Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

The government of Uttar Pradesh has come up with a new program for small and marginal farmers to promote solar energy in the state. The government has proposed a 'community ...
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MNRE Invites bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Invites Bids to Install 50 Innovative Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) invited innovators, manufacturers, service providers to submit an expression of interest (EoI) for the installation of innovative solar pumps. MNRE will shortlist ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed initiating a centralized tendering process for the current year's target of 450,000 standalone solar pumps under Component B of the ...
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MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new clarifications for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. According to the clarifications, for Component ...
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MNRE Allows System Integrators to Bid for Component C of KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Allows System Integrators to Bid for Component C of KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released amendments to the guidelines for the implementation of Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan ...
REIL to Empanel Businesses to Install Solar Pumps in Himachal Pradesh

REIL to Empanel Businesses to Install Solar Pumps in Himachal Pradesh

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to empanel business associates to market, install, and commission 10 HP (horsepower) of off-grid solar water pumps in all districts ...
Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Install 466 Grid-Connected DC Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Development Renewable Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for 466 grid-connected DC solar pumping systems. The last date for the submission of bids is July 20, 2020. The contract ...
Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MNRE Warns Against Fake Websites for KUSUM Program for Solarization of Agriculture

MNRE Warns Against Fake Websites for KUSUM Program for Solarization of Agriculture

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification stating that some new fake websites have come up posing as the registration portal for the Pradhan Mantri ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14_kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14/kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has set the pre-fixed levelized tariff for Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evan Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program at ₹3.14 (~$0.044)/kWh. The Commission ...
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Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bidders for a pre-bid meeting for the solarization of 466 grid-connected solar pump sets on two selected feeders at Biana in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Budget 2020_ For Renewable Energy, “The Devil is in the Detail”

Budget 2020: For Renewable Energy, “The Devil is in the Detail”

On February 1, 2020, when Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Budget for the financial year (FY) 2020-21, with a budget allocation ₹220 billion (~$3.08 billion) for the power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Amid the ongoing economic slowdown, the Union Budget 2020-21 has tried to instill hope in the investors and taxpayers. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2020-21 in ...
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uttham Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program which states that the distribution companies ...
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Public Health Department in Rajasthan Issues Tender for Installation of Solar Pumps

Public Health Department in Rajasthan Issues Tender for Installation of Solar Pumps

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Jaipur in Rajasthan, has invited bids for 61 solar energy-based borewell water pumps to be installed in various villages of Jaipur region II ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Through the approval of a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has given ...
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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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Oorja Wins $100,000 for Installing Solar Pumps

Oorja Development Solutions has won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge for its community solar pumping systems implemented in rural India through the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) business models. The cash prize ...
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) ...
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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