Solar Road for India

Call it Utopian but the idea of having solar-powered roads in India is a truly appealing one. The reason is simple. The country, which has the second-largest road network in the world, is blessed with about 300 days of sunny weather and a government that is convinced about the potential of solar power and electric cars. In 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a goal to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts...

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India: Solar Capacity To Double This Year

With a total of 9 GW of solar capacity last December, we can’t deny that India is doing great in the battle for cleaner and greener world. This 2017, India’s solar capacity is set to double as large projects are commissioned, with 14.2 GW of solar projects currently under development and tenders for approximately 6.3 GW are yet to be auctioned. The renewable energy-focused consultancy, Bridge to India, expects that the country’s...

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India’s Ports Goes Green

An installation of solar and wind power systems at all major ports in India has been announced by the ministry to promote renewable energy. “We aim to set up 90.64 MW of solar energy capacity at twelve major ports. A 70 MW of wind energy capacity will be set up at Kandla, V.O.Chidambaranar Port and Kamarajar ports,” Ministry of Shipping said in a statement. The ports have started the process of setting up the renewable energy...

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India: Floating Solar Power Project

By March 2022, Indian government is planning to add 40GW rooftop solar power for cleaner energy, but still the government is looking for more unconventional ways to expand the solar power capacity base in the country. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy just approved the proposal to pursue floating solar power projects on a large scale across the country, especially in the states where land availability for setting up...

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Solar Power Tree

To generate electricity using solar power in a limited space, the ministry of Science and Technology has come up with an innovative idea that’s called “Solar Power Tree”. This Solar Power Tree was developed by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) a laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). With branches made of steel to hold the photovoltaic (PV) panels, this solar power is...

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India: Solar Panels in Railway Buildings

As he laid the foundation stone of one Megawatt solar power plant at the Amritsar Railway Station. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made an announcement that “In the near future, solar panels would be installed in all railway buildings across the nation.” The power plant, which would be set up at a cost of Rs. 8 crores, will produce 14 lakh unit of power per year. Speaking on this occasion, Prabhu said that this plant will...

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