Phase III – Continuation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme.


Cabinet approves Continuation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme – Phase III


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for implementation of Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Application Programme to achieve additional 118 MWp(Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020.

Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Programme covers following components.

Solar Street Lights: 3,00,000 numbers of solar street lights will be installed throughout the country with special emphasis on areas where there is no facility for street lighting systems through grid power, North Eastern States and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts.

Stand-alone Solar Power Plants: Solar power plants of individual size up to 25 kWp(kilo Watt peak) will be promoted in areas where grid power has not reached or is not reliable. This component is mainly aimed at providing electricity to schools, hostels, panchayats, police stations and other public service institutions. The aggregated capacity of solar power plants would be 100 MWp.

Solar Study Lamps: 25,00,000 numbers of solar study lamps will be provided in North Eastern States and LWE affected districts.

For solar street lights and solar power plants, financial support up to 30% of the benchmark cost of the system will be provided except for NE States, Hill States and Island UTs where up to 90% of the benchmark cost will be provided. For solar study lamps only 15% of the lamp cost to be borne by beneficiary student and balance will be provided as financial support as such systems will be provided to school going children in backward and remote areas.

The total project of the three components included under the phase-Ill is Rs. 1895 crore of which Rs. 637 crore will be provided as central financial assistance.

The off-grid solar systems will also open better livelihood opportunities for beneficiaries in rural and remote areas thereby increasing self-employment in such areas. It is estimated that, besides increasing self-employment, the implementation of Phase-Ill is likely to generate employment opportunity equivalent to 8.67 lakh man-days for skilled and unskilled workers.

Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme has high impact in the rural and remote areas of the country where grid power has either not reached or is not reliable. During the Phase-Ill, the programme is likely to benefit 40 lakh rural households. In addition, the off-grid solar power plants proposed in the programme to provide electricity to schools, hostels, panchayats, police stations and other public service institutions will help communities at large and also help in increasing participation of women in education, social and livelihood activities.

Reference – http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1534495

Fastest e-vehicle charger launch by ABB.

By operating at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, the newest model from ABB, Terra High Power charger, adds up to 200 kilometers of range to an electric vehicle in just 8 minutes. The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations.
The AC wallbox for everyone’s needs :-
The EVLunic AC wallbox provides a high quality yet cost effective electric car charging point. The convenient way to charge the car while you are doing something else. The charger is contained in its own enclosure that can be either wall or pole mounted. You have the choice between 52 different product variations to meet your specific needs. Experience the high quality and efficient solutions of the EVLunic charging portfolio.

Main benefits

  • Easy installation – saves time
  • Compact design – saves space
  • High quality – more reliability
  • DC leakage included – saves extra devices

Main features

  • 4.6 KW – 22 KW charging power
  • Sealed electronics compartment
  • Range of installation options

For more information about EVLunic AC wallbox Click here.

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Online survey – ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030


 ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030  – India has set its foot on the path to ‘Electric Mobility’ by 2030 and there have been many initiatives taken by the central and the state governments to promote Electric Vehicles. Like Maharashtra Government, Gujrat Government etc..


In line with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by 2030, National E-Mobility Program has been launched in the country. The program is aimed at providing impetus to the entire e-mobility ecosystem, including the vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, and service providers.
–  Gujarat EVs Scheme – Battery Operated Vehicle (BOV) Program 17-18 for five cities (Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vdodara, Rajkot, Surat & their Urban Development Area) – Click Here
This transition to ‘Electric Mobility’ will significantly be driven by YOU as a private vehicle owner. Your perceptions, beliefs and vehicle choices will play a significant role in aiding the future decisions that India takes towards this venture.
In the light of this, as a part of her masters research, Harsimran (an M.Tech student from TERI currently interning with Shakti Foundation) invites you to participate in this online survey – Click Here for Online Survey
The data collected would provide useful information on the Electric Vehicle (EV) debate in our country today, and help inform future efforts in this field.  All responses, including any personal information you provide, will be kept strictly confidential.

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National Power Portal – A centralised platform for all the information related to power sector.


National Power Portal: a centralised platform for collation & dissemination of all the information related to power sector for the convenience of DISCOMS as well as the citizens of the country .


Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the National Power Portal (NPP)here today. The portal may be accessed at http://npp.gov.in.

ABOUT NPP

NPP is a centralised system for Indian Power Sector which facilitates online data capture/ input (daily, monthly, annually) from generation, transmission and distribution utilities in the country and disseminate Power Sector Information (operational, capacity, demand, supply, consumption etc.) through various analysed reports, graphs, statistics for generation, transmission and distribution at all India, region, state level for central, state and private sector.

