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Apraava Energy completes solar electrification project in Madhya Pradesh

Diversified power company Apraava Energy has partnered with SELCO Foundation to deploy solar solutions in 14 villages. The systems will generate approximately 13.9 MWh of electricity per year.

ISA opens global bids for solar cold storage in Africa

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is overseeing bids from prospective contractors to supply, install and commission solar cold storage capacity in Senegal, Sudan, and Seychelles. Bidding is also open for two 2 MT systems in Djibouti.


Solar-powered offgrid residential unit from Japan

Japan’s Arth has designed an autonomous habitation module that produces water in places without energy and water infrastructure. The company said the residential unit could also be used as an emergency evacuation site.

Multi-chamber solar cold storage system

Uttar Pradesh-based Inficold has developed a multi-chamber, solar-powered cold storage solution that facilitates the storage of multiple perishable commodities in different temperature-controlled chambers, all under their respective ideal storage conditions.


Irena fleshes out chilling effect of Covid on off-grid solar

The clean power numbers published annually by the International Renewable Energy Agency provide a snapshot of the global solar market and, this year, a lot of figures were unchanged from the previous dataset, especially in the off-grid segment.

Himachal Pradesh to empanel rooftop solar installers, Madhya Pradesh tenders 440MW under PM KUSUM   

March 24 is the last date to submit bids for setting up grid-connected rooftop solar systems on domestic, government, and other buildings in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has invited solar power developers to implement an aggregate 440MW (AC) of grid-connected solar PV systems under component A of PM KUSUM scheme. 

Fully PV-driven system to produce water, electricity, crops

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have fabricated an integrated fully PV-powered system to extract fresh water from the atmosphere. The system uses excess heat from the solar modules to evaporate and condense water that can then be used to grow crops. Part of the water is also used to cool down the solar modules through an active cooling technique.

Goldi Solar to solarize an entire village in Gujarat

The Gujarat-based solar panel manufacturer and EPC services provider has been chosen by Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation to set up 450kW of solar rooftop projects to power around 350 houses and public areas in the village of Dudhala.


Rollable CIGS solar modules from France

French start-up Solar Cloth is planning to scale up capacity at its module production facility near Cannes. The factory will produce 17.6%-efficient flexible solar modules integrated into textile supports.

IIFL Home Finance signs $68 million loan agreement with ADB

The funding is aimed to boost women’s access to affordable green housing in India. It includes up to $58 million direct loan by the Asian Development Bank and a $10 million concessional loan by the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia.

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