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Uttar Pradesh targets 30,000 solar pump installations under PM KUSUM this fiscal

The state and the central government will provide cumulative financial support of INR 434 crore ($52.2 million) for the installation of 30,000 solar pumps across the state.

The importance of solar mini-grids in universalizing energy access

As solar energy becomes the most cost-effective form of energy generation in many countries, with clear climate, energy, and economic benefits, its acceptance and political support are growing. To enhance resilience and sustainability, strategies that incorporate a diverse energy mix, combining centralized and distributed renewable generation, are most effective, especially in underserved nations.

International Solar Alliance convenes meeting of regional committee for Latin America and Caribbean region

The Fifth Meeting of the ISA Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean Region took place this week, convened by the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Its primary objective was translating ambitious solar energy goals into concrete results while addressing pertinent regional issues.  The meeting was presided over by Tania Masea, vice minister for new […]

Solar-powered islands? The story of Diu and T’au

The solar-powered islands of Diu and T’au have set an example for other such land masses to meet their power requirements through green energy.  

PM KUSUM scheme hits 2.45 lakh solar pumps milestone

As on June 30, 2023, around 2.45 lakh agriculture pumps have been installed or solarized under PM KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) Scheme.

India, France discuss ISA priorities for accelerating global energy transition

In a meeting with the French delegation, India’s power minister emphasized the role of insurance for renewable energy projects, payment security mechanism, and debt financing in attracting investment into renewable energy.

Bangladesh introduces fiscal breaks for solar-powered water desalination

Bangladesh has introduced tax exemptions to reduce water production costs and promote the use of solar power in 19 coastal districts. This initiative comes in response to grid electricity shortages caused by a decline in coal and fuel imports. The goal is to enhance reliance on solar-powered water desalination in these areas.

WindStream crosses 100 SolarMills milestone in defence  

Telangana-based WindStream Energy Technologies has installed more than a hundred hybrid renewable energy systems, SolarMills, in the remote mountainous regions crucial for defense operations.  

Agrivoltaics in India: Challenges and opportunities for scale-up

A new study assesses agrivoltaics development in India and identifies the challenges and opportunities for commercializing these projects. 

$30.3 billion market potential for solar pumps, dryers in India

A new report states solar-powered pumps (higher capacity and micro-pumps) offer a $28 billion market potential in India, the maximum among all mature decentralized renewable energy (DRE) livelihood applications. Solar dryers have the second-largest deployment potential at $2.3 billion.

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