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Cooking with Renewable Energy

Over the last three years, clean cooking energy provision has centred around LPG expansion. A National Mission on Clean Cooking (NMCC) proposed by NITI Aayog is a welcome move. Given India’s mammoth and diverse Clean Cooking Energy (CCE) needs, CLEAN believes that the Mission must explore a range of CCE options, including those based on renewable energy. ICCF 2018 shed light on pathways to optimal integration of RE-based options in India’s CCE strategy.
2018-12-06T05:15:57+00:00
Over the last three years, clean cooking energy provision has centred around LPG expansion. A National Mission on Clean Cooking (NMCC) proposed by NITI Aayog is a welcome move. Given India’s mammoth and diverse Clean Cooking Energy (CCE) needs, CLEAN believes that the Mission must explore a range of CCE options, including those based on renewable energy. ICCF 2018 shed light on pathways to optimal integration of RE-based options in India’s CCE strategy.

A detailed Manual on Lead Acid Battery Operation & Maintenance for Solar PV Plants

In India over 14,000 Micro/Mini grids (DC and AC) are under operation. These micro and mini grids are
complementing the efforts of Government of India’s ambitious target of providing 24/7 access to
electricity to every Indian citizen by 2022. Micro/mini grids entrepreneurs are deploying innovative offgrid solutions that are powered by renewable energy to provide energy access for all. All these plants have solar PV capacity generally in range of 250 W to 100 kW with battery backup for providing backup for almost couple of hours to over twelve hours.
2018-10-23T04:40:10+00:00
In India over 14,000 Micro/Mini grids (DC and AC) are under operation. These micro and mini grids are complementing the efforts of Government of India’s ambitious target of providing 24/7 access to electricity to every Indian citizen by 2022. Micro/mini grids entrepreneurs are deploying innovative offgrid solutions that are powered by renewable energy to provide…

Livelihoods for Self-Help Groups[SHGs] through Solar Applications

In India, inverters are mostly available in 650 VA. Even the inverters of lesser capacities that are available, they retain the same size and specifications of 650 VA inverter, with the exception that power is limited to lesser capacity. Most people in rural households need power up to 100–150 W (watts) for lighting and television requirements, which could be met with 150 VA of inverter with 60 Watt solar panel While, these users are left with no choice but to buy inverters of 650 VA capacities of power rating, which require 60Ah of battery and 60 watts of solar panels. All of this lead additional cost on inverter, batteries and solar panels so as to match the specifications of the inverter.
2018-10-04T05:09:23+00:00
Salient Features of P-Micro Inverter § Portable and modular § In-built PWM charge controller § Weight >500 grams § 12 V DC to 230 V AC § Low battery voltage cut-off protection § Overload protection § Short-circuit protection § Thermal shutdown and auto restarting Testing of P-Micro Inverter The P-Micro inverter is being tested in the lab with a load of 150 W using two incandescent bulbs of 100 W and 60 W. Input voltage of 12 V DC is given to the inverter from the regulated power source. The test is carried out for 24 hours to check the performance in terms of loading and consistency. Parameters such as input voltage range and output voltage regulation have been checked thoroughly during this process. Protections such as overload, short circuit, thermal shut-down, and battery reverse are also being tested. Technical performance during lab testing Parameter tested Value Input voltage range 11.5 V DC Output voltage range 222 V AC Maximum wattage at output 150 W Overload protection Yes Short-circuit protection Yes Field testing of P-Micro inverter was carried out at Eastern Envo Business Solution, Guwahati, Assam, and Mangaal Solutions, Imphal, Meghalaya. Technical performance during field testing Parameter Guwahati Imphal Solar panel rating 100 W 140 W Battery rating 100 Ah 120 Ah Load rating 90 W 120 W List of devices connected Television (60 W), two Television (80 W), three LED bulbs (5 W each), LED bulbs (5 W each), two charging points (3 two charging points (3 W each) W each) Comparison between existing inverter and P-Micro inverter The P-Micro inverter scores over the existing inverter on many parameters. The main advantages are listed below. § It is considerably lighter than the existing inverter. § Its size is half of the existing one, making it easier to carry. § It costs less than half the price of the existing one. Parameters for Existing inverter P-Micro inverter comparison Size 31 × 28 cm 15 × 14 cm Weight 3000 g 500 g Cost INR 4600 INR 1900 Portability No Yes Applications of P-Micro Inverter P-Micro inverter finds its application in almost every walk of life. A few examples are listed below. § Home lighting kit § Laptop and desktop charging and printing § Portable battery-based appliances charging (tyre inflator and angle grinder)

Training Manual on Financial Literacy for Decentralised Renewable Energy Enterprises

This manual on Financial Literacy for Decentralised Renewable Energy Enterprises has been compiled by Friends of Women’s World Banking. As one of its mandates, CLEAN seeks to address financing challenges faced by energy enterprises in India. Financing (Debt, equity or grant), by far has been one of the most critical barriers to scale up for most of the DRE enterprises as most of them lack fixed assets that are considered acceptable forms of collateral by Financial Institutions (FIs). Financing to such enterprises is perceived to be risky due to the market segment they cater to (often poor and underserved).
2018-10-03T05:20:13+00:00
This manual on Financial Literacy for Decentralised Renewable Energy Enterprises has been compiled by Friends of Women’s World Banking. As one of its mandates, CLEAN seeks to address financing challenges faced by energy enterprises in India. Financing (Debt, equity or grant), by far has been one of the most critical barriers to scale up for…

