Off-grid solar financing failing in India

Mohit Anand of TFE Consulting discusses the challenges of accessing capital for decentralized renewable energy in India, and suggests securitization as a path forward
India, and suggests securitization as a path forward With less than 1% of solar PV financing in India invested in the off-grid segment, it has a very small share of the total market…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/grid-solar-financing-failing-india

Stage Set for Women to Lead a Solar-Powered Gender Revolution in Rural India

A growing movement of companies and civil society groups is helping women in rural India become solar entrepreneurs and improve their livelihoods. Now the key is scale.
A growing movement of companies and civil society groups is helping women in rural India become solar entrepreneurs and improve their livelihoods. Perhaps the most exciting outcome in India of distributed renewables (solar lighting, home solar systems or mini-grids) is the impact on women…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/stage-set-women-lead-solar-powered-gender-revolution-rural-india

Waste Biomass Power Set to Surge in India

Solar energy has received most of the attention in India’s ongoing energy transition. But the country’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP) has called for putting greater resources behind projects that convert waste agricultural biomass into electricity.
Solar energy has received most of the attention in India’s ongoing energy transition. India. Indian cities have some of the highest concentrations of particulate air pollution, with as many as 14 cities among the worst 30, according to a Bloomberg report…
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/dre-technologies/waste-biomass-power-set-surge-india

Waste biomass power set to surge in India

Solar energy has received most of the attention in India’s ongoing energy transition. But the country’s draft National Energy Policy (NEP) has called for putting greater resources behind projects that convert waste agricultural biomass into electricity.
Solar energy has received most of the attention in India’s ongoing energy transition. India. Indian cities have some of the highest concentrations of particulate air pollution, with as many as 14 cities among the worst 30, according to a Bloomberg report…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/waste-biomass-power-set-surge-india

Newly Electrified Villages in India Lag in Quality, Reliability

New research looks at hundreds of villages in India’s most energy-poor states, and finds that recent connections to the grid for remote villages are worse than past rural electrification efforts
India’s most energy-poor states, and finds that recent connections to the grid for remote villages are worse than past rural electrification efforts Since 2005, India has embarked on an ambitious rural electrification drive, most recently under the $2.5 billion Saubhagya scheme…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/newly-electrified-villages-india-lag-quality-reliability-researchers

Scaling Solar Irrigation in India (and Africa)

India’s market for solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water was virtually non-existent in 2011, when Claro Energy was founded. But recent attention from federal and state governments, including subsidies, has created a $700 million annual market that is set to expand rapidly.
India’s market for solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water was virtually non-existent in 2011, when Claro Energy was founded. Indian agriculture, Claro Energy has either deployed or is managing around 6,500 solar pumping systems in about 15 states, and expects to increase that to as many as 15,000 by March next year, according to Claro director Kartik Wahi…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/scaling-solar-irrigation-india-and-africa

How India can lead the world in super-efficient appliances

India made efficient LED lightbulbs ubiquitous and cheap in just three years. It has an opportunity to do the same for super-efficient appliances and create a massive new global and domestic market, says innovator Sundar Muruganandhan.
India made efficient LED lightbulbs ubiquitous and cheap in just three years. India’s state-run Energy Efficient Services Ltd.’s (EESL) Ujala program proved that the purchasing power of government can scale new products…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/how-india-can-lead-world-super-efficient-appliances

India sees launch of 1st solar TV service

Simpa Networks, a leader in providing affordable solar power to households and businesses in rural India, today announced the launch of Magic TV, the country’s first solar-powered Pay-as-you-Go (PAYG) satellite TV solution.
India, today announced the launch of Magic TV, the country’s first solar-powered Pay-as-you-Go (PAYG) satellite TV solution. “Magic TV is breaking new ground in PAYG solar services in India, and we expect to grow our offering quickly.” …
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/india-sees-launch-1st-solar-tv-service

Major India Player Azure Enters Mini-grid Market for Last-mile Electrification

The NYSE-traded company, which has a portfolio of over 1.6 GW in 22 states, unveils M-Power, its new business focused on bringing power to rural households across India, and is the latest major energy company to enter the mini-grid sector
India, and is the latest major energy company to enter the mini-grid sector Azure Power, one of the largest developers and operators of utility-scale solar assets in India with a market capitalization of just under $400 million, is the latest in a string of large companies — Mitsui, Engie, E.ON among them — entering the mini-grid market…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/major-india-player-azure-enters-mini-grid-market-last-mile-electrification

Why active community ownership is key to rural electricity access in India

Arianna Tozzi, an India-based researcher, explains how community involvement can provide a sense of empowerment and lead to long-term sustainability of solar mini-grids
India-based researcher, explains how community involvement can provide a sense of empowerment and lead to long-term sustainability of solar mini-grids In India, 93% of urban households use electricity as the main source of lighting, compared with 55% in rural areas…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/why-active-community-ownership-key-rural-electricity-access-india

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