PM KUSUM: MNRE Extends Waiver On Local Content Mandate For Solar Cells

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the waiver of the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) for solar cells under the Component C of the PM-KUSUM scheme.  Earlier, the ministry had issued an official memorandum on August 1, 2022, to extend the waiver till July 20, 2023. In its latest […]

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Maharashtra Plans To Use Solar For 50% of Its Agri Power Demand

The Maharashtra government is now planning to use solar energy to cater to 50 percent of the power demand of its agricultural sector in the state. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL), in its latest petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), disclosed this plan.  MSEDCL has planned to procure 7,000 MW of solar […]

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Trials Show No Negative Impact of Agrivoltaics on Crop Yield: Report

A latest report from think-tanks working in the renewable energy sector claimed that better-designed pilot projects had shown that there was no negative impact on the growth of crops grown under agrivoltaics. The new paper was jointly produced by Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Consumer Unity and Trust Society International (CUTS) and the Deutsche […]

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Andhra Pradesh to Introduce Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme

Andhra Pradesh has introduced the Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme that will virtually do away with the free power supply to the farming sector. The state government of Andhra Pradesh is all set to introduce the Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme from the 2021-22 financial year that will virtually do away with the free power supply to […]

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Delhi Government to Educate Farmers About Solar Scheme

The revenue department has been instructed to identify land owning farmers so as to to encourage them to enroll in the scheme. Delhi Government will soon hold workshops to inform and sensitize farmers about the benefits from the new solar scheme. The scheme will also help farmers to have a secondary source of income. The […]

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Maharashtra to Provide Solar Electricity to Farmers

The scheme was launched last year in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar and Kolambi in Yawatmal to provide solar-generated electricity to farmers during the day. Post the success of Chief Minister’s Agricultural Solar Feeder Scheme in Maharashtra’s two places, the state government now plans to extend the scheme to the rest of the state. The scheme […]

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Netherlands Signs Framework Agreement of ISA

Both countries agreed to enhance their ties with boosting trade and investment. The multiple sectors which were highlighted include agriculture, food processing, science & technology and water management. Following the bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte inked the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Both countries agreed […]

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MP Leads among States in Electricity Connection under Saubhagya: Paras Jain

The Minister tweeted that, 13,20,000 connections has been provided under Saubhagya program in the state, and we are on first position in the country. माननीय @PMOIndia श्री @narendramodi जी की महत्वाकांक्षा अनुसार सौभाग्य योजना के अंतर्गत विद्युत क्षेत्र में #MadhyaPradesh है देश में प्रथम स्थान पर#SaubhagyaYojana में प्रदेश में 13 लाख 20 हजार कनेक्शन दिए […]

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