The non-profit organization Solar Village Project (SVP) based in Maryland, which provides solar-solution technology in rural villages, announced the lauch of an education impact project to bring much needed solar powered light to 300 children living in off grid villages in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest commercial Bank, on the occasion of World Earth Day further solidified its commitment to become carbon neutral over time. The Bank has installed 151 solar rooftop sites which will generate 6.23 megawatt (MW) energy. These sites are spread throughout the country.
This will be in addition to the already functional solar capacity of 3 MW and 15 MW through wind energy. The energy generated through these renewable sources are solely for captive use by Bank’s various offices and branches across the country, making them free of any carbon emission.
Business information provider IHS Markit announced on December 14 that global photovoltaic (PV) demand is forecast to reach 108 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, largely driven by an improvement in the outlook in China, according to the latest edition of its PV Demand Market Tracker. IHS Markit expects strong demand from the Chinese market to continue on the back of strong policy support, a successful transition to a more diverse market and strong momentum in the distributed-PV (DPV) sector.
Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, announced yesterday that it has commissioned its 100 MW solar plant (50MW X 2) at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The project was won by TPREL in May 2016 under the National Solar Mission Phase-II Batch-II Tranche-I State Specific Bundling Scheme. With this development, TPREL’s total installed operating capacity now stands at 1614 MW.