India to Install 304,500 Solar Street Lights Under Second Phase of Atal Jyoti Yojna

India to Install 304,500 Solar Street Lights Under Second Phase of Atal Jyoti Yojna

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has received approval to launch phase II of Atal Jyoti Yojna (AJAY) during the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. The ministry has ...
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Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $41 Million in Equity Funding

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $41 Million in Equity Funding

Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has raised $41 million in equity financing from a consortium led by Inspired Evolution, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm that specializes in the energy sector. Consortium partners ...
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Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million Investment to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

GCF Pledges $27 Million to Install Solar Mini Grids For 100 Villages In Burkina Faso

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has pledged to provide €24.3 million (~$27.54 million) to the Yeleen Rural Electrification Project in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The project will provide ...
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Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider ZOLA Gets $32.5 Million to Expand Footprint in Tanzania

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider ZOLA Gets $32.5 Million to Expand Footprint in Tanzania

ZOLA Electric, formerly known as Off Grid Electric, an African renewable energy company, has secured $32.5 million in funding from FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank; and Symbiotics, a leading ...
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Haryana Announces Subsidy of ₹15,000 for Installing Solar Home Systems

Haryana Announces Subsidy of ₹15,000 for Installing Solar Home Systems

Haryana government recently announced that it would provide subsidy to the tune of ₹15,000 (~$214.75) to consumers for installing solar home systems under the ‘Manohar Jyoti Yojana’ which aims to ...
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NREDCAP Issues Tender for Off-Grid Solar Gadgets in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

NREDCAP Issues Tender for Off-Grid Solar Gadgets in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has issued a tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of 1,490 solar lanterns and  235 solar street ...
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EU Provides €60 Million Grant to the Philippines to Install Solar Home Systems

EU Provides €60 Million Grant to the Philippines to Install Solar Home Systems

The European Union (EU) has provided an approximate grant of €60 million (~$68.54 million) to the Philippine government to help the country increase access to electricity services in its off-grid ...
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Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and commercial consumers of electricity will help realize the installation of solar pumps across Maharashtra. The State government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise (~$0.0014)/kWh on industrial ...
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Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW_ Report

Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW: Report

Floating solar technology is emerging as a panacea for densely populated counties where land is a constraint. According to a market report “where sun meets water” produced by the World ...
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Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

India Grabs the Top Spot, Sells 1.3 Million Off-Grid Solar Products in H1 2018: Report

According to a newly published report by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), India has emerged as the world’s largest cash market for off-grid solar products, with 1.3 million products ...
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Cabinet Approves Program to Provide 300,000 Solar Street Lights Across India

Cabinet Approves Program to Provide 300,000 Solar Street Lights Across India

The Union Cabinet has approved phase three of the Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Program. The program, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the ...
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40,500 Home Solar Systems to be Bid in Philippines to Power Off-Grid Communities

40,500 Solar Home Systems to be Bid in Philippines to Power Off-Grid Communities

Solar Home Systems are helping to bring electricity to thousands of homes in off-grid communities in Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines. According to the National Electrification Administration ...
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Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

During the second half of 2017, companies selling off-grid solar products reported sales worth $115 million from 4.14 million products sold worldwide, installing around 22 MW of solar panels. Sales volume jumped ...
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ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation, has announced the successful commissioning of the country’s first industrial solar microgrid at its Vadodara manufacturing facility, located in the western state of Gujarat. Microgrids ...
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AAI Seeks EPC Contractors to Develop a 1.2 MW of Solar PV Project at Varanasi Airport

AAI Seeks EPC Contractors to Develop a 1.2 MW Solar PV Project at Varanasi Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on the lookout for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 1.2 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the ...
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EIB Agrees to Provide a $25 Million Loan to Strengthen Energy Access in Africa

EIB Agrees to Provide a $25 Million Loan to Strengthen Energy Access in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced plans to provide $25 million in financing to low-cost solar power provider D.light design to strengthen energy access in Africa through the installation of ...
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1 Million Solar Study Lamps Distributed by Government in Three Indian States

1 Million Solar Study Lamps Distributed by Government in Three Indian States

To compensate for lack of power and erratic supply of electricity in the far-flung regions of the country, the government of India, through the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ...
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Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider SolarHome raises $1.2 Million in Convertible Note Offering

Off-Grid Solar Provider SolarHome raises $1.2 Million in Convertible Note Offering

Singapore-based Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) solar off-grid solutions provider SolarHome, announced that it has raised $1.2 million in convertible note offering. According to a press release, SolarHome has raised over $2.3 million in funding to date, having ...
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Global Off-Grid Solar Sales Have Exceeded $3.9 Billion Since 2010

Global Off-Grid Solar Sales Have Exceeded $3.9 Billion Since 2010

Off-grid solar solutions have benefitted approximately 360 million people across the globe, according to a new report by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors, and the Global ...
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Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million Investment to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

Husk Power Systems, a renewable utility company working towards rural electrification, has received an equity investment worth $20 million to expand the renewable mini-grid business in Africa and Asia. Husk ...
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63 Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

Sixty three Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

The government has been seriously pursuing the advancement of solar micro grids in the country. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh apprised the House that ...
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Church Pension Fund Infuses $17 Million to Promote Solar Energy in South Asia

Church Pension Fund Infuses $17 Million to Promote Solar Energy in South Asia

The Church Pension Fund (CPF) has invested $17 million (~₹1.07 billion) to provide financing to organizations that promote green energy initiatives. CPF is a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church ...
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Haryana to Install Solar Hybrid System in All Government Schools

Haryana to Install Solar Hybrid Systems in All Government Schools

Soon, all government-run schools in Haryana will have access to an uninterrupted power supply. Taking a step forward toward promoting decentralized renewable power, the state has planned to install solar ...
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HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered over 1 MW of off-grid solar projects for health centers across the state. The bid submission deadline is January 2, 2018 ...
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MIT Research Solar Pumps in India

Report: Big Variation in Cost and Performance of Solar Pumps in India

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have recently released a report evaluating a range of solar pump technologies and business models available in India for irrigation and salt mining ...
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