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Shakti Pumps Bags First Solar Pump Order Under PM-KUSUM’s Component C

Shakti Pumps, one of the largest Indian solar pumping companies and a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, has announced the receipt of its inaugural commercial order under the PM-KUSUM scheme Component-C from Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited for the total worth of INR 149.71 Crs. The win is a significant milestone as the […]

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Solar Feeders Promise To Fulfil Solar Targets in Agriculture

Radheshyam Singh is a marginal farmer from Noorsarai in the Nalanda district of Bihar. While a few farmers from the district have availed the benefits of off-grid solar pumps for irrigation in the past, Radheshyam and most of the farmers in the neighbourhood still depend on the grid. However, dependency on the grid for irrigation […]

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Solar’s Slow Rise In Sun Drenched Pakistan

Extensive load shedding and high and rising electricity costs are a few of the reasons for consumers to seek a switch to solar power in Pakistan. With industry pointing out that the nation pays some of the highest electricity tariffs in South Asia, it is indeed a wonder why solar has not established a stronger […]

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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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DRE Finds A Footing In India, Powered By Solar

Laxmi Bhuyan is a 58-year-old woman from the Sindiba village in the Gajapati district of Odisha. This tribal village, with swatches of fertile land around the village periphery, bolstered the local farmers to grow different fruits and vegetables around the year. However, the raw fruits often yielded low prices for the producers. On the other […]

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Two-Wheeler EV Sales Dip As Govt Slashes FAME-II Subsidy

The slashing of subsidies for electric two-wheelers by the Ministry of Heavy Industries last month has now shown results in its sales in the market. The ministry gives subsidies under the Faster Adoption of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme. This hand-holding support from the government apparently helped many consumers to shun polluting vehicles and […]

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India’s Utility Scale Renewable Growth To Face Hurdles In 2023 to 2024: IEA Report

A latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that India is likely to see an increased installation of renewable energy in 2023 and 2024. It attributed this to some of the positive developments in the sector. The global report titled ‘Renewable Energy Market Update’ gives a projection of the growth of renewable energy across the […]

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Himachal Pradesh CM Wants Quick Deployment of Solar Projects

As Himachal Pradesh looks to become the first green state of the country, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced that the solar power deployment presented in the State Budget will see the establishment of 2 MW of solar installations in two panchayats in all Assembly Constituencies of Himachal Pradesh. The CM said that the […]

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Mizoram Welcomes Its First Solar Park With 20 MW Capacity

Mizoram has welcomed its first solar park. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently inaugurated the Vankal Solar Park, a 20 MW solar park approved under the MNRE Solar Park Scheme. The ceremony saw the presence of the State’s Power & Electricity Minister, Pu R. Lalzirliana.  Other government officials also marked their presence. […]

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