solar pumps

MNRE Seeks Suggestions on BIS Standards for Solar Pump Systems

Stakeholders have been provided until February 11, 2019, to send in their comments and suggestions separately for the 3 documents. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been requested by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for convening a meeting for formulating/amending standards for Solar Photovoltaic  Water Pumping Systems. While an assigned sub-committee […]

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GERC Approves Sale of Solar Power by Salt Pan Workers

Grassroot Trading Network for Women, a SEWA entity, also received a go-ahead from the government to set up a solar power project of the same capacity. The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the sale of solar power to the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) by the salt pan workers of Self Employed […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Viraj Gada, IDEF Spokesperson & India Regional Representative, GOGLA

India has Potential to Become Global Leader for Distributed Standalone Solar Solns India with its huge local market and strong manufacturing capabilities also has the potential to become the global market leader for distributed stand-alone solar solutions by leading the way in technology as well as business innovations in the sector. There is also massive […]

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Need Policy Framework to Promote Solar Energy in Dairy Network : RK Singh

RK Singh pitches for creating an enabling and stable policy framework to further propagate usage of solar energy, utilizing the dairy cooperative network for the benefit of the farmers. Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy RK Singh proposed the idea for creating a new policy framework to promote the use of solar energy in […]

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Solar Power Consumers to Bear Cost of Solar Pumps for Farmers: Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company has applied a 10 paise per unit surcharge from November 1 to collect funds for the farmers. Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise per unit on industrial and commercial consumers to finance its scheme to provide 25,000 solar pumps to farmers, a senior official said […]

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Haryana Sr Secondary Schools to Get Rooftop Solar Power Plants

In order to promote solar energy, solar photovoltaic power plants are being installed atop various other buildings also, he further said. In a new order by the Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Banwari Lal, said that solar power plants would be installed on the rooftops of all senior secondary schools in Haryana. In […]

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TN CM to Give 500 Subsidized Solar Pumps to Farmers

The Chief Minister said, Since 2012, Tamil Nadu has distributed 3,112 solar power pumps to farmers at a total subsidy of Rs 117.24 crore. Now, with more demand for solar pumps, the government has decided to distribute 500 more. Besides announcing 500 pumps earlier for delta farmers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami offered […]

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Under KUSUM Scheme, Govt. to Provide 2.75 Million Solar Pumps to Farmers

“Initially the solar-pumps will be distributed as per the demand from each region but at the later stage, if required, we will provide more pumps,” power minister R K Singh. Under the first phase of Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme that is to be launched by July 2018, the government will provide 2.75 million […]

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Solar-based WAAS Model Can Improve Access to Affordable Irrigation: Report

A study by CEEW has found that half of the 1,600 farmers surveyed across the state expressed dissatisfaction due to depleting water tables and high expenditure on diesel. With multiple problems farmers facing in the country including reducing water table and high expenditure on diesel to run their pumps to irrigate their lands, the Council […]

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