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EETC Tenders 600 MW of Solar Projects

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company Tenders 600 MW of Solar Projects

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has tendered 600 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the West of Nile Area. The bid-submission deadline is January ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IFC Invests $150 Million in Green Bonds in Philippines

IFC Invests $150 Million in Green Bonds in Philippines

First Filipino Green Bond Attracts Investment from World Bank Member The first green bond launched by a commercial bank in the Philippines has attracted a $150 million (~₹9.65 trillion) investment ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
African Development Bank Approves Loan for Renewable Energy Projects

African Development Bank Approves $324 Million Loan for Renewable Energy Projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved $324 million (~₹20.84 billion) in loan support for two renewable energy projects. The projects are being developed in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire. The loan ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has issued the final competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in India. The guidelines aim to provide a framework for the cost-effective procurement of wind power ...
/ Other, Wind
SECI Opens Financial Bids for 13 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

SECI Opens Financial Bids for 13 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has opened the financial bids to develop 13 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in two separate auctions. SECI tendered an 8 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India_ IESA Director

Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India: IESA Director

There is a growing market for battery and energy storage in India, but the pace of that growth is manifesting in a slow and steady manner as sector participants await ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
RRECL 18 MW Rooftop Tender

RRECL Re-Tenders 18 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. (RRECL) has issued a tender for the installation of 18 MW of grid‑connected rooftop solar projects across the state. The capacity is being tendered ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOM Load Shedding

India to Crack Down on DISCOM Load Shedding

In an effort to ensure reliable electricity services for all Indians, Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh announced a plan to penalize distribution companies (DISCOMs) if they indulge in “gratuitous load-shedding.” ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Malaysia Solar Auction 563 MW

Malaysia Allocates 563 MW for Solar in Second Large Auction

Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Malaysia's Energy Commission, awarded a total of 563 MW of solar in its second large scale solar tender, against the original planned capacity of 460 MW. These projects ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
15 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project Commissioned for Kolkata International Airport

15 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project Commissioned for Kolkata International Airport

A 15 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project was inaugurated on December 5, 2017, by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju at the premises of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Madhya Pradesh Retains Must-Run Status for Solar and Wind

Madhya Pradesh Retains Must-Run Status for Solar and Wind

By keeping the must-run status Madhya Pradesh is sending a positive signal to developers and the investment community The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has kept the must-run status ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Motors EESL Tigor EVs

Tata Motors Rolls Out its First Batch of EVs for EESL

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor ...
New Goa Solar Policy Targets 150 MW of Solar by 2021

New Goa Solar Policy Targets 150 MW of Solar by 2021

The government and cabinet of ministers of Goa have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy 2017, which sets a target of achieving 150 MW of solar by 2021. The policy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

The policy creates a 10‑year electricity duty exemption for sale of electricity from solar projects in the state Uttar Pradesh’s cabinet of ministers have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Siemens to Manufacture New Generation of Solar PV Inverters in India

Siemens to Manufacture New Generation of Solar PV Inverters in India

Siemens, a supplier of transmission, distribution and smart grid solutions, launched Sinacon PV a new generation of photovoltaic (PV) central inverters with an output up to 5,000 kVA. The inverter ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
SMA Solar Has Sold Over 3 GW of Solar Inverters in India

SMA Solar Has Sold Over 3 GW of Solar Inverters in India

SMA Solar has announced that it has sold over 3 GW of solar inverters in India cumulatively including more than 1 GW in 2017 into all market segments. SMA inverter ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
KREDL Tenders 860 MW of Large-Scale Solar Projects in Karnataka

Breaking News: KREDL Tenders 860 MW of Large-Scale Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for allotment of 860 MW (20 MW x 43 Taluks) grid-connected solar projects in 43 selected taluks in Karnataka ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Greenlight Planet Raises $60 Million for Off-Grid Solar Financing

Greenlight Planet Raises $60 Million for Off-Grid Solar Financing

Greenlight Planet, a solar home energy company, has raised $60 million (~₹3.86 billion) in funding from a group of investors led by London-based private equity fund manager Apis Partners. Greenlight ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
HDFC Ergo Launches the First Solar Energy Shortfall Insurance Policy in India

HDFC Ergo Launches the First Solar Energy Shortfall Insurance Policy in India

HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company a joint venture between HDFC Ltd., and ERGO International an insurance entity of Munich Re Group has launched the first solar energy shortfall insurance policy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is poised to become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organization on December 6, 2017, once Guinea ratifies the organization’s framework agreement. Guinea will become the fifteenth ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to some existing policies during the month of November. Here are some highlights. National The Government ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Luminous India Sees Big Growth for Residential Solar and Back-Up Power

Luminous India Interview: Residential Solar With Back-up Power Will See the Fastest Growth

The rapid growth in India’s solar sector is creating new avenues for companies to grow. In particular, the integration of solar with power back-up technology at the residential level is ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Spanish Photovoltaic Union and NSEFI Collaborate to Promote Solar in India

Spanish Photovoltaic Union and NSEFI Collaborate to Promote Solar in India

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) and the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) have formed a partnership to promote solar energy and promote the interests of the solar sector ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Dumping Duties Will Not Affect Auctioned Solar Projects in India

Anti-Dumping Duties Will Not Affect Auctioned Solar Projects in India

Several key players in India’s solar industry met recently to discuss the impact of the investigation into imported solar goods and possible effects of anti-dumping duty recommendation. This is the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and microinverter supplier, opened its first Indian research and development (R&D) center in Bangalore, Karnataka, on December 3, 2017. “I am pleased to ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar