Tag Archives: village electrification

Where the sun shines brighter for rural hamlets in India

One may rue the fact that things have slowed down a lot in the country’s solar programme — what with there being no dawn for the National Solar Mission’s Phase II and several State programmes being in a limbo — … Continue reading

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India’s Off-grid Renewables Initiative Changing Lives in Ladakh

Ladakh, a remote district of India’s northernmost state, is currently benefiting from the largest off-grid renewable energy project in the world. The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is spending INR473 billion (US$88.8 million) on decentralized solar and hydro … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural India – NREL

  The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India’s rural market. India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. A large portion … Continue reading

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