Category Archives: Solar Thermal

Draft of Indian Renewable Energy Act 2015

Request for comments/observations/feed-back on the Draft Renewable Energy Act 2015 In October 2014, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had constituted an Expert Committee to provide a draft Renewable Energy Act. The Committee met on 7 November 2014, … Continue reading

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India’s solar dream fuelled by global trends

The country plans to install 100 GW capacity of solar-generated electricity by 2022, a five-time increase from a previous target. India’s plan to install 100 GW capacity of solar-generated electricity by 2022, a five-time increase from a previous target, only … Continue reading

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Programme/ Scheme wise Physical Progress of Renewable Energy in 2014-15 (During the month of December)

Physical Progress (Achievements) Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Programme/ Scheme wise Physical Progress in 2014-15 (During the month of December) Sector FY- 2014-15 Cumulative Achievements Target  Achievement (as on 31.12.2014) I.   GRID-INTERACTIVE POWER (CAPACITIES IN MW) Wind Power 2000.00 … Continue reading

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RENEWABLES 2014 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT – Key Figures

  The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies > additions to electricity generating capacity > progress … Continue reading

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7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, … Continue reading

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Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

Installed solar jumped 26 percent — from 31 Gigawatts in 2012 to a record 39 GW in 2013 — even as investment in solar capacity decreased 23 percent from US$135.6 billion to US$104.1 billion. Renewable energy’s share of world electricity … Continue reading

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Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming – RE Patents on the rise

New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells). Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased by 13 percent … Continue reading

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