25 Dec 2015
Kolkata: In a bid to raise awareness about the importance of solar energy, a solar dome, first of its kind in the country, is set to come up on the outskirts of Kolkata.
21 Dec 2015
New Delhi: Terming the negative impact of environment pollution as a challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there is a need to harness solar energy.
17 Aug 2015
Ahmedabad: Gujarat is going to become the first state in the country to launch 'Agro-Solar policy' under which farmers will be roped in to tap energy from sun which will also help them earn additional income from power generation companies, according to officials.
15 Jun 2015
Ahmedabad: In an innovative effort to fight electricity crisis in forward areas, Gujarat Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to use solar energy for its outposts located in remote border areas.
25 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The country witnessed a decline of 12 percent in solar power generation at a total 883 MW last year, according to energy consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. Total solar energy installations in 2013 stood at 1,004 MW, it said.
14 Feb 2015
Washington: Harvard scientists have created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into a liquid fuel. The work integrates an 'artificial leaf', which uses a catalyst to make sunlight split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with a bacterium engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus hydrogen into the liquid fuel isopropanol.
11 Feb 2015
San Francisco: Apple says it will spend USD 850 million on a massive solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new office campus, retail stores and its other California operations.
10 Mar 2015
Beijing: China added 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in 2014, accounting for one fifth of the world total, as the country plans to increase its share of non-fossil fuels, authorities here said on Tuesday.
01 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Multi-lateral lender World Bank yesterday announced funding support of USD 1 billion for expansion of solar power capacity in India.
05 May 2015
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated Pakistan's first-ever solar energy project built with Chinese assistance, a step forward to provide relief to people in the country plagued by perpetual power shortages.