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New Energy Nexus, Climate Collective to build clean energy start-up ecosystem in South Asia

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India’s foray into clean energy has been remarkable however the system-wide clean energy transition is a work in progress. Critical to accelerating the pace of this energy transition is the increased share of decentralized clean energy, which is currently at 1 per cent of...

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Tender Issued for 19,000 Solar Street Lights Under MNRE Scheme in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2020

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors and firms for the work of designing and commissioning of 19,000 solar street lights in the state under the MNRE off-grid and decentralised solar PV applications scheme. The...

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CEL invites bids to install off-grid solar pump systems in Madhya Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids to install and commission standalone off-grid solar water pumping systems in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The successful bidder shall supply the balance-of-system (BOS) components, and install and commission the solar...

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Will mandates change fate of distributed renewables post COVID-19?

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 14, 2020

India’s renewable energy (RE) sector relies mostly on large-scale solar and wind installations. Distributed renewable energy (DRE), a part of the sector which includes solar rooftop, open-access solar and solar water pumps, is an already struggling sector. The sector's...

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India Energy for all Summit 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

CLEAN in partnership with NITI Aayog, Government of India and International Solar Alliance (ISA), Summit Partners: AEEE, CEEW, CSIS, Good Energies Foundation, MECS, GIZ, IRADe, GOGLA, NRDC, NTPC, Selco Foundation, SwitchOn...

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Solar energy startup Cygni eyeing Myanmar, Bangladesh export markets

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

Solar energy startup Cygni, an Indian Institute of Technology, Madras incubatee company, is looking to break into the lucrative export markets in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The company, which manufactures solar power backup and DC (direct current) micro-grid solutions, apart...

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Pumping to production: Powering India’s next phase of agrifood

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

In Bhavdi, a village in Maharashtra, 35-year-old Anita Kolte had to leave her family’s small plot of land to make a living, about $120 a year, well below the poverty line. Late last year, however, she started using an innovative solar solution to dry produce and sell it into...

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Rajasthan: New solar power scheme to light up lives of rural farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

A solar power scheme to generate income for farmers from their infertile land was launched last week. The proposal floated on Saturday requesting applications for setting up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 megawatt would also benefit the discoms, and fulfil a long-...

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India moving towards hybridised power utilities to achieve rural growth

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India's state-run power utilities or DISCOMs are badly in debt despite repeated bail-outs, and are failing in their mandate to deliver reliable, quality power to homes and businesses. However, a new trend is emerging that has the potential to address these challenges. The...

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Participation in PM-KUSUM tenders a challenge for distributed RE start-ups: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Early stage start-ups operating in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) space are facing a challenge in participation in tenders floated under the ambitious KUSUM scheme, according to a report based on a survey by CLEAN, a Delhi-based non-government organisation (NGO). The...

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