Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

All On, an independent impact investment company, has announced the completion of the first phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The ...
Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for Solar Power Supply to LED Lights for Indian Navy

Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for Solar Power Supply to LED Lights for Indian Navy

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has invited bids for off-grid solar electric supply to LED pathway lights at Nofra under GE Gomantak, Vasco. Gomantak is the headquarters of the Indian ...
The Third Phase of Off-Grid Solar Program Extended to March 31, 2021

The Third Phase of Off-Grid Solar Program Extended to March 31, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the third phase of the off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program until March 31, 2021. The extension follows the ...
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Kerala Defers Execution of Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar

Kerala Defers Execution of Generation-Based Incentives for Off-Grid Captive Solar

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has directed Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) to submit a detailed proposal on providing a generation-based incentive (GBI) for off-grid captive solar ...
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Madhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery StorageMadhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Madhya Pradesh Issues RfP for 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Storage

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to select contractors for grid-connected and off-grid rooftop solar projects within the state. The off-grid ...
AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced that the Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) reached its final equity close target of $59 million (~₹4.17 billion) ...
Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

The Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI), a public sector undertaking, has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel business associates for the off-grid solar water pumping program that is ...
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EESL Issues Tender for 181,200 Off-Grid Solar Pumps Across India Under KUSUM Program

EESL Issues Tender for 181,200 Off-Grid Solar Pumps Across India Under KUSUM Program

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for off-grid solar water pump systems across India under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM KUSUM) program that ...
ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has issued a tender for 10 MW of off-grid solar power projects at public institutions across 14 districts in the state ...
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 Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

MNRE Clarifies Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Applicability

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar ...
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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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Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

The month of August witnessed policy announcements related to net metering, distributed solar, rooftop solar, and even inverter related regulations. The ministry showed leniency in the solar parks program in ...
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Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

A corpus of ₹29.37 billion (~$0.43 billion) has been provided for off-grid renewable energy generation sources in the past three consecutive budgets, beginning with the financial year (FY) 2016-17 and ...
Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has introduced a tender for over 1 MW of off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed in the state. Through this tender, ...
Old Off-Grid Solar Projects Could Soon Be Grid-Connected

Old Off-Grid Solar Projects Could Soon Be Grid-Connected

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has received requests from state nodal agencies and implementing agencies for connecting old off-grid solar projects sanctioned under MNRE’s program to the ...
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider SolarHome raises $1 Million in Convertible Note Offering

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider SolarHome Raises $1 Million Equity Funding from Trirec

Singapore-based startup SolarHome, a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar solutions provider for off-grid households in Myanmar, has secured another $1 million equity from its existing investor Trirec. In 2018, Trirec was joined ...
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Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

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

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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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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