The Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) has alleged that the Chinese solar water heater manufacturers are hampering the domestic industry and have asked the Ministry of Finance to come up with a separate HS code and impose some import duty.
After receiving an overwhelming response to the tenders, the government has identified the land for setting up 1000 MW solar power plant at Nambulapula Kunta (NP Kunta) in Anantapur district and Pinnapuram of Panyam mandal of Kurnool district.
The Maharashtra state is among the seven states with a major solar potential because of which the state government is looking at revising its renewable energy capacity to a massive 25,000 MW from the proposed 14,400 MW.
A conference on international photovoltaic solar energy will be held from July 31 to August 1 at Pune which is going to be the third conference in the series followed by two successful conferences held in Sri Lanka (2011) and Malaysia (2013).
The heating technology company Bosch Thermotechnik who has already installed several large-scale solar plants in India has recently set up a 208-m² solar thermal plant at a hotel in India. The solar heat is being delivered via a 6,000 litre buffer tank to its 215 rooms, restaurant kitchen and the hotel’s laundry facilities as required.