Industrial rooftop happening, residential plans will follow suit
Residential rooftop solar installations are slowly gaining prominence in India. Being a competitive alternative to mainstream electricity, it is expected to become quite successful over the next few years. The industrial sector has already started going for rooftop solar and the residential sector would follow suit.
Havells to raise stake in Promptec Renewable
Havells India will increase its stake in Bangalore-based Promptec Renewable Energy Solutions up to 70 per cent. The company is launching solar solutions including solar power generating systems, home lighting kits, solar pumps, solar street lights, etc.
Azure Power inaugurates 28 MW solar plant in Punjab
Leading Indian solar power company, Azure Power, inaugurated a 28 MW solar power plant in Killianwali village of Muktsar district, Punjab. Simultaneously, the Foundation Stone for a 150 MW solar project was laid in the same village.
Solar power plants at 22 areas in city
The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is planning to install solar power plants at 22 areas-head water works, VMC schools, VMC circle offices, parks and water reservoirs in the city.
Telangana to add 3,000 MW
Telangana is set to become one of the hot spots for solar energy development in the country, with having installed over 520 MW in the past 12 months and having developed over 3,800 MW through major tenders.
Income-Tax office taps solar energy, sets up 15 kW unit
Setting a role model for other office complexes at a time when the country is staring at an acute power crisis, the Income Tax office at Vidyanagar has set up a 15 kW solar power unit that is expected to provide a major relief from rising power bills.
S And W acquires 51per cent stake in STC Group, Italy
Sterling and Wilson (S And W), part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has acquired 51 per cent stake in STC Group, an Italian gas based power generation business, to expand its gas based power plant portfolio in key markets.
RE focus do not signal move away from coal
Currently, renewable energy costs are generally higher than that of fossil-based and nuclear energy. In addition to this, unlike well-established conventional designs and technologies, the advancement in different RE technologies still requires substantial investments and research and development