India

  • Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Solar heating and cooling is not really the most transparent sector regarding market and industry figures. There is no global solar heat industry council and companies around the globe are using quite different technologies and supply chains – which is exactly why all entities and...
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  • India: PRINCE Offers Solar Cooking Workshops for New Entrepreneurs

    India: PRINCE Offers Solar Cooking Workshops for New Entrepreneurs

    Indian organisation Prince – Promoters, Researchers and Innovators in New and Clean Energy – is offering training workshops on residential and institutional solar cooking to new entrepreneurs who manufacture or trade solar cooking systems. PRINCE has already conducted more...
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  • India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    The international press praised the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, when he unveiled this year’s Financial Bill, including the 2015/2016 budget, on 28 February. For example, the BBC wrote: “A business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the...
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  • RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo, organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), showcased the Indian government's commitment to the development and uptake of renewable energy in India, in order to meet the national energy...
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  • India: Statistics to Determine Vacuum Tube Market Share

    India: Statistics to Determine Vacuum Tube Market Share

    Flat plate collectors – India’s dominant solar thermal technology about a decade ago – has lost a significant portion of its market share in recent years. Although the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Indian authority responsible for solar heating...
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  • Intersolar India 2015, Mumbai

    The international solar industry is meeting at Intersolar India for the seventh time in 2015. From November 18 to 20, 2015 numerous exhibitors are expected to present their latest products and services from photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies to trade visitors across an exhibition space...
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  • Austria: Robert Kanduth Buys Back 50 % Greenonetec Stake

    Austria: Robert Kanduth Buys Back 50 % Greenonetec Stake

    Danish Solarcap’s solar disinvestment strategy continues: In November 2014, the subsidiary of the Danish VKR Holding sold its 50 % share in Austrian collector manufacturer Greenonetec back to the founder, Robert Kanduth (see photo). Kanduth is an Austrian entrepreneur with...
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  • India: First Solar Thermal Steam Storage for Cooking Applications

    India: First Solar Thermal Steam Storage for Cooking Applications

    The Ramakrishna Mission Student’s Home in the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state on India’s southeast coast, is a combined residential high school and polytechnic college. It caters for around 700 orphan and poor students by providing free education, food and...
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  • India: First Vacuum Tube Testing Centre Established

    India: First Vacuum Tube Testing Centre Established

    The School of Energy Studies at Savitribai Phule Pune University, located in Maharashtra state, has set up India’s first vacuum tube testing centre. The investment was around INR 4 million (about EUR 50,000) and was funded entirely by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE...
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