Single-phase Variable Frequency Drive for Livelihood Applications

Backed by a market research study, field visits, and incorporating suggestions from its members, CLEAN has concluded that the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector lacks a single-phase power supply application to meet livelihood and domestic motorised loads (Potential loads listed in Annexure 1). It also concluded that remote and rural locations have only single-phase supply. To find a solution to the issue, CLEAN pursued the development of a single-phase motorised application and testing of the prototype.
2018-10-03T05:16:13+00:00
About the Project If a solar system needs to be designed for a motorised application, the whole system (inverter-based) needs to be over-designed (battery, inverter, and panel design doubled) to cope with the high starting current requirement (which can be as high as 5 to 7 times of the running current). However, such an over-design is not a recommended solution because the cost will be high. Therefore, to reduce the starting current, a single-phase variable frequency drive (VFD) is proposed. At present, only three-phase VFD is available in the market, which can be coupled with a three-phase motor. As a solution, CLEAN facilitated the development of single-phase VFD. Proposed Intervention The single-phase VFD of 2 hp will have a single-phase input and single-phase output VFD, which will substitute a single-phase motor. Additionally, VFD with features like AC

INDIA CLEAN COOKING FORUM 2018: STRATEGIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COOKING

This report is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of S3IDF and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. This report was prepared under the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) project, Award Number AID-386-A-14-00013.
2018-10-03T04:41:26+00:00
Table of Contents Preface 3 Acknowledgement 4 Clean Cooking Systems – A Note 5 1 Steel Mould for KVIC Biogas Plant 7 2 Vaayu – A Domestic Biogas Unit 9 3 Greenway Grameen Initiative of Smart Stoves 12 4 Efficient Biomass Chulha for Cooking 14 5 Himalayan Rocket Stove 16 6 Biogas based Cooking Grid 18

Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) for Field Testing of Cookstoves

Traditional solid-fuel cookstoves, or ‘chulhas’, are known to be a source of air pollutants. Nevertheless, these chulhas are used by a large number of rural households in developing countries. Efforts to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions are reported in several studies. Literature survey and experience also point to large deviations in emission levels when measured in the lab and compared with the field results.
2018-10-01T09:59:06+00:00
Traditional solid-fuel cookstoves, or ‘chulhas’, are known to be a source of air pollutants. Nevertheless, these chulhas are used by a large number of rural households in developing countries. Efforts to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions are reported in several studies. Literature survey and experience also point to large deviations in emission levels…

State of the Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector in India

Decentralized renewable energy has the potential to address social, environmental, and economic goals while meeting poverty alleviation and gender welfare objectives. It deserves its rightful place in India’s clean energy narrative
2018-09-03T05:17:00+00:00
Decentralized renewable energy has the potential to address social, environmental, and economic goals while meeting poverty alleviation and gender welfare objectives. It deserves its rightful place in India’s clean energy narrative

Energy-Efficient Direct Current Mixer Grinder

We use electrical appliances that require Direct Current (DC) while supply from the grid is Alternating Current (AC). Mixer/ grinder is one such appliance commonly used by households, restaurants, and roadside juice vendors.
2018-09-03T04:53:22+00:00
Project Partners 1. CLEAN collaborated with GSH Technologies, a Bangalore-based company, developing mechanical structures for design of motor and blades. 2. CLEAN collaborated with EmSys Electronics, another Bangalore-based company, for developing the control circuitry. Present Status Conventional mixer runs for 300 days, consuming 112.5 kWh of electricity costing Rs 844 (@7.2 Rs/kWh). A DC mixer consume 30 kWh per year costs Rs 216 per year. Here we have taken measurements based on 30 minutes operation to produce 30 liters of juice in a day. Field testing has been done at the manufacturing facility of EmSysy Electronics at Jayanagar. After overcoming a few teething problems, the operational parameters of the new package with DC are now compatible with the conventional package with AC. An added advantage is the lesser sound/ noise level of the new DC-run product compared to a conventional AC mixer/grinder. Table 1 gives a comparison between a DC mixer/grinder and a conventional one.

Findings from the workshop on energy and agriculture for smart villages in India

Agriculture continues to be central to the lives and economies of rural communities in India. Many of those communities have little or no access to modern energy services. These realities motivated the holding of the workshop “Energy and agriculture for smart villages in India” in September 2016 at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, Telangana, India.
2018-09-01T04:37:17+00:00
Agriculture continues to be central to the lives and economies of rural communities in India. Many of those communities have little or no access to modern energy services

UttaraKhand Decentrailzed Renewable Energy Plan 2018-2025

We wish to thank Mr. A.K. Tyagi (Chief Project Officer, UREDA), for his suggestions and inputs for the study. Thanks are also due to Mr. S.C. Nautiyal (Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Uttarakhand), Mr. Anupam Dwivedi (Assistant Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Uttarakhand), Mr. Katyal, (District Industries Centre, Dehradun), Dr. P.C. Bebni (State Program Manager – Livelihood, State Rural Livelihood Mission) and Mr. Sushil Dobhal (Nodal Officer, State Rural Livelihood Mission) for their cooperation and assistance
2018-04-03T05:20:25+00:00
We wish to thank Mr. A.K. Tyagi (Chief Project Officer, UREDA), for his suggestions and inputs for the study. Thanks are also due to Mr. S.C. Nautiyal (Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Uttarakhand), Mr. Anupam Dwivedi (Assistant Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Uttarakhand), Mr. Katyal, (District Industries Centre, Dehradun), Dr. P.C. Bebni (State…

State of The Indian Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector

The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), India’s industry body representing the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, launched its first annual “State of the Sector” report. The report highlights the significant progress and innovation made by the sector. It also calls for increased public partnership to scale DRE solutions and to build a modern energy system for India that serves the hundreds of millions of people still without access to electricity or clean cooking.
2017-10-05T16:43:50+00:00
The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), India’s industry body representing the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, launched its first annual “State of the Sector” report.

