A little Green Brilliance in a Virginian vineyard

The Indian installer supplied panels for a commercial client in the U.S. who had been inspired by a trip to Rajasthan with his wife in 2008.

India and German development lender to launch rooftop solar scheme

Program aims to drive down the cost of solar electricity to a maximum of Rs2.50/kWh in a nation where tariffs vary wildly from state to state.

Ather Energy to set up Li-ion, EV production unit in India

Ather Energy, an Indian electric scooter maker, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Tamil Nadu to open a new production facility for lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles.

‘The right vision is needed to unleash the potential of floating PV in India’

The technology brings environmental, economic and social benefits, says the senior VP of Ciel et Terre’s Indian business. However, the nation’s obsession with price dictating business decisions, he adds, ignores the truism that ‘in the long run, cheap products lead to more cost’.

Kerala extends off-grid solar incentive for two years

The order enabling payment of a rupee for every kilowatt-hour generated by off-grid PV systems has been extended until October 2021 because of anticipated delays in the state electricity board hitting its renewable purchase obligation.

Transmission charges waiver for renewables extended for second time

Developers will be spared interstate transmission system charges if their projects are secured through public capacity auctions held to enable electricity distribution companies to achieve their renewable purchase obligations, and provided the facilities are commissioned before 2023.

Goa to replace traditional clay tiles with solar ones

State energy minister Nilesh Cabral says householders will be offered the chance to reduce energy bills without any upfront cost by leasing roofspace to installers as part of plans to add 15 MW of solar capacity in Goa by March.

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Gujarat solar capacity just shy of 2.7 GW

The state this week raised its clean energy ambition to 30 GW of generation capacity within three years as figures showed ground-mounted solar is expanding at a faster rate than rooftop installations.

Odisha fire stations to go solar

The state will contract for a total 1.73 MWp of rooftop generation capacity with all the panels supplied manufactured in India.

Uttar Pradesh to tap state water bodies for solar power

Jal Shakti minister Mahendra Singh wants to achieve a win-win by wiping out his department’s Rs3,000 crore electricity bill and selling clean energy to the Ministry of Power. His solution involves ambitious plans for floating PV in Uttar Pradesh.

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