How Solar Is Powering The Middle East Towards Renewables

The United Arab Emirates wants two-thirds of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2050. Think about energy generation in the Middle East and you probably think of oil. But in fact, the region is at the forefront of the race to decarbonize energy production. In March, production started at one of the region’s…

The World Will Add 70,000 Solar Panels Every Hour In The Next 5 Years

According to article published by Formative Content, “By 2022 the worlds renewable energy capacity overall should increase by 43%”. The amount of solar power capacity expected to be added in the coming years is equivalent to 70,000 new solar panels every hour – enough to cover 1,000 soccer pitches every day. It is estimated that…

New Scheme for Farmers for Installation of Solar Pumps and Grid Connected Solar Power Plants

The Government has approved launch of new scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar power Plants, with an objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. The scheme consists of three components: (i) Component-A: 10,000 MW of Decentralized Ground Mounted Grid Connected Renewable Power Plants. (ii) Component-B: Installation of…

Govt. To Setting Up 250 Mw Floating Solar Pv Power Plants In Tamilndau And 150 Mw Floating Solar Pv Power Plants At Ranchi, Jharkhand

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) invites online bids for 250 MW Floating Solar PV Power Plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) along with list of Dams or Water Bodies shall be available for downloading latest by 29.03.2019.However, 100 MW Floating Solar Power Plant going…

Government Of India Has Been Making Concerted Efforts For Developing Energy Storage Technologies

The Government of India has been making concerted efforts for developing energy storage technologies for managing the variable generation from renewable energy sources, including solar power. In this regard, an Expert Committee chaired by Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has proposed draft National Energy Storage Mission that strives for leadership in the energy…

Simple, Inexpensive Frame To Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

NEW YORK: Scientists have designed a metal frame that increases the amount of sunlight captured by a solar cell, enhancing its energy production by almost one-third.The simple, inexpensive and ingenious method could increase solar energy captured for people in developing countries, as well as remote regions that are off the grid,researchers said.”In Uganda, between 20…