Key Comparative findings from Customer Satisfaction Survey of Shajapur, Ujjain & Dewas districts of MP

A comparative view of top level findings is shown here, developed using the location specific reports of Shajapur, Ujjain & Dewas available here along with 6 other districts in Madhya Pradesh (MP). See our earlier blog: Comparative findings in Gwalior, Datia & Bhind Comparative findings in Sagar, Satna & Narsinghpur […]

Existing grid connected Solar PV Plants in India

MNRE has recently released the list of all grid operating solar PV projects in India (latest updated as on July 2011. See the detailed list here and also below).  The Project Developers for these cumulative 45.5MW capacity plants were: Sri Power Generation (India) Pvt. Ltd.  Reliance Industries Ltd. North Delhi Power Ltd. […]

Comparative findings from Customer Satisfaction Survey of Sagar, Satna & Narsinghpur districts of MP

This is a comparative view of top level findings developed using the location specific reports of Sagar, Satna & Narsinghpur available here along with 6 other districts in Madhya Pradesh (MP). See our earlier blog: Comparative findings in Gwalior, Datia & Bhind Comparative findings in Shajapur, Ujjain & Dewas Power […]

Proposed Rural Energy Services Company (RESCO) Model to scale-up Rural Energy

Earlier blog ‘Poor Rural Energy access & delivery inspite ‘High Need’ and ‘High Willingness to Pay‘ discussed the key issues in raising a scalable delivery model for Rural Energy/Electricity. This blog propose a potential model to attend to this cause. All discussions on the model are invited with broad objective […]

Poor Rural Energy access & delivery inspite ‘High Need’ and ‘High Willingness to Pay’

The term rural electrification conjures up a variety of images – from Shah Rukh Khan dramatically generating hydro-electricity in the Bollywood film ‘Swades’ to the more mundane government schemes extending distribution infrastructure to far flung villages in India. But for all the efforts invested in this idea and the buzz […]

Key Solar Players in India in Solar Cell & Module manufacturing

The guidelines for second batch under Phase I of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) were announced recently by Ministry of New and Renewable Eneergy (MNRE) . The excerpts of the guidelines are captured in our previous blog. To give strong impetus in promoting domestic manufacturing, the developers are expected […]

Solar PV System Workshop -Technology, Risks, Manufacturing, EPC, O&M and Investment

pManifold as Knowledge Partner to IIES 2011 organized a workshop on ‘Solar PV System – Technology, Risks, Manufacturing, EPC, O&M, Investment’. The workshop brought best Industry experts and participants through out the country. pManifold Indis_Solar PV_IIES_Workshop_report View more presentations from pManifold Topics and brief content covered in the workshop Grid […]

Leveraging Customer Perspective for a stronger Onsite, Local Due-Diligence in Pre-Bid phase

Consumer centricity has returned or finding its way into most of the businesses in emerging economy like India. Consumer ‘needs’ and ‘willingness to pay’ for good quality products and services is driving a whole new era of competition. It first started in luxury industry with high economy class consumers, where […]

Bid Analytics for JNNSM Batch-1 Solar PV projects

1000 MW Phase-1 under JNNSM by 2012 Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the total aggregated capacity of grid connected Solar Projects in Phase-1 shall be 1000 MW. The deployment of Solar PV and Solar Thermal projects shall be in the ratio of 50:50. The allocation of capacities in Phase-1 […]

Rural Franchisees – Could they become pilot ground to raise next level of Distribution services?

A recent publication from Prayas on ‘Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Program – Urgent need for mid-course correction‘ gave a very good overview of RGGVY program, its features and progress. Some key observations made: Total 1.1 lakhs Rural Franchisees in India (detailed distribution given below) This covers only 19% of total villages in […]