This new solar power policy announced by Gujarat government is aimed at transforming the state into an "integrated solar generation hub" of the country. Offers several incentives to solar power generators for promoting clean energy generation in the state.

CHENNAI: Solar energy, especially solar thermal, is the ultimate option to meet the growing energy needs, according to Mohan Verghese Chunkath, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA).

The International Energy Agency (IEA) visualises renewable energy (wind, solar and hydel) outgrowing gas-based energy and becoming the second largest source of electricity, after coal, as early as 2015.

India has significant advantages it can leverage in promoting solar energy as an alternative and renewable energy source. Firstly, the intensity and duration of sunlight available on its landmass is relatively greater than in many other heavily populated regions of the world. Just 1 per cent of India

Captures all the sunlight, more efficient at making electricity the oldest piece of space junk still orbiting the Earth is the satellite Vanguard I. In 1958, it became the fourth artificial satellite launched

P B Jayakumar / Mumbai November 28, 2008, 0:37 IST

Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) plans to acquire companies in the non-conventional energy and transmission business to more than double its turnover to Rs 50,000 crore in the next five years.

NEW DELHI: Leading wind power equipment maker Suzlon Energy on Monday announced its plans to venture into the solar energy sector.

Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of the ongoing India Economic Summit here, Suzlon Energy chairman and Managing Director, Tulsi R. Tanti said this would be in addition to the plans for tapping the wind power potential in the country.

LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydropower, will overtake gas to become the second largest source of electricity behind coal by 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

By Naba Bhattacharjee

Pallavi Bisaria / New Delhi/ Lucknow November 10, 2008, 0:42 IST

In order to popularise alternative methods of conventional energy, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced subsidy on solar water heating systems.

The scheme will be carried out through the Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA), a state government nodal agency for renewable energy.