Microsoft strikes solar deal

Microsoft has stepped up its clean power purchasing drive with the signing of a renewables deal in India. Innovator Magazine reported last week that the company has penned an agreement to source rooftop sola...

Financial boost for solar industry

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is teaming up with a global alliance of solar energy rich nations to accelerate the development of renewables projects. More than 121 countries comprise the International S...

Tech lifts creatives out of poverty

A new e-marketplace is being developed to enable women artisans in India to sell their products directly to customers. The 'tech for good' initiative, supported by the Industree Foundation and international ...

India’s huge clean energy potential

Renewable energy can provide a quarter of India's power needs by 2030, according to a new report. A study released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today lays out what the country needs t...

Boost for India’s agriculture industry

(INDIA) A new multi-million dollar initiative - backed by the World Bank - aims to improve the performance of the agriculture industry in India. An investment of $82.50 million was sanctioned by the World...

Intel wants ‘smart and green’ future

(INDIA) Intel is building a new 'smart and green' facility in India. The $178 million design house will be located at the company's existing 44-acre campus, in Karnataka, and will further cement India's p...

China attracting green energy cash

China and India are the top two nations when it comes to attracting green energy investment, according to a new report from Ernst & Young (EY). The renewable energy country attractiveness index (recai) f...

India to grow $100bn biotech sector

India has set a target of building a biotech industry worth $100 billion by 2025. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), part of India's Ministry of Science and Technology, met recently to discuss a roadmap ...

Where is the world’s largest solar power plant?

|1 December 2016| India The world's largest solar energy plant is located in India, at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. At  648 megawatts (MW), the plant - funded by the Ada...

Mobile key to powering rural India

|2 September 2016| A pioneering energy company is striving to revolutionise the power industry in rural India. The award-winning Lark Energy has entered a competition sponsored by the UK government for fu...