Giant electricity plants in the Sahara desert could provide 15 per cent of Europe's power. But there may be better solar solutions closer to home.

Solar thermal power company eSolar Inc said on Friday it granted South African company Clean Energy Solutions exclusive rights to represent and distribute eSolar's concentrating solar power technology across seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Johannesburg-based Clean Energy Solutions develops renewable energy projects.

Simran Arora

: Suryachakra Power Venture, a group company of Suryachakra Power Corporation, has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with a German company, MAN Solar Millennium for developing and setting up concentrated solar thermal power projects in India.

Solar food dryers play an important role in the drying of agro-produce, which is an excellent way to preserve food. They are an appropriate food preservation technology for a sustainable world.

India's first Solar Park to generate 3,000 MW electricity is coming up in Gujarat
with the help of the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) of the Clinton Foundation has entered into an agreement with the Gujarat government on September 7, one of the outstanding initiatives taken by the state government in the field of solar energy.

Rajiv Tikoo

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: With the worldwide focus on climate change and exploring renewable energy sources to meet the emerging power needs, the Central Government is all set to unveil a mega solar power capacity addition plan to make India the global leader in solar energy.

Chandigarh: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up of 5 MW solar power project in Punjab was inked between Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and the US-based Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) Group in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

T. Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: Udangudi in Tuticorin district may be the site for a 100-megawatt solar thermal power plant. This was mooted during a meeting between Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veeraswami here on Saturday.

Australia's government will spend A$4.5 billion (US$3.4 billion) in partnership with private investors to build up to eight commercial power stations testing clean coal and solar technologies, Treasurer Wayne Swan said on Tuesday.