissa government has approved nine more solar power projects with an aggregate generation capacity of 57 Mw.

T. Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission has proposed to start solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from the current year.

This will be indicated in its order on solar energy, according to the commission.

STATE-RUN NTPC is investing over Rs 4,500 crore for setting up renewable energy projects in the country to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and carry forward the company

Kirtika Suneja / New Delhi May 7, 2010, 1:38 IST

Global technology company Moser Baer plans to raise Rs 300-400 crore of debt in the next two to three months to fund expansion, primarily to increase the crystalline silicon capacity of its photo voltaic (PV) business by 100 Mw from the current 140 Mw.