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

MNRE Issues Blueprint for Testing Solar Pump Controllers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft specifications and testing procedures for universal solar pump controllers (USPC). The draft is up for comments up to April ...
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Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for 50,000 solar water pumping systems. These solar water pumps are to be installed at projects sites of ...
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Israel to Provide $60 Million for a 50 MW Agricultural Solar Project in Angola

Israel to Provide $60 Million for a 50 MW Agricultural Solar Project in Angola

Israel will help develop a 50 MW solar photovoltaic project and contribute towards the improvement of the agricultural sector in the African nation of Angola. The Israeli ambassador to Angola, ...
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Solar: a Game Changer for India’s Agricultural Sector

Solar: A Game Changer for India’s Agricultural Sector

This article is the second part of a series how solar is affecting different critical sectors in India. The first article addressed solar’s impact on India’s water usage. Solar power ...
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Delhi Government Approves Solar Farm Program to Increase Farmers’ Income

Delhi Government Approves Solar Farm Program to Increase Farmers’ Income

The Delhi government has approved Mukhyamantri Agriculture-cum Solar Farm Program to increase farmer’s income and achieve the state’s solar target as per the Delhi Solar Policy 2016. Some of the ...
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Azure Power and Shapoorji & Pallonji Win 250 MW of Solar Projects Tendered by MAHAGENCO

Azure Power and Shapoorji & Pallonji Win 250 MW of Solar Projects Tendered by MAHAGENCO

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has awarded solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 250 MW under agricultural (AG) feeder program. The winning bidders are Azure Power and Shapoorji & Pallonji, ...
Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

The Government of India is preparing to launch the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program with an aim to solarize the agricultural sector using solar-powered water pumps and ...
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NABARD to Receive $100 Million for the Development of Rooftop Solar in India

NABARD to Receive $100 Million for the Development of Rooftop Solar in India

The National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) will soon receive a $100 million loan from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the development of rooftop solar. The development ...
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KREDL Issues Tender for 1,013 Solar-Powered Water Pumps in Karnataka

KREDL Issues Tender for 1,013 Solar-Powered Water Pumps in Karnataka

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state government agency, has issued a tender to procure and set up 1,013 five horsepower (hp) solar-powered water pumps. The bid-submission deadline is ...
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MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from developers, landowners, and bidders for the development of up to 50 MW of solar power projects ...
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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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