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500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure (1)

500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure

Saudi Arabia’s energy giant ACWA Power, along with the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), has achieved the financial closure for a 500 MW solar independent power ...
Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

The adverse effects of Coronavirus continues to impact the solar industry around the world. Due to the pandemic, the planned public opening of the commercial tariffs for the 1.5 GW ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...

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SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 14 MW of solar projects with 42 MWh ...
MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the payment to renewable energy generating stations during the moratorium provided to distribution companies (DISCOMs) by the ...
Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the Indian Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) have written  letters to the Government of India requesting necessary relief for renewable energy generators in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation with the country in a state of complete lockdown declared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from March 24, 2020, to ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it has received ₹5 billion (~$66.8 million) towards the outstanding loans from its ...
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all segments of the Indian ...
Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from FY 2020-21 ...
Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects (1)

Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects

Sungrow, a global inverter supplier for renewable projects, announced that the company had signed a 650 MW strategic agreement with Avaada Energy to supply 1,500 V inverter solutions for its ...
Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai, has issued an advisory to shipping lines asking them not to impose any container detention charges on import shipments at Indian seaports to ...
SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite Power, a global power transmission developer, has announced that it will join hands with GE T&D India Limited, Unitech Power Transmission Limited (UPTL), Tata Projects Limited (TPL), and Associate ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Renewable Projects with Peak Power Supply

SECI Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Renewable Projects with Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for setting up of 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected renewable projects with guaranteed ...
AfDB and Others Pledge $160 Million for Improving Energy Access in Africa

AfDB and Others Pledge $160 Million for Improving Energy Access in Africa

To improve energy access in Africa by using small scale renewable projects and mini-grid projects, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Commission, KfW, the Clean Technology Fund, Norfund, and ...
DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Amid the growing fear of the spread of Coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, the workforce of the power sector, including the ...
COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rescheduled implementing the fifth amendment of deviation settlement regulations from April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The present regulations (Regulation 7) will ...
Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation, causing far-reaching consequences for both businesses and consumers across the country. In a circular issued on February 19, 2020, the government ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a grant of ₹650 million (~$8.63 million) towards a program for the solarization of the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, ...