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World Bank Loan for Solar Projects

World Bank financing of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks has been planned by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. The World Bank loan is proposed to flow to the interested Solar Power Park Developers (SPPDs) through IREDA. This […]

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International Finance Corporation Plans $6 Billion Investment in India

International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested over $2 billion in green buildings initiatives in India since 2005, and is planning to put up to $6 billion in India over the next five years to support the initiative. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member has planned to invest up to $6 billion in […]

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India Emerging as Front-Runner in Fight Against Climate Change: World Bank

In India and beyond, solar power is starting to displace coal as an energy source. India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change, the World Bank has said, noting that the solar power is gradually displacing coal as an energy source in the Asian country. “With a sweeping commitment […]

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Azure Power Taps IBRD (World Bank) Loan to Scale its solar rooftop platform

The loan is for 15 years with an interest rate of 8.35% per annum, one of the lowest interest rates availed by a solar power developer in the Indian solar sector to date. The loan will be utilized to scale Azure Roof Power, Azure Power’s solar rooftop platform. Azure Power, an independent solar power producer […]

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India shows path for cheaper solar energy: World Bank

“The incentives are clear that moving towards solar energy is better than continuing with the building of coal plants. So we need to find ways of accelerating that process. We hope to come out of these spring meetings with a platform like that in place” It is better to move towards solar energy than to […]

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Hero Future Energies Raises USD 125 Million from World Bank’s private investment arm to fund RE projects

HFE signed an agreement with IFC for the investment, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the construction of wind  and solar power plants Hero Future Energies (HFE) has raised US$ 125 million in equity infusion from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private investment arm.  HFE signed an agreement with IFC […]

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India Signs Grant Agreement with IBRD of USD 5.19 million for Improving Energy Efficiency in MSME’s projects

An agreement for GEF Grant of USD 5.19 Million for “Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project- Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency” was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary (MI), Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of the Government of India and Junaid Ali Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of […]

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World Bank to grant additional 22.93 million dollars for solar projects in India

The World Bank has facilitated an additional grant of 22.93 million dollars to India to further increase the installed grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (GRPV) programme in the country. The add-on grant of 22.93 million dollars has been sanctioned under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and will support the overall $625 million GRPV programme approved by […]

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