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PM KUSUM: MNRE Extends Waiver On Local Content Mandate For Solar Cells

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the waiver of the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) for solar cells under the Component C of the PM-KUSUM scheme.  Earlier, the ministry had issued an official memorandum on August 1, 2022, to extend the waiver till July 20, 2023. In its latest […]

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JREDA Issues Tender To Empanel Vendors Under PM-KUSUM

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for the empanelment of vendors for installations of solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM scheme.  The tender was meant for vendors who would be liable to design, manufacture, supply, transport, install, test and commission off-grid solar pumps. The scope of work encompasses the supply of solar […]

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Haryana Opens PM-KUSUM State Portal For Beneficiaries

The Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department has opened its PM-KUSUM State Portal to collect beneficiary shares and allow the solar water pump applicants to select vendors. The portal allowed these services from August 18 and will end it on August 22.  Opening the PM-KUSUM State Portal is a step in implementing the Pradhan Mantri […]

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Water-Scarce Rajasthan Poses New Challenges For Solar Pumps

By-Parul Kulshrestha  As temperatures rose in June this year, Jaman Singh Saini, a 69-year-old farmer from Badangarh village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was irrigating his 31-acre farmland of millets, using an electric pump which came with its own challenges – erratic electricity supply, voltage fluctuation and associated costs. About 10 years ago, in 2013, […]

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MNRE Issues Standard Format For Test Report Of Solar Water Pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued a new office memorandum prescribing a standard format for the solar photovoltaic water pumping system test report. It comes after almost a few months after the ministry issued specifications and testing procedures for the same. The ministry said that the move was taken to reduce the […]

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Waiting To Take Off-The PM-KUSUM Story

Satveer Singh is a 51-year-old wheat farmer based at Mohanpura village in the Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. Around a year ago, he enrolled online with the state government under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. As a result, the solar developers installed a seven-Horse Power (HP) solar irrigation pump […]

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Tata Power to Expand Rajasthan RE Portfolio to 10-GW in Five Years

Energy conglomerate Tata Power has revealed in an industry event that the company is looking to expand its renewable energy based portfolio in the resource abundant state of Rajasthan. The company has said during the Invest Rajasthan summit that it wants to develop about 10GW of renewable energy in the state in the coming five […]

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MNRE Issues Framework to Promote Decentralised RE Livelihood App

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ‘Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Applications’. DRE technologies are basically solutions, systems or products powered by renewable energy that help people to make a living. Solar looms, solar pumps, biomass powered cold storage and so on are some of the […]

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