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Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

GAKUNGA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Lucyline Wanja Silas installed a 12-volt solar power unit at her home to help her children study at night, little did she know it would become essential to her and her neighbours in Gakunga village, central Kenya, during the coronavirus pandemic. Wanja, a 48-year-old farmworker, said she had […]

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Rajasthan can lead in clean energy transition: IEEFA

New Delhi: As India looks to expand its renewable energy capacity, a new report from IEEFA on Thursday found that Rajasthan can play a key leadership role in the country’s transition to a low-cost, low-emission, profitable electricity system. Rajasthan’s installed renewable energy capacity reached 9.6 gigawatts (GW) at the end of fiscal 2019-20. It also added more solar power capacity (1.7GW) in 2019-20 […]

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UP govt to install 8,000 solar borewells, 35 per cent in Purvanchal districts

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it plans to install 8,000 solar-powered borewells in coming days and 35 per cent of them would come up in the Purvanchal districts of the state. The districts set to benefit from the initiative include Balrampur, Shravasti, Siddharthnagar and Kushinagar where suitable locations would be identified for installations, it said in an official statement. […]

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Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana account for 71% dues to renewable energy producers

  Three southern states — Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana — that have strong renewable energy capacity account for about 71 per cent of outstanding dues from power distribution companies (discoms) to renewable energy producers. The country-wide overdue of conventional generators amounted to ₹1,065 billion in July 2020, whereas ₹103 billion is overdue to renewable power […]

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Andhra Pradesh: Mega solar power projects await nod of judicial panel

Amaravati:  Fast-tracking mega solar power projects for the agriculture sector, the state government has sent tender documents to the Judicial Preview Commission (JPC). The tenders will be invited from the developers after getting the green signal from JPC. The government has targeted launch of power plants capable of producing 6,050 MW in the first phase. The […]

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