UN official meets Naidu, pitches for solar power promotion

 Noting that India has great solar power generation potential, a United Nations body on Wednesday asked the Centre to promote it as it can help mitigate climate change and its consequences.

Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Obama's India visit

There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday.

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency
Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers made a major breakthrough when they set a world record for the highest levels of solar power efficiency ever achieved, media reported Monday.

Soon, spray-on solar power
Soon, spray-on solar power

A new research has revealed the invention of new technique that offers spray-on solar power.

Solar power material converts 90 percent of light into heat

 Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.

Solar power-driven portable cold storage to prevent food wastage

In a pioneering step aimed at zero food wastage, a group of Indian engineers have designed a solar powered, portable micro cold storage system for small farmers that will help them store agricultural produce at low temperatures in areas with poor or no access to electricity.

Delhi govt identifies 4 hospitals for installation of SPV plants
Delhi govt identifies 4 hospitals for installation of SPV plants

Delhi government has identified four city hospitals for the installation of solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants.

Need more integration of renewable with grids: CEC

There is a need for more integration of renewable energy with grid power, Chairman of the Central Electricity Commission Neeraja Mathur said today.

Delhi Metro station country`s first to get solar power plant

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday launched the operation of a solar power plant at its Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station.

Kerala should tap solar power: former ISRO chairman

Kerala should follow the steps taken by Narendra Modi, when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, to tap the huge potential of solar energy, said former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair.

Solar power likely to get top billing in Rail Budget

With a view to reducing its dependence on conventional sources of energy, Railways is looking to harness solar power in a big way and is likely to include a plan for the same in its upcoming budget.

Solar power can meet most energy needs in some regions: Study

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) could supply a substantial amount of current energy demand, claims a study.

How solar power can boost electricity generation

In a major boost for clean energy, scientists have proved that solar power can beat fossil fuels in large-scale generation of electricity.

India in world`s top five nations in solar power capacity

India is among the world`s top five nations in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology capacity rankings topped by the US, according to a new report.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

Google on Tuesday announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

Power from space to light up our cities!

How about capturing the sun`s energy right in space and beaming the solar power back to earth that can power military installations and even cities!

Ground-breaking solar-powered toilet set for launch in India

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have designed a toilet that will be fuelled by the Sun.

J&K signs MoU for 7,500 MW solar power generation

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday signed an MoU with the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, for implementation of solar power projects of the capacity of 7,500 MW.

Soon, smart phone batteries that won`t go dead!

A new era of smart batteries are near us where the source of charging would be solar power, TV set or even Wi-Fi at your home.

Solar power to light up Mayudia; help wildlife conservation

The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Environment and Forest department distributed solar energy equipment to 25,000 households in Mayudia to meet power crisis in the village.