Solar Energy: News

07 May 2024

Space News

Unraveling the enigma of Venus's continuous water loss to space

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the continuous water loss from Venus, often referred to as Earth's twin, into space.

California is generating enough solar power to lower electricity bills

California, a US state that generates over a quarter of its electricity from solar power, is now experiencing an energy surplus.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi announces Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana: What is it?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a new scheme that will boost India's self-reliance in the energy sector.

21 Dec 2023

Climate Change

India's climate action: Efforts toward sustainability & climate change mitigation

In the era of rising mercury and frequent natural disasters, India is actively engaged in climate action, demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and mitigating climate change.

24 Nov 2023


This expressway in Uttar Pradesh to soon become solar-powered

The Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh is on its way to becoming the first greenfield expressway in the state by relying entirely on solar power.

RBI considers priority sector lending for domestic solar panel manufacturing

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is contemplating the inclusion of solar panel manufacturing in the priority sector lending bracket, as per The Economic Times.

08 Aug 2023


Bat activity goes down at solar farms, finds study

A study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, discovered that six bat species have significantly lower activity levels at solar farms.

13 Jul 2023


Strategies to achieve 'net-zero energy' home

A net-zero energy home maintains a balance between the energy it requires and the renewable energy it generates. Meaning, it produces as much energy as it consumes.

27 Jun 2023


How China is supercharging itself with renewable energy

China is heavily investing in renewable energy to meet its power requirements.

21 Apr 2023


6 ways you can save energy at home

Energy conservation involves employing less energy to save expenses and reduce its ill effects on the environment.

25 Feb 2023


Soaring temperatures across India might trigger energy crunch this summer

The scorching temperatures in parts of India in recent weeks have reportedly pushed electricity demand to unprecedented levels, raising concerns about a potential strain on the power supply this summer.

14 Feb 2023

Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin makes solar cells from Moon dust

Blue Origin, a private aerospace company owned by Jeff Bezos, has come up with a technology that uses simulated Moon regolith to make solar cells and transmission wires.

20 Jan 2023


Scientists discover efficient method of growing crops under solar panels

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have come up with a method that can make agrivoltaic systems, the process of growing crops under solar panels, more efficient.

13 Dec 2022

Space News

Nine dangerous Earth-facing sunspots detected; highest in 3 years

As many as nine sunspots, the highest in the past three years, have been spotted on the Earth-facing side of the Sun.

03 Dec 2022

Electric Vehicles

World's first solar-powered car, Lightyear 0, heads to production

Netherlands-based Lightyear has commenced the production of its first electric vehicle, the '0.' It happens to be the world's first solar-powered car.

09 Oct 2022


PM to declare Gujarat's Modhera as India's first solar-powered village

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to declare Modhera in Mehsana district of Gujarat as India's first round-the-clock solar-powered village on Sunday evening.

1 October 2022


Solar cooking: Meaning, advantages, and need of the hour

"Let the sun shine in," they said, without knowing how this could become one significant revolution in the way we cook.

25 Sep 2022


Diwali gift: Surat diamond baron makes native village totally solar-powered

The Dholakia family, owners of Shree Ram Krishna Exports diamond manufacturing firm in Gujarat, has gifted solar panel rooftops to around 850 families in their native village Dudhala in the Amreli district.

06 Sep 2022

Reliance Industries

Reliance buys 79.4% stake in US-based solar energy software company

Reliance Industries is set to acquire a 79.4% holding in US-based solar energy software developer SenseHawk for $32 million.

31 Aug 2022

Space News

Sun emits flares; causes GPS malfunction and power outages

The Sun is certainly keeping the Earth on its toes. Between August 28 and 29, the star hurled two flares toward our planet, causing GPS crashes, blackouts, and breathtaking aurora.

17 Aug 2022

Space News

Galaxy, with supermassive black hole pairing at its heart, photographed

The universe is vast and full of miracles or horrors depending on who you ask.

23 Jul 2022

Space News

Beware! Multiple solar storms to strike Earth this weekend

The Sun has Earth on its toes as multiple solar storms are expected to enter our planet's atmosphere on Saturday and Sunday.

01 Jul 2022


Garmin launches solar-powered Forerunner 955 Solar smartwatch: Check price, specifications

Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 series in India. The former line-up includes Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar models while the latter series includes Forerunner 255, Forerunner 255S and their 'Music' editions.

18 Jun 2022


China tests technology that could harness solar power from space

Scientists in China have successfully tested a technology that might aid in the generation of electricity from solar power in space.

10 Jun 2022

Electric Vehicles

Lightyear 0 debuts as world's first production-ready solar car

Netherlands-based automaker Lightyear has launched its first product, the '0' electric vehicle. It is a solar-powered EV and carries a base price tag of €250,000 (approximately Rs. 2.06 crore).

17 Dec 2019


JBL's new wireless headphones charge from light, deliver unlimited listening

Every wireless headphone owner knows the pain of plugging their device to a power adapter after every few hours of usage.

23 Mar 2019


Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

In India, a majority of people in rural areas face various issues, ranging from a lack of access to basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity to bad roads.

17 Feb 2019


Soon, China could launch space-based solar power station: Here's how

Solar energy is the key to sustainable future and China wants to leverage it directly from space.

