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PM-KUSUM – The Solar Saviour?

The PM-KUSUM scheme seeks to be the ultimate gamechanger for energy security and the rural economy. We examine the early challenges that it is facing and come to a conclusion. It’s a great idea that will need tweaks to increase coverage, and some key policy interventions to get on schedule. By Prasanna Singh You know […]

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AfDB and EU to Provide €12 mn for Electrification of Rural Areas in Togo

AfDB, EU and the Togolese government have signed an agreement for 12 million euros to support the CIZO rural electrification program from Togo (PRAVOST).   The African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU) and the Togolese government have signed an agreement of some 12 million euros as part of the project to support the […]

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CEL Seeking Partners for Implementation of KUSUM Scheme in Rajasthan

CEL is seeking a pre-bid tie-up for the commissioning of distributed solar systems for agriculture consumers under the KUSUM scheme in Rajasthan The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for forming a pre-bid tie-up for the commissioning of distributed grid-connected solar systems for solarisation of agriculture consumers under Component […]

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REI 2019: Spowdi Unveils Ingenious Zero-Emission Water Distribution System

Sweden-based tech startup Spowdi has unveiled its zero-emission water distribution system, the Spowdi 1.0, at the ongoing REI Expo 2019. Sweden-based tech startup Spowdi has unveiled its creation, the zero-emission water distribution system the Spowdi 1.0, at the ongoing Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo 2019. The system consists of a Power Management Box (PMB), which […]

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Solar Pumps and Water Treatment Solutions have Huge Potential in India: Grundfos

The Danish company believes that solar-powered submersible products, as well as water distribution and water treatment solutions, have a big potential in India. Asserting that India offers a huge opportunity, Denmark-based pump manufacturer Grundfos on Sunday said it is making efforts to come up with an affordable innovation for the groundwater market in the country.  It also […]

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Farmers in Maharashtra to Apply for Solar Pumps Online

The MSEDCL has already asked its staff to collect maximum numbers of applications before January 31. The state government of Maharashtra has discontinued providing solar-powered agriculture pumps to farmers through the district level committee and has instead asked applicants/farmers to register online on the MSEDCL website. “As per the government decision, the district-level committee, headed […]

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MNRE Issues Clarification on Testing Criteria Under its Solar Pumping Programme

It will no longer be required of implementing agencies to demand multiple test reports for the same pumps at different heads. The ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification clarifying the criteria for testing of solar pumps under the Solar Pumping Programme of the Ministry. Responding to the issue raised by […]

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Andhra Government to Solarise Agricultural Connections

The numbers of agriculture connections across the state are 17.20 lakh and the state government has agreed recently to allot Rs 6,030.17 crore this year as a subsidy for them. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the state government is planning to solorise agriculture connections coming up in the state by using a new scheme […]

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MNRE Seeks Views to Develop Construction Standards for Rooftop, Off-grid Solar PV Systems

In the absence of specified construction standards, the workmanship and BOP material used in rooftop and off-grid solar systems are not consistent. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions or views for the development of construction standards for the rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems from all the stakeholders by […]

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