First Solar and BELECTRIC have commissioned a utility-scale photovoltaic power plant in India, the first grid-tied system in the country using thin-film panels.
In India, knowledge of renewable energy is low, says a survey by the Mercom Capital Group, and even fewer residents are aware of energy efficiency.
Students in the country of India will soon have access to solar powered tablet computers that are designed for education in areas without electricity.
Germany has been the dominant market for solar installations over the last few years, but that demand is forecast to move to Asia and North America.
The latest Global Status Report reveals that renewable energy capacity continues to grow worldwide, especially in developing countries.
Solarbuzz sees the Asia Pacific region claiming more than a quarter of PV demand by 2015, with China and Japan leading the way and India coming on strong.
Sierra Club’s Justin Guay, in a column with us, talks about the growing market for solar power in India, noting how it is at a bit of a crossroads.
Simmtronics Semiconductors says it developed a solar powered PC that could help bring cleaner computing to rural areas, and has plans for other solar tech also.
The Solar Thattukada concept uses a simple solar hot water system comprised of locally-available materials to cut the carbon footprint of India’s food carts.
Solar power is declared the way to go when it comes to providing power and lighting for homes in rural India, according to one clean energy company in that nation.
GM has introduced into India an electric vehicle concept design it believes will show how battery technology in cars will work well in that nation.