mini grids

“We need to increase our per capita energy consumption three-fold”

Jaideep Mukherji, CEO, Smart Power India (SPI), has been a strong advocate of access to reliable electricity for the last mile. SPI, a subsidiary of The Rockefeller Foundation, was established in 2015 to develop and scale sustainable models to accelerate electricity access and spur economic development amongst the rural underserved communities. In recent years, SPI […]

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AfDB Offers Assistance for Development of Mini Green Energy Grids in Guinea

AfDB has approved a grant of 830,000 USD to support AGER in the establishment of green mini grids projects in the Republic of Guinea. The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a grant of 830,000 US dollars to support the Guinean Agency for Rural Electrification (AGER), in […]

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India’s Indifference to Mini-Grids Throttling A big Job opportunity

Behind the government’s ‘power for all’ push has been an unstated desire to ensure that the central grid is the main conduit of power for all Indian households. This has pushed mini-grids to the backburner many feel, with many consequences for all stakeholders Last year, India celebrated power connectivity to every household in the country, […]

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Kenya Launches $47 Mn Off-Grid Solar Access Project

Kenya has launched a $47 million facility under the Off-Grid Solar Access Project aimed at the private sector to provide solar and clean cooking solutions The government of Kenya has launched a $47 million (KSh 4.7 billion) facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar […]

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Missing The Sunshine – Mini Grids in India

Even as the solar story develops in India, there is a part of the sector that has quietly been working and making an impact in its own way. Yes, Mini Grids and even micro grids, in the limited opportunities they have had in the country, have made a strong case for themselves. Serving areas that […]

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Azure Power Wins 130 MW Solar Power Project in Maharashtra

At the tariff rate of Rs 2.27 per KW Azure Power will sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with MSEDCL for 25 years. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2019 and will be developed by Azure Power outside a solar park. In a recent auction by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), […]

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