Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

Rajasthan Tenders 1.6 MW of Rooftop Solar With Locally Made Modules

The Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board (RSAMB) has floated a tender for about 1.6 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar systems to be set up at various locations in the state ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the proposal to develop a 10 GW mega solar power project for the benefit of the farmers in the state. The project will supply ...
ADB Grants ₹346 Million Loan towards Rural Electrification in Maharashtra

ADB Grants ₹346 Million Loan towards Rural Electrification in Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it had approved a $346 million (~₹26.92 billion) loan to India to help provide efficient and reliable power to rural agriculture customers in ...
Tender Issued to Solarize 504 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Jodhpur

Tender Issued to Solarize 504 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Jodhpur

The Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for the solarization of 504 agricultural pumps to be distributed to 17 select 11 kV feeders of the Jodhpur ...
Ajmer Calls for Bids to Solarize 5,874 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Ajmer Calls for Bids to Solarize 5,874 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (AVVNL) has floated a tender for the solarization of 5,874 pumps distributed on 92 selected feeders in the Ajmer distribution company to aid the ...
Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

The Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has floated a tender for the solarization of 1,300 grid-connected agricultural water pumps in the state. The scope of work will include the ...
Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued tender inviting bids to develop of 1,350 MW of solar projects across 30 districts. The projects are to be implemented ...
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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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Uttar Pradesh Permits Agricultural Land to be Leased for Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Permits Agricultural Land to be Leased for Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh government has recently passed a bill which says that agricultural land can now be used for solar energy generation, thereby increasing the investment potential of renewable energy ...
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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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Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

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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