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NITI Aayog Suggests Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities Under Public Private Partnership Mode

NITI Aayog Suggests Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities Under Public Private Partnership Mode

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has issued a draft concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP) for operation and maintenance of electric buses in Indian cities. The ...
Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Residential Segment Made Up 60% of the 1,000 Solar Rooftop Installations by BSES Delhi

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), announced that it has installed more than 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of over 40 MW. According to BSES, the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Contributes $1 Million for Solar Project at UN Headquarters

India Contributes $1 Million for Solar Project at UN Headquarters

India has contributed $1 million for the development of a solar project at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable ...
SECI Scraps 300 MW Solar Capacity Awarded to Adani Green

Sri Lanka Secures $50 Million Loan Facility from ADB to Develop Rooftop Solar

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media in Sri Lanka has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) wherein the bank will loan ...
SBI Raises $650 Million Via Green Bonds, Announces Plans for Going Solar

SBI Raises $650 Million Via Green Bonds, Announces Plans for Going Solar

The nation’s largest lender State Bank India (SBI) has raised the first tranche of $650 million through a maiden green bond offering, which is a part of its goal of ...

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Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

MPUVNL Conducts Pre-Bid Meeting for its 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued tender for 8.6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO II model at more than 13 locations across Madhya Pradesh ...
IFC To Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

IFC to Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has expanded its operations in Europe and Central Asia with investment commitments reaching $2.9 billion. The organization is focusing on driving ...
Solar Project Developers Request Government to Reconsider Proposal on Tariff Caps

Solar Project Developers Request Government to Reconsider Proposal on Tariff Caps

Raising concern over the recent proposal by the government to impose caps on solar tariffs, the Solar Projects Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the government cautioning against the move ...
Mobile Solar Module Testing Vans have Higher Uncertainty of Measurement: TUV Rheinland

Mobile Solar Module Testing Vans have Higher Uncertainty of Measurement: TUV Rheinland

Recently, Mercom reported on the lack of testing centers in the country with the rapid expansion of the domestic renewable industry. Conversations with various project developers and manufacturers in the country ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Phelan Energy Achieves Financial Closure For 50 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Phelan Energy Group has announced that it has achieved financial closure for a 50 MW solar project in Rajasthan. The construction of the solar PV project, located at Rajasthan’s Bhadla ...
Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Green Technologies has launched their new corporate identity at REI 2018. The name of the company has been changed to Goldi Solar Pvt Ltd. Goldi’s PV module manufacturing capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop 50 MW (AC) of solar projects in thirty districts of the state. The tender has invited ...
Mitsui Chemicals to start BIS Certification for Solar Panels in India with PI Berlin

Azure Power to Develop a 6 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Renewable energy project developer Azure Power has emerged as the winner in the recent auction held by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) for the development of 6 MW grid-connected ...
Proposed Reductions in Solar Project Commissioning Timelines Not Enough to Reach 100 GW

Proposed Reductions in Solar Project Commissioning Timelines Not Enough to Reach 100 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently proposed to reduce the commissioning timelines of solar projects to meet the country’s target of 100 GW of solar capacity ...
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

ENGIE, a global independent power producer (IPP), and STOA, a French infrastructure and investment firm, have announced a joint-venture (JV) to build a wind platform in India. The platform, with ...
/ / Other, Wind
After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty

After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO Over Solar Safeguard Duty

As India gets ready to impose 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Taiwan, the Taiwanese delegation at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) has requested consultation with ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26, 2018

Government Asks Custom Authorities to Begin Collection of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty

Just a few days after the Supreme Court put aside the stay order on safeguard duty by the Orissa High Court, the Ministry of Finance has now issued an instruction ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for the setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
Kavitsu and DEGERRenergie to Set Up Solar Trackers Manufacturing Facility in India

Kavitsu and DEGERenergie to Set Up Solar Tracker Manufacturing Facility in India

Kavitsu, a manufacturer of transmission gears, and DEGERenergie GmbH, a German PV tracker company have announced to set up a solar PV trackers manufacturing facility in Satara, Maharashtra. The new ...
Haryana Reduces Electricity Tariffs to Counter Power Loss

Haryana Reduces Electricity Tariff to Counter Power Loss

Bringing some respite to the power consumers in Haryana, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a reduction in electricity tariffs in the state. Per Press Trust of India (PTI), ...
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

Thailand’s Independent Solar Power Producers Brace for Levy of Extra Charges

Soon, small independent solar power producers will have to pay extra charges in Thailand to help minimize the impact of blockchain-enabled competition with the state-owned utility, reported the Nikkei Asian ...
USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Vietnam Electricity (EVN), Vietnam’s state-owned power company, to examine the feasibility of deploying advanced energy storage technologies ...