Residential solar PV leasing program in Australia

With solar electricity prices still tumbling relative to fossil electricity, it is expected to see more of these arrangements in the future. SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, U.S.) has launched “SunPower Choice“, a new pilot leasing program to help residential customers in Melbourne, Australia, finance a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for no money down. SunPower Read more >>

‘YELO’ – an Innovative Solar Powered School Bag

‘Yelo’ is a great example to showcase the importance of design to use a technology. Yelo (possibly originating from a combination of the Hindi word for ‘take it’ and Yellow) is a school bag, a desk and a table lamp all rolled into one. With millions of students out of school world-wide, India ranks highest Read more >>

Net Metering policy for Rooftop solar in Punjab

PV panels installed in a village in India

Government of Punjab had released its draft document on ‘Net Metering for Grid Interactive Roof Top SPV Power plants’ almost a year back. The policy as prepared by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has now been approved. It would be applicable to all domestic, institutional, industrial, institutional and commercial consumers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). For Read more >>

A simple analysis of the Net Metering regulations by DERC in Delhi

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced regulations for net metering of renewable energy. The regulation defines how consumers can now generate renewable (mostly solar) power and feed it into the grid. It is yet to be notified and can be downloaded from DERC’s website. A short note outlining the benefits of the scheme is available Read more >>

Telangana announces RfS for 500 MW solar power

5 MW Solar Power Plant, NTPC (Port Blair)

The Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (TSSPDCL) has come up with a ‘Request for Selection’ for 500MW capacity solar power plants. These are to be setup through competitive bidding over September, and expected to be operational within a period of 10 months. All the 10 districts of Telangana have been reeling under power Read more >>