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ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

The University of Birmingham and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will collaborate to help farmers in countries with abundant and perennial sunshine. The effort is to help farmers capitalize on ...
India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published a draft policy called National Resource Efficiency Policy (Draft) 2019. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders, including ...
Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has issued a consulting services tender to assess the potential for the development of 150-200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore-based Shado Group, provider of electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure, has unveiled an affordable, low voltage, and instantly chargeable electric three-wheelers under the brand name, Erick. The company plans ...
EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, a chain of super-specialty hospitals in India, to install public electric vehicle ...

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Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender to set up 1,800 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under tranche VIII has been undersubscribed by 1,249 MW ...
/ / Other, Wind
North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

The tea planters of North East India have urged the central government to allow 90% subsidy on the installation of solar projects in the tea industry. The representatives of the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has floated a tender for setting up 50 rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) power systems, each with an array capacity of 10 kW. This ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab Issues Tender for Short Term Procurement of Solar & Non-Solar Power

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for the short-term power purchase of 185 MW or 405 million units (MUs) from renewable energy projects (non-solar) to meet ...
US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

The United States’ delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has appealed to the Appellate Body against the verdict in the recently concluded India-U.S. solar case. The U.S. says that ...
Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has issued a tender to procure 100,000 chip solar cells of 2.97-Watt capacity from domestic manufacturers ...
Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) seeking the approval of tariff for 1,170 MW of solar projects to be set ...
Oman to Develop 146 MW of Solar-Diesel-Storage Hybrid Projects Across 11 Locations

Oman to Develop 146 MW of Solar-Diesel-Storage Hybrid Projects Across 11 Locations

The Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer), based in Oman has floated a tender for 146 MW of solar, diesel and storage hybrid projects to be developed at 11 sites. These ...
/ / C&I, Energy Storage
Siemens Gamesa to Supply Turbines to Alfanar’s Two Wind Projects of 453 MW in India

Siemens Gamesa to Supply Turbines to Alfanar’s Two Wind Projects of 453 MW in India

Renewable energy developer and wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an order with Alfanar for the supply of 206 units of the SG2.2-122 wind turbines for two ...
/ / Other, Wind
India’s Solar Power Generation Grows Slower Year-Over-Year Compared to 1H of Last Year

India’s Solar Power Generation Grows Slower Year-Over-Year Compared to 1H of Last Year

In the past few years, solar power generation has increased exponentially in the country, and the electricity generation has crossed over 12 billion units (BUs) in the period between April ...
Energy Vault Raises $110 Million from SoftBank Vision Fund for Gravity-Based Storage

Energy Vault Raises $110 Million from SoftBank Vision Fund for Gravity-Based Storage

Energy Vault, an Idea lab company that has developed a transformative technology to store energy has raised $110 million in Series B funding. The investment was made by SoftBank Vision ...
/ / C&I, Energy Storage
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
IL&FS Sells Seven Wind Power Subsidiaries Totaling 873 MW to Japan’s Orix

IL&FS Sells Seven Wind Power Subsidiaries Totaling 873 MW to Japan’s Orix

Orix, a financial services group headquartered in Tokyo, has announced that it will acquire 51% stake in seven wind power generating subsidiaries which it jointly owns with Infrastructure Leasing & ...
/ / Other, Wind
Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar have inked a partnership for a 1 MW solar photovoltaic system (SPV) that will be built on-site at Bosch’s first SMART factory in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
National Oil Marketing Firms Float EoI To Procure Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil

National Oil Marketing Firms Float EoI To Procure Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil

The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan recently released an Expression of Interest (EoI) floated by the national oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), are jointly investing $252 million (~₹17.96 billion) for a new ...
/ / Other, Wind
Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar, wind and small hydro ...
DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...