solar energy

Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system

The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:31 PM IST

Sun's rays will replace oil wells in the future: PM Modi outlines vision for solar energy

"We have a dream One World, One Sun One Grid."

Oct 02, 2018, 23:50 PM IST

Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered

This is first of its kind model to use hydrogenase and photosystem II for creating semi-artificial photosynthesis supported entirely by solar power.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:23 AM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron pledges 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance

France had already committed $300 million euros to the initiative when it co-founded with India a global solar alliance in 2015.

Mar 11, 2018, 23:49 PM IST

India rejects US solar claim at WTO, explores new defence

“India underscores that the United States’ request is not a valid request,” a statement from the Indian government said.

Jan 09, 2018, 07:43 AM IST

Solar-powered e-rickshaws promise to cut down India's vehicular emissions

Around 400 e-rickshaws in Jabalpur have been fitted with solar panel with the larger objective of such panels replacing the city's entire fleet of diesel-powered three-wheelers.

Nov 09, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

New type of washable solar cell developed

The finding could open the way for wearable solar cells, which will provide power to devices such as health monitors incorporated into clothing, researchers said.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

World's first panda-shaped solar farm built in China

The panda-shaped power plant, a project backed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will help get young people to engage with sustainable development.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

New material removes water pollutants using solar energy

By heating the reaction mixture at high pressures inside a sealed container, the composite is synthesised by growing ultra-thin "nanowires" of tungsten oxide on the surface of tiny particles of tantalum nitride.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

 Even though, previously, researchers had successfully managed to implement similar operations, they couldn't be realized due to unavailability of proper resources.

Apr 30, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

NextGen energy: German scientists testing world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ to make hydrogen fuel

The device called Synlight, which they believe could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel, is being developed at the German Aerospace Center near Cologne, Germany.

Mar 27, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

Pakistan setting up world's largest 1,000 MW solar park to promote renewable energy

Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2016 to promote effective conservation and efficient use of energy.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

India strongly pitches for Chinese investment under 'Make in India'

India has made a strong pitch for Chinese investments under the Make in India initiative in a range of sectors like infrastructure development and solar energy at two events in the booming eastern Zhejiang province.

Nov 02, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

US claims victory against India in WTO solar panel dispute

The US on Friday claimed victory over India at the WTO wherein it had challenged the local content requirement in solar panels by the Indian government.

Sep 16, 2016, 21:58 PM IST

'Food waste may store solar, wind energy'

Some scientists have been exploring sugar alcohols as a possible material for making thermal storage work, but this direction has some limitations.

Sep 15, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

Government to set up Rs 1.5k crore payment security fund for solar projects

Government is in the process of setting up a Rs 1,500-crore fund to avoid delays in releasing viability gap funding (VGF) to solar power developers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

Aug 28, 2016, 11:11 AM IST

Jaitley to 'take India story forward' with Japanese investors

Tokyo: Eyeing investments from Asia's second-biggest economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said his visit to Japan is aimed at taking India growth story forward with investors so as to make them invest in a host of sectors, including infrastructure.

May 30, 2016, 12:15 PM IST

Nalco plans Solar Electrification in 163 villages of Koraput

National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has decided to install solar electrification systems in 163 periphery villages in tribal dominated Damanjodi sector of Odisha's Koraput district, where the company's Mines & Refinery Complex is located.

Apr 08, 2016, 18:44 PM IST

Govt looks to pull off 100 GW solar capacity by 2017-end

The Centre expects to achieve its ambitious target of 100 GW of solar capacity generation by 2017, much ahead of its deadline of 2022, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.

Apr 02, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

Govt's policy soon for large-scale solar manufacturing

 Government is working on a policy to boost large-scale solar equipment production facilities that will be soon be sent for the Cabinet's approval, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

Mar 05, 2016, 16:05 PM IST