Fact Sheet: Mini-Grids In India: Mini-Grid Market Highlights and Policy

As one the world’s leading mini-grid markets, India can scale the role of private rural utilities to help meet domestic and international energy access challenges. In the first of two fact sheets, we look at the current state of the Indian mini-grid sector and the challenges it faces.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-mini-grids-india

A shift from energy access to development is transforming the decentralized renewable energy market in India: CLEAN

A new report by Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) shows that the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector in India continues to see growth in enhancing energy access, especially in rural communities where it is experiencing maximum impact thereby aiding economic and social growth.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/shift-energy-access-development-transforming-decentralized-renewable-energy-market-clean-report

India

India Population 1.324 billion Energy Access 79.2% People Without Electricity 240,000,000 Platform for Energy Access Knowledge Explore the best energy access idata and thinking with PEAK, our powerful interactive information exchange platform…
https://www.powerforall.org/countries/india

Distributed solar industry eyes India as next “pay-as-you-go” giant

Many hurdles remain, including low consumer awareness, lack of mobile money and a fragmented telecom industry, but Anna Wells, senior communications adviser at GOGLA, reports that momentum is growing heading into 2018
India still without electricity, industry leaders met recently in Mumbai at an event co-organized by GOGLA, IFC Lighting Asia / India and GSMA, to explore opportunities…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/distributed-solar-industry-eyes-india-next-pay-you-go-giant

Mini-Grids Fueling Micro-Enterprise in Rural India

Case study: Apparel manufacturing in Kamlapur, Uttar Pradesh
India and Sattva in the village of Kamlapur in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. India partnered with Sattva to set up a garment manufacturing unit led by a local rural entrepreneur Riyaz in the village of Kamlapur in the district Sitapur of Uttar Pradesh…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/mini-grids-fuelling-micro-enterprise-rural-india

ENGIE Ups Stake in India Last-Mile Market

Rassembleurs d’Energies, a sustainable energy investment and technical assistance arm of giant France-based utility ENGIE, announced its participation in a new $2.5 million round of investment in Mera Gao Power(MGP), an Indian micro-grid developer.
Indian micro-grid developer. MGP offers solar micro-grids to unconnected rural populations in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/engie-ups-stake-india-last-mile-market

ENGIE ups stake in India last-mile market

Rassembleurs d’Energies, a sustainable energy investment and technical assistance arm of giant France-based utility ENGIE, announced its participation in a new $2.5 million round of investment in Mera Gao Power (MGP), an Indian micro-grid developer.
Indian micro-grid developer. MGP offers solar micro-grids to unconnected rural populations in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/engie-ups-stake-india-last-mile-market-1

Roti and a Renewable Recipe for Better Livelihoods in Rural India

Clear linkages exist between distributed energy, energy efficiency and sustainable livelihoods. However, a holistic solution needs to go beyond the confines of technology, and integrate aspects of capacity building, appropriate financing and market intelligence. Take the case of roti.
Roti is the bread of India, ubiquitous in every corner of the country. India, started a business of making roti by hand and delivering them to nearby households and dhabas (roadside restaurants)…
https://www.powerforall.org/countries/india/roti-and-renewable-recipe-better-livelihoods-rural-india

Roti and a Renewable Recipe for Better Livelihoods in Rural India

Clear linkages exist between distributed energy, energy efficiency and sustainable livelihoods. However, a holistic solution needs to go beyond the confines of technology, and integrate aspects of capacity building, appropriate financing and market intelligence. Take the case of roti.
Roti is the bread of India, ubiquitous in every corner of the country. India, started a business of making roti by hand and delivering them to nearby households and dhabas (roadside restaurants)…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/roti-and-renewable-recipe-better-livelihoods-rural-india

India Failing to Support Distributed Renewables for Energy Access

IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) finds in a new analysis that government support for clean, decentralized energy access solutions is woefully lacking — less then 1% — compared to fossil fuel, centralized options
India has to increase the rate of delivering electricity to its rural population by 10 times to achieve its ambitious target of 24/7 power for all by early 2019. India’s 300 million people still living without electricity…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/india-failing-support-distributed-renewables-energy-access-report

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