Off-Grid Solar Products – Tax Ready Reckoner

Prior to introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), multiple indirect taxes were levied on transactions in India. Some of the taxes such as Central Excise Duty on manufactured products, Service Tax on specified services, and the Central Sales Tax (CST) on interstate sale of products were levied and collected by the Central Government. Other taxes like Value Added Tax (VAT) on intra-state sale of products and Entry Tax/ Octroi Duty (as applicable) were collected by the State Governments.
2017-09-23T08:41:07+00:00
Prior to introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), multiple indirect taxes were levied on transactions in India. Some of the taxes such as Central Excise Duty on manufactured products, Service Tax on specified services, and the Central Sales Tax (CST) on interstate sale of products were levied and collected by the Central Government.

Access to Clean Cooking Energy in India

Access to clean cooking energy is not solely an energy access issue.  Given that traditional cooking methods disproportionately impact women in terms of drudgery, adverse health outcomes, and lost opportunity cost of time, it is imperative to include them in the design and execution of solutions.
2017-09-10T16:20:12+00:00
Access to clean cooking energy is not solely an energy access issue. Given that traditional cooking methods disproportionately impact women in terms of drudgery, adverse health outcomes, and lost opportunity cost of time, it is imperative to include them in the design and execution of solutions.

Rate of GST on Goods

The GST rate structure for goods has been notified.
2017-07-04T13:10:26+00:00
The GST rate structure for goods has been notified.

Rate of GST on Services

The GST rate structure for services have been notified.
2017-07-04T12:59:22+00:00
The GST rate structure for services have been notified.

Draft National Energy Policy

Energy is acknowledged as a key input towards raising the standard of living of citizens of any country, as is evident from the correlation between per capita electricity (a proxy for all energy forms) consumption and Human Development Index (HDI).
2017-06-27T13:13:06+00:00
Energy is acknowledged as a key input towards raising the standard of living of citizens of any country, as is evident from the correlation between per capita electricity (a proxy for all energy forms) consumption and Human Development Index (HDI).

State of The Indian Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector

The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), India’s industry body representing the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, launched its first annual “State of the Sector” report. The report highlights the significant progress and innovation made by the sector. It also calls for increased public partnership to scale DRE solutions and to build a modern energy system for India that serves the hundreds of millions of people still without access to electricity or clean cooking.
2017-05-10T16:25:53+00:00
The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), India’s industry body representing the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, launched its first annual “State of the Sector” report.

Guidelines for State Engagement Under PMKVY

India is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of its population in the working age group (15-59 years), and around 54%, below 25 years of age. To take advantage of this demographic dividend, India needs to equip its workforce with employable skills and knowledge so that they can contribute to the economic growth of the country.
2017-03-30T13:21:50+00:00
India is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of its population in the working age group (15-59 years), and around 54%, below 25 years of age. To take advantage of this demographic dividend, India needs to equip its workforce with employable skills and knowledge so that they can contribute to the economic growth of the country.

Guidelines for Accreditation, Affiliation and Continuous Monitoring of Training Centres for the Skill Ecosystem

Skills and knowledge are the motivating forces of the financial growth and economic development of any country, and India is no exception. India currently faces a severe shortage of skilled workers as compared with other countries, and the accelerated economic growth has only increased the demand for skilled manpower.
2017-03-30T13:15:24+00:00
Skills and knowledge are the motivating forces of the financial growth and economic development of any country, and India is no exception. India currently faces a severe shortage of skilled workers as compared with other countries, and the accelerated economic growth has only increased the demand for skilled manpower.

India Clean Cooking Forum

The India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) was pioneered by GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 2013 with the objective of convening a national platform to highlight the developmental imperative of achieving universal access and adoption of clean cooking energy for and by every Indian.
2017-03-20T12:38:49+00:00
The India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) was pioneered by GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 2013 with the objective of convening a national platform to highlight the developmental imperative of achieving universal access and adoption of clean cooking energy for an

Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Policy-2017

India is a tropical country, which receives adequate solar radiation for 300 days. However, solar power has not been able to contribute to a significant share in the Indian energy mix.
2017-03-04T12:54:39+00:00
India is a tropical country, which receives adequate solar radiation for 300 days. However, solar power has not been able to contribute to a significant share in the Indian energy mix.

Framework to Shortlist Potential District for Setting Up Decentralized Biomass Pellet Plants

Biomass is renewable organic matter derived from trees, plants, crops or agro-industrial wastes. India annually produces about 870 million tonnes of a variety of biomass resources, which is comparable with coal production in the country. Availability of biomass is critical for further development and growth of bio- mass based energy systems.
2017-03-01T12:57:48+00:00
Biomass is renewable organic matter derived from trees, plants, crops or agro-industrial wastes. India annually produces about 870 million tonnes of a variety of biomass resources, which is comparable with coal production in the country. Availability of biomass is critical for further development and growth of bio- mass based energy systems.

Field testing cookstove performance

Clean and efficient cookstoves are being promoted in order to mitigate the health, environmental, and socioeconomic impacts of cooking with inefficient, traditional cookstoves in India.
2017-03-01T08:50:38+00:00
Clean and efficient cookstoves are being promoted in order to mitigate the health, environmental, and socioeconomic impacts of cooking with inefficient, traditional cookstoves in India.

Field Testing Cookstove Performance

This document provides guidance on planning and conducting field tests of biomass cookstove performance.
2017-03-01T07:36:31+00:00
This document provides guidance on planning and conducting field tests of biomass cookstove performance.

India Clean Cooking Forum 2017- Key Messages

This note summarises key messages from the fifth edition of the India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) organized by the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and NITI Aayog at New Delhi on October 24-25, 2017. The event was supported by GIZ, Tata Trusts, World Bank and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC). Participants include clean cooking energy practitioners involved in solid biomass stoves, biogas, LPG, solar cooking; representatives of MNRE, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG)and NITI Aayog as well as numerous financial and research institutions.
2017-01-11T04:38:52+00:00
This note summarises key messages from the fifth edition of the India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) organized by the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and NITI Aayog at New Delhi on October 24-25, 2017. The event was supported by GIZ, Tata Trusts, World Bank and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC). Participants include clean cooking energy practitioners involved in solid biomass stoves, biogas, LPG, solar cooking; representatives of MNRE, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG)and NITI Aayog as well as numerous financial and research institutions.

