Universal access to electricity is deemed critical for improving living standards and indispensable for eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. In 2003, the 'Luz para Todos' (LpT—Light for All) program was launched aiming to universalize access to electricity in Brazil. The program focused on rural and isolated areas, also targeting to bring development to those regions along with electrification. This paper evaluates the results of the LpT program in improving socio-economic development in the poorest regions of Brazil.

government has implemented new rules for buying power from grid-linked solar power projects through competitive bidding under the National Solar Mission to improve transparency and standardise auct

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday announced new norms to improve bankability of solar power projects and boost investments without raising tariff, even as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA

There had been decline in interest from private investors in the hydro power projects given environmental hurdles, better alternatives like solar power, tariff of which has plummeted drastically to

“The Centre will fund only those solar parks with a minimum capacity of 500 MW. But such a huge project requires a big stretch of land ... at least 2,000 acres.

NEW DELHI: Investment in renewable energy should be made in a calibrated manner as social costs are high in promoting green energy, the Economic Survey has observed.

Panaji: Taking part in promoting solar power in the state, National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONCG) have decid

Analysts believe IRRs in the solar sector have fallen to 10-13 per cent now, compared with 15-16 per cent or more previously.

The installed wind power capacity is over 32.5 GW.

The Indian solar market added 1,869 MW capacity in April-June quarter taking the installations to 4,765 MW during H1 of 2017, a recent survey said.

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