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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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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In Light of Water Shortage, Solar Can be a Game-Changer in India

Solar a Solution for India’s Water Woes

India is developing rapidly and with this growth comes an increasing demand for energy. In today’s economy, reliable access to electricity is a key factor for propelling growth. Currently, the ...
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Himachal Pradesh Approves ₹2.24 Billion Program for Agricultural Solar Pumps

Himachal Pradesh Approves ₹2.24 Billion Program for Agricultural Solar Pumps

In a bid to promote renewable energy and expand the usage of solar power in irrigation, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet has approved ₹2.24 billion (~$32.6 million) for its ‘Saur Sinchayee ...
A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

The government is focusing on solar pumps as a way to battle irrigation issues as well as reduce carbon emissions. Talking about the initiatives undertaken by the government in this ...
Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

MNRE Issues Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid Solar Systems and Distributed Solar Generation

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar projects for the financial year (FY) 2018-19 ...
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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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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