Agartala to House North East's First Solar-Powered Airport

Agartala to House North East’s First Solar-Powered Airport

The Tripura Electricity Regulatory Commission (TERC) has approved a 2 MW solar project at the newly constructed terminal at Agartala's Maharaj Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport. The terminal will become operational ...
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South Delhi Civic Body Partners with NTPC to Install Solar Systems on 200 Buildings

South Delhi Civic Body Partners with NTPC to Install Solar Systems on 200 Buildings

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and NTPC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to install solar systems on over 200 SDMC buildings to save on power bills and ...
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Sun Exchange’s 1.9 MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project For Zimbabwe's Vegetable Exporter

Sun Exchange’s 1.9 MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project For Zimbabwe’s Vegetable Exporter

Zimbabwe’s leading fruit and vegetable exporter, Nhimbe Fresh, struck a deal with South African solar leasing platform Sun Exchange to install 1.9 MW of solar-plus-storage project for its cold store ...
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Political Parties Promise Solar Lights and Smart Villages in Bihar Elections

Political Parties Promise Solar Lights and Smart Villages in Bihar Elections

The dance of democracy has begun in Bihar, where state assembly elections started on October 28, 2020. The results will be declared on November 10, 2020. With the battle lines ...
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Pandemic Pulls Down Sales of Off-Grid Solar Products in India

Pandemic Pulls Down Sales of Off-Grid Solar Products in India

Sales of off-grid solar products in India fell by 50% in the first half of 2020 compared to the second half of 2019. The sales were also down 59% compared ...
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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

A group of scientists have developed a new low-cost machine learning technology to run scheduled cleaning of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in remote locations that are off the grid ...
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MNRE Invites bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Invites Bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invited innovators, manufacturers, service providers to submit an expression of interest (EoI) for the installation of innovative solar pumps. MNRE will shortlist ...
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MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids for evaluating the third phase of its off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program. The evaluation study will cover ...
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Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions_ RK Singh

Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions: RK Singh

Over 300,000 households have been electrified through solar-based standalone systems, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R.K. Singh said in Lok Sabha recently. In October 2017, the SAUBHAGYA ...
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India Develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

India Develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) have developed the world’s largest solar tree in India. A solar tree is a ...
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Indian Oil Corporation to Solarize its Retail Outlets, Calls for Vendor Empanelment

Indian Oil Corporation to Solarize its Retail Outlets, Calls for Vendor Empanelment

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelling vendors or lump-sum turnkey contractors for solar projects at its retail outlets under its Punjab ...
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Patna Sets Up Solar-Powered COVID-Care Facility

Patna Sets Up Solar-Powered COVID-Care Facility

Doctors For You (DFY), in collaboration with SELCO Foundation and Vistex Hospital, has set up a 50-bed solar-powered COVID-care hospital with support from the Government of Bihar at Masarhi in ...
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EIB to Provide $12.5 Million to ENGIE to Set Up Off-Grid Solar Systems in Uganda

EIB to Provide $12.5 Million to ENGIE to Set Up Off-Grid Solar Systems in Uganda

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it would provide $12.5 million to solar system installer Fenix International, a subsidiary of ENGIE, to accelerate installations of off-grid solar systems in ...
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Guidelines Issued for MNRE’s Program for Off-Grid Solar Projects Under RESCO Model

Guidelines Issued for MNRE’s Program for Off-Grid Solar Projects Under RESCO Model

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for off-grid solar power projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The ministry had issued the draft ...
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CleanMax Installs a 15 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project for Food Corporation Cargill (1)

CleanMax Installs a 15 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project for Food Corporation Cargill

Cargill, a U.S.-based global food corporation, announced a joint venture with CleanMax, an Indian rooftop solar developer, to set up wind and solar hybrid power park in Karnataka. According to ...
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World Bank and Myanmar Sign Pact to Provide Off-Grid Solar Products in Rural Areas

World Bank and Myanmar Sign Pact to Provide Off-Grid Solar Products in Rural Areas

The World Bank has signed an agreement with the Government of Myanmar to provide off-grid solar products to 450,000 people in rural Myanmar. The result-based financing for off-grid solar products ...
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Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps ...
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Solar LED Lights Tender for Indian Coast Guard Premises in Gujarat

Solar LED Lights Tender for Indian Coast Guard Premises in Gujarat

Military Engineering Services (MES) has floated a tender for solar LED lights, LED fittings, and other fixtures at various Indian Coast Guard Station (ICGS) premises in Gujarat. The MES is ...
MNRE Scraps Second Phase of AJAY Solar Streetlights Program Due to COVID-19

MNRE Scraps Second Phase of AJAY Solar Streetlights Program Due to COVID-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is shutting down Phase II of the Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) program due to the ...
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Assam to Install Standalone Solar LED Streetlights Across Four Zones

Assam to Install Standalone Solar LED Streetlights Across Four Zones

The Urban Development Department (UDD) of Assam has floated a tender to install standalone solar light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting systems with seven-meter galvanized octagonal poles in the city. The ...
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Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

In response to an inquiry raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh announced that over 181,000 solar water pumps had been installed across the country by October ...
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After the Success of SAUBHAGYA Program, Off-Grid Solar Product Sales Decline: GOGLA

After the Success of SAUBHAGYA Program, Off-Grid Solar Product Sales Decline: GOGLA

Sales of off-grid solar products in India fell by 20% in the first half of 2019 when compared with the second half of 2018, according to the latest report from ...
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MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for conducting technical and performance evaluation of its program for off-grid and decentralized concentrated solar ...
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Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

The French multinational energy conglomerate Engie has decided to expand its operations in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, an off-grid solar solutions company. With the acquisition of Mobisol, Engie ...
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Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider BBOXX Raises $50 Million Funding Led by Mitsubishi

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider BBOXX Raises $50 Million Funding Led by Mitsubishi

BBOXX, an off-grid solar solutions provider, has raised $50 million (~₹3.58 billion) in a Series D round of funding. Mitsubishi Corporation led the round by investing a significant amount. According ...
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