India will be a massive market for cleantech. The country is primed for renewable energy development; it has a plan for 20 GW of grid-tied solar by 2022; and it’s looking to build out its clean water and power grid infrastructure.
Here’s our recurring post where we bring in some of the articles I’ve read this week, as well as what Vineeth Vijayaraghavan, founder and editor of a site focused on cleantech in India, Panchabuta, has been watching, reading, and writing about lately:
- The solar atlas for India, “which will identify the solar hotspots where the sun’s radiation has optimum intensity for power generation” is being created in Chennai, reports The Economic Times.
- Wind turbine maker Suzlon bagged 80 MW worth of orders in India over a one month period, according to The Hindu Business Line.
- A solar-powered water pumping system, via power company BSES, a solar or wind-powered water purification system, and solar lighting. How cool are these?
- India’s massive conglomerate Tata is planning to launch a private equity fund to provide capital for clean power projects.
- Solar panels may be winning out over solar thermal projects in India, similar to how they’ve done so recently in the U.S.
- Volvo’s hybrid bus will be driven around Bangalore soon.
- Nuclear material thorium rears its head in India.
- Orb Solar is an interesting solar energy player that sells off-grid solar systems in India.
- SunEdison launched a 15 KW solar plant in the remote village of Meerwada, as part of its efforts to electrify rural villages.