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5 Made for India Solar Innovations

India as a country is blessed with an abundance of sunlight and this along with the current political thrust towards solar energy is the right time to make solar power popular in the country. As of 2022, India had 61.97 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, placing it fourth globally for solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment, […]

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Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) Eyes 20-MW Expansion In Rooftop Solar

As Goa strives to increase the installed capacity of its solar power, the industry of the state also seems to be on the same path. In a key development, the Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) will be supporting local manufacturing units to get rooftop solar power plants. The objective of GSIA is to generate 20 […]

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Selling Solar To India: The 5 Challenges To Overcome

The solar industry in India is at the cusp of transformation and the statistics show this. The installed solar energy capacity in the country has increased by 30 times in the last 9 years. As of December 2023, it stands at 73.31 GW, making it one of the most viable renewable energy sources to tap. […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells Can Emerge An Alterative To Gallium In Space: Study

Merida Aerospace, a Tampa-based aerospace company, is developing perovskite solar cells tailored for space applications, with a specific emphasis on enhancing performance and economy for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. LEO satellites often rely on solar panels as their primary power source, capturing sunlight during orbital solar exposure for sustained operation. These panels enhance weight […]

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PM Surya Ghar: Modi Announces Details For Rooftop Solar Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today revealed details of the proposed residential rooftop solar scheme in India. This comes after Modi on January 22 announced a new scheme of extending rooftop solar to one crore households. On the other hand, Union Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman in her interim budget had said that the new scheme would […]

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COVER STORY: Increased Govt Thrust Set To Give Rooftop Solar Financing A Fillip

Days after the announcement of PM Suryodaya Yojana on January 22, its impact was felt in different parts of the country. Several states, ministries, energy regulators and companies seem to be in a race to enable faster adoption of rooftop solar.  Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy already announced increasing subsidies for residential rooftop […]

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Top 5 Challenges for Solar Financing in India

While the tide has clearly turned in favour of more and better financing for solar, it’s instructive to understand just why it was not happening till now. We listed down all the top reason cited by financiers, to build this list of top 5. Understanding Solar. A key issue is the limited understanding of solar […]

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The Pushback Against China’s Dominance In Solar Manufacturing

Close on the heels of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) virtually putting up its hands on the future of solar manufacturers in the continent comes news of US senators urging the Biden Administration to take action against ‘cheap” Chinese imports as well. The same Chinese imports have actually made solar more accessible and viable […]

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Atrato Solar Farm Commissioned in UK; To Fulfill 75% Power Need Of Soft-Drink Company

United Kingdom-based soft drinks manufacturer Britvic soft drinks will now make its product using 75 percent solar power. The company will be getting the solar power supply from a 160-acre solar farm in Northamptonshire which renewable energy company Atrato Onsite Energy owns. The 650,000 square meter solar installation will scale up to produce 28MW power. […]

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