Off-grid solar

Kerala extends off-grid solar incentive for two years

The order enabling payment of a rupee for every kilowatt-hour generated by off-grid PV systems has been extended until October 2021 because of anticipated delays in the state electricity board hitting its renewable purchase obligation.

Cheap Indian imports claim prompts Bangladesh to introduce solar standards

Dhaka has heeded complaints about Indian manufacturers allegedly dumping sub-standard PV products over the border and issued a requirement for modules, inverters, charge controllers and batteries to attain IEC electrical standards.

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Pay-as-you-go solar provider Greenlight Planet partners telco Orange in Africa

The partnership allows Orange subscribers to access Greenlight Planet’s off-grid solar systems via simple mobile pre-payment, wherever they are and regardless of their total energy needs.

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Solar Village Project aims to raise $15,000 for 3 schools through crowdfunding

The US-based non-profit organization will use the amount to install solar panels in three schools of Maharashtra and also fund 300 solar lights for the students. Its partner in these projects, Think Sharp Foundation, will also use the power generated for digital learning tools and libraries.

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UNDP tenders 91.5 KWp off-grid solar in Assam and Jharkhand

Prospective developers have until November 18 to submit bids for standalone PV systems, with inverter and lead-acid batteries, at various government high schools, health sub-centres and Anganwadi Centres.

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Off-grid solar sector witnesses sales of 4.1 million products in six months

Industry body Gogla and the World Bank’s Lighting Global program said the last six months set a record for off-grid solar deployment. Solar home systems and other small off-grid appliances are being used in ever larger numbers.

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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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.

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