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Single-phase Variable Frequency Drive for Livelihood Applications

Oct 2018

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

State of the Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector in India

Sep 2018

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

UttaraKhand Decentrailzed Renewable Energy Plan 2018-2025

Apr 2018

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…

Insight

Jun 2016

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.

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2016

May 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.

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

Apr 2016

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.

Workshop on “SOLAR RESOURCE ASSESSMENT”

Mar 2016

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

Mar 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.

The State of The Off-Grid Appliance Market

Feb 2016

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

Feb 2016

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

Jan 2016

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

Jan 2016

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

Jan 2016

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).

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

Dec 2015

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.

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

Oct 2015

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

Oct 2015

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

Oct 2015

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

Technology and Quality Assurance for Off-grid Clean Energy

Jul 2015

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

Towards Scaling up of Electricity Access

Apr 2015

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).

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Systems

Feb 2015

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

Jan 2015

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

Jan 2015

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

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

Dec 2014

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

Renewable Energy and Jobs

May 2014

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.

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

Dec 2012

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

Nov 2012

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

Oct 2012

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

Sep 2012

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

Feb 2012

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…
2011-01-01T15:07:06+00:00
2010-10-01T15:02:37+00:00

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