Odisha Plans Solar Trees That Can Withstand Wind Speed Upto 200km/h

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has now planned to boost the penetration of decentralized renewable energy (DRE) systems in the state capital of Bhubaneswar. The coastal state, known for recurrent cyclones, has made special provisions to ensure extreme weather event-resilient solar structures and uninterrupted power supplies.  The state has already witnessed the expansion […]

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IEEFA Cites Jharkhand Solar Policy To Support Blended Finance For DRE

A recent report by Institute for Energy Economics and Finance (IEEFA) has put the spotlight on the role of blended finance as a medium to support transition to renewable energy in developing countries. The report defines blended finance as a medium to support scaling up financing for assets such as mini grids that have the […]

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Solar Helped Remote Hospitals Function Optimally: WRI Report

A latest report from the WRI-India, a climate and energy think tank, claimed that clean power from solar energy fueled through Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) systems boosted the capacity of remote healthcare centres nationwide. The report was titled ‘A Spoonful of Solar to Help the Medicine go Down’.   WRI-India recently released the report in New Delhi recently. The […]

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Chhattisgarh Offers Sops For Grid-Connected Solar DRE Units

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has come out with a new draft regulation to boost the uptake of grid-connected distributed renewable energy (DRE) units in the state. The Commission has now proposed a second amendment to its Gid-Connected DRE Regulations. These rules will be applicable from September 1, 2023. The draft CSERC (Grid […]

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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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UP Floats Tender To Outsource Operations & Maintenance Of Solar Mini-Grids 

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has now issued a tender to outsource the operations and maintenance of its solar mini-grids. The government plans to give the contract to the interested parties on a revenue-sharing basis. The tender also said that with this, the state agency intends to revive and restore the old […]

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Maharashtra Discom To Get Solar Energy At Rs 3.30/Unit Under Rural Solar Scheme

  The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is now all set to procure 150 Megawatt (MW) of solar power on a long-term basis under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana (MSKVY) at the rate of Rs 3.30 per unit.  The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) also approved these rates recently. The scheme allows farmers or […]

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MNRE Issues Framework to Promote Decentralised RE Livelihood App

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ‘Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Applications’. DRE technologies are basically solutions, systems or products powered by renewable energy that help people to make a living. Solar looms, solar pumps, biomass powered cold storage and so on are some of the […]

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Growth in Number of Profitable DRE Enterprises in FY 2019/20: Report

A new report surveying 63 DRE businesses showed that there was a growth in the number of profitable RE businesses in FY 2019/20. The fourth edition of the ‘State of the Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector in India 2019/20’ report was recently launched by the CLEAN Network, in an attempt to present an overview of the […]

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