ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from reputed manufacturers or EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractors for a rate contract to solarize ...
AfDB to Provide $20 Million for Mini-Grid Solar Projects in Congo

Gujarat Budget Allocates ₹9.12 Billion for Solar Rooftop, ₹1.25 Billion for KUSUM Program

Gujarat’s Finance Minister Nitinbhai Patel presented the state budget for the financial year 2020-21, which included a ₹9.12 billion (~$127.19 million) provision for a subsidy for solar rooftop projects and ...
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 ...
Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for 6,367 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for Solarization of 6,367 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for solarization of 6,367 grid-connected water pumps under Component-C of the government’s KUSUM Program. The scope of work will ...
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 ...
Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana has issued an expression of interest for 279 MW of solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program that aims to solarize ...
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Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

In response to an inquiry raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh announced that over 181,000 solar water pumps had been installed across the country by October ...
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Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited applications from interested entities to set up solar projects on their own or offer their land on lease under the Component-A of ...
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Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification stating that if diffused silicon wafer (blue wafer) is imported and is used as a raw material for ...
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Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

The recent launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program to solarize India’s agriculture industry has been met with mixed responses. While some are lauding the government’s ...
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Maharashtra Floats Tender for Empanelment of Vendors for 7,500 Solar Pumps

Maharashtra Floats Tender for Empanelment of Vendors for 7,500 Solar Pumps

 The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the empanelment of vendors to design, manufacture, install, and commission 7,500 solar water pumps of 7.5 HP ...
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MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
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National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) in a consultative session with industry stakeholders held last week, has expressed its concerns regarding the domestic content requirement (DCR) being mandated ...
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Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), has expressed its support to the government’s decision to utilize indigenous ...
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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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EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 175,000 off-grid solar water pumping systems. Apart from the design, manufacture, supply, transport, installation, testing, and commissioning, the scope ...
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MNRE Begins Allocation of Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

MNRE Begins Allocation of Renewable Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum for state-wise renewable energy capacity allocation under the KUSUM program for the country’s farmers. The capacities have been ...
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KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued detailed guidelines to implement the KUSUM program for India’s farmers to solarize agriculture. Solar power is one of the most ...
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Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha Region to Soon Get Solar Pumps

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha Region to Soon Get Solar Pumps

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has initiated the supply of solar pumps to farmers in the state’s Vidarbha region under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Pump Yojana (MSKY) ...
Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Udaipur has issued a tender for 300 solar-based borewell water pumping systems. To qualify, a bidder must either be an indigenous solar photovoltaic ...
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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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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