Environment and Water

Tata Power-DDL, CEEW Ink Pact to Accelerate RE in Delhi’s Micro-Grids

This collaboration will also help in achieving Delhi’s 1 GW target of solar generation by 2020 and 2 GW by 2025, in accordance with the DERC guidelines for the implementation of group net metering and virtual net metering framework. In order to evaluate and accelerate the integration of decentralised renewable energy into Delhi’s power grid, […]

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5X Increase in Renewable Jobs in 5 Years- Skills Council Report

India’s renewable energy workforce has grown five-fold in the past five years. In 2019, nearly 100,000 workers are employed in the solar and wind industry, up from 19,800 workers in 2014. Of these, 12,400 new workers were employed in FY19 and 30,000 new workers were employed in FY18 by utility-scale solar, rooftop solar, and wind […]

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MNRE Roots for Robots To Reduce Water Usage at Solar Plants

In an effort to reduce water usage in solar plants, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked the states and the solar industry to “preferably” use robotic cleaning and other new technologies for cleaning solar panels. “The excess usage of water, sometimes, leads to wastage of the precious resource and it can […]

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Solar-based WAAS Model Can Improve Access to Affordable Irrigation: Report

A study by CEEW has found that half of the 1,600 farmers surveyed across the state expressed dissatisfaction due to depleting water tables and high expenditure on diesel. With multiple problems farmers facing in the country including reducing water table and high expenditure on diesel to run their pumps to irrigate their lands, the Council […]

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Solar power improving primary healthcare in rural Chhattisgarh – CEEW

The study finds that solar powered PHCs could significantly improve in-patient services, out-patient services, emergency care, delivery services, and laboratory services in rural India Solar powered primary healthcare centres (PHCs) in Chhattisgarh admitted over 50% more patients and conducted almost twice the number of child deliveries in a month compared to power-deficit PHCs without a […]

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GST to increase solar tariffs, boost domestic manufacturing and jobs: CEEW

Key contributors to the increase in solar tariffs, as a result of GST, would include increase in operations and maintenance cost, panel costs, and financing costs. According to a study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW),India’s emerging solar sector could see tariffs rise by nearly 10% if current tax exemptions were […]

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Indian Council of Medical Research with CEEW launches ‘Solar for Healthcare’ Initiative

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has signed a MoU with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) to launch ‘Solar for Healthcare’ Initiative.  The synergy between health and energy are the two specific goals of this initiative, and the efforts within this collaboration advances on both fronts. ICMR and CEEW will focus […]

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