India connects 9.3MW solar farm to grid

A solar farm with a capacity of 9.3MW has been completed and connected to the grid in the Indian state of Gujarat. The Adani-Suntech Mundra power plant is expected to generate 13,000MWh of electricity per year – enough to power around 32,000 homes. It has more than 36,000 solar panels, which will help reduce 11,000 […]

India plans first offshore wind power project

The Indian Government has signed an agreement with a group of companies to build the nation’s first ever offshore wind power project. The 100MW wind farm will be located off the coast of Gujarat and be partly-financed by state subsidies, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said. A consortium of partners will undertake detailed […]

Indian LNG importer gets $150m to increase capacity

India’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer has been granted a loan worth $150 million (£91.8m) to increase the capacity of its LNG terminal in the state of Gujarat. The project will increase the supply of natural gas to 15 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) from the current 10 mmtpa. The expansion will help […]

Indian state Governor’s bungalow powered by solar

The official residence of the Governor of an Indian state is now being powered by solar – setting an example on using alternative energy in a country still facing blackouts. The Governor bungalow or ‘Raj Bhavan’ in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh has installed the renewable energy source to cater to its power needs, which provides nearly […]

India’s solar installations reach 1GW

Solar installations in India have reached the 1GW mark, according to a new report. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy published the data, which showed the nation had grid interactive solar installed capacity of 1,030.66MW, with most coming from the state of Gujarat. Total renewable installations in India also crossed 25,000MW in the […]

India opens huge solar farm

India has connected a huge 600MW solar panel farm to its electricity grid. Built in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, the farm is said to be Asia’s largest at the moment. Covering 3000 acres of land, the ‘Gujarat Solar Park’ was built in a year, joining the grid last week. […]