The 2023 Playback- What Our Most Read Stories Tell Us

As a digital publisher, one of the joys of publishing is the feedback, both immediate and ongoing that writers get on their stories. Seen both in actual pageviews and in terms of traction on social media, this feedback loop is a key to decide what gets covered, and what doesn’t at times. We say at […]

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MNRE Floats EOI for 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under PM-KUSUM

Continuing with its efforts to encourage innovation in the solar pumps industry, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published an expression of interest (EoI)inviting innovators to demonstrate their inventions. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) program, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids […]

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Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy Approved By State Cabinet

The Cabinet of the State Government of Karnataka has cleared the Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy for the period of 2022-2027, that seeks to maintain the state’s reputation as a renewable energy leader. The policy says that in the next five years, Karnataka will have a renewable power generation capacity of 10 GW. The policy wants […]

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Karnataka to Give 10,000 Farmers Solar Powered Irrigation Pump Sets Under PMKUSUM

The State Cabinet of Karnataka has cleared the proposal for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan-B (PMKUSUM) scheme in the state under which about 10,000 farmers will benefit from solar powered irrigation pump sets. ‘Component B’ of the scheme envisages installation of 17.5 lakh standalone (off grid) solar powered irrigation […]

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Highlights from Economic Survey for RE Sector in 2021

The Economic Survey, which receded the annual budget of the government, is a widely anticipated document, seen more as a sort of white paper on what the government of the day considers its key achievements, and indications of the way ahead. To that extent, the latest Economic Survey document, all 442 pages of it in […]

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SECI’s Call For EOI In Providing Land in Uttar Pradesh

On September 7, SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) issued a tender inviting expressions of interest (EOI) for providing land to be used for solar projects in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. The land is to be used for solar projects focused on solarising the state’s agriculture feed. The tender follows the appointment of […]

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Could KUSUM Deliver Crucial GW’s to Solar Target for 2022

India’s solar capacity target of 100 GW installations by 2022, which has been hit by multiple blows due to payments, policy, legal and finally the covid hurdle, has been up for speculation for some time now. While some of us observers have been predicting a miss since 2019, others have become more insistent about it […]

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UPNEDA Moves To Initiate 106 MW Solar Plants Under PM KUSUM

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a tender inviting bids for 106 MW of solar plants under the PM KUSUM scheme. The scheme, while primarily focused on solar pumps initially, was expanded later to include solar plants too. The tender invites bids for plant sizes ranging from 0.5 MW […]

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