Category Archives: Off-grid

GUIDELINES FOR CAPITAL SUBSIDY SCHEME OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR PROMOTING SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (SPV) WATER PUMPING SYSTEMS FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSE

A SPV water pumping system consists of PV array, a DC/AC surface mounted / submersible / floating motor pump set, electronics, if any, interconnect cables and an ‘on-off’ switch. PV array is mounted on a suitable structure with provision of … Continue reading

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Grant of exemption of Excise Duty on the procurement of material/ components required for setting up of “Roof-top” Solar PV Power Plants (not connected to grid) – guidelines

Click here for the entire document – Ritesh Pothan Developers who want to set up Roof-top Solar PV Power Plants and desire to avail the duty benefits for those plants shall, henceforth, submit the applications/BoM online in the enclosed formats, … Continue reading

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Details of Projects with Central Financial Assistance sanctioned under Off Grid Solar applications of JNNSM during 2013-14 (As on 31.03.2014)

Click here for the full document S.NO . STATE Implementing Agency Sanctioned Systems Location Date of sanction/ Date of Completion Sanctioned MNRE CFA (Rs. In Crore) Released CFA (Rs. In lakhs) Capacity (kWp) Status 1 Andhra Pradesh NREDCAP Power packs … Continue reading

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The top 5 trends in India on Energy

1. There isn’t enough coal to supply India’s need for the next decade 2. Clean Energy is the next evolution which has come of age with Solar energy generation now equivalent to Thermal 3. Nuclear isn’t going to solve even … Continue reading

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Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

Installed solar jumped 26 percent — from 31 Gigawatts in 2012 to a record 39 GW in 2013 — even as investment in solar capacity decreased 23 percent from US$135.6 billion to US$104.1 billion. Renewable energy’s share of world electricity … Continue reading

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10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany

Ritesh: While this article is dated Early 2013, it provides us an insight into the scare mongers especially Discoms who claim that Solar will disrupt existing power infrastructure whereas in truth Solar is an excellent energy security and distributed method … Continue reading

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Citigroup says the ‘Age of Renewables’ has begun

Investment banking giant Citigroup has hailed the start of the “age of renewables” in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, saying that solar and wind energy are getting competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants – even … Continue reading

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