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Surya Raitha Scheme of Karnataka – Solar Water Pumps Made Economically Feasible?

A recent article in the Hindu Business Line dwelt on how, in spite of its advantages, solar water pumps have hardly taken off in India. The article quoted a figure of about a measly 25,000 solar water pumps installed all over the country when there are some 20 million grid powered and an additional 8 million […]

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Posted in: Agriculture and Forestry, Diesel, Rural Sector, Solar Photovoltaic

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How Biogas-based Power Generation is Picking up Pace in India

=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power? EAI can do a feasibility study for the use of solar PV & thermal, biomass for heat and power, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency to dramatically cut down fossil fuel use and reduce […]

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Posted in: Biogas, Biomass Power, Bottom of Pyramid, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Waste to Energy

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EAI Launches Cleantech Vounteer Expert Program

As part of EAI’s efforts for catalyzing cleantech EAI recently launched the Cleantech Volunteer Expert program. The objective of forming this panel is to connect these experts with renewable energy and cleantech activities around India, so that these experts contribute to the acceleration of renewable energy and clean technology across various sectors, industry segments and […]

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Posted in: Bottom of Pyramid, Cities, Corporate Sustainability, Energy Education and Careers, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector

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EAI Launches Cleantech Vounteer Expert Program

As part of EAI’s efforts for catalyzing cleantech EAI recently launched the Cleantech Volunteer Expert program. The objective of forming this panel is to connect these experts with renewable energy and cleantech activities around India, so that these experts contribute to the acceleration of renewable energy and clean technology across various sectors, industry segments and […]

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Posted in: Bottom of Pyramid, Cities, Corporate Sustainability, Energy Education and Careers, Pollution, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Society and Community

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105550 Villages Electrified Under RGGYY 2005-2012

I have been writing about the fact that tens of thousands of Indian villages are not connected to the grid. (here and here) It was hence of interest to me when I came across data on how many villages had been electrified Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana ( (RGGYY in short, to make life easy […]

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Posted in: Bottom of Pyramid, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Policies and Regulations, Rural Sector

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