SECI Tenders 70MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV in Assam

Assam Calls for Proposals to Set Up R&D Facility for Renewables

The Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) has invited proposals from independent institutions and organizations to set up a research and development (R&D) facility in the state. The facility will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Coal India Report Acknowledges Solar as a Key Substitute for Coal in India

Increasing Number of Banks Say No to Financing Coal-Based Projects

British multinational banking and financial services company Standard Chartered has pulled the plug on any upcoming coal-fired power plants across the globe. In a media statement released on its website ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Facebook to Power 100% of Its Operations from Renewable Energy by 2020

Facebook to Power 100% of Its Operations from Renewable Energy by 2020

Facebook will power all its facilities, including office and data centers, with 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2020, said the company in a blogpost. It had earlier set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued guidelines for the authorization of a Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers (CESE). The decision was made after deliberations during the second meeting held by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Green Acquires AGEPteL to Foray into International Renewable Business

Adani Green Acquires AGEPteL to Foray into International Renewable Business

Adani Green Energy, a leading renewable energy project developer in the country, incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary company Adani Wind Energy (GJ) Limited (AWEGL) on August 21, 2018, according to a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

To speed up India’s electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the government of India is planning to subsidize EV charging infrastructure. A Press Trust of India (PTI) report quoted the power secretary ...
Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Plans to Go Private

Hanwha Q CELLS Announces Plans to Go Private

Hanwha Q CELLS, a global photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer of solar modules, has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from Hanwha Solar Holdings (HSH), a subsidiary of Hanwha Chemical Corporation incorporated ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Government to Inject ₹900 Billion to Help Ailing Power DISCOMs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Tata Power Gets Shareholders’ Approval to Raise ₹55 Billion

India’s leading renewable energy project developer, Tata Power, has received approval from its shareholders to raise up to ₹55 billion (~$801.11 million) through the issuance of non-convertible debentures on a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Favorable Wind Markets Entice Suzlon to Re-Enter the Global Sector

Suzlon,  a wind turbine manufacturer and renewable energy project developer, intends to re-enter the international market, a senior company official told PTI. In the past, the company had expanded its ...
/ / Other, Wind
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by G.I. Energies (GIE) against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not signing the energy purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NSEFI Expresses its Concerns Over Safeguard Duty to Ministry of Commerce and MNRE

NSEFI Expresses its Concerns Over Safeguard Duty to Ministry of Commerce and MNRE

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) expressing concerns regarding the ...
Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017: Report

Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

In a significant move towards curbing the menace of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that his government has approved the hiring of ...
China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China’s renewable story is going through a transformation in 2018.  After many years of growth in renewable energy, the country is beginning to change its policies that will influence its ...
/ / Other, Wind
Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

In the past couple of months, a slew of government regulations have been announced for the domestic renewable sector. Mostly, these policies have been aimed at dealing with the ongoing ...
Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

Infosys, India’s software multinational giant, recently announced that it has developed a total capacity of 46.1 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects across the country. The figures were released ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Announces 30 GW Offshore Wind Target by 2030

MNRE Announces 30 GW Offshore Wind Target by 2030

To give confidence to the country’s wind industry, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now announced the medium and long-term target for offshore wind power capacity additions ...
/ / Other, Wind
Adani Green Energy Starts Trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange

Adani Green Energy Starts Trading on Bombay Stock Exchange

Domestic renewable energy project developer, Adani Green Energy, has been listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). According to the BSE filing, effective from June 18, 2018, the equity shares ...
Fourth Partner Energy Raises $70 Million from TPG Growth’s Rise Fund

Fourth Partner Energy Raises $70 Million from TPG Growth’s Rise Fund

Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed energy management company, raised a $70 million investment from The Rise Fund, a global impact investment fund managed by TPG Growth. Investec acted as the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Suzlon Generates Revenues of ₹82.92 Billion, Net Loss of ₹3.84 Billion During FY 2018

Suzlon Generates Revenue of ₹82.92 Billion, Net Loss of ₹3.84 Billion During FY 2018

Domestic renewable energy project developer Suzlon has declared its annual financial results for the financial year (FY) of 2018.  It also announced that it commissioned 626 MW of wind power ...
Microgrids an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Energy Access in Frontier Markets

Microgrids an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Energy Access in Frontier Markets

Microgrids are becoming important part of the frontier power markets for distributed energy systems. Advances in technology such as energy storage along with rising diesel prices, and favorable government policies ...
/ / Grid, Microgrid
Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

The global renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs worldwide in 2017. This was a 5.3 percent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable ...
Diu Smart City Becomes First in the Country to Run On 100% Renewable Energy During Daytime

Diu Smart City Becomes First in the Country to Run On 100% Renewable Energy During Daytime

The Diu Smart City has become the first in the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy during daytime hours. Diu had been importing 73 percent of its power from ...
Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the proposal put forward by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government regarding compensation for residents in case of unscheduled power cuts ...
MNRE Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

MNRE Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous body formed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of ...
/ / Other, Wind
Bureau of Energy Efficiency Issues Empanelment Tender for ESCOs

BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services ...