Solar and wind energy projects may constitute over half of India’s total power capacity by 2030, according to a draft report by the country’s power-planning body, which sees the country surpassing its climate goals.
The resident welfare associations (RWAs) have demanded to make installation of solar panel mandatory for government buildings, but voluntarily for private houses.
Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62 per cent and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects
Znshine Solar, a Chinese PV module manufacturer, emerged as the top module supplier to the Indian solar market in the calendar year (CY) 2018, having supplied more than a gigawatt of modules to India by the year-end, according to Mercom’s India 2019 Solar Market Leaderboard.
India was the third largest solar market behind China and the United States with 8.3 GW of solar PV capacity installed in 2018. Japan and Germany were the fourth and fifth largest solar markets in the world.
A 34 kwp solar photo-voltaic rooftop mounted power plant was commissioned and formally inaugurated at Duliajan, the field head quarters of Oil India Limited (OIL), on Friday, a press communique received in Jorhat stated.
Most of India’s new power generation capacity in future will be from renewable energy sources, as investments in thermal power capacity remain sluggish and availability of coal continues to be a challenge, India Ratings said in a report.
MSEDCL’s 1,000MW solar floating plant at Ujani dam in Solapur district has evoked tremendous response with 12 top companies participating in the pre-bid meeting held in Mumbai.
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) chairman Sanjiv Singh on Sunday launched India’s first 24×7 solar-powered retail outlet at Pongam near Angamaly. It is a big boost to the sustainability initiatives of IOCL, said a press release here.
Amid increasing volatility in tender issuance, auctions and issues related to GST and safeguard duty, India’s solar installations slowed down in the July-September period of 2018, officials said on Sunday.