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Two Indian Agri-energy Organisations Make It To Shortlist For Ashden Awards

The Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives and Oorja Development Solutions, trailblazing agri-energy organisations working with smallholder farmers in India, have made it to the shortlist for Ashden Awards. This year the awards received 148 applications from across the world. A release by Ashden says, “The Indian initiatives include Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives helping tribal […]

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South India’s Second Big Renewable Push Starts Now

Introduction Back in 2014-15, when the new government of Prime Minister Modi first took stock, and hiked India’s renewable energy target 5 fold to 175 GW by 2022, a number of assumptions were made. From the share of solar (100 GW), to the share of rooftop solar within that (40 GW), Wind energy (60 GW) […]

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CSIR-CMERI and their record-breaking solar trees need a pause

Earlier this month on March 14th, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) unveiled the world’s largest solar tree, officially certified by the Guinness World Records (GWR), which has been installed at its Centre of Excellence for Farm Machinery in Ludhiana, Punjab. Rated for a capacity of 53.6 kW, […]

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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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