More than 8.6 million households have been electrified through India’s ‘Saubhagya' scheme, which seeks to provide solar, storage, LED lighting and other amenities to every willing household across the country, according to a release from the Prime Minister’s office.
Every village in India now has some form of access to electricity whether it be through an on or off-grid solution, according to prime minister Narendra Modi, however, there are still millions of households across India, both urban and rural, without access to electricity.
Having officially founded the Internarional Solar Alliance (ISA), French president Emmanuel Macron and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi have inaugurated Engie’s 101MW Mirzapur solar project in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony was held in New Delhi over the weekend, spearheaded by Indian prime minster Narendra Modi and French president Emmanuel Macron, with multiple development banks signing significant partnership agreements.
The Indian government caused quite the buzz last week when it announced the US$2.5 billion "Saubhagya" scheme to provide electricity access to all households by December 2018. 'Power For All' director William Brent discusses why distributed renewable energy solutions must not be overlooked.
India will hold its second RE-INVEST event on 7-9 December 2017 to take stock of its renewable energy progress in the last three years and show off the progress of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) that it brought to the world stage at COP21.
India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was enforced on 1 July bringing in a 5% tax on solar PV modules, but there is still uncertainty around taxes on other solar equipment, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.
India’s installed cell and module manufacturing capacity has reached 1,468MW and 5,848MW respectively as of 30 June 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).