Lokendra Kumar, a young researcher from the Allahabad University’s (AU) department of physics is working on new age solar cells like portable solar cells, building-integrated solar cells (BISC) that could revolutionize the photovoltaic technology to harness solar energy.
Chinese firm Zhenfa New Energy Science and Technology has entered into an agreement with Indian solar module manufacturer Rolta Power to jointly develop solar power projects in India. The companies will together install 2 GW of solar power projects by 2020 as per the terms of agreement, which is expected to generate revenue of around $2.03 billion.
Addressing the Global Energy Technology Summit 2015, organised by NTPC, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu stated that deploying 175 GW of power generation capacity from renewable energy is a big challenge however it can be attained in four-and-half years if centre and states work together.
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.
Aiming to highlight the latest technological solutions and exchange expertise in Photovoltaic (PV) panels, a delegation from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) participated in a workshop in India.
Bosch India, a supplier of technology and services has won InterSolar Award 2015 in the Industrial and Commercial category for the second consecutive year due to its excellence in engineering and execution it brought to the commissioning of the 12 MW solar plant for the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) earlier this year in August.
Technology giant Google has joined hands with the government of Haryana to undertake a digital literacy drive covering internet safety in government schools, and also to conduct a similar exercise for government officials.