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Assam tenders for installation of solar powered tube wells

A total of 476 tube wells are to be installed under four packages in districts under different divisions—Barpeta (100+80), Goalpara, Dhubri and Mankachar (151), and Kokrajhar (145). Bidding closes on November 1.

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Indian Railways tenders 32.56 MWp rooftop solar

The grid-connected projects—to be set up on ‘design-build-finance-operate-transfer’ basis—shall come up at 117 locations of four zonal railways (Eastern, North Central, North Frontier and Northern) and coach production units in Kapurthala and Raebareli. Bidding closes on December 9.

CSIR-CMERI develops solar artifacts

The aesthetically appealing 1 KWp, 3 KWp and 5 KWp artifacts can be installed at public places like beaches and parks to provide electrical power for different loads.

SECI tenders 500 quantities of solar cooking systems

Bids are invited for design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar home cooking systems in five districts of different states (Meghalaya, Chhattisharh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat). Bidding closes on November 8.

System integrators must be allowed for KUSUM projects: NSEFI

Further, the lobby group has asked the ministry to remove the domestic content requirement for solar cells at least for the first year, while also highlighting the need to specify standards or guidelines for setting up of agrivoltaics systems in farm lands.

Visaka’s solar roofing to power battery houses for Indian Army in Ladakh

The solar battery house—an innovative design by education reformist Sonam Wangchuk—will shelter soldiers of the Indian Army from the extreme Ladakhi winters.

Jodhpur agrivoltaic pilot project replicated

Research institutes have moved quickly to emulate the successes observed in a test installation at Jodhpur as India races to meet an ambitious target of doubling agricultural income by 2022.

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The roadmap to 40 GW rooftop solar

Streamlining the Discoms, better financing options, customer-centric approach, data sharing and push for residential through standardization are a few steps that can help India achieve its ambitious rooftop solar target.

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India gifts solar rooftop to United Nations

The $1 million Gandhi Solar Park was an attempt to signal to the world India is committed to renewable energy. The 50 kW array features one panel for each UN member state.

Financing solar powered appliances for rural livelihoods

Rural micro enterprises in India suffer as financiers perceive lending for solar powered livelihood appliances as risky, owing to a lack of understanding of the technology and the viability of these enterprises—says a report by India’s Council on Energy, Environment and Water which also makes recommendations to improve the economic viability of financing for these products.

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