Category Archives: Mini Grid

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2020 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses attainments in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and select energy … Continue reading

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The Impact of the 10kW Net Metering Limit on India’s Rooftop Solar Market

Introduction The Indian rooftop solar market grew from a mere 623 megawatts (MW) in 2015 to about 5.9 gigawatts (GW) by June 2020.1 However, there is a shortfall of about 34GW which needs to be fulfilled in the next two years … Continue reading

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Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, nearly all countries around the world agreed to keep the rise in the average global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, and … Continue reading

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Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Advancing electricity access and enhancing livelihoods for islandsand remote communities Renewable mini-grids, which combine loads and renewable energy resources, are seeing growing motivation for their deployment, driven by the many benefits these integrated energy infrastructures can bring to key market … Continue reading

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A Renewable Energy Mini-Grid Technical Assistance Guide – Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development

Executive Summary – Mini-grid technical assistance recommendations in a nutshell Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trialed, adjusted and refined approaches to providing technical assistance (TA) to govern- ments interested in rural electrification with … Continue reading

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Delhi discoms draw elaborate plans to promote solar power

NEW DELHI: Realising the potential of solar energy, the three private power distribution companies in the city have drawn up elaborate plans to encourage domestic consumers to set up rooftop solar panels and earn money by selling the electricity to … Continue reading

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Why Tesla’s Powerwall is a gamechanger for India

(The Tesla Powerwall is a…) Last week’s announcement by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk‘s car company Tesla to launch a home battery that charges on solar power, is in many ways a step that could result in a large scale uptake … Continue reading

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ROOFTOP SOLAR GRID INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS BASED ON NET METERING REGULATIONS,2015

Bihar is now on its way to promoting solar as a rooftop power solution finally, The eligible consumer may install the rooftop solar system under net metering arrangement which, a) shall be within the permissible rated capacity as defined under these … 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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Solar is the future for India

My article on Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.in/Solar-Is-The-Future-Of-Renewable-Energy-In-India/articleshow/29543253.cms

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