India should refrain from slapping retroactive duties on solar power plants already under construction to avoid disrupting investment into the industry, a unit of the nation’s biggest industrial gr

Tata Solar Power (TSP) announced expansion of its manufacturing facility from 125 MW TO 200 MW at Bangalore.

Mumbai India needs to stem an influx of cheaper imports from China and ease taxes on locally made solar cells to boost domestic manufacturing, Tata Power Solar Systems’ newly appointed CEO Ajay Goel told FE in a telephonic interview on Wednesday.

The government aims to turn India into a major solar power hub, targeting a 20-fold rise in sun-power generation to 20 Giga Watts (GW) by 2022. The country’s growing power needs and a shortage of coal and gas used in conventional thermal plants has highlighted the need to develop energy from alternative sources, such as sun and wind.

Going solar is no longer a bright idea for the four-decade-old photovoltaic manufacturing industry. This high-potential renewable energy sector has suffered a serious setback in India as much as across the globe. And the alarm bells are ringing loud.

In the 1970s, public sector companies Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited and the Central Electronics Limited were the first to make solar equipment in India. But these were primarily for research and development. In the 1990s, some more companies started small-scale manufacture of solar equipment. These were restricted to manufacturing for household applications.

Tata Power will buy out its partner BP Alternative Energy Holdings’ 51% stake in their JV Tata BP Solar India but continue their technology partnership until 2013, the Tata utility said in a statem

New Delhi Tata Power, the country's largest integrated private power player, on Tuesday said it would acquire BP Alternative Energy Holding's 51% stake in joint venture Tata BP Solar.

Lowest bid in second batch of solar energy projects was for Rs7.49/unit. The way the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is making progress, it is expected that solar energy will soon be as cheap as energy from conventional sources. At least, that is what emerged from the second batch of bidding under the National Solar Mission held on December 2 for 350 MW capacity. The lowest bid was for Rs7.49 per unit, which is 50 per cent lower than the benchmark tariff of Rs15.39/unit fixed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).

Tata BP Solar India, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar, on Monday said it has commissioned its first 1 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Orissa under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar

New Delhi In an effort to create favourable conditions for indigenous solar manufacturing capability and market leadership in the country, minister for new & renewable energy Farooq Abdullah is leading a Ficci solar energy business delegation and senior officials to Intersolar Europe 2011, Munich, Germany.

Prior to Intersolar Europe conference, during the week long visit from June 6-10, the

From solar lanterns to solar technology-run ATMs, from traffic and streetlights to railway signals, Tata BP Solar (Established 1989) now wants to light up 10 million households across India and generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020.