Are Solar Roadways Worth the Hype

The 21st century has seen the most temperature records with 2014 being the hottest year on earth recorded. In recent years, it has become clear that our planet’s climate is changing and we have tried to combat this problem by inventing new technologies that generate greener energy. Julie and Andrew, a couple from Idaho, United States, had the same goal when they first invented Solar roadways in 2006. Thanks to a Youtube video that went viral titled ‘Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways’,40

Access to electricity through a decentralized solution in areas off the grid

Four years ago, India faced the most infamous grid collapse in the entire history. Different versions of cause and effect have been proposed to understand and inform the affected public. However, it is true and evident that India has been struggling with increasing energy demand in terms of capacity as well as operational challenges. Does it not obviously bring us to a grave question- has the infrastructure reached its tipping point and a new infrastructure is required or is there40


PM Narendra Modi to Launch International Solar Alliance at Paris Climate Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande will jointly host a meeting and launch International Solar Alliance on 30th Nov at the Paris Climate Conference. Over 100 countries are invited for the event. The alliance is to be named as the International Agency for Solar Policy and Application (InSPA). It will act as a platform for coalition of solar resource rich countries to share technologies for promoting solar energy. It will also allow these countries to refrain from40

Rooftop solar project at Pune MIDC

Solar Power: Sustainable solution to India’s Energy Needs

Solar Photovoltaic is a proven technology with more than 1,75,000 MW of installed capacity over the world. Europe is a pioneer and leader in solar power installations with countries like Germany, Italy, France and United Kingdom at the forefront. These countries promoted solar PV since last decade by providing attractive tariffs for sale of solar energy. At the end of the 2014 total installed capacity in Europe stands at about 90,000 MW. Solar energy is important source of energy with40

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Time for India to Explore Solar Cooperatives

The solar industry has achieved some measure of success in India but is far behind when compared to some other countries. A large reason attributed to the slow growth of this sector is the lack of sufficient finance and the difficulty in securing loans for projects. Cooperatives in India have been around for some time and some have also tasted international success. “Co-operatives are businesses owned and run by and for their members. Whether the members are the customers, employees40

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Summary of Developments in Solar Energy Sector Across the World

Although India is yet to catch up, leaders like Germany, US, China and Japan have provided a base for a thriving solar power industry. Global installed capacity crossed 140 GW last year and is expected to perform better this year. With the right policy support, solar power can help countries diversify their energy mix and develop a sustainable source of power for the long term. Developments in Solar Energy across the World EUROPE – TRADITIONAL CENTRE OF DEMAND Europe continues40

Solar photovoltaic

India US Solar Dispute Escalates

India and US are currently fighting it out at the WTO because of the domestic content requirement which is a part of India’s solar energy programme. Many other nations have requested to become members as the dispute has strong implications for the other countries also. EU, Brazil, Norway, China, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, Korea and Japan have requested the WTO, India and the US for the same. It would allow these nations to get information and stay abreast with the40

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

First Solar Contests India’s Solar Anti Dumping Ruling

First Solar Inc., which is among the largest solar-panel manufacturers, has decided to contest India’s latest solar ruling on anti dumping, reported WSJ. India’s commerce ministry had after a long probe recommended slapping of duties against solar imports from US, China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Anti-dumping duties of up to $0.48 per watt will be imposed on solar cells from the US and $0.81 per watt from China, and $0.62 per watt from Malaysia and $0.59 per watt from Taiwan. What40