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Dubai Floats 900 MW Solar Tender for 5th Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Floats 900 MW Solar Tender for 5th Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has floated a tender for 900 MW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects based on the Independent Power Project (IPP) model. The projects fall ...
EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the central government, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to ...
Maharashtra’s Shirdi Temple Reissues 10 MW Solar EPC Tender

Maharashtra’s Shirdi Temple Reissues 10 MW Solar EPC Tender

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at any location in Maharashtra ...
Singapore’s Sunseap Receives $43 Million Green Loan to Install 210 Rooftop Solar Systems

Singapore’s Sunseap Receives $43 Million Green Loan to Install 210 Rooftop Solar Systems

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based renewable energy firm, has secured a $43 million green loan from the United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) to increase the reach of solar power in the ...
India to Jump on the BS-VI Engine Bandwagon from Next Year

India to Jump on the BS-VI Engine Bandwagon from Next Year

To check the rise of harmful emissions, the Indian government is working at a fast pace to increase the usage of biofuels. After approving the National Policy on Biofuels in ...
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IIM Kozhikode and Sainik School Rajasthan to Adopt Solar Power

IIM Kozhikode and Sainik School Rajasthan to Adopt Solar Power

The Kerala Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has issued a tender for a grid-interactive 50 kW solar project at the Indian Institute of Management’s Kozhikode campus. The project should be ...
Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has tendered 54 MW of solar-biomass hybrid projects to be developed in the state under power bundling mechanism. The bid submission deadline is July ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
UL Announces the Launch of its First Mobile Solar Module Testing Laboratory

UL Announces the Launch of its First Mobile Solar Module Testing Laboratory

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, has announced the launch of its first ever mobile solar PV testing laboratory in New Delhi. The lab’s function is to identify, evaluate, and ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has come up with a proposal to deploy 350 electric buses in five cities in the state. Overall, the project is likely ...
Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

Madhya Pradesh’s earlier tender for the installation of 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects has now been increased to 32 MW. The projects, tendered by the Madhya ...
Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has decided to deploy electric buses in the state’s summer capital Srinagar. Tata Motors has already supplied ten electric buses to the Jammu and ...
Power Purchase Agreements for 1 GW of Solar Projects Approved in Gujarat

Power Purchase Agreements for 1 GW of Solar Projects Approved in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which were tendered and auctioned by the Gujarat Urja ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has put out a bold proposal which states that after 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) have to be exclusively sold in the country ...
Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Renewable Energy Park (Gujarat) Limited (AREPGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), has won a 600 MW of solar-wind hybrid power projects in an auction conducted ...
With No Buyers, Moser Baer Solar Heads Towards Liquidation Process

With No Buyers, Moser Baer Solar Heads Towards Liquidation

The process for liquidation of assets of Moser Baer Solar has been initiated, and the stakeholders of the company have been asked by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to ...
Kolkata-Based Srei Equipment to Get $30 Million from FMO to Refinance its Renewable Business

Kolkata-Based Srei Equipment to Get $30 Million from FMO to Refinance its Renewable Business

Kolkata-based Srei Equipment Finance has announced that it has received a credit approval of $30 million from FMO, the Netherlands’ development finance company. According to Srei Equipment Finance Limited, the ...
World Bank to Lend $300 Million to China for Battery Storage and Renewables Promotion

World Bank to Lend $300 Million to China for Battery Storage and Renewables Promotion

The World Bank has approved $300 million in loans for the China Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Promotion Project to increase the integration and utilization of renewable energy. “This project ...
Tariff Caps are Slowing Solar Auction Activity

Tariff Caps are Slowing Down Solar Auction Activity

The solar market in India is extremely competitive. Reverse auctions have driven tariffs lower and lower, and developers are fighting for every penny to make a decent return on their ...
Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

A recent report based on a survey by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has found that the overall rate of module defects globally has increased by 34% in 2018. The report points ...
After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

In Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, solar PV projects are facing issues of curtailment. The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has ...
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

The Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to discuss the implementation issues regarding the mechanism issued by Ministry of Power for providing flexibility ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

Global Renewable Industry Created 11 Million Job Opportunities in 2018: IRENA

The widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies has helped generate 11 million employment opportunities in the global renewable energy industry in 2018, says a report released by the International Renewable ...
Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated vehicles from registration charges. This move comes at a time when the ...
Siemens Gamesa Begins Operation of its 130 MWh Thermal Energy Storage System

Siemens Gamesa Begins Operation of its 130 MWh Thermal Energy Storage System

Renewable energy developer and wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has started the operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). The newly-opened pilot project in Hamburg-Altenwerder ...
MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sector

MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sectors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order to establish a system to resolve disputes between solar and wind energy developers and the Solar Energy Corporation ...