Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

Mohammad Riyaz who set up a solar-powered garment manufacturing unit in Kamlapur village, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, works with one of the 25 women who work for him stitching clothing, January 9, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Manipadma Jena   From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power […]

India clarifies tax on solar power equipment, parts at 5 percent

India clarifies tax on solar power equipment, parts at 5 percent

NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) – India will levy a 5 percent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after its landmark tax reform.   “All solar equipments and its parts […]

Solar Power Water Treatment Unit at KBBB inaugurated

Solar Power Water Treatment Unit at KBBB inaugurated

Mon, December 5 (DIPR): Minister for PHED Tokheho Yepthomi formally inaugurated Solar Power Water Treatment Unit at KBBB Mission Centre, Mon on December 4 in the presences of the Joint Secretary Akumla and Chief Engineer Er. Kevisekho Kruse.   In his inaugural speech Tokheho said that Solar Power Water Treatment Unit is an alternative arrangement […]

SunEdison to supply cheapest solar power in India

SunEdison to supply cheapest solar power in India

NEW DELHI, November 4 (Reuters) – U.S.-based SunEdison has won a bid to sell solar power in India at a record low tariff, which could boost the appeal of the renewable source at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for clean energy to combat climate change.   Solar energy still has a […]