Swiss Solar Roofs Could Produce 83% of All Power Demand

Solar panels installed on every roof across Switzerland could produce 83% of the nation’s entire electricity demand. That’s the calculation made by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, which worked out potential generation by combining maps from Swisstopo with weather data from Swiss Meteo. It worked out a countrywide rollout …

India Plans To Increase Rooftop Solar Subsidy By 5X, To $3.7 Billion

The Indian government is planning to revamp its incentive program for rooftop solar power systems in an attempt to expedite implementation of the capacity across various segments of power consumers. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has proposed a new-look rooftop solar power incentive program that targets commercial, industrial, …

Indian Module Makers Beat Chinese Prices In 300 Megawatt Tender

In a major boost for the Indian solar module and cell manufacturers, Energy Efficiency Services Limited recently acquired 300 megawatts of modules for multiple uses. The order has come at a time when Indian manufacturers await a decision by the government to levy anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules. According to …

India’s Kochi Metro System Will Get 25% Of Its Power From Solar

Kochi Metro, recently launched in the Indian state of Kerala, will get a quarter of its total electric supply from solar power systems. This makes the Kochi Metro project unique, as every station of the project and the coach maintenance yard will have rooftop solar power systems installed. Delhi Metro …

Indian Railways Will Install Rooftop Solar Panels On 250 Trains

Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches. Indian Railways has floated …