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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Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an amendment to the guidelines for implementing the KUSUM program for India’s farmers, which would help solarize agriculture. Now, the ...
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Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

The state of Tamil Nadu has issued 43 tenders to supply, install, and commission LED-based solar home lighting systems in 53,734 houses located in the rural areas of the state ...
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Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment of Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the central government, has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of manufactures of solar water pumps in tenders under ...
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New Benchmark Costs Announced for Off-Grid Solar Systems

New Benchmark Costs Announced for Off-Grid Solar Systems

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified new benchmark costs for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solarization of grid-connected agricultural pumps for the financial year (FY) ...
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Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for setting up LED solar streetlights across the state on a turnkey basis. The bid submission deadline is August ...
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AfDB Approves Multinational Financing Program for 45 MW of Distributed Solar Projects

AfDB Approves Multinational Financing Program for 45 MW of Distributed Solar Projects

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a multinational financing program for distributed energy service companies (DESCOs). The program will contribute to the installation of an ...
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Off-Grid Solar

Easy Access to Finance in India’s Solar Off-Grid Market: PAYGo Report

Off-grid solar markets are instrumental in creating energy access to more than half a billion people around the world. According to the latest Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) Market Attractiveness Index (MAI), India ...
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India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018_ GOGLA

India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018: GOGLA

The total number of people accessing solar power has increased drastically with a better market penetration of solar off-grid products, according to the latest Global Off-grid Solar Market Report. The ...
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EESL Issues Tender to Procure Solar Pumps

EESL Issues Tender to Procure Solar Pumps

Government’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender to procure 272,579 solar water pumping systems for member countries of International Solar Alliance (ISA). The bid submission deadline is ...
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Amid Water Scarcity, Solar Water Pumps Come to Rescue in Cyclone-Hit Odisha

Amid Water Scarcity, Solar Water Pumps Come to Rescue in Cyclone-Hit Odisha

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani that swept across Odisha last week has ravaged homes, uprooted electricity poles and trees, and damaged everything that came in its way. Though the ...
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World Bank to Provide $224 Million for Off-Grid Solar in West Africa and Sahel

World Bank to Provide $224 Million for Off-Grid Solar in West Africa and Sahel

The  World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) fund of $150 million and another $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help increase off-grid ...
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Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

Trine, a Swedish investment company that enables individuals to invest sustainably, and Greenlight Planet, a provider of off-grid solar products, have announced the closure of a €1.8 million ($2.36 million) ...
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1 Million Solar Study Lamps Distributed by Government in Three Indian States

India’s Private Player Distributed Solar Market to be $327 Million by 2023: GOGLA Report

India remains the world’s largest market for portable solar lantern. The Indian private player driven market for solar lanterns and solar home systems is expected to reach ₹26,178 million (~$327 ...
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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

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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