MNRE Hikes Benchmark Costs for Rooftop Solar Projects in FY 2022 (1)

MNRE Announces New Benchmark Costs for Off-Grid Solar Systems for FY 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified new benchmark costs for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and decentralized solar PV systems for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The new ...
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Decoding the Economics Behind Open Access Solar Market in India

Decoding the Economics Behind Open Access Solar Market in India

Open access solar installations in India totaled 419 MW in the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2021. The cumulative solar installation in the open access market reached 4.3 ...
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ITI Limited Invites EoI for 1,000 Off-Grid Solar Projects of 3.5 kW Capacity Each

ITI Limited Invites EoI for 1,000 Off-Grid Solar Projects of 3.5 kW Capacity Each

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, has invited expression of interest (EoI) to select business associates for the design, installation, and commissioning of 1,000 off-grid ...
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Mahindra & Mahindra to Buy Solar From ReNew Power’s 43 MW Open Access Project

Mahindra & Mahindra to Buy Solar from ReNew Power’s 43 MW Open Access Project

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement with ReNew Sunlight Energy, a subsidiary of ReNew Green Energy Solutions to procure solar power from its ...
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Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Last week, the Delhi High Court directed the Government of India to respond to a petition filed by domestic solar manufacturers, who have requested the termination of the Pradhan Mantri ...
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Himachal Pradesh Invites Bids for 1,700 Off-Grid Solar Systems in Tribal Areas

Himachal Pradesh Invites Bids for 1,700 Off-Grid Solar Systems in Tribal Areas

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (Himurja) has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 1,700 off-grid solar systems of 250 W capacity each in the premises of ...
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Off-Grid Solar Project of the Year: U-Solar’s Micro-Grid with Storage in Haryana

Off-Grid Solar Project of the Year: U-Solar’s Micro-Grid with Storage in Haryana

U-Solar was declared the winner in the ‘Best Off-Grid Solar Project’ category at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The U-Solar’s micro-grid with storage project and ...
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10 MW in Empanelment Tenders Announced for Off-Grid Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

10 MW in Empanelment Tenders Announced for Off-Grid Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated three tenders to empanel agencies for the supply, manufacture, erection, testing, and commissioning of off-grid solar power projects ...
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Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra claimed that they developed a system that could be utilized to provide electricity access in rural areas of developing countries. The researchers ...
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World Bank Floats EoI for Off-Grid Solar Energy Access Report

World Bank Floats EoI for Off-Grid Solar Energy Access Report

The World Bank has issued expression of interest (EoI) documents seeking consultants for an assignment to chart out an investment roadmap for sub-Saharan African countries to help them achieve universal ...
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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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