The NPP Dashboard has been designed and developed to disseminate analyzed information about the sector through GIS enabled navigation and visualization chart windows on capacity, generation, transmission, distribution at national, state, DISCOM, town, feeder level and scheme based funding to states. The system also facilitates various types of statutory reports required to be published regularly.The Dashboard would also act as the single point interface for all Power Sector Apps launched previously by the Ministry, like TARANG, UJALA, VIDYUT PRAVAH, GARV, URJA, MERIT.

NPP is integrated with associated systems of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and other major utilities and would serve as single authentic source of power sector information to apex bodies, utilities for the purpose of analysis, planning, monitoring as well as for public users. The system is available 24×7 and ensures effective and timely collection of data. It standardized data parameters and formats for seamless exchange of data between NPP and respective systems at utilities.

The stakeholders of NPP are Ministry of Power (MoP), CEA, PFC for Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), REC for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), other power sector utilities in government as well as private sector, Apex Bodies, other government organizations and public users. The Nodal Agency for implementation of NPP and its operational control is CEA. The system has been conceptualized, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

For more information Click here

GERC Amends Solar Pv Rooftop Net-Metering Regulations in Gujarat.


GERC (NET-METERING ROOFTOP SOLAR PV GRID INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS) (FIRST AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2017


The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. These Regulations shall extend to the whole of the State of Gujarat. These Regulations shall come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

As per “The Principal Regulations”  maximum Rooftop Solar PV System capacity to be installed at any Eligible Consumer’s premises except Residential Consumers shall be upto a maximum of 50% of consumer’s sanctioned load/contract demand; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

For Inter connection Agreement between Distribution Licensee and Solar Rooftop PV project owner, Net Metering Inter Connection Agreement of the “Principal Regulations”  Consumer other than Residential Consumer shall ensure capacity of Rooftop Solar not to exceed 50% of his contract load/demand/sanctioned load during initial 2 years of the connectivity agreement; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

For more details Click Here

The Institute & organization, transforming the technical skill, via skill development program to achieve target of 100GW solar power by 2022.


The Institute & organization, Transforming the technical & Non technical skill, via skill development program to achieve target of 100GW solar power by 2022.


A solar power is the fastest growing renewable energy source in India.. As per the Bridge to India report, the total utility scale solar capacity as of Augest 31,2016 is 8,118 MW.

As we know Government of India & MNRE has strong commitment towards renewable (solar) energy development, the target is to achieve 100GW solar power upto 2022.. To achieve this target they announced different policies to different categories…

Let’s if we summarised above statistics, it’s indicate that there is requirements of huge skill employees within short period of time.

I think still……, 1 of the key barriers to achieve this target is “LACK OF AWARENESS” of technology as well as technical skill based manpower OR Market based Technical skill development programs framwork..

To bridge the skill gap, Government & Institutions started Skill based Development programs depends on qualification packs & standards..

There is 4 main skill qualification framwork level.

  1. Activities performance (Installation)
  2. Activities supervision.
  3. Activities controller.
  4. Activities Management.

If we focused on above activities, it’s shows that solar power industry required different skill, Not only technical but also non technical..

Here i would like to introduced few institutions & organization list for skill based trainings.

  1. National skill development Corporation.
  2. The Energy and resource Institute. (TERI) – www.teriin.org
  3. National Institute of solar energy. (NISE) – www.nise.res.in
  4. Gujarat energy research and management Institute. (GERMI). – www.germi.org
  5. Solbizz ~ Kwatt solution, IIT Bombay. – www.kwattsolutions.com
  6. Suryamitra.
  7. Skill Council for green jobs. – www.sscgj.in
  8. Global sustainable energy solution India. – www.gses.in
  9. Steinbeis solar research center. – www.ssrcindia.com
  10. Gujarat Institute of solar energy. (GISE). – www.gise.in
  11. National renewable energy laboratory.
  12. The International renewable energy agency. (IRENA) – www.irena.org
  13. World Institute of sustainable energy. (WISE) – www.wisein.org
  14. Skill development programs on solar technology by MSME & KVIC..

 

Intersolar India ~ India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry.

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Intersolar India

India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry. It takes place again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from October 19-21, 2016.


About Intersolar India

Intersolar India is the country’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry. It takes place annually at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. In 2015, 200 international exhibitors and around 11,000 visitors attended Intersolar India. 100 distinguished speakers and 680 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the conditions surrounding technological, market and political developments at the accompanying conference.


Intersolar  Mission

csm_is25_years_blue__38-100mm_rgb_beca1e45e6With events spanning four continents, today Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. Intersolar objective is to increase the share of solar power in the energy supply. By providing first-rate services, Intersolar exhibitions and international conferences bring businesses, technologies and people from the most important markets around the globe together. Intersolar have 25 years of experiences in opening up markets, providing specialist knowledge and creating links: Connecting Solar Business!


