Distributed Renewable Energy

MNRE to Launch New Scheme To Boost Distributed Solar Energy: RK Singh

In his latest speech, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh announced starting a new scheme to boost distributed renewable energy (DRE). He announced this during an event on DRE organised by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Villgro Innovations Foundation’s Powering Livelihoods. “We are developing a new DRE policy […]

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7 Reasons Why Renewable Energy Can Be A Life Saver In Disasters & Conflicts

Several coastal Indian states along the Bay of Bengal have often witnessed repeated cyclone episodes. Such devastating extreme weather events have created massive destruction of the power infrastructures like electric poles and grids in the past. On the other side, most of the eastern Indian states lying close to the Himalayas have been earmarked as […]

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DRE In Solar Provides Employment Boost says PowerForAll Report

Power for All, the global campaign to end energy poverty, today released its second Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) jobs report supported by GET.invest, Good Energies Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation. The industry’s most comprehensive emerging markets employment census shows increased demand for DRE solutions is creating hundreds of thousands of formal and informal jobs. The […]

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US-Based Odyssey Raises $5.34m to Expand Distributed RE

US-based Odyssey Energy Solutions has announced that it has raised $5.34 million in new funding led by Equal Ventures, a venture capital investment firm based in New York,. The participating investors include Twelve Below, Abstract Ventures, Founder Collective, and MCJ Collective. Odyssey offers an end-to-end solution to finance, build and operate distributed energy projects at […]

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Growing Opportunities for Hybrid AC-DC Infrastructure in India: Report

A new report by GOGLA attempts to deep dive into the relevance of hybrid AC-DC (HAD) energy infrastructure in India A new report by GOGLA attempts to deep dive into the relevance of hybrid AC-DC (HAD) energy infrastructure in India with the objective of providing insights into how energy-efficient appliances can be integrated with the electricity […]

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MNRE’s Draft Policy Framework for DRE Open For Comments Till Nov 2

In an office memorandum issued on October 19, the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has issued a Draft Policy Framework for DRE (Distributed Solar Energy) to promote DRE livelihood applications in rural areas of the country. The aim is to provide a conducive environment for the development and large-scale adoption of these applications. […]

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CEEW Recommends Green Energy Investments in COVID Recovery Strategy

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), along with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) has recently published a report that makes the case for India needing a new social contract based on a commitment to jobs, growth and sustainability, as it charts its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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Distributed Renewables Could Create 400,000 Jobs in India

A jobs census has estimated that by 2023, distributed renewables will create 400,000 jobs in India, including 190,000 formal jobs, and 210,000 informal jobs The first annual jobs census measuring employment from decentralised renewables for rural electrification in Africa and Asia has estimated that by 2023 the sector will create 400,000 jobs in India – including 190,000 direct, […]

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India takes advantage of distributed nature of Renewable Energy: Secretary, MNRE

Aanand Kumar has said that India has been able to take advantage of distributed renewable energy sources to provide electricity to all of its households. Today at @IRENA Council meet, I highlighted the fact that India is taking full advantage of distributed nature of RE. Standalone solar household systems, mini & micro grids have helped […]

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