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Solar water pumps: strengthening the grassroots

Agriculture was the first step we took to create a new life for ourselves. It was also the first step towards forming a larger community. And agriculture is still the single largest employer in the world, sustaining the livelihood of about 40% of the world’s population. And the primary factor for successful agriculture yield – …

January 18, 2017

Progress vs evolution: What does the world need?

Mankind is hardwired to overachieve. That is why even when we scaled the highest mountain peak, we stretched our hands out to the sky, trying to reach for the celestial bodies. Our progressive nature has led us to the socioeconomic growth and development we are a part of today. We depended on fossil fuels to …

January 7, 2017

Smart Cities: For Energy Rich Future

The term Smart city sure does sound futuristic. But what does it mean actually? Some of us may be imagining life with androids as personal assistants, while others may be getting a warm fuzzy feeling thinking about free internet access at any place, any time. But, are we being too objective here? A smart city …

January 3, 2017

Solar energy incentives in Tamil Nadu

This page outlines all the available funding and incentive schemes for solar energy in the state of Tamil Nadu in India, both at the Federal and State level. If you notice anything that is incorrect or out of date, please let us know via our contact page. Tamil Nadu is now the leading Indian state …

December 29, 2016

Growing under the Sun: Our Decade Long Journey on the Solar highway

The Indian solar industry is quickly turning into a $100 billion investment opportunity. It is quite hard to believe that India made the quantum leap from 825 KW in 2005 to today’s cumulative solar capacity of 8.06 GW. Continuous Government support was the key to this incredible energy transition. This growth story started in 2006, …

December 28, 2016

Know your climate to save your world

It is widely acknowledged that fossil fuels have driven our technological, economic, and social progress for many decades. So our dependence on them is natural and obvious. But before dreaming up a future world (a utopia if you will), powered by fossil fuels, we need to look at the world around us. Surely rising temperatures, …

December 14, 2016

Know your solar module: Are clouds and shades still a threat to your energy generation?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels use sunlight to generate green energy. So what do solar panels do at night? They sleep, just like us. No sun, no energy generation – that’s a straightforward equation. But what happens to the solar panels when the sky is cloudy or they are covered in shade? Do they stop generating …

December 2, 2016

Delhi NCR: One of the leading solar rooftop markets

As the nation increases its efforts to switch over to renewable energy from fossil fuels, cities in India are competing for the position of the ‘first green city’. In this pursuit, a few states such as Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, and Rajasthan have shown significant improvement in adopting solar solutions to satisfy primary energy requirements. Delhi …

November 23, 2016

Make in India: Is it winking or blinking?

Think of the Indian solar industry as a budding fruit: rich, sun-kissed, and very promising with all of its government-backed policies, funding, and initiatives. In this scenario Make in India is a safety net that assures protection and growth. By growth we especially mean in terms of domestic manufacturing capacity – because that’s the only …

November 15, 2016

Solar for the common man in India: no longer a dream

Solar energy generation processes have improved in the last few decades to the point where they have become the perfect replacement for traditional, environmentally damaging energy sources. As a result, the world is seriously preparing for a rapid shift towards renewable energy – especially solar. Nations are frantically maximising energy yield and developing the next …

September 8, 2016