India

  • MNRE Congrats for Winners of UNDP GSWH Project

    MNRE Congrats for Winners of UNDP GSWH Project

    India has been one of the great beneficiaries of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project). The initiative, which was financed and implemented by the UN organisations UNDP/UNEP and GEF, has sought to speed up the growth...

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  • India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India is one of the most dynamic solar thermal markets worldwide. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, about the fast-growing market in general and the difficulties with the market...

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  • Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Large Japanese and Chinese companies have recently taken a greater interest in solar cooling. The photo shows an installation by Chinese company Jiangsu Huineng New Energy Technology (Huin), which started supplying solar cooling systems this year. New system kits help drive down costs,...

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  • India: New Solar Water Heater Property Tax Discussed in Mumbai

    India: New Solar Water Heater Property Tax Discussed in Mumbai

    A new regulation in the Indian city of Mumbai may soon tax solar water heaters on roofs as part of the property tax. The Bruhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic body which governs the city of Mumbai, has recently amended its Development Control Rules (DCRs). According to the new...

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  • Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has a large potential and is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal – this was the conclusion which Christoph Lauterbach, Research Associate at the German University of Kassel, drew in his presentation at the Intersolar Europe...

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  • India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    One of the leading solar solution providers in India, Thermax, has just implemented a so-called solar-biomass hybrid demonstration project at the Solar Energy Centre in northern India. The cold storage and power generation system is the first of its kind worldwide. It comprises of a 15...

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  • India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India has one of the largest mobile phone databases worldwide. This and the high market penetration (84%) prompted the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to initiate a pilot project for an SMS-based (Short Message Service) solar thermal awareness campaign. Between January and...

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  • A Viable CDM Model for Solar Water Heating (2008)

    This report was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and examines how to establish a viable and profitable Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) model for Solar Water Heating (SWH). The CDM is a UN Climate Change Council initiative whereby emission...

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  • Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    On 13 June, it was time for the fifth Intersolar Award at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The solar industry’s international prize pays tribute to companies, products and services in the categories of Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technologies and PV Production Technologies. It was awarded...

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