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In Maharashtra village farmers switch to solar pumps, experts fear groundwater exploitation

In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji Balaji Kikole, 62, doesn’t need to strain himself. Reason: Kikole has got a three-horsepower (hp) solar pump installed under the Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana launched […]

T’gana to go for 1000 MW solar energy, one-time settlement of dues of panchayats

The Telangana government on Wednesday said it would go for one-time settlement of dues of panchayats and municipalities to state-run electricity organisations and warned that henceforth heads of local bodies will be ‘punished’ for non-payment of bills on time. Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, who presided over a review meeting on the power sector, said […]

Government spots constraints on renewable energy projects

Land constraints, insufficient transmission facility and Discom defaults on payments are the leading impediments Land constraints, insufficient transmission facility and discom defaults on payments are the leading impediments to renewable energy adoption in the country. This has been unanimously agreed upon by both the industry and government stakeholders. To address these bottlenecks, the government recently […]

Government to float tender for gravity storage; foreign firms keen on prospects

India is planning to float a tender for setting up gravity storage plants, inviting firms with mechanical storage expertise to bid for it. International gravity-based storage companies like EnergyVault, Gravitricity and Gravity Storage Inc have already shown interest. New Delhi: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to float a tender inviting […]