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India hosts sixth session of International Solar Alliance Assembly in New Delhi

The Assembly has decided to increase the viability gap funding for solar projects in member countries from 10% of the project cost to up to 35%, depending on the capacity and needs of the countries and their respective projects.


Shakti Solar wins 50,000 off-grid solar pump order for Maharashtra

The total value of the 50,000 solar pumps is around INR 1,603 crore ($192.87 million). The pumps are to be deployed over 24 months.

Leaders from 116 countries to attend the 6th Assembly of International Solar Alliance in New Delhi

The Sixth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance will focus on universalizing energy access through solar mini-grids, mobilizing finance for accelerated solar deployment, and diversifying supply chains and manufacturing for solar.

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.

Shakti Pumps secures INR 293 crore solar pumps contract

Shakti Pumps (India) has secured a contract to supply, install, and commission 10,000 solar water pumps in Uttar Pradesh under the PM- KUSUM III scheme

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 […]

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.

11,000 residents in Nepal’s Madhesh province gain access to clean water through solar energy

Solar-powered water pumps with a total capacity of 186 kWp have been installed in the Sarlahi and Siraha districts, benefitting 11,865 residents. The projects are a collaborative effort of Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), the Government of Japan, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

$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.

MAHAPREIT, GEAPP partner on 1 GW of solar projects in Maharashtra

Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Ltd (MAHAPREIT) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to implement 1 GW of solar projects across Maharashtra.

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