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Calls for Intensive R&D on Solar Thermal Air Drying in India

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 26, 2010

 Solar Air Dreyer” The Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI) organized a one day workshop on solar thermal drying at the end of March 2010. Its aim was to intensify the efforts of tapping into the national market potential for using solar applications to dry agricultural products.
Photo: Jaideep Malaviya

India: Subsidy Programme to continue in Fiscal Year 2010/2011

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 23, 2010

 India” As could be read in the updated approval note No.3/1/2007-UICA (SE) from 21 April 2010, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy decided to continue its national subsidy programme in fiscal year 2010/2011.

India: Solar Water Heaters Obligatory in All New Governmental Buildings

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 19, 2010

 User Guide” The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) mandates solar water heaters in residential facilities, hotels and hospitals. It is a voluntary code, which has recently been made obligatory for new governmental buildings.

India: Efficiency Labelling for Solar Water Heaters under Discussion

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 23, 2010

 star label” The Indian government is thinking about the implementation of a kind of “star label” for solar water heaters. The institution responsible for the national Standards & Labelling Programme scheme is the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The national solar industry, however, has some reservations about this plan.
 

India: A Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy Research

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 8, 2010

 Solar Energy Center India” The Solar Energy Centre (SEC) in Haryana State is a research institution, whose building design alone is a demonstration of how to use solar energy effectively. Soon, it will also receive a testing facility for solar thermal power.
Photo: SEC

Solar thermal based Air-Conditioning System proves itself in India

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 14, 2010

 parabolic dishes for solar air-conditioning in India” Showcase: These parabolic dishes supply a solar air-conditioning plant of a hospital in Gujarat state in western India and replace 1 ton of wood consumption every day. Photo: Gadhia Solar Energy Systems

India: Temple Possesses World’s Largest Solar Steam Cooking System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 27, 2009

 India inauguration solar steam cooking system” Concentrator technology: The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah (centre) inaugurated the world’s largest system for solar thermal steam cooking on 30 July 2009.
Photo: MNRE

25 Years of Different Subsidies in India: an Overview

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 4, 2009

 Solar City Magapatta India” Under the new national subsidy scheme of the government of India some more solar cities like Magarpatta in Pune, Maharashtra State, will be realised. The solar thermal market in India has seen a lot of different subsidy models over the years.
Photo: Magapatta City

Bank of Maharashtra’s Financing of 17,472 Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 12, 2009

 Best Bank Award for Bank of MaharashtraThe Honourable President of India, Pratibha Devi Singh Patil (second from left) handing the awards to the winners: The Bank of Maharashtra received the Best Bank Award for the five-year Solar Water Heating Systems Loan Programme (2002-2007). Photo: Bank of Maharashtra

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