29 Jan 2019


IIT-Roorkee to become emissions-free smart campus by 2022

A few days back, India's oldest engineering college, IIT-Roorkee, kicked off its smart campus development project in collaboration with global electrical equipment and automation major ABB.

30 Aug 2018


RK Mission in Chennai uses solar energy to prepare meals

It was in 2015 that Ramakrishna Mission's Students' Home in Mylapore, Chennai installed solar plant in its premises.

15 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Army distributes 17,000 solar-lights in un-electrified hamlets in Doda

Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of J&K.

10 Jul 2018


Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.

08 Jun 2018


Agra students build solar car to protect Taj from pollution

Students of ACE college of engineering and management in Agra have developed a four-seater solar car named "Negen" to protect the Taj Mahal from rising air pollution in the city.

06 Jun 2018


No load shedding in India from March'19? It's possible

The Narendra Modi government is working hard to ensure load shedding is soon a thing of the past.

14 May 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

This East Delhi colony will be powered by the Sun

Taking forward Delhi's journey towards being a 'solar city', an East-Delhi housing society has installed a 140-kWp plant, which was inaugurated by CM Arvind Kejriwal yesterday.

21 Mar 2018


Delhi's first 'Green Budget' to focus on electric-vehicles, solar energy

Delhi's budget, scheduled to be presented tomorrow likely by Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, will be mainly focusing on environment and renewable energy.

20 Mar 2018

Elon Musk

Indian-born billionaire to break Tesla record of world's biggest battery

Elon Musk's Tesla holds the record for the biggest and the most powerful lithium-ion battery in the world.

18 Mar 2018


'Solar' rays of hope at Chernobyl nuclear disaster site

More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, Chernobyl is set to get a new lease of life as plans to transform it into a solar farm are in final stages.

15 Mar 2018


A solar storm to hit Earth, but you shouldn't worry

According to reports, a solar storm will hit the Earth on March 15.

09 Mar 2018


Diu: First Indian UT to run 100% on solar energy

Congratulations are in order for Diu, which has become the first Indian Union Territory to be 100% powered by solar energy.

08 Mar 2018

Star Trek

You can send your name to the sun!

NASA is inviting the general public all over the globe to send in their names if they want to be featured on the US space agency's first solar probe this summer.

06 Mar 2018


With Bengaluru facility, Microsoft announces first India solar energy deal

Helping India do its part for preventing climate change, tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced its first renewable energy deal in the country.

04 Dec 2017


India-led International Solar Alliance to become legal entity on Wednesday

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), Indian PM Narendra Modi's bid to bring over 121 solar energy-rich countries under a single umbrella, will come into force this week.

18 Sep 2017


Dubai will have the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power project

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Dubai.

01 Sep 2017


Solar equipment norms made stringent to deter cheap Chinese imports

Reportedly, the center has now imposed stringent quality norms for solar equipment and components.

25 Jul 2017


UK to fund solar energy, health projects in India

UK's top funding agency the Global Challenges Research Fund of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), has included India among several countries which would receive financial assistance worth 225 million pounds.

27 Jun 2017


Mumbai: Housing complex uses solar power, saves Rs. 2 lakh/month

Residents of a housing society, Raheja Eternity in Kandivali have gone all out in reducing their carbon footprint.

02 Jun 2017


Karnataka: How Solar Power is improving healthcare delivery

Over 28,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) serve as the backbone of rural India's public healthcare.

27 May 2017


US lawmakers urged to increase investments in India

Robert Orr, Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy apprised US lawmakers of the strides India is making toward development and clean energy.

24 May 2017


UK firm unveils world's most affordable solar lamp

A Manchester-based firm, Inventid, has designed the world's most affordable solar lamp, meant to help bring solar power to Africa.

23 May 2017


India to invest $2 bn for solar projects in Africa

Three countries, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Ghana signed up for the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual meeting held in Gandhinagar, taking the total number of signatories to 31.

17 May 2017


Switch to renewable energy: Will India beat China?

The growth of India and China as large economies has been fired by coal. Recent developments including international pressure to address climate change have forced these two economic giants to plan power generation around renewable sources.

13 May 2017


These smartphones' batteries charge in flat 5 minutes!

Our phones may be smart but they also run out of juice pretty soon, so when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated that its FlashBattery has the capability to recharge 100% within 5 minutes, it created quite the buzz.

13 May 2017


India ranks 26 in ease of getting electricity

India moved up to the 26th spot in the global electricity accessibility rankings of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business index.

11 May 2017


India is becoming China 2.0, says Chinese think tank

Chinese think tank Anbound warned China to take Indian competition seriously as its economy may witness "explosive growth", boosting its prospects of becoming "China 2.0".

11 May 2017

Elon Musk

Tesla opens pre-orders for Solar Roof

Tesla opened pre-orders for Solar Roof today.

05 May 2017


'Digital India' gets indigenously developed bio-solar ATMs

Another major boost for the Digital India drive comes in the form of a bio-solar ATM that has been developed by Indian scientists keeping the rural areas in mind.

27 Apr 2017

IIT Roorkee

IIT Roorkee scientists use Jamuns to make solar cells

Scientists at IIT Roorkee have found a way to make cheap solar cells using jamuns.