rural electrification

Viz-A-Viz with Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director | India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)

High Time for Policymakers to take Decisive Action If we really want to tap into the country’s estimated 300GWh of storage opportunity in the next four years for domestic manufacturing, this is high time for policymakers to take decisive action, believes Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), a membership driven alliance […]

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Rural Electrification- Another Feather in India’s Cap

After India took over driver’s seat and successfully parks the car of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit in March this year, Asia’s third largest economy continued its rollercoaster ride in April too, and once again scripted history by hitting the target of electrifying all villages ahead of the deadline. In 2014, when Narendra Modi chaired […]

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Solar Boom – A Fantastic Fillip for India!

India’s solar boom proved to be a game changer for the country’s renewable growth trajectory, as the sector witnesses’ sharp momentum during the past four years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2014, when he took PM’s chair, India had about 2.63 GW of solar energy capacity, which now surged to nearly […]

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Freyr Energy Bags Award for Rural Electrification in Tribal Areas from C&I Ministry

The company has bagged the award for its exemplary work done in electrification through 50 solar microgrids for tribal habitations in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad-based solar EPC company Freyr Energy has secured the Smart Village award at the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo by ITPO – Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The […]

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Govt Clears ‘Electrified’ Villages Definition

The Ministry of Power in a statement said that, village electrification is a legacy issue which, though, mandates electrification of at least 10 percent households in a village, but does not imply restricting household electrification only to 10 percent. After government faced criticism from the opposition parties on its claim of achieving complete rural electrification, the […]

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PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana “Saubhagya”

The solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp with battery bank for un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas, comprises of Five LED lights, One DC fan, One DC power plug. It also includes the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) for 5 years. PM Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj […]

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Rural Electrification & Solar

India is blessed with huge amount of natural resources. It observes around 300 sunny days a year on an average highlighting a huge potential of solar energy in India. Solar energy could play an important role in alleviating energy poverty. India receives solar radiation of 5 to 7 kWh/m2 for 300 to 330 days in […]

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Subsidy of Rs. 246.84 crore disbursed under Decentralized Distributed Generation in last three years Piyush Goyal

Under the Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), electricity access is provided to all the villages/habitations where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective including those situated in backward and remote areas of the country.  This includes mini grids and standalone systems. The Minister of State For Power, Coal, New & […]

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