solar water pumps

Solar Powered Irrigation Would Accelerate India’s Energy Transition: IEEFA

In a new report, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says that solar pumps help to expand distributed solar generation while catering to agriculture’s vast power demand. And in India, Solar-powered irrigation can help achieve its Energy Transition as the country is already lagging far behind its near-term target of 40GW of […]

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EESL Tenders for 175,000 Off-Grid Solar Pumps Under KUSUM

EESL has issued a tender for the procurement of 175,000 off-grid solar water pumps. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power has issued a tender, under the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme, for the procurement of 175,000 off-grid solar pumps. The scope of work […]

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MNRE Eases Bidder Selection Norms under PM KUSUM Scheme

MNRE further added that, to have wider competition all eligible bidders shortlisted on the basis of technical and financial criteria stipulated in the bidding document and under the price bracket of (L1 + 10 percent of L1) will be empanelled on acceptance of L1 price and have equal opportunity to work in market mode. In […]

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Lubi Solar to Install Solar Water Pumps in Nagpur, Pune

“The company has been awarded this contract after successful completion of performance test in record time in stringent condition at farmer’s place,” the spokesperson added. Lubi Solar, which is a division of Lubi Electronics, has bagged an order for installation, commissioning and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) water pumping systems in Nagpur and Pune cities […]

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INDIA’s EESL to Assist ISA Members With 5 Lac Solar Water Pumps  

The solar water pumps will be installed at the member countries participating in ISA’s ‘Scaling of Solar Application for Agricultural Use’ programme, aimed at promoting decentralized solar applications for agricultural and rural use. Joint venture for public sector undertakings of Power ministry, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has been chosen by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) […]

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Electricity to farmers through renewable energy sources

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is providing subsidy up to 30% of the benchmark cost of the solar water pumps to the farmers under Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme. Till date over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the Programme. The Ministry of […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Basant Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Susten

Q. Being a major player in the solar space, how do you contribute towards India’s clean and green energy initiative? Mahindra Susten (Part of USD 20.7 Billion Mahindra group) is a leading player in the Cleantech space. It is amongst India’s top 2 companies providing turnkey EPC solutions for grid connected solar projects and has […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Damian Miller, CEO, Orb Energy

Q. Could you please tell our readers about Orb Energy and its journey? NP Ramesh and I were colleagues at Shell Solar for almost seven years. After Shell exited the solar market in 2006, we secured venture funding and started Orb Energy (Orb) in India. By the start of 2007 we had started full-fledged operations […]

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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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