The Intersolar India event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.


Intersolar India event’s exhibition and conference both focus Not only focus ees India (electrical energy storage) – The major platform for storage technologies reshaping India’s energy sector and enhancing grid reliability but also HUSUM Wind India, Through the cooperation with HUSUM Wind the organisers of Intersolar India are enhancing their expertise in the field of renewable energy. They are closing the gap for many attendees who are interested in technology and know-how from the wind sector.


Exhibitor Profile

  • Manufacturers & Suppliers.
  • Distributors & Service Providers.
  • Project Developers / EPCs & System Integrators.
  • Research Institutes.
  • PV Equipment & Materials.

Visitor Profile

  • Distributors, Installers & Integrators.
  • Project Developers / EPC Contractors & Architects.
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers, Investors & Analysts.
  • Government Officials / Policy Makers.
  • Students & Citizens interested in Renewable energy.

Conference And Exhibition Program Preview Flyer 

You would like to know on which topics the Intersolar India is focusing this year? Attracting more than 100 solar professionals speaking, the program offers you the opportunity to network with people from around the world.

To browse Details Click Here 

For more details & Registration visit ~ www.intersolar.in

Solar Energy Helpline Number & On-line Solar Rooftop Installation Interest Form.


Good News ~ Now we have Helpline Number to get information about solar Energy & On-line Solar Rooftop Installation Interest Form.


Good news for those who want to know more about solar energy & On-line application for Solar rooftop Installation.

As per Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) ,Government of India. We have Helpline No. 18002334477  for Solar Energy Q&A.

I specially want to share link of solar rooftop installation interest form. in which you have to fill,

  1. Application details
  2. Installation details
  3. Rooftop system details.
  • Business model & Preference for installation.

After successful submission of the Interest Installation Form, you will be contacted by SNAs / Channel Parnter (MNRE) for further guidance and installation.

To fill the on-line Solar rooftop installation interest form for private & Government sector  Click Here  Refer ~ http://solarrooftop.gov.in

SOLAR COOKING SURVEY IN INDIA


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A ‘solar cooker‘ is a device which uses the energy of direct sunlight to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink.

Solar cooking is a form of outdoor cooking and is often used in situations where minimal fuel consumption is important, or the danger of accidental fires is high, and the health and environmental consequences of alternatives are severe.

Now a days many non-profit organizations NGO are promoting their use worldwide in order to help reduce fuel costs (especially where monetary reciprocity is low) and air pollution, and to slow down the deforestation and desertification caused by gathering firewood for cooking.

Many exist, including curved concentrator solar cookers, solar ovens, and panel cookers, among others.

The 1 of the best example is Shirdi Sai temple, which draws thousands of devotees everyday, has a solar cooking system installed at its canteen. Around 70 solar reflectors are mounted on the rooftop & other is solar parabolic concentrated systems in Ladakh for Indian Army.

We need your support to find the Solar cooking potential in India.

Please fill this form and share in your contacts.

To fill this form Click Here 

Thanks in advance to spend your valuable time to fill this form.

SUNPEDAL ~ ‘Ride To Raise Solar Awareness in India.


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The Solar Bicycle will be a great example to showcase the application and potential of solar energy and the ride is to unite and educate people over a cause which will dominate the future energy needs.


About Sunpedal Ride :-

It’s a historical ride of 2 IITians ~ Mr. Sushil Reddy(alumnus) and Mr.  Rajendra Bhaskar(student) from Energy Science Department of IIT Bombay.  Its a journey of 79 days, 7513 kms on the solar electric bicycle including more than 25 solar awareness sessions.

The solar electric bicycle contain 240 watts of solar panels on a trailer attached to the bicycle. 250 watt pear hub motor, 48v lithium Ion battery. The average speed on flats is 20 kms/hr. Average 25 kms on a single charge.

About Route  :- 
  •  The route was chosen and planned considering maximum sunshine, favourable terrain, weather and safety for cyclists.
  • A support team helped in planning the route & often be stopped by onlookers who wondered what he was doing.

During solar awareness sessions just explaining the benefits wasn’t enough, thought Sushil, who then would explain a financial model so others could install a solar panel at home. “I would talk about a financial model – Build-Operate-Transfer — which can be adopted by a common man to generate solar energy. The monthly electricity bills go down once one opts for solar panels.

Would you like to get in touch with sunpedal team,

Contact details;

Website – thesunpedalride.in

Mr. Sushil Reddy – +919892528955 – sushilr25@gmail.com

Mr. Rajendra bhaskar – +917738199421 – rajstar011@gmail.com

Mr. Himanshu singh – support crew – +919537626260 – singhhimanshu2601@gmail.com