India Grabs the Top Spot, Sells 1.3 Million Off-Grid Solar Products in H1 2018

According to a newly published report by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), India has emerged as the world’s largest cash market for off-grid solar products, with 1.3 million products sold in H1 2018 alone.  This accounts for an impressive 44 percent of global sales.  3.7 million off-grid solar products were sold globally during the […]

Maharashtra to extend CM’s agri solar scheme across the state

After the success of a pilot project, the Maharashtra government plans to extend the chief minister’s agricultural agricultural solar feeder scheme in the rest of the state. The pilot project of the scheme was introduced last year in two places in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal The scheme is a total success […]

Safeguard duty: NTPC, Acme clash over solar power tariffs

The imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules has led to a clash over tariffs between NTPC and developer Acme Solar. Acme Solar, which won 600 MW in a 2,000 MW solar auction held by NTPC in August, has filed a petition against NTPC in the Delhi high court for introducing new […]

IIT-M startup develops solar-powered cold storage for farmers

In an attempt to cut wastage of agricultural produce and augment income for farmers, IIT Madras-incubated startup Tan90 has developed a portable, solar-powered cold storage device to preserve farm produce. The company has worked in collaboration with the Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, part of the Murugappa Group, on the project. With a capacity to store […]

Low-cost solar water purifier for rural households

A simple, low-cost solar water purifier (SWP) for rural households, which does not require electricity or waste precious water has been developed. The SWP consists of four tubular solar water heaters attached to a manifold. Non-potable water is filled in the SWP after filtering with four-layered cotton cloth and heated in the stagnation mode by […]

7 Things to Consider Before Going for a Solar Rooftop System for your Home

With the economics of going solar a lot more feasible and the advancement of technology, today the thought of independent power for your home is a very lucrative though. At Green Life Solutions we custom design rooftop solar solution for hundreds of houses across the country every day and we come across a new challenge […]

India Relaxes Clauses For Largest Floating Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has given the seventh extension to the largest floating solar power tender in India. The agency has been forced to given such repeated extension due to the uncertainty associated with such projects, and the safeguards duty issue that played out over the last few months. SECI first issued this […]

India becomes second largest solar market; installs 4.9 GW in H1

Adani remains the largest project developer in terms of total cumulative installations India installed 4.9 GW of solar power, consolidating its position as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of the calendar year 2018. The country was ranked second, following China during the January-June period, according to a report […]

Solar project developers seek reversal of cap in tariffs

Solar project developers have cautioned the government that the decision to cap tariffs in future auctions at Rs 2.50 per unit needs to be reversed because it will make projects unviable as their bids are determined by changes in module prices, currency risks and varied solar radiation across states. The Ministry of New and Renewable […]

A bionic mushroom that generates electricity

In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for an alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But who could have imagined a bionic mushroom that produces electricity? It sounds like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but researchers have now generated mushrooms patterned with energy-producing bacteria and an electrode […]

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