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ROOFTOP SOLAR in INDIA: UNDENIABLE GROWTH, YET CHALLENGES EXIST

Image Source: Vikram Solar, 3.4 MW Rattan India Project, MP Indian solar growth has received commendations globally. MNRE’s pursuit to reach 40 GW capacity from grid connected solar rooftop installations by 2022 has been a primary driver behind this incredible growth. From 525 MW installations in 2015, to crossing the 1 GW mark in 2016, …

February 17, 2017

The Catch Phrase Is: Climate Awareness

By saying climate awareness, we do not mean to imply that we want our climate to become sentient. No, that burden befalls on us to understand, develop, and act on maintaining a few regulations that can contribute to climate betterment, which ultimately decides the future of human kind. Till now, we are used to making …

February 10, 2017

Why Safeguarding MSMEs and Large scale manufacturers in solar sector is necessary!

If India is to transform itself into a global leader in the future, by leveraging industrial growth, becoming self-sufficient is the key. If we compare the solar industry scenario in China and the US, the countries that are currently dominating the supply chain market, we would see how they have aggressive measures in place to …

February 7, 2017

Solar Power: The most effective solution for controlling Carbon Footprint

‘Carbon Footprint’ is one of the many phrases that have warmed their way in our daily conversations from the climate research papers. As we grew more aware about our own environment, it happened naturally. What it means is the amount of greenhouse gases that are dispersed in our atmosphere through direct or indirect (human) activities. …

February 3, 2017

The Whys and Hows Before Going Solar

In comparison to the idea of generating energy using solar panels, digging holes in the ground to extract energy seems quite primitive, and needless to say dangerous to the environment. Frankly, we have evolved to a stage where we can maintain synergy between the needs of the environment and that of ourselves. And solar panels …

January 31, 2017

Solar panel maintenance: simple and affordable

After decades of fossil fuel usage and surviving its not so subtle environmental effects, it is time for us to go back to cleaner modes of living, yet without lowering our standard of living. Glass-covered silicon-based cells generate energy from solar rays for our daily use. Sounds pretty neat, doesn’t it? Well, it is. And frankly, …

January 23, 2017

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