Building a Market for Off-Grid Solar Lighting

This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.
2017-01-08T16:33:25+00:00
This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.

Solar Pumping Database

Solar pumping database
2016-10-10T04:26:37+00:00
solar pumping database

Sustaining Clean Energy Access through Microfinance

Access to adequate, affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly energy is crucial to achieving India's Sustainable Development Goals and improving the lives of people who have historically lacked such access.
2016-09-14T08:57:42+00:00
Access to adequate, affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly energy is crucial to achieving India's Sustainable Development Goals and improving the lives of people who have historically lacked such access.

Findings from the workshop on energy and agriculture for smart villages in India

Agriculture continues to be central to the lives and economies of rural communities in India. Many of those communities have little or no access to modern energy services. These realities motivated the holding of the workshop “Energy and agriculture for smart villages in India” in September 2016 at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, Telangana, India.
2016-09-01T05:29:15+00:00
Agriculture continues to be central to the lives and economies of rural communities in India. Many of those communities have little or no access to modern energy services.

Insight

The Green Climate Fund is to make a significant and ambitious contribution to global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to respond to climate change. The Fund promotes a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their GHG emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. It takes into account the needs of those developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. GCF is driven by innovation and targets its investments for transformational impact. It seeks to create new models for climate finance, channelling investment from both the public and private sector.
2016-06-30T11:21:52+00:00
The Green Climate Fund is to make a significant and ambitious contribution to global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to respond to climate change. The Fund promotes a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their GHG emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. It takes into account the needs of those developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. GCF is driven by innovation and targets its investments for transformational impact. It seeks to create new models for climate finance, channelling investment from both the public and private sector.

STATE OF THE SMALL & GROWING BUSINESS SECTOR

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of 250 organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.
2016-06-20T11:32:24+00:00
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of 250 organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.

Draft National Policy for Renewable Energy based Micro and Mini Grids

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE or the Ministry) aims to attain a sustainable growth in the country by securing the energy needs through renewable energy (RE) sources such as solar, biomass, water, wind etc.
2016-05-30T13:29:43+00:00
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE or the Ministry) aims to attain a sustainable growth in the country by securing the energy needs through renewable energy (RE) sources such as solar, biomass, water, wind etc.

UDYOG AADHAAR

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. MSMEs not only play crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries but also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.
2016-05-30T06:21:36+00:00
Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. MSMEs not only play crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries but also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2016

The renewable energy sector employed 8.1 million people, directly or indirectly, in 2015. In addition, large hydropower accounted for another 1.3 million direct jobs in 20151. Renewable energy markets and employment continued to be shaped by favourable policy frameworks in several countries, regional shifts in deployment and increased labour productivity.
2016-05-26T11:56:32+00:00
The renewable energy sector employed 8.1 million people, directly or indirectly, in 2015. In addition, large hydropower accounted for another 1.3 million direct jobs in 20151. Renewable energy markets and employment continued to be shaped by favourable policy frameworks in several countries, regional shifts in deployment and increased labour productivity.

Photovoltaics for Productive Use Applications

With the publication of this catalogue, the BMZ-funded GIZ sector program ‘Basic Energy Services (HERA)’ provides a market overview of DC-powered appliances, useful for developing and strengthening business activities in rural areas.
2016-05-05T11:59:40+00:00
With the publication of this catalogue, the BMZ-funded GIZ sector program ‘Basic Energy Services (HERA)’ provides a market overview of DC-powered appliances, useful for developing and strengthening business activities in rural areas.

Solar for powering Health and Education in India

Worldwide, there is a growing recognition of the role of energy access in the last mile delivery of community services. However, in India, energy access has had a strong household level focus, while its role as an enabler of better health and education services has not gained enough attention.
2016-04-15T12:08:41+00:00
Solar for powering Health and Education in India

Installation, Operation & Maintenance of Solar PV Microgrid Systems- A Handbook for Trainers

This Trainer’ Handbook for Installation, Operation & Maintenance of Solar PV Microgrid Systems provides objective, approach and methods to deliver effective skill training to technicians for installation, operation & maintenance of solar PV microgrid systems.
2016-04-01T16:57:39+00:00
This Trainer’ Handbook for Installation, Operation & Maintenance of Solar PV Microgrid Systems provides objective, approach and methods to deliver effective skill training to technicians for installation, operation & maintenance of solar PV microgrid systems.

Installation, Operation & Maintenance of Solar PV Microgrid Systems- A Handbook for Technicians

This handbook is designed to give the skills and knowledge required for installation, operation & maintenance of solar PV microgrid systems. The handbook contains OH Installation-Operation-and-Maintenance-of-Solar-PV-Microgrid-Systems-A-Handbook-for-Technicians& safety aspects of PV systems, basic working principles of solar PV systems, overview and configurations of solar microgrid systems, matrix of system sizing for different load and site specific solar radiation, system Design overview and Safety aspects, complete installation and commissioning procedure of solar microgrid system and operation and maintenance of microgrid system.
2016-04-01T08:15:10+00:00
This handbook is designed to give the skills and knowledge required for installation, operation & maintenance of solar PV microgrid systems.

NBMMP Progress Report

The State/UT-wise targets for setting up of the family type biogas plants in the country under National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) during the last three years (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15) and achievements of current year 2015-16 (upto 31.01.2016).
2016-03-21T12:03:08+00:00
The State/UT-wise targets for setting up of the family type biogas plants in the country under National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) during the last three years (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15) and achievements of current year 2015-16 (upto 31.01.2016).

