WTO seeks trade deal on 'green' products

The heavyweights of world trade, including the United States, China and Japan, meet in Geneva this weekend to establish a list of environmentally friendly products for which tariffs can be eliminated or reduced. …read more

‘Only solar energy can fulfil energy requirements of India’

Kevin Mendonsa | TNN | Dec 3, 2016, 11.14 PM IST Representative image. MANGALURU: Only solar energy can fulfil the energy requirements of the country as all other sources have limited production, said Chetan Singh Solanki, professor at IIT Bombay and chairman of KSPL. Chetan, who is widely credited for his solar energy initiatives in … Read more

India focussing on clean energy but West has to do its part: Piyush Goyal

India is the world’s most attractive destination in the energy sector that has the potential to attract a trillion dollars in investment over the next few years, Union power minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. The minister of state with independent charge for power, coal and renewable energy said that his optimism for the energy … Read more

Govt didn’t have enough time to prepare for demonetisation: Piyush Goyal

The government didn’t have enough time to prepare the logistical groundwork before scrapping Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes in order to maintain the secrecy of a move that aims to flush out illegal cash from the economy, power minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. Speaking on the second day of the Hindustan Times Leadership … Read more

World’s Largest Solar Farm Leapfrogs India to Third in Utility-Scale …

The Kamuthi solar plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has vastly expanded the country’s solar capacity. Based on Wiki-Solar‘s calculations, thanks to the new plant, India now claims the number three spot in terms of utility-scale solar, behind China and the U.S. World’s largest single location power project was commissioned by Adani … Read more

SPI Energy gets first FiT payments on 10MW plant built in China in 2013

Stocks: SPI China-based PV project developer SPI Energy said it had finally received its first feed-in tariff (FiT) payments on a 10MW power plant that was grid connected in December, 2013.  SPI Energy noted that the first payment made was around RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million), towards partial payment of the accrued renewable energy tariff … Read more