US$23 million World Bank grant for India rooftop solar.

US$23 million World Bank grant for India rooftop solar.

Small-scale industries and end users in India unable to afford rooftop solar power projects may soon be able to raise debt from Indian banks following a grant from the World Bank. According to reports, the World Bank has issued a grant of almost US$23 million to cover rooftop solar power funding for a riskier category […]

Inclusion of large hydro power projects under the ambit of renewable energy.

Inclusion of large hydro power projects under the ambit of renewable energy.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is examining the prospects of including all hydro power projects under Renewable Energy Sector. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. Hydro power […]

US casts a shadow over India-France solar alliance.

US casts a shadow over India-France solar alliance.

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), proposed with fanfare by India and France, faces a challenge from the US, which wants it to function as an informal arrangement, although Delhi has touted it as the major international organization to be headquartered in the country. The alliance, a joint initiative of PM Narendra Modi and French President […]

Indian state Bihar eyes 3.5 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022.

Indian state Bihar eyes 3.5 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022.

The east Indian state of Bihar seems ready to participate in the country’s renewable energy race with a new policy in the making. According to media reports, the government of Bihar is planning to launch a comprehensive renewable energy policy that will result in 3.5 GW of capacity operational in the state by April 2022. […]

Government to give Rs 1,800 crore assistance to IIT-B for Solar Urja Lamp.

Government to give Rs 1,800 crore assistance to IIT-B for Solar Urja Lamp.

MUMBAI: Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said the Centre will provide assistance of Rs 1,800 crore to IIT-Bombay for its Solar Urja Lamp (SoUL) programme. Under the programme, the institution will disseminate solar lamps to 10 crore school children across the country. “The mission commissioned with distributing 10 lakh solar lamps to school children. Now, […]

Trina Solar Achieves Milestone in Shipping Over 1 GW of Solar Modules to India.

Trina Solar Achieves Milestone in Shipping Over 1 GW of Solar Modules to India.

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today is pleased to announce that its cumulative shipments of solar modules to India have exceeded 1 GW to date with around 20% market share in the region in 2015, cementing its position as a leading crystalline silicon(c-Si) modules manufacturer and supplier […]