This report aims at providing a clear and comprehensible description of the current status of the developing Photovoltaic power generation world-wide and its untapped potentials and growth prospects in the coming years. During 2010, the Photovoltaic (PV) market has shown unprecedented growth and wide-spread deployment of this environmentally friendly source of power generation.


Making a

Sanjay Chakrabarti

The year 2010 brought a lot of

State-run power equipment-maker BHEL on Thursday said it has bagged contracts worth `78 crore from Indiabulls for setting up three solar power projects.

Response to the National Solar Mission, which aims at generating 20,000 Mw of solar power in the country over the next decade, has been good so far.

In less than a year after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the scheme, 300 bids for solar photovoltaic (PV) plants and 44 for solar thermal projects were received by NTPC Vidyut Vyapaar Nigam (NVVN), a nodal agency for the sale and purchase o

This new World Bank report focuses on problems and barriers that developers are facing in the solar power sector in India. It analyses the risk perception of domestic and international developers and shows how these could be mitigated.

This publication presents case studies from across the country that illustrate the utilization of renewable energy sources with a wide range of applications across various sectors. 

Gujarat has taken the lead among states in solar power. And it has a plan: to integrate solar into its power ecosystem by working on both the demand and supply sides, report Himanshu Darji, Mitul Thakkar and Shelley Singh


In recent years, renewable energy has increasingly attracted public and policy attention particularly for its potential to contribute to
reductions in GHG emissions. Most interest has focused on the use of renewables in power generation and as biofuels.