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Performance-Based Financial Mechanism for MNRE’s CST Scheme: GERMI

A new study has found that MNRE’s off-grid and decentralised CST scheme should have a performance-based financial support mechanism A new study has found that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE’s) off-grid and decentralised concentrated solar thermal (CST) scheme should have a performance-based financial support mechanism instead of the capital subsidy that was being provided earlier by […]

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The Missing Element in the Proposed Electricity Act Reforms

India is the third largest producer and consumer of electricity worldwide. But it still has one of the lowest per capita power consumption (1,181 kWh) as compared to the world’s average per capita power consumption, which stands high at nearly 2,700 kWh. Because of this, our nation faces the challenge of ensuring sound financial health […]

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PM Emphasizes on Financial Sustainability of Power Sector, Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for improving the financial sustainability of the power sector in order to solve the issues prevailing in the sector especially the power distribution sector. He said during a detailed review meeting held on Thursday evening on the power sector with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry […]

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MNRE Extends Off-Grid & Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III

In a next spell of extensions, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the third phase of off-grid and decentralized solar photovoltaic (PV) applications programme till FY20-21. The Ministry further instructed that “the implementation agencies will continue to implement the scheme as per the approved guidelines dated 07-08-2018 and amendments thereof.” However, […]

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Off-Grid Solar Industry now a USD 1.75 Billion Annual Market: Report

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a USD 1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy to 420 million users, a new report has shown The off-grid solar industry has grown into a USD 1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid […]

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ANERT Tenders for 10 MW Off-Grid Solar Plants in Kerala

ANERT has issued a tender for the installation of off-grid solar plants for an aggregate capacity of 10 MW across 14 districts of Kerala. The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has issued a tender for the rate contract of installation of off-grid solar power plants for an aggregate capacity of 10 MW […]

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Govt to Devise Long Term Policy for Continuous Demand for Local Products: Samir Mehta

We believe that to ensure local manufacturing happens in India, government has to devise a long-term policy for continuous demand for local cells/modules for at least 10 years which will ensure that project returns are easily guaranteed for investor and also ensure that no matter what situation arises these policies are not tempered or affected […]

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UPNEDA Issues Rs 27 cr Tender for Off-Grid Solar Power Plants

UPNEDA has tendered for setting up off-grid solar power generation systems of 500 W to 50 kW capacities with battery backup at various sites in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a tender, seeking bids from eligible parties fro setting up of off-grid solar power generation systems […]

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Engie Acquires African Off-Grid Energy Firm Mobisol

ENGIE has expanded its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol French multinational electric utility company, ENGIE has expanded its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions in the region. Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than […]

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