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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

April 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Pinky Sonawane spent her childhood gathering garbage on the streets of Pune, India. She’d join her mother in pulling plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard from roadside dumpsters, selling the materials to scrap traders for income. With no organized waste-collection system in the city of 4 million people, there was plenty of waste for her to pick—it filled bins, littered streets and piled up in mountainous heaps in dumps. But Sonawane and others like her were often treated like the garbage they collected


Indian Government Issues 2 Gigawatt Solar Tender For Self Use

March 25th, 2019 | by Saurabh

The Indian government has issued the first tranche of the 12-gigawatt self-use solar power tenders as it looks to support Indian manufacturers of solar cells and modules. The self-consumption of power generated from these power plants shall be achieved through government-owned public sector companies.


Global Solar Installations Reached 104 Gigawatts In 2018

March 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global solar installations increased by around 5% in 2018 and reached 104.1 gigawatts (GW) according to new figures released by SolarPower Europe released at the SolarPower Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, further putting the lie to previous estimates that 2018 solar installations had failed to reach the same level as last year. 


Two (Surprising) Countries Making The World Greener

February 27th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston

“The Earth is greening,” according to a recent study by Chi Chen, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. In other words, the world is getting significantly greener and leafier – but why, and what does that mean


Three Indian States Issue 1.25 Gigawatt Solar & Wind Tenders

February 26th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Following the central government’s cue, a number of Indian states have stepped on the gas with regards to issuance of renewable energy tenders. Leading states in renewable energy installed capacity are dishing out tenders one after the other while some new states are issuing large tenders for the first time.


SoftBank Enters Indian Wind Energy Market

February 18th, 2019 | by Saurabh

SoftBank-led SB Energy has shown a clear intention of entering the Indian wind energy market. The company, which is one of the largest players in India's highly competitive solar power market, has participated in the sixth national-level wind energy tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).



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