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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Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer in India, has been awarded a contract by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to electrify 320 households across 11 villages through the ...
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Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

Report: Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

Although the worldwide sales of off-grid solar products declined by 7 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the final six months of 2016, the market remains ...
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USAID Awards for Off-Grid Solar

USAID Announces $6.3 Million for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Off-Grid Solar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a total of $6.3 million to strengthen the off-grid energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The awards will provide capital to ...
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Jharkhand Issues Tender to Power 47 Villages with Solar Projects

Jharkhand Issues Tender to Power 47 Villages with Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for the electrification of 47 villages under a decentralized distributed generation program under the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana ...
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Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Solar Power Packs to Electrify Remote Areas Under a New Government Program

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has launched a new program called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to electrify all willing households in the country in rural ...
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CEEW Study Solar PHCs

Solar Power Drastically Improves Healthcare Systems in Chhattisgarh: CEEW

In a study, the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) found that solar-powered primary healthcare centers (PHCs) in Chhattisgarh admitted over 50 percent more patients and conducted almost twice ...
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India Off-grid Solar

149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

Standalone solar projects aggregating 149 MW have been installed in India under the off-grid program. The Ministry of Power is providing help to develop standalone solar power projects under off-grid ...
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ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal Proposes 600 MW Solar Farm in Karnataka

ArcelorMittal is planning to construct a 600 MW solar farm in Karnataka. ArcelorMittal had planned constructing a six-million-ton steel plant with a captive 750 MW power project in Karnataka and ...
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Railway Station

Northern Railways to Install 5 MW Rooftop Solar in Four of its Stations

The Northern Railways is setting up 5 MW of solar rooftop at the New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway stations with the objective of generating electricity ...
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Railway Station

Solar Installations Picking Up in the Indian Transportation Sector

Solar installations are starting to pick up in the Indian transportation sector. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha regarding the government’s plan to install solar power systems in ...
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