Workshop on “SOLAR RESOURCE ASSESSMENT”

Solar Resource Assessment Workshop is organised under the aegis of DOE; MNRE, DST, NREL, NISE, NCPRE, IISc, IITB, IUSSTF, and SERIIUS on 11th April, 2016 from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. at the Institute Campus, NISE, Gurgaon. Similar workshops are being organised at IISc Bengaluru (13 April 2016) and IIT Bombay(15 April 2016). For details, please see MNRE / NISE Websites.
2016-03-07T12:08:19+00:00
Solar Resource Assessment Workshop is organised under the aegis of DOE; MNRE, DST, NREL, NISE, NCPRE, IISc, IITB, IUSSTF, and SERIIUS on 11th April, 2016 from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. at the Institute Campus, NISE, Gurgaon. Similar workshops are being organised at IISc Bengaluru (13 April 2016) and IIT Bombay(15 April 2016). For details, please see MNRE / NISE Websites.

Budget 2016

Download CLEAN's infographic to understand the key highlights of the budget relevant to our sector in general.
2016-03-05T12:40:19+00:00
Download CLEAN's infographic to understand the key highlights of the budget relevant to our sector in general.

National Biogas and Manure Management Programme Progress Report

State-wise targets vis-a-vis achievements for setting up of Family Type Biogas Plants under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP), during the year 2015-16 (31.03.2016) upto January, 2016.
2016-03-03T12:11:59+00:00
State-wise targets vis-a-vis achievements for setting up of Family Type Biogas Plants under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP), during the year 2015-16 (31.03.2016) upto January, 2016.

OFF-GRID SOLAR MARKET TRENDS REPORT 2016

This report was commissioned by the world bank group through its Lighting Global program. Lighting Global is the platform under which the World Bank Group supports the development of the global off-grid solar energy services market, and includes Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific.
2016-02-29T12:35:58+00:00
This report was commissioned by the world bank group through its Lighting Global program. Lighting Global is the platform under which the World Bank Group supports the development of the global off-grid solar energy services market, and includes Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific.

REGIONAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ECOSYSTEMS IN INDIA

Launching a social enterprise can be challenging. And it is easier when you do not have to do it alone, when there is an ecosystem that includes access to finance and non-financial support - handholding, employees who have technical skills as well as the heart to pitch in, and social networks to find mentors, peers, and experiences to learn from.
2016-02-29T12:13:13+00:00
Launching a social enterprise can be challenging. And it is easier when you do not have to do it alone, when there is an ecosystem that includes access to finance and non-financial support - handholding, employees who have technical skills as well as the heart to pitch in, and social networks to find mentors, peers, and experiences to learn from.

Budget 2016-2017

Speech of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance Budget 2016-2017
2016-02-29T12:05:15+00:00
Speech of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance Budget 2016-2017

The State of The Off-Grid Appliance Market

The global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. Over two billion people worldwide lack access to reliable electricity. Renewable energy technologies, especially solar, are helping bridge this gap.
2016-02-29T11:48:29+00:00
The global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. Over two billion people worldwide lack access to reliable electricity. Renewable energy technologies, especially solar, are helping bridge this gap.

Business innovation and diffusion of off-grid solar technologies in India

India is a country where 300 million people still live without access to formal electricity, and where hundreds of millions more livewith irregular supply through the existing grid network. This paper examines business innovation in the diffusion of off-grid solar technologies in India.
2016-02-18T12:56:19+00:00
India is a country where 300 million people still live without access to formal electricity, and where hundreds of millions more livewith irregular supply through the existing grid network. This paper examines business innovation in the diffusion of off-grid solar technologies in India.

Energizing Start-Ups For Impact Investment

The energy needs of over 30% of the population in India without access and an even larger proportion that is underserved presents a huge market opportunity. However,there are few takers for this, given the challenging ecosystem in which they have to operate.
2016-01-22T13:06:35+00:00
The energy needs of over 30% of the population in India without access and an even larger proportion that is underserved presents a huge market opportunity. However,there are few takers for this, given the challenging ecosystem in which they have to operate.

Development of Training Infrastructure for Decentralized Solar PV

In response to the need for more and better quality training providers to cater to the human resource needs of the decentralized solar sector, CLEAN and AnthroPower initiated a project to ‘Develop training infra-structure for decentralized solar PV’, in January 2016. The primary objective of this project was to reduce entry barriers for technical training providers to start programs for decentralized solar PV installation and maintenance.
2016-01-09T11:10:02+00:00
In response to the need for more and better quality training providers to cater to the human resource needs of the decentralized solar sector, CLEAN and AnthroPower initiated a project to ‘Develop training infra-structure for decentralized solar PV’, in January 2016. The primary objective of this project was to reduce entry barriers for technical training providers to start programs for decentralized solar PV installation and maintenance.

Deployment of Decentralised Renewable Energy Solutions

More than 80 million households across India — nearly 50 per cent of the country’s population- have little or no access to grid-based electricity and rely on kerosene as their primary source for lighting (IFC, 2015). Nearly double that number continue to use firewood and biomass for cooking. Expenditure on fuel and light by the urban and rural poor is the third highest expenditure after food and health, to the extent that poorer households spend up to 20 per cent of their income on energy.
2016-01-04T13:15:06+00:00
More than 80 million households across India — nearly 50 per cent of the country’s population- have little or no access to grid-based electricity and rely on kerosene as their primary source for lighting (IFC, 2015).

Cooking Energy Service Decision Support Tool

The Cooking Energy Service Tool is a decision support tool developed by Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective (AIREC) to capture the priorities of all the relevant stakeholders for selection of the most appropriate solution. The decision support tool provides a mechanism that allows various cooking energy technologies to be compared on a common footing with respect to the quality of ‘service’ desired by the stakeholders and without any bias towards or against any one type of technology.
2015-12-31T13:19:33+00:00
The Cooking Energy Service Tool is a decision support tool developed by Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective (AIREC) to capture the priorities of all the relevant stakeholders for selection of the most appropriate solution. The decision support tool provides a mechanism that allows various cooking energy technologies to be compared on a common footing with respect to the quality of ‘service’ desired by the stakeholders and without any bias towards or against any one type of technology.

