Distributed Solar

Like Solar Trees, The Solar ‘Smartflower’ Also faces Cost Challenges

Austria-based Smart Flower Energy Technology aims to “make a solar statement with the sculptural, intelligent Smartflower,” the latter being a flower-shaped solar product made of panels which operate with dual axis tracking, i.e. they follow the sun to always face it at an ideal 90 degrees. With a peak capacity of 2.5 kilowatts, the product is […]

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A Simple Solar Light Is Life Changing In This Indonesian Village

Solar is more than just light. In a recent article on its website, IRENA has highlighted just how much. The article highlights the example of homemaker Konda Ngguna living in a small village in Laindeha, Sumba Island, Indonesia. Till a few years back, there used to be a total  blackout in the Laindeha village after […]

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US Distributed Energy Major Nexamp Closes $680 million Fund Raise

Nexamp, which has a focus on distributed solar and storage systems, has secured a $240 million equity investment led by Generate Capital. The company also recently raised $440 million in debt financing, bringing its total new funding to $680 million. The new funding will accelerate Nexamp’s ability to offer a flexible range of decarbonization options for customers, expanding its […]

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Haryana Govt Tenders For 15,541 Solar Home, Lighting Systems

In a detailed tender issued this week, the government of Haryana has asked for bids for supplying Solar Home Systems, and Solar Lighting Systems to the state. These will be used by Anganwadi Centres, Schools and other Government and Public buildings in Haryana. The tender has two models. Model One, for supply installation and commissioning […]

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FOR Report Targets Clean Energy Cess, Coal, Better Renewable Planning

The Forum of regulators (FOR) is  a body set up under section 166(2) of the Electricity Act, 2003 to ensure better coordination and analysis among power regulators across the country. The Forum consists of Chairperson of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and Chairpersons of State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs). The Chairperson of CERC is the […]

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Amplus Launches ‘The MILES Challenge’ for Clean Energy Startups in India

Amplus Solar has launched The MILES Challenge for start-ups with ready to deploy solutions in the Clean Energy ecosystem in India. Amplus Solar, a leading distributed energy company headquartered in Gurugram, has announced the launch of The MILES (M+ Innovation Lab for Energy and Sustainability) Challenge for start-ups with ready to deploy solutions in the […]

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Delhi Police Goes With Solar To Power Beat Booth At India Gate

On December 26tht  Delhi Police set up its first solar energy-enabled “modern beat booth”, which is also water, fire and vandalism proof, at the iconic India Gate. The beat booth was inaugurated by special commissioner of police, law and order, south zone, Satish Golchha. As per Mr Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police), the booth […]

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ReNew Power and UNEP Partner up to Promote Increased Access to RE

UNEP has signed a partnership agreement with ReNew Power to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency in India The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with one of India’s largest independent renewable energy companies – ReNew Power to promote increased access to renewable […]

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