Energy of sunlight used to provide
electricity, to heat or cool homes,
businesses or industries.
Harnessed by humans since ancient
The power source of the sun is absolutely free.
The production of solar energy produces no pollution.
The technological advancements in solar energy systems
have made them extremely cost effective.
Most systems do not require any maintenance during
their lifespan, which means you never have to put money
Most systems have a life span of 30 to 40 years.
The primary disadvantage to solar energy is the
Once installed, you can expect next to nothing on
the system during the 40-year life span…
Solar energy can only be harnessed when it is
daytime and sunny
RECENT ISSUES ON SOLAR
M A I N E I N S I G H T S
Earth Day marks anniversary of Natural
Resources Council’s solar array
April 22nd, 2013
Installing solar panels in
•Earth Day — April 22 — marks the
anniversary of what many consider
the birth of the modern
environmental movement in 1970.
• And today the NRCM (Natural
Resources Council of Maine) is
celebrating the one-year anniversary.
•NRCM’s solar array has produced
15,000 Kilowatt-hours in its first year.
• NRCM expects to save $32,000 over
life of project.
President Carter inspecting a solar heating panel
installed on the roof of the White House.
Discovery Guides ProQuest
Released December 2008
•A solar water heater was
installed in the White
House, and photovoltaic
panels first came into play,
notably in California
• While previously solar
power as a direct source of
electricity had been limited
to esoteric functions,
began to form with the
idea of using solar as a
regular source of power for
According to Greenpeace, The solar radiation reaching the
earth‘s surface in one year provides more than 10,000 times
the world‘s yearly energy needs. Yet the technological
barriers to harvesting this energy are great re-garding
collection, distribution, and storage.
Any home uses freely available energy from the sun for
heating,cooling,ventilating & power generation
called solar home.
MEASURES OF SOLAR HOMES
High cost or cost intensive measures.
Low cost or cost effective measures.
No cost measures.
749,088 Solar Panels in Place
at California Site
TIMES OF INDIA
JULY 7, 2013
•sunPower and NRG Energy say panel installation
is completed and a 250-megawatt California solar
project will soon be fully commissioned.
• 50,000 home solar photovoltaic systems
• 749,088 panels.
assembly of solar cells.
•Also known as Photovoltaic
•Used in large PV systems to
generate and supply electricity.
•Clean and environmental
Issues of solar panels
Solar energy pertinent to India's
•India has a power generation
capacity of 164,508 MW.
•Only 16429 MW is generated
through solar energy.
•Getting energy from the sun.
Tata Power Solar bags NTPC’s
largest solar power project
THE HINDU.July 4, 2013.
Tata Power Solar has won a contract from NTPC for a
50 MW solar photovoltaic
Based project at Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
The facility is expected to start in March 2014 and
generate 78.66 million units (kWh) each year
New solar power initiatives
THE HINDU, June 6, 2013
On World Environment Day on Wednesday Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit dedicated to the Capital
345 kW solar energy project under which power
distribution company BSES Yamuna Power Limited
(BYPL) has started generating power through 1,257
solar panels that have been installed
the roof-tops of 8 BYPL offices, including 7 grid
stations and two car parks.
India: 12% Growth in Renewable Energy
report launched this week by the United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP)
Forget scam, solar energy has lot of
THE HINDU, Jul 4, 2013
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader
VS Achuthanandan has said that the term 'solar
energy' unfortunately brings to mind only the 'team
solar panel' scam these days.
The fact remains that solar energy has a huge potential
in a state which is staring at an energy crisis, he says in
an article dispatched to media organisations on
Renewable Energy - % Breakup in India as on Dec