The Enterprising Sailors: Rural Entrepreneurs and Solar Distribution in Coastal India

Rural India faces a massive electricity shortage, which has had and will continue to have long standing side effects for the country. 300 million Indian people live in darkness. As a result of this shortage, the population of rural India face many hurdles that not only limit their quality of life, but also prevent them from integrating into the economy
2015-12-17T13:00:41+00:00
Rural India faces a massive electricity shortage, which has had and will continue to have long standing side effects for the country. 300 million Indian people live in darkness. As a result of this shortage, the population of rural India face many hurdles that not only limit their quality of life, but also prevent them from integrating into the economy.

Access To Clean Cooking Energy And Electricity

The evaluation of electricity access, using the multi-tier framework, paints a grim picture of the rural areas in the six states. On a scale of 0 to 100, the electricity index across the six states ranges from as low as 8.1 for Bihar to 41.8 for West Bengal.
2015-11-30T13:29:33+00:00
In development discourse in India, household energy access is measured by household’s primary source of lighting and cooking, or through electrification status of household.

Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods in MNRE-UNDP-FRG Project Villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand: A Report

The MNRE-UNDP-FRG Renewable Energy for Livelihoods Project implemented in remote villages in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand demonstrates how renewable sources of energy can reduce poverty through improved quality of life and increased livelihood opportunities in remote, non-electrified villages of India that are not likely to get electricity from the grid.
2015-10-27T13:38:56+00:00
The MNRE-UNDP-FRG Renewable Energy for Livelihoods Project implemented in remote villages in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand demonstrates how renewable sources of energy can reduce poverty through improved quality of life and increased livelihood opportunities in remote, non-electrified villages of India that are not likely to get electricity from the grid.

Market Presence Of Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha

Market Presence Of Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha
2015-10-07T13:45:34+00:00
Market Presence Of Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha

Consumer Preference For Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha

Consumer Preference For Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha
2015-10-07T13:42:09+00:00
Consumer Preference For Off-Grid Lighting Products: Insights From A Study In Bihar And Odisha

10 Questions to Ask About Distributed Generation

The 10 Questions to Ask Series, or the 10Qs Series, is an initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) and Prayas Energy Group. Each paper in the series asks a set of 10 questions relevant to a particular topic within the broader electricity sector
2015-10-06T13:36:00+00:00
The 10 Questions to Ask Series, or the 10Qs Series, is an initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) and Prayas Energy Group. Each paper in the series asks a set of 10 questions relevant to a particular topic within the broader electricity sector

Policy Brief on Solar Off-­-Grid

As per 2011 Census, 75 million rural households in India live without access to electricity. To ensure universal access, among other things off grid or decentralized renewable energy (DRE) systems have provided better access and also improved the quality of life of people.
2015-08-30T13:52:42+00:00
Policy Brief on Solar Off-­-Grid

Bridging Gaps- Impact Investors and Social Energy Enterprises

Despite varied sectoral differences, these organizations work in a nascent arena balancing socio-commercial objectives and therefore experience similar obstacles that are well documented such as high operating costs, scarcity of trained human resources, constrained access to capital, dearth of processes that transition grassroots R&D to practical adoption, end user financing, ill-defined standards of impact assessment, conflicting expectations of scale, stifling domestic policies and a host of other issues related to an underdeveloped ecosystem.
2015-08-12T13:59:05+00:00
Social enterprises cut across different sectors such as agriculture, energy, water/sanitation, health, education and so on. The nature of their missions leads to operations in extremely challenging environments. Despite varied sectoral differences, these organizations work in a nascent arena balancing socio-commercial objectives and therefore experience similar obstacles that are well documented such as high operating costs, scarcity of trained human resources, constrained access to capital, dearth of processes that transition grassroots R&D to practical adoption, end user financing, ill-defined standards of impact assessment, conflicting expectations of scale, stifling domestic policies and a host of other issues related to an underdeveloped ecosystem.

DUE DILIGENCE NOTE: Balancing perspectives to keep the mission intact

This note is intended to be a guide for social entrepreneurs and impact investors around nurturing an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding during the due diligence phase when raising investments. This is one of the most crucial aspects of an enterprise’s journey and growth, as the terms at which one has brought in investors to his/her venture will surely shape the enterprises’ future.
2015-08-12T13:55:26+00:00
This note is intended to be a guide for social entrepreneurs and impact investors around nurturing an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding during the due diligence phase when raising investments. This is one of the most crucial aspects of an enterprise’s journey and growth, as the terms at which one has brought in investors to his/her venture will surely shape the enterprises’ future.

Technology and Quality Assurance for Off-grid Clean Energy

This study looks at the technology related issues of CLEAN energy practitioners in India, based on consultation with 25 different organisations. It aims to identify key technology barriers that are limiting the ability of practitioners in India from extending energy access to unserved and underserved communities. After identifying these issues then possible interventions are presented, along with a discussion on how CLEAN could take these forward.
2015-07-21T14:37:49+00:00
Technology and Quality Assurance for Off-grid Clean Energy

Renewables and Electricity Storage

This technology roadmap is developed to examine the consequences and opportunities of the power sector transformation in more detail. A range of measures support the integration of higher shares of VRE in the power sector, including interconnectors, demand response, smart grid technologies and new pricing mechanisms.
2015-06-15T14:58:35+00:00
This technology roadmap is developed to examine the consequences and opportunities of the power sector transformation in more detail. A range of measures support the integration of higher shares of VRE in the power, sector, including interconnectors, demand response, smart grid technologies and new pricing mechanisms.

