January 2018

The internet is considered indispensable to our modern day-to-day lives. However, a 2015 study by the International Telecommunication Union shows that more than two-thirds of the population in developing countries lack access to a stable […]

Rapid Roll Solar PV

January 2018

Renovagen, a UK-based technology provider, has developed and patented flexible solar panels called “Rapid Roll Solar PV”. The copper indium gallium selenide solar panels can be rolled and fitted into a trailer or a flat […]


December 2017

Piconergy Private Limited strives to facilitate the supply of clean, affordable and reliable energy to underserved households and micro-enterprises in urban and rural India. The company has designed and developed HELIOS, a cost-effective, solar energy-powered home […]

Cygni Energy

December 2017

In the late 1880s, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison became embroiled in the “War of the Currents” in which alternating current (AC) emerged as the winner, owing to its ability to transmit power over longer […]

Waterproof, wearable photovoltaics

October 2017

A team of scientists from Japan-based research institute RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin organic photovoltaic (PV) cell, which can continue to generate electricity from sunlight even when […]

Avant Garde Innovation

October 2017

India’s population of 1.24 billion comprises 247 million households, 68 per cent of which are in rural areas. According to the 2011 Census, 45 per cent or 75 million of these rural households have no […]

Nanophotonic Solar Thermophotovoltaic Device

September 2017

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels have an average efficiency of 15 to 20 per cent, which decreases over the lifetime of a power plant. Due to this, large tracts of land are required for setting up […]

Solar Squared

September 2017

A growing focus on energy efficiency has put pressure on researchers and market players to incorporate energy-efficient technology into the existing and new infrastructure. Passive design features that maximise energy efficiency can be added to […]

Self-powered smart windows

August 2017

With a growing focus on energy resilience, there is pressure to incorporate energy efficient technologies in existing and new infrastructure. Passive design features that maximise energy efficiency can be combined with on-site renewable energy generators […]

SMART nano coating for solar cells

August 2017

The solar power market has been witnessing several innovations even as it rapidly approaches maturity. One such innovation is a nano coating introduced by Dr Aldrin Antony, a National Solar Science Fellow of the Ministry […]

Automated solar panel cleaner

July 2017

Automated cleaning of solar panels is a revolutionary concept. Automated cleaners provide periodic maintenance of solar panels in extreme conditions, thus reducing the downtime and improving generation. These are, however, fairly expensive and require a […]

Wind turbine inspection by drones

July 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are aircraft without human pilots on board. They may be operated either through remote control or autonomously by onboard computerised systems. Given the steady increase in its […]

Jamun-based solar cells

June 2017

The Indian solar segment is on the path to achieving 100 GW of installations by 2022 with tariffs falling to record levels in recent auctions. While declining tariffs result in falling margins, the saving factor […]

DNV GL’s LVRT testing solution

May 2017

The wind energy segment has witnessed several key developments over the past few years with increased capacity additions, allocations through competitive bidding and a reassessment of the country’s wind energy potential. However, evacuation of the […]


May 2017

The solar power segment has grown exponentially in the past few years. In step with this expansion, the solar industry has been increasingly focusing on technological innovation. A case in point is the eArche solar […]

Challenergy, Inc.

April 2017

In the post-Fukushima era, nuclear energy has ceased to exist as a source of power generation. Therefore, the country has been looking at options to develop efficient and green sources of power. Among these, wind […]

Bioinspired Storage

April 2017

The growth of solar energy as a mainstream source of power generation has so far been limited by the uncertainty and variability associated with its integration into the grid network. While battery storage is an […]

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