Solar Energy

  • MP government to light up Naxal-hit villages with solar energy February 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62 crore,...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project January 29, 2014

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power signed...
  • India to set up world's largest solar project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan September 21, 2013

    The government on Friday said it has initiated the process of setting up 4,000 MW ultra mega green solar power project near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan. "The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) initiated the process of setting up the Sambhar Ultra Mega Green Solar Power Project in the 23,000 acre area...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential September 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household and...
  • Uttar Pradesh looks to solar energy to bridge power shortfall August 10, 2013

    Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, the Uttar Pradesh government has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state. Keeping up with the new solar policy, the state government on Thursday issued a letter of intent to seven...
  • Solar panel scam: Yechury wants Chandy to resign on moral grounds July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Oommen Chandy has no right to continue as Chief Minister in the wake of solar panel scam that has hit the "credibility" of Kerala's UDF government, CPI (M) politbureau member Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister and the UDF government are in the dock after the...
  • CJ Show: Switch on the sun June 9, 2013

    Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh appeals for renewable energy in Delhi. He calls for utilization of solar energy in homes for a safer environment. Brikesh turns CJ to spread his green message. ...
  • India to double renewable energy capacity by 2017: PM April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India plans to double its renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017 as part of efforts to increase efficiency of its energy use, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday. "It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25000 MW in...
  • Will extend all possible help on renewable energy: Abdullah April 6, 2013

    Raipur: Appreciating the ongoing development work in the state, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that a new India was taking shape in the newly-formed Chhattisgarh and the Centre would extend all "possible support" on renewable energy projects. "A new India is taking shape...
  • Obama launches $100 mn BRAIN initiative April 4, 2013

    Washington: Saying that he wanted the next job-creating discoveries to happen not in India or China, but the US, President Barack Obama has unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain. "I don't want the next job-creating discoveries to happen in China or India or...
  • Five sustainable practices India must make mandatory January 14, 2013

    1. Fishing Fishing stocks around the globe started dropping in 1988. In India, data on the availability of fish stocks and yield is poor, but given the prevalent ocean fishing practices, sustainable methods need to be implemented not only for the survival of marine biodiversity but the fishing industry as well....
  • South Korean firm eyes solar energy project in Kerala September 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: After the recent Emerging Kerala investors' meet at Kochi, a South Korean energy company has shown interest in a tie-up with the state for a 330 MW solar power centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said the company approached the government after...
  • As grids trip, Govt focuses on solar power August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Numerous states of India recently plunged into darkness as the power grids across North and North East India crashed. Could there be an alternative to avoid such a prospect? Scientists at the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy are now trying out new ways of lighting and cooling...
  • Maharashtra govt to set up three solar plants April 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is scouting land to set up three solar energy plants as part of its efforts to augment electricity generation in the state. Sources in the state energy department told PTI that the three plants of 50 mw each would be set up in Osmanabad and Parbhani. "We...
  • India becoming capital of lead poisoning April 24, 2012

    BANGALORE: “The future of lead’s impact on our society is alarming. With a policy plan to generate 12.3 giga-Watts of electricity from solar energy in India, we are on the verge of becoming the world capital of lead poisoning. Students and researchers will be facing challenges with opportunity in the...
  • Govt looks for new ways of using solar energy April 19, 2012

    Even as Indian power plants run short of coal, scientists at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy are experimenting with new ways of using the sun to generate energy. These are purely experimental right now - there are no plans to roll them out commercially at affordable rates yet. ...
  • Nitish Kumar's residence to turn green March 28, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has opted to go green. Solar energy will now light up his official residence-cum-office in Patna. "The cabinet has approved Rs 4.5 crore for installing solar panels and other equipment," an official said. The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency has been assigned the work. Last year,...
  • Bangalore: make energy while the sun shines November 22, 2011

    BANGALORE: As you enter the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fountain premises on Chowdiah Road, you realise there is an additional feature to attract visitors there — a solar energy park. It is an initiative of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development to increase awareness among the public, especially the children, on domestic and...
  • US concerned over India's business environment November 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The US on Monday said it had concerns over India's business environment, cautioning that the policies designed to protect the domestic industry would eventually harm them. "We encourage India to address concerns that many have about its business environment. In particular, there is increasing concern about some recent action...
  • Chennai: traffic police to now issue e-challans June 29, 2011

    Chennai: Chennai Traffic Police has found a novel way of tackling the city's power crisis. It has installed portable traffic signals that are powered by solar energy at key junctions. Chennai City Commissioner JK Tripathy said, "All the traffic junctions are not covered by the traffic signals right now. So wherever...
  • Tirupati goes green; uses solar, wind energy June 5, 2010

    Tirumala: Going green seems to be the mantra of the day and now even temples seem to have joined the group. From gardening to cooking, only non-conventional sources of energy are now being used in the temples of Tirupati. India's richest temple - Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), at Tirumala is relying...
  • Solar energy helps to keep milk safe April 21, 2010

    India is the world's largest producer of milk. But because the remote villages of our country don't have freezers to store it properly, a lot of it goes waste. That could change, with a new technology, That could change, with a new technology, that uses the sun, to freeze milk....
  • Solar panels on graves give Spanish town green energy January 6, 2009

    Santa Coloma De Gramenet (Barcelona): The crowded town of Santa Coloma de Gramanet in Spain has decided to make use of its cemetery not only to bury its dead, but also to generate eco-friendly power. Row upon row of solar panels glint in the sun atop the multi-storey mausoleums where...
  • Delhi makes way for solar-powered rickshaws October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The nuclear deal is almost sealed and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now shifting focus on other issues - one of them being global warming. Recently he stressed on using solar energy for a cleaner fuel and now Delhi's streets are making way for solar energy-run rickshaws. It is...
  • Pollution is ‘dimming’ India’s sunlight: Scientists November 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Come winter and your favourite past time will be to bask in the sun. However, that could also be under threat now. Scientists have now documented that India is getting less sunlight than 20 years ago. A phenomenon called 'Solar Dimming' or 'reduction of solar radiation on land' has...
  • Solar, wind power could soon run cars, light up homes September 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Thermal and Hydel energy can't meet your energy needs and that's why there is all the fuss about nuclear energy. But what about looking beyond nuclear energy as well? What prevents power generated by wind or solar energy from running our cars, and lighting our homes? It’s the...
  • J&K villages feel 'power' of sun June 3, 2010

    Today is World Environment Day. And close on the heels of the UN warning that the world has just eight years left to save itself - we focus on global warming. The way out for which is to look for alternatives for energy production. Srinagar (J&K): In a village house near...
  • Tiny cable may spur big improvements June 16, 2007

    Washington: Scientists have created a tiny cable, much thinner than a human hair through which they can transmit visible light, potentially paving the way for improvements in solar energy, computing and medicine. The achievement, described in research published on Monday in the journal Applied Physics Letters, involves a re-imagining of the...