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Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

MPUVNL Conducts Pre-Bid Meeting for its 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued tender for 8.6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO II model at more than 13 locations across Madhya Pradesh ...
IFC To Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

IFC to Continue Supporting Private Sector Investments in Europe and Central Asia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has expanded its operations in Europe and Central Asia with investment commitments reaching $2.9 billion. The organization is focusing on driving ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Phelan Energy Achieves Financial Closure For 50 MW Project in Rajasthan

Phelan Energy Group has announced that it has achieved financial closure for a 50 MW solar project in Rajasthan. The construction of the solar PV project, located at Rajasthan’s Bhadla ...
Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Green Technologies has launched their new corporate identity at REI 2018. The name of the company has been changed to Goldi Solar Pvt Ltd. Goldi’s PV module manufacturing capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop 50 MW (AC) of solar projects in thirty districts of the state. The tender has invited ...

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Mitsui Chemicals to start BIS Certification for Solar Panels in India with PI Berlin

Azure Power to Develop a 6 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Renewable energy project developer Azure Power has emerged as the winner in the recent auction held by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) for the development of 6 MW grid-connected ...
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

ENGIE, a global independent power producer (IPP), and STOA, a French infrastructure and investment firm, have announced a joint-venture (JV) to build a wind platform in India. The platform, with ...
/ / Other, Wind
After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty

After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO Over Solar Safeguard Duty

As India gets ready to impose 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Taiwan, the Taiwanese delegation at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) has requested consultation with ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26, 2018

Government Asks Custom Authorities to Begin Collection of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty

Just a few days after the Supreme Court put aside the stay order on safeguard duty by the Orissa High Court, the Ministry of Finance has now issued an instruction ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline for the setting up of 10 GW of  ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW ...
Kavitsu and DEGERRenergie to Set Up Solar Trackers Manufacturing Facility in India

Kavitsu and DEGERenergie to Set Up Solar Tracker Manufacturing Facility in India

Kavitsu, a manufacturer of transmission gears, and DEGERenergie GmbH, a German PV tracker company have announced to set up a solar PV trackers manufacturing facility in Satara, Maharashtra. The new ...
Haryana Reduces Electricity Tariffs to Counter Power Loss

Haryana Reduces Electricity Tariff to Counter Power Loss

Bringing some respite to the power consumers in Haryana, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a reduction in electricity tariffs in the state. Per Press Trust of India (PTI), ...
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

Thailand’s Independent Solar Power Producers Brace for Levy of Extra Charges

Soon, small independent solar power producers will have to pay extra charges in Thailand to help minimize the impact of blockchain-enabled competition with the state-owned utility, reported the Nikkei Asian ...
USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Vietnam Electricity (EVN), Vietnam’s state-owned power company, to examine the feasibility of deploying advanced energy storage technologies ...
Zambia Plans to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects

Cleantech Solar Raises $50 Million From Climate Fund Managers

Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based renewable energy project developer, has received a $50 million equity investment from Climate Fund Managers (CFM), a climate-dedicated investment manager, to support its growth in Asia ...
World Bank to Issue US Denominated Sustainable Development Notes

World Bank to Issue US Denominated Sustainable Development Notes

Global financial institution World Bank is soon going to issue the first ever sustainable development notes linked to the new Global Sustainability Signatories Index. Per a World Bank release, “The ...
CLP India and Suzlon to Partner for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CLP India and Suzlon to Partner for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CLP India, one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector and domestic renewable energy project developer Suzlon have entered a partnership to develop 70 MW of grid-connected ...
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Bombay Stock Exchange, ICICI Bank and PTC India Appeal to CERC for a New Power Exchange

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), ICICI bank, and PTC India have filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for grant of license in order to set up ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Spot Power Price Shoots Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.34/kWh in August 2018

The slump in spot power price continued in August 2018. In August , the recorded spot power price was ₹3.34 (~$)/kWh which was still higher than recent tariffs quoted in solar and ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

NITI Aayog Report Advocates the Elimination of Direct Subsidies to EV Users

The NITI Aayog, a policy think tank of the government of India conducted a two-day summit to raise awareness about the various aspects of mobility, and to bring together diverse ...
Sony Corporation Joins RE 100 to Source 100% Renewable Power

Sony Corporation Joins RE 100 to Source 100% Renewable Power

Sony corporation, an electronics and entertainment company, has announced to join RE 100 ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, United Sates. RE 100 is a ...
Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

India will soon begin with the imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells and modules which had been put on hold by the government. In a significant order, the Supreme ...