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Govt To Electrify 1L Unelectrified Tribal Households With Off-Grid Solar

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is now all set to roll out a dedicated scheme to electrify the unelectrified households of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN). The MNRE recently issued a notification in this regard. The order said that the ministry […]

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BREDA Plans To Revive Its Non-Functional Off-Grid Solar Projects, Issues Tender

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) government has now planned to revive its non-functional off-grid solar power systems. It has also issued a tender in this direction, seeking developers who can execute the government plan. BREDA has issued the tender on the behalf of the state. BREDA has planned to connect its ailing off-grid […]

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What is ailing the growth of solar irrigation in Bihar? 

Birender Singh is a 68-year-old farmer based at Azamgarh village in Sitamarhi district of Bihar. Buoyed by his interest in solar, he installed a 2HP, off-grid solar pump in 2016. It was installed under the state government’s Chief Minister New and Renewable Energy Solar Pump Scheme.  Singh was among the 2,771 farmers who received the subsidized solar pump under the […]

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Odisha Issues Tender For Solar Pumps Under PM-KUSUM Scheme 

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has now issued a tender seeking suppliers for off-grid solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM scheme. The state agency has sought vendors to install and commission off-grid solar pumps of 1 Horsepower (HP) to 7.5 HP. The agency has asked vendors to submit hard copies of their bids by […]

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PM KUSUM: MNRE Extends Waiver On Local Content Mandate For Solar Cells

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the waiver of the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) for solar cells under the Component C of the PM-KUSUM scheme.  Earlier, the ministry had issued an official memorandum on August 1, 2022, to extend the waiver till July 20, 2023. In its latest […]

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JREDA Issues Tender To Empanel Vendors Under PM-KUSUM

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for the empanelment of vendors for installations of solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM scheme.  The tender was meant for vendors who would be liable to design, manufacture, supply, transport, install, test and commission off-grid solar pumps. The scope of work encompasses the supply of solar […]

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Off-Grid RE Power Electrified 2,762 Indian Villages: Govt 

In its latest statement before the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that 2,762 villages in India were electrified with off-grid renewable energy solutions. The announcement comes less than a fortnight after a report in The Washington Post flagged the ‘failure’ of India’s mini-grids or off grid energy set up, […]

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The Case For PV With Energy Storage Systems

Background PV systems have become a reliable source of clean energy by utilizing energy storage units. In many countries and regions, PV + storage systems have become the preferred source of energy for a variety of reasons. What are the main structures of PV + energy storage systems? What are their benefits? This Solis workshop […]

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Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States & Industry Body CMAI Join Hands

Industry body Carbon Markets Association of India (CMAI) and Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) have forged a partnership. They have joined hands to share knowledge and information on developments that are policy and regulations related. The two will work together for making progress in the carbon market and to encourage the set […]

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