Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
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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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Maharashtra Floats EPC Tender for 4,664 kW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

Maharashtra Floats EPC Tender for 4,664 kW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued a tender for 4,664 kW of off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. The bid submission deadline is ...
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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Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider ZOLA Gets $32.5 Million to Expand Footprint in Tanzania

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 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
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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Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

India Grabs the Top Spot, Sells 1.3 Million Off-Grid Solar Products in H1 2018: Report

According to a newly published report by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), India has emerged as the world’s largest cash market for off-grid solar products, with 1.3 million products ...
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IIX Global Announces $1.66 Million Investment into an Off-Grid Solar Firm in Bangladesh

IIX Global Announces $1.66 Million Investment into an Off-Grid Solar Firm in Bangladesh

IIX global, a Singapore based organisation, has announced an investment of $1.66 million under Series A round from the IIX Growth Fund, into off-grid solar energy firm SOLshare. This is ...
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Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

BBOXX and GE Electric Enter Partnership to Provide Solar Solutions in Congo

BBOXX, an affordable clean energy solutions provider to off-grid communities in Africa, and General Electric have launched a partnership to provide energy access for small businesses, schools and other organisations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
AfDB, NDF and Partners Launch Off-Grid Energy Access Fund with $58 Million

AfDB, NDF and Partners Launch Off-Grid Energy Access Fund with $58 Million

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund, and other partners have committed $58 million to support the Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF). The fund is part of AfDB’s ...
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MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is targeting the installation of 118 MW of solar power capacity by March 31, 2020 through off grid solar photovoltaic (PV) applications ...
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Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 25,000 Solar-Powered Water Pumps

Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 25,000 Solar-Powered Water Pumps

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has issued a tender for 25,000 off -grid solar PV water pumping systems. Out of 25,000 solar pumping ...
ADB to Provide $45.44 Million Assistance to Bangladesh for Off-Grid Solar Solutions

ADB to Provide $45.44 Million Assistance to Bangladesh for Off-Grid Solar Solutions

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will give $20 million loan to Bangladesh under its Power System Efficiency Improvement Project for the furtherance of off-grid solar solutions ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

The shift from fossil-fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) has become more important than ever for India. The country has to embrace EVs quickly, if it wants to cut ...
MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that it is soon going to announce the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar ...
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NREDCAP Issues Tender for 5,000 Solar-Powered Water Pumps in Andhra Pradesh

NREDCAP Issues Tender for 5,000 Solar-Powered Water Pumps in Andhra Pradesh

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued a tender to procure and set up 5,000 solar-powered water pumps in the state as part of ...
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USAID Awards for Off-Grid Solar

USAID Announces $6.3 Million for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Off-Grid Solar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a total of $6.3 million to strengthen the off-grid energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The awards will provide capital to ...
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USICEF to Provide Grants for Distributed Solar in India

USICEF to Provide $900,000 in Grants for Distributed Solar in India

The US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) initiative is set to provide $900,000 in grants to companies involved in India’s solar sector as part of an effort to catalyze the adoption ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Solar Power Packs to Electrify Remote Areas Under a New Government Program

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has launched a new program called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to electrify all willing households in the country in rural ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Mitsui OMC Power Investment Mini-grid

Japanese Firm Mitsui to Invest $9 Million in OMC Power

Mitsui & Co., a Japanese trading house, is planning to develop small-scale solar projects in India by investing $9.11 million (~₹582 million) in OMC Power, a rural power company that ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
India off-grid solar

SECI Issues Tenders for Electrification of 1,058 Off-Grid Villages in Arunachal Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited a global tender on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) to electrify 1,058 off-grid villages in the state by ...
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