Role of Finance with a special focus on Microfinance in Enhancing Clean Energy Access

WWF-India has commissioned a study to measure/assess affordability of clean energy products in India, with an added impetus on exploring fi nancial institutions (particularly microfi nance institutions) as viable last mile channels to encourage adoption of clean energy products. The study covered 51 organizations, including microfi nance institutions, banks, funding and donors agencies, knowledge based organizations, government agencies and clean energy product suppliers.
2015-05-01T14:53:46+00:00
WWF-India has commissioned a study to measure/assess affordability of clean energy products in India, with an added impetus on exploring ? nancial institutions (particularly micro? nance institutions) as viable last mile channels to encourage adoption of clean energy products. The study covered 51 organizations, including micro? nance institutions, banks, funding and donors agencies, knowledge based organizations, government agencies and clean energy product suppliers

Towards Scaling up of Electricity Access

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) in 2012 has crystallized the global attention on the energy access challenge. It is estimated that about 1.3 billion people in the world in 2012 did not have access to electricity and 2.6 billion did not have access to clean cooking energies (WEO 2014).
2015-04-30T12:04:47+00:00
The Sustainable Energy for All initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) in 2012 has crystallized the global attention on the energy access challenge. It is estimated that about 1.3 billion people in the world in 2012 did not have access to electricity and 2.6 billion did not have access to clean cooking energies (WEO 2014).

Unlocking Access to Finance for Decentralised Energy Solution

The challenge: Implement interventions to alleviate barriers to enterprise and end-user financing to
promote wider implementation of decentralised renewable energy access solutions in India.
2015-04-23T13:34:55+00:00
The challenge: Implement interventions to alleviate barriers to enterprise and end-user financing to promote wider implementation of decentralised renewable energy access solutions in India.

The India Off-Grid Electricity Market

This brief is an output of the cooperation agreement between the European Business and
Technology Centre (EBTC) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) - a cooperation which
aims to facilitate rural electrification competence and technology transfer from Europe to India.
This document gives readers a brief overview of the potential of decentralised renewable energy
generation in India with a view to stimulate private sector involvement in this sector. While the
scope of this study is limited to micro-grids that can distribute locally produced electricity from
solar, small wind and small hydro plants, core messages expressed may apply to renewable energy
solutions of larger sizes too. This study does not cover off-grid solar based products such as solar
appliances, solar water pumps and biomass based solutions.
2015-03-01T13:23:44+00:00
This brief is an output of the cooperation agreement between the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) - a cooperation which aims to facilitate rural electrification competence and technology transfer from Europe to India.

Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Cooking Energy for India

Over the last decade, the number of domestic LPG connections in the country, and
concomitantly the associated subsidy outlay, has increased at an unprecedented rate. The
rising subsidy burden and high import dependency for LPG are posing challenges to current
account deficit and nation security.
2015-02-01T13:26:32+00:00
Over the last decade, the number of domestic LPG connections in the country, and concomitantly the associated subsidy outlay, has increased at an unprecedented rate. The rising subsidy burden and high import dependency for LPG are posing challenges to current account deficit and nation security.

The Business Case For Off-Grid Energy In India

This report sets out to boost entrepreneurial activity and private sector investment in renewable
off-grid energy (OGE) by assessing the market, identifying business models with the greatest
potential to achieve scale, and recommending investments that will be catalytic for the sector.
2015-02-01T13:16:20+00:00
This report sets out to boost entrepreneurial activity and private sector investment in renewable off-grid energy (OGE) by assessing the market, identifying business models with the greatest potential to achieve scale, and recommending investments that will be catalytic for the sector.

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Systems

With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity, local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all - particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future.
2015-02-01T13:11:47+00:00
With more than a billion people lacking access to electricity, local power-generation solutions are essential to provide sustainable energy to all – particularly those consumers expected to remain isolated from national or regional grids for the foreseeable future.

Renewables For Lifestyle Shift

India is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. With fossil fuels contributing to a large per cent of our energy needs, the situation becomes all the more precarious. 70 per cent of our electricity is being generated by coal based power plants, and the existing supply falls 10 per cent short during peak hours.
2015-01-02T13:21:31+00:00
India is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. With fossil fuels contributing to a large per cent of our energy needs, the situation becomes all the more precarious. 70 per cent of our electricity is being generated by coal based power plants, and the existing supply falls 10 per…

Memorandum on VAT abolition for Renewable Energy devices

There are a large number of areas in the State of Karnataka that are either unelectrified or receive unreliable electricity supply. Decentralized renewable energy systems are ideal means of providing reliable, clean energy access to communities in these areas. In the recent past, State and Central Governments have initiated a number of measures to improve energy access at the local level. However, as of today, Renewable Energy devices and spare parts in the State of Karnataka attract 5.5% VAT.
2015-01-01T13:31:38+00:00
Memorandum on VAT abolition for Renewable Energy devices

Accelerating Access to Energy

Nearly two billion people – that’s three in every 10 people – lack access to reliable and affordable modern energy, constraining their health, education and earning potential. Of this group, 60% live entirely without electricity for cooking, lighting and heating at home, for community services such as schools or health centres, or for improving the productivity of small business and farms.
2014-12-01T13:02:23+00:00
Accelerating Access to Energy

Changes introduced in Phase 2 of the National Solar Mission (Off-grid)

Feedback to be collected from Bankers and Practitioners working on the ground on the ramifications of the changes implemented in Phase II of JNNSM
2014-12-01T12:58:59+00:00
Feedback to be collected from Bankers and Practitioners working on the ground on the ramifications of the changes implemented in Phase II of JNNSM

Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit

Mini-grids have emerged as a game-changer for rapid, cost-effective, and high quality electrification in rural Africa. Under the right conditions, mini-grids can complement national grid electrification strategies for providing access to electricity.
2014-10-01T14:46:37+00:00
Mini-grids have emerged as a game-changer for rapid, cost-effective, and high quality electrification in rural Africa. Under the right conditions, mini-grids can complement national grid electrification strategies for providing access to electricity.

