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GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for the installation of rooftop solar projects with a total capacity of 3.2 MW at various locations of GAIL across ...
Coal India Invites Expression of Interest for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

Coal India Invites Expression of Interest for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

Coal India Limited (CIL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to set up a 100 MW solar pilot project in Chhattisgarh for captive consumption to help it meet its ...
Kerala Floats Tender for the Procurement of Solar Boats

Kerala Floats Tender for the Procurement of Solar Boats

The State Water Transport Department (SWTD), Government of Kerala, has floated a tender for the construction and supply of three solar boats. The last date for the submission of bids ...
Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the Letter of Award from Tata Power-Distribution to develop a 150 MW solar project in the ...
MERC Rules in Favor of Solar Open Access Developer In the Case of Payment Dues

MERC Rules in Favor of Solar Open Access Developer In the Case of Payment Dues

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in response to a petition filed by Modern India Limited (MIL), issued an order directing Global Energy Private Limited (GEPL) to release the payment ...

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Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
Cochin Airport in Kerala Floats Tender for 12 MW of Solar Projects

Cochin Airport in Kerala Floats Tender for 12 MW of Solar Projects

The CIAL Infrastructures Limited (CIL), a subsidiary of the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), has issued a tender for approximately 12 MW of grid-connected and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems ...
Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

In the quarter ending September 2019, India’s total renewable energy capacity (including large hydro) stood at 130.68 GW. This translates into approximately 35.7% of the total installed power capacity in ...
Japan’s Univergy to Invest $200 Million in Zambian Solar Projects

Japan’s Univergy to Invest $200 Million in Zambian Solar Projects

Univergy Solar, a renewable energy company, based in Japan, is going to invest more than $200 million in two solar projects in the central African nation of Zambia. This is ...
Trading Platform for International Renewable Energy Certificates Started in Singapore

Trading Platform for International Renewable Energy Certificates Started in Singapore

Singapore-based SP Group, one of the leading names in the energy utility business, has now become the first authorized local issuer of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) in the Asia ...
West Bengal Approves Investment Proposal for 70 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal Approves Investment Proposal for 70 MW of Solar Projects

The capacity is divided into seven projects of 10 MW each The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has given its approval for the investment proposal for 70 MW of ...
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender to Procure 117 E-Carts for Solid Waste Management in Vellore

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender to Procure 117 E-Carts for Solid Waste Management in Vellore

The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, has issued a tender for 117 battery-operated carts for solid waste management in the village panchayats of Vellore district ...
ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $451 million (~₹31.77 billion) loan to the state of Tamil Nadu for a project that will enable better power transfer between the ...
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Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

In response to a petition filed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL), the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order which states that it is not ...
Maharashtra Requests MERC to Discard Draft Regulations on Net-Metering

Maharashtra Minister Requests Regulator to Discard Draft Regulations on Net Metering

Chandrasekhar Bawankule, Maharashtra energy minister, has requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), to discard the proposed draft regulations on rolling back net-metering in the state and continue with the ...
Maharashtra’s New 500 MW Solar Tender Comes With a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90_kWh

Maharashtra’s New 500 MW Solar Tender Comes With a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state solar power projects (Phase-IV) ...
U.S. Begins Year-Long Withdrawal Process from Paris Climate Change Accord

U.S. Begins Year-Long Withdrawal Process from Paris Climate Change Accord

The United States government has said that it has submitted its formal notification of withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement to the United Nations, starting the one-year-long process. President ...
Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and the Rockefeller Foundation have launched TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd., with plans to set up 10,000 microgrids in India by 2026. The new unit is expected to provide ...
Month in a Minute_ News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Month in a Minute: News Highlights from India’s Renewable Sector in October 2019

Compared to the previous month, there was a lull in India’s renewable energy sector mainly due to the long festive season in October. However, there were some important highlights and ...
Chhattisgarh Floats Tenders for 5,000 Solar Pumps and 700 Solar Trees

Chhattisgarh Floats Tenders for 5,000 Solar Pumps and 700 Solar Trees

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued two tenders for the supply and installation of 5,000 small solar irrigation pumps and 700 solar trees in the state ...
Maharashtra May Stop Net Metering for Solar Systems in All Segments Except Residential

Maharashtra May Stop Net Metering for Solar Systems in All Segments Except Residential

Maharashtra has come up with a draft regulation for grid-interactive rooftop solar projects that says that the state could go back to gross metering, rolling back net metering for all ...
October’s Solar REC Trading Sees Record High Price of ₹2,400

October’s Solar REC Trading Sees Record High Price of ₹2,400

In October’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was an increase in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded compared with the trading activity recorded in ...
China and India Poised to Lead Asia in Harnessing Wind by 2050_ IRENA Report

China and India Poised to Lead Asia in Harnessing Wind by 2050: IRENA Report

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its latest Global Energy Transformation Report, which explores global energy development scenarios up to the year 2050. The report states that Asia ...
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Solar Inverter Supplier Ginlong Reports 82% Jump in Revenue During Q3 2019

Solar Inverter Supplier Ginlong Reports 82% Jump in Revenue During Q3 2019

String solar inverter supplier, Ginlong Technologies, has reported revenues of $52 million in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year 2019 compared to Q3 2018. This jump in revenue ...
Tender Issued for Installation Solar-Hybrid Street Lighting System in Assam

Tender Issued for Installation Solar-Hybrid Street Lighting System in Assam

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MRTH) issued a request for proposal (RfP) for providing a solar-hybrid street lighting system on Assam’s Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river. The ...