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Electricity to farmers through renewable energy sources

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is providing subsidy up to 30% of the benchmark cost of the solar water pumps to the farmers under Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme. Till date over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the Programme. The Ministry of […]

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ADB to Provide $45.4 Mn to Spur Off-Grid SPV Pumping for Irrigation in Bangladesh

ADB grant will help in replacing diesel systems with solar powered irrigation to enhance energy security, reduce local pollution, and mitigate climate change. The project is also expected to result in a reduction of 17,261 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.   The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 20 million loan to Bangladesh […]

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India’s Utility Solar Capacity Grows 72% in 2017-18, says Bridge To India Report

The total solar installation was 10.4 GW, the rest comprising rooftop solar plants and off-grid solutions, taking India’s cumulative solar capacity to 24.4 GW, it said. Solar consultancy firm Bridge To India in its latest annual report on the sector said that India’s utility solar capacity grew by a whopping 72 percent in FY18 as […]

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BHEL Gets EPC Orders Worth Over Rs 125 Cr to Set-up Solar PV Plants in Gujarat

The company has bagged the first order from Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) for setting up of a 20 MW SPV power plant. State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won the two orders in Gujarat worth aggregating more than Rs 125 crore for setting up of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plants on Engineering, Procurement […]

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Kumbaya Becomes Member of GOGLA to Connect the Unconnected

The company’s mission is to connect the unconnected, bringing people in off-grid communities access to zeroXess, an economically-priced home energy and communication hub. California-based solar energy firm Kumbaya, the company behind the zeroXess solution for off-grid power, connectivity and content, has got the membership in the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), an independent, not-for-profit industry […]

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Cabinet Okays Continuation of Off-grid, Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme

The total project of the 3 components included under the phase-III is Rs 1,895 crore of which Rs 637 crore will be provided as central financial assistance. The government has provided its consent for implementing phase-III of off-grid and decentralized solar PV application programme to achieve additional 118 MWp (Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV […]

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Cabinet approves Continuation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme – Phase III

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for implementation of Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Application Programme to achieve additional 118 MWp(Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020. Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Programme covers […]

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Greenlight Planet Wins the Economic Times Most Promising Brand 2018

R to L: Dhaval Radia (Global Business Leader) and Divya Arya (Marketing Leader, Asia) receiving the Economic Times Most Promising Brand 2018 Award on behalf of team Greenlight Planet Greenlight Planet has been recognised by Economic Times as the “Most Promising brand 2018” at a ceremony held on Friday, the 23rd of March 2018. The […]

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Hanergy Launches New Thin-film Solar Powered ‘Humbrella’

The company would donate the first batch of a million RMB (USD 160,000) solar-powered umbrellas, or ‘Humbrellas’, to regions of Africa where electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for study. In a major move for the global mobile energy industry, Hanergy has launched its new product ‘Humbrella’, a thin-film solar powered umbrella providing clean, free and […]

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