Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > Indian govt incentives spur solar industry

June 23rd, 2008

Indian govt incentives spur solar industry

Abstract:
When operational, the MBPVL plant is expected to generate annual sales approaching Rs. 408.67 crore ($100 million), largely but not exclusively through exports. The photovoltaics business is not capital-intensive and promises a high return," Khanna said. MBPVL is also evaluating emerging technologies, including nanotechnology and concentrator photovoltaic cells, to bring down the cost of solar equipment, Khanna said.

Cypress Semiconductor, meanwhile, is reportedly considering a Rs.204.33 crore ($50 million) facility to make solar cells and wafers near the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, likely through SunPower Corp., in which it holds a majority stake.

SunTechnics Energy has a manufacturing plant in Bengaluru and plans to expand it. "The upsurge in demand in India, by nearly 25 per cent annually, is prompting several players to put in huge investments. Companies make these investments [largely] for export reasons, to cater to global needs, which are far greater than local needs," said Rajesh Bhat, director and country manager for SunTechnics.

Bhat believes the cost of solar cells must come down to encourage solar-energy adoption. Adoption of nanotechnology can help on the cost front, Bhat said, but "the day the government introduces attractive feed-in tariffs, incentives to individuals and industries, renewable energy will become the next booming industry in India, after software services."

Source:
eetindia.co.in

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Announcements

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Optimum inertial design for self-propulsion: A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines July 29th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Energy

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution: Solution-based inorganic process could drive more efficient electronics and solar devices July 21st, 2014

Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam July 21st, 2014

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride July 15th, 2014

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2014 conference July 8th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 25th, 2014

Hysitron is Awarded TWO R&D 100 Awards for Highly Innovative Technology Developments in the Areas of Extreme Environments and Biological Mechanical Property Testing July 23rd, 2014

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies Main Page Content: Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests July 22nd, 2014

EPFL Research on the use of AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy for the study of single amyloid molecules wins poster competition at Swiss Physics Society meeting July 22nd, 2014

Solar/Photovoltaic

Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam July 21st, 2014

Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic? July 2nd, 2014

Shrinky Dinks close the gap for nanowires July 1st, 2014

New Study Raises Possibility of Production of P-Type Solar Cells July 1st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE