Distributed solar

Rajasthan tenders for 61 solar operated water pumping systems

The selected bidders are required to install and commission solar-based water pumping systems in various villages and towns of Jaipur district. Bidding closes on November 5.

CEL tenders off-grid solar in 4 states

The hybrid solar plants (with battery bank) shall come up at 34 railway station sites in the 4 states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam and Bihar. Bidding closes on October 30.

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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MNRE refutes CRISIL report casting doubt on achievement of ‘175 GW by 2022’ target

“The CRISIL report is neither factually correct nor takes into account initiatives taken by the MNRE to facilitate accelerated development and deployment of renewable energy in the country. India will not only meet 175 GW target but exceed it by 2022”—stated the ministry.

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.

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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India prepares to embrace agrivoltaics

Take-up has been slow considering the nation’s mammoth agricultural industry but, as a packed session on the topic at the recent REI show illustrated, attitudes may be changing in a nation which is already installing solar greenhouses.

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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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