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Solar O&M Gets Set For The Big League In India

As India’s solar footprint has grown, from a tentative 3.7 GW in 2015 to over 40 GW now, a little appreciated, but growing opportunity is finally getting its place in the sun too. The Solar Operations and Maintainance (O&M) business. A $4 billion business worldwide in 2019, it is set to be a $9 billion […]

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WAAREE Commissions 16 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra Under Agri-feeder Scheme

Indian solar module manufacturer WAAREE has announced the commissioning of a 16 MW ground-mounted solar project in Gavhankund, Maharashtra. The project was executed for Waacox Energy Pvt. Ltd. under the Agri feeder scheme of Maharashtra Govt for Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (MAHAGENCO). The new plant has developed under the support of the Chief Minister’s […]

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The Plan is to Power the Entire Agriculture Sector With Solar: RK Singh at RE-Invest

India’s plan is to rapidly take forward the idea of solarising its agriculture sector, and not just stop at solar pumps but cover the entire value chain. Agro-PV offers an opportunity to enable the achievement of both sustainable agriculture and clean energy transitions. Decentralised and distributed renewable energy solutions including solar-powered irrigation can significantly contribute […]

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PM-KUSUM – The Solar Saviour?

The PM-KUSUM scheme seeks to be the ultimate gamechanger for energy security and the rural economy. We examine the early challenges that it is facing and come to a conclusion. It’s a great idea that will need tweaks to increase coverage, and some key policy interventions to get on schedule. By Prasanna Singh You know […]

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Subsidies for Renewables in India Dropped 35% From FY17 to FY19: Report

According to a new study, the renewables subsidies in India fell 35 percent from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65 percent. The renewables subsidies in India fell 35 percent from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65 percent according to a new study entitled […]

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EESL to set up Decentralised Solar Projects Worth 1.5 GW by 2021

EESL plans to set up 1.5 GW of decentralised solar power projects across the country by the end of 2020-21, its managing director, Saurabh Kumar has said. State-owned Energy Efficient Services Ltd (EESL) has forayed into solar power generation and plans to set up 1.5 GW of decentralised solar power plants across the country by […]

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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

Power Minister RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for cooking and running vehicles Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power […]

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MSEDCL Subsidy Scam Highlights Attitude To Solar Power in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s latest ‘scam’ potentially shows up just why getting discoms on board to promote renewable power is so difficult. A  MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) appointed committee has filed a report that accuses the state power distribution utility, Mahavitaran or MSEDCL as its English moniker goes, of outright fraud. The report claims that MSEDCL has […]

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India’s Indifference to Mini-Grids Throttling A big Job opportunity

Behind the government’s ‘power for all’ push has been an unstated desire to ensure that the central grid is the main conduit of power for all Indian households. This has pushed mini-grids to the backburner many feel, with many consequences for all stakeholders Last year, India celebrated power connectivity to every household in the country, […]

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