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Irish Study Says Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce 1/4 th Of Total Electricity Needed

A quarter of total electricity needed by Irish households can be produced by installing solar panels on the domestic rooftops. Conducted by the climate scientists at University College Cork, Ireland, this was the conclusion of the study after the team had thoroughly examined every rooftop in the country using satellite imagery and weather data for […]

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EU’s New Energy Plans Include Mandatory Solar Panels On New Buildings

The European Union has recently decided to rapidly end its reliance on Russian oil and gas by making it mandatory for all new buildings to have solar panels. A news report published last week quoted the European Commission as saying, “There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: ending the EU’s dependence on […]

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SECI signs MoU with Min of Home Affairs to set up solar panels

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in order to harness the potential of solar energy on the available rooftop areas in the campuses of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and National Security Guard (NSG), an official press release states. […]

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Free Solar Panels Become An Issue In Mexico politics

Installation of solar panels for free onto residences has become a subject of confrontation and debate between the Mexico’s ruling party of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Marko Cortes, leader of the center-right National Action Party (PAN) since Sunday when the latter argued in favour of the proposal staking out its renewable energy credentials. […]

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Odisha Continues To Take Small Steps Towards Renewables, Adds Solar Panels in schools

The Odisha Government is making strides in the realm of solar power development that is bringing multidimensional changes in the everyday life of the people. In a fresh instance, the Chief Secretary of the state, SC Mohapatra, has unveiled a solar power system in a government high school in Ganjam district’s Narayanpatna area. There would […]

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Solar panels on Tamil Nadu’s govt office rooftops to produce 10 MW power

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Authority (TNEDA) will install solar panels on rooftops of government office buildings in a bid to generate 10 MW of power, as per recent media reports. The estimated cost of the project is 50 crore and the tender process will be finalised by the end of May. According to TNEDA […]

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AuREUS Repurposes Food Waste Into Solar Panels

Since sunlight is available for a limited period during the day, standard solar panels only generate power 15-20% of the time. This is a major hindrance in the widespread adoption of solar energy, which Carvey Ehren Maigue, from Mapua University, in Manila in the Philippines, is seeking to solve with his invention ‘AuREUS’ that simultaneously […]

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Jinko Solar Lays Claim As First To Deliver 100GW Solar Panels

One of the world’s leading solar module manufacturers, Jinko Solar has announced that it has delivered 100GW of solar modules globally thereby becoming the first company in history to achieve this milestone. It claims that one out of every ten solar modules installed in the world is  produced by Jinko Solar. The official statement reads […]

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U.S. to consider tariffs on solar panels made in Southeast Asia

U.S. trade officials on Monday said they will launch an investigation that could result in tariffs on solar panels imported from four Southeast Asian nations, a blow to clean energy project developers that rely on cheap imports to keep costs down. The Commerce Department’s decision regarding imports from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia was a […]

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