Clean Energy Services for All:Financing Universal Electrification

One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Prevailing estimates of the investment required to end this energy poverty rely on a flawed analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which calls for unrealistic investment levels at inappropriate growth rates for inefficient energy delivery.
2014-06-18T13:32:56+00:00
One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Prevailing estimates of the investment required to end this energy poverty rely on a flawed analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which calls for unrealistic investment levels at inappropriate growth rates for inefficient energy delivery.

Renewable Energy and Jobs

As the slow recovery in the global economy fails to invigorate labour markets, job creation has come to the forefront of policy debate and countries’ strategic choices. While the potential of renewable energy to create jobs is widely recognised, further analysis is required to understand its full benefits.
2014-05-01T13:05:45+00:00
As the slow recovery in the global economy fails to invigorate labour markets, job creation has come to the forefront of policy debate and countries’ strategic choices. While the potential of renewable energy to create jobs is widely recognised, further analysis is required to understand its full benefits.

Renewable energy-based rural electrification: The mini-grid experience from India

The development of mini-grids based on renewable energy sources such as solar PV, biogas and small hydro has been a successful venture in India. The new report from the GNESD project, Renewable energy-based rural electrification: The mini-grid experience from India, authoured by Debajit Palit and Gopal K Sarangi, provides a review of this experience of mini-grid use in India by making specific references to successful cases.
2014-01-01T13:08:56+00:00
The development of mini-grids based on renewable energy sources such as solar PV, biogas and small hydro has been a successful venture in India. The new report from the GNESD project, Renewable energy-based rural electrification: The mini-grid experience from India, authoured by Debajit Palit and Gopal K Sarangi, provides a review of this experience of…

Renewables beyond electricity

Energy has been unanimously acknowledged as one of the most important building blocks for economic growth and human development of a nation. Energy security and accessibility has become a major issue globally; especially in developing countries. Internationally, efforts have been made by respective governments and international aid agencies to improve the conditions through devoted programmes, schemes and financial aids. Yet, nearly 2.7 billion people all over the world are dependent on traditional biomass energy sources (wood, straw, charcoal, dung) for satisfying their energy needs.
2013-08-01T12:54:38+00:00
Renewables beyond electricity

Developing effective networks for energy access

India is the world’s fifth largest electricity producer, but 45% of rural households do not have access to electricity. The off-grid sector offers a range of business models, across technologies and scales of operation, through leasing, sales of home systems, community-based products, and mini grids with productive anchor base loads.
2013-08-01T12:50:51+00:00
India is the world’s fifth largest electricity producer, but 45% of rural households do not have access to electricity. The off-grid sector offers a range of business models, across technologies and scales of operation, through leasing, sales of home systems, community-based products, and mini grids with productive anchor base loads.

Ecosystem Creation For Off-Grid Solar: Achieving Diffusion Across India

Despite the launch of the National Solar Mission and its ambitious targets for the diffusion of solar
energy in India by the Government in 2009, diffusion of off-grid solar has yet to take off in a number of states across India. Service providers and Regional Rural Banks have managed to combine their efforts to create successful financing mechanisms for solar home lighting in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, but in other states the market for off-grid solar remains nascent.
2012-12-01T12:48:11+00:00
Despite the launch of the National Solar Mission and its ambitious targets for the diffusion of solar energy in India by the Government in 2009, diffusion of off-grid solar has yet to take off in a number of states across India. Service providers and Regional Rural Banks have managed to combine their efforts to create…

Results-Based Financing for Off-grid Energy Access in India

This paper was prepared by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water for the World Bank administered Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). ESMAP is a global, multidonor trust fund, which aims to assist low- and middle-income countries to increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth.
2012-11-01T13:37:23+00:00
This paper was prepared by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water for the World Bank administered Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). ESMAP is a global, multidonor trust fund, which aims to assist low- and middle-income countries to increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic…

Empowering rural India the RE way: inspiring success stories

India is home to several innovations and successful examples of providing energy access to the remotest areas of the country. However, the challenge is to ensure that access to modern energy is rapidly scaled up, even while ensuring that access is environmentally, institutionally and financially sustainable. This compendium titled "Empowering rural India the RE way: inspiring success stories" contains live examples from different parts of the country of the zeal to bring about change, a determination to surpass barriers in access to energy, and a drive to adopt and promote renewable
energy technologies to suit local requirements.
2012-10-01T15:18:16+00:00
India is home to several innovations and successful examples of providing energy access to the remotest areas of the country. However, the challenge is to ensure that access to modern energy is rapidly scaled up, even while ensuring that access is environmentally, institutionally and financially sustainable. This compendium titled “Empowering rural India the RE way:…

Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural Ind

This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any agency thereof.
2012-09-01T12:40:13+00:00
This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus,…

Lighting Asia: Solar Off-Grid Lighting

Nearly 800 million people in Asia[1] live in a state of near darkness, coping with unreliable or non existent or no access to electricity on a daily basis. The effects on these vulnerable communities are severe. Medical and educational opportunities and services are severely constrained, health risks are heightened by unclean lighting alternatives and opportunities for income generating activities are reduced. Many people also pay a great deal over time for paltry service offered by most fuel based lighting. There is a great need for clean, sustainable and affordable products to bring light to these households.
2012-02-01T15:22:55+00:00
Nearly 800 million people in Asia[1] live in a state of near darkness, coping with unreliable or non existent or no access to electricity on a daily basis. The effects on these vulnerable communities are severe. Medical and educational opportunities and services are severely constrained, health risks are heightened by unclean lighting alternatives and opportunities…
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