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Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Energy Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a common order with respect to five separate petitions which were filed by Ghatge Patil Industries Limited, Liberty Oil Mills Limited, Siddhayu ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Reduces by Half in August 2019

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Reduces by Half in August 2019

In the August 2019 renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant fall in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded compared to July. A ...
Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

Engie Set to Acquire Solar Solutions Provider Mobisol to Expand its Footprint in Africa

The French multinational energy conglomerate Engie has decided to expand its operations in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, an off-grid solar solutions company. With the acquisition of Mobisol, Engie ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Evolution II Fund Secures Another $87.75 Million for Clean Energy Access in Africa

Inspired Evolution, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm that specializes in providing clean energy access, has secured another $87.75 million, reaching a total capital of $216 million at the final closing ...
Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of research scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) has had a breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, an outcome multiple entities around the world are incessantly ...
/ / Solar, Technology

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AAI Issues Tender for a 1 MW Solar Project at Begumpet Airport in Andhra Pradesh

AAI Issues Tender for a 1 MW Solar Project at Begumpet Airport in Telangana

The Airports Authority of India has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected solar projects at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. The project will follow the Standard International Trade Classification ...
At 6.5 GW, Solar Tenders Surge While Auctions Plummet in August 2019

At 6.5 GW, Solar Tenders Surge While Auctions Plummet in August 2019

After witnessing a considerable dip in July, the month of August saw a surge in solar tender announcements. Nearly, 6.5 GW of solar tenders were floated, and 695 MW of ...
NLC India, Solar Energy, Tamil Nadu, Tangedco, Renewable Energy, Tender, Commissioned

NLC India Commissions a 95 MW Solar Project, Exceeds 1 GW of Renewable Capacity

The state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has reached another milestone with the latest commissioning of a solar project in Tamil Nadu. In a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), the government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has issued three separate notices inviting tenders for rate contracts for the procurement of 4.5 watts (W) ...
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10_kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) recently approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval for the adoption ...
Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research body, recently launched an initiative called ‘Solar in Schools,’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. To highlight the importance of solar ...
Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission date for its tender for 6 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects linked with setting ...
Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) has issued a tender for 2 MW of rooftop solar systems which will be installed on the roof of each trailer coach ...
Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has floated a tender inviting interested bidders to develop 113.5 MW (AC) of decentralized solar projects spread across various clusters of the state ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
IAN Fund Invests ₹124 Million in a Startup Providing Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

IAN Fund Invests ₹124 Million in a Startup Providing Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

The IAN Fund, a seed fund, has led an investment worth ₹124 million (~$1.7 million) in Pune-based Nocca Robotics. The investment also saw participation from prominent angel investors from Indian ...
Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed Indefinitely

Third Edition of Global RE-INVEST Meet and Expo Postponed to 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has postponed the third edition of its global Renewable Energy Investors’ meet and expo (3rd RE-INVEST), citing “unavoidable reasons”. The 3rd RE-INVEST ...
JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

JERC Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects for 2019-20 in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued an order for generic tariff applicable to the renewable projects for the financial year ...
Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects in the state. These regulations will be effective beginning April 1, 2019, ...
APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

In a judgment favoring biomass project developers, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has found that in the case of one part tariff, developers cannot be denied fixed cost component ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has issued a tender for the design and supply of a complete floatation platform for 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar ...
DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days_ Kerala

DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days: Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued a draft of net metering regulations for renewable energy systems. The commission has sought suggestions from the public and other stakeholders ...
Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

The Himachal Pradesh nodal agency, HIMURJA, has announced a program to develop 28 MW of solar projects in the state. The state has invited applicants from within Himachal Pradesh to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Indian Oil and NTPC Launch Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Noida

Indian Oil and NTPC Launch Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Noida

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has come together with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish electric vehicle charging stations in Greater Noida. This electric vehicle (EV) charging station ...
Bloom Energy to Develop the First Natural Gas-Powered Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Project in India

Bloom Energy to Develop the First Natural Gas-Powered Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Project in India

The U.S.-based Bloom Energy along with real estate developer Atelier Global, India’s leading natural gas companies GAIL (India) Limited and Indian Oil Corporation, and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), recently ...
The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact_ Interview

The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact: Interview

As India installs solar and wind energy at a rapid pace, grid congestion is a regular occurrence, power cuts are still prevalent, and curtailment of solar and wind is rampant ...