Researchers Develop an Algorithm that Can Improve the Efficiency of Solar Panels

Researchers Develop an Algorithm that Can Improve the Efficiency of Solar Panels

In an important technological development, the researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method to better utilize the amount of energy that’s collected by solar panels. “We’ve developed ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Month in a Minute: News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2019

Month in a Minute: News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2019

The month of August saw some important headlines from India’s renewable energy space, with Andhra Pradesh’s ongoing debacle making the biggest headlines. Here is a snapshot of some of the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has issued a draft version of its policy on wind and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to establish Rajasthan as a leader for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider BBOXX Raises $50 Million Funding Led by Mitsubishi

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider BBOXX Raises $50 Million Funding Led by Mitsubishi

BBOXX, an off-grid solar solutions provider, has raised $50 million (~₹3.58 billion) in a Series D round of funding. Mitsubishi Corporation led the round by investing a significant amount. According ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Amara Raja Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati

Amara Raja Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati

Amara Raja, a manufacturer in the Indian battery storage industry space, has launched electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and battery swapping stations in collaboration with Tirupati Municipal Corporation (TMC). Amara ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
India’s E-Commerce Industry_ Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

India’s E-Commerce Industry: Untapped Market for Rooftop Solar

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has a solar capacity installation goal of 100 GW by 2022. The target requires 40 GW to be installed using rooftop solar. Currently, ...
IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for three smart grid field pilots combining renewable sources (solar and biomass) and storage (Lithium-ion and ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
BREDA, Bihar, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic, SPV, Solar Modules, Make in India,

Bihar Floats Tender for Empanelment of Bidders for 10 MW of CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of bidders to install 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under CAPEX ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

The state of Tamil Nadu has issued 43 tenders to supply, install, and commission LED-based solar home lighting systems in 53,734 houses located in the rural areas of the state ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
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
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
Assam Announces Tender to Install 8 MW of Rooftop Solar for Residential Consumers

Assam Announces Tender to Install 8 MW of Rooftop Solar for Residential Consumers

The Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) has issued a tender to set up 8 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with the net metering facility. The rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
AAI Issues Tender for a 500 kW Solar Project at Civil Aviation College in Uttar Pradesh

AAI Issues Tender for a 500 kW Solar Project at Civil Aviation College in Uttar Pradesh

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for a 500 kW of solar power project at the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC), located at Prayagraj in Uttar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

The Kerala Government has launched a program called “Soura” to add 1,000 MW of solar projects to the existing capacity of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) by 2022. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Floats Tender to Install Solar Projects at 312 Schools Across the State

Himachal Pradesh Floats Tender to Install Solar Projects at 312 Schools Across the State

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has invited bids for the installation of solar projects at 312 middle schools located in 11 districts of Himachal Pradesh. The project installations ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has again extended the bid submission deadline for 1,000 MW of solar projects under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Program Phase II, ...
GST Introduction to be Treated as Change in Law for Transmission Service Providers: CERC

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
IPGCL Invites Bidders for 5 MW of Solar Rooftop Projects Under Open Category

IPGCL Invites Bidders for 5 MW of Solar Rooftop Projects Under Open Category

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) has floated a tender under the open category for 5 MW  of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects of various capacities across Delhi. The IPGCL ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Punjab Floats Tender for 1,699 kW of Rooftop Solar Capacity Across 40 Sites

Punjab Floats Tender for 1,699 kW of Rooftop Solar Capacity Across 40 Sites

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has issued a tender to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 1,699 kW on various buildings owned by it. These rooftop ...
KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued detailed guidelines to implement the KUSUM program for India’s farmers to solarize agriculture. Solar power is one of the most ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NTPC Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar EPC Tender Floated Under CPSU Program

NTPC Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar EPC Tender Floated Under CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1,000 MW of solar projects floated under the Centre Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) ...
Renewable Project Developer Greenko Receives $329 Million in Equity

Renewable Project Developer Greenko Receives $329 Million in Equity

After receiving $495 million (~₹33.92 billion) as primary equity from General Insurance Corporation (GIC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Greenko Energy Holdings (Greenko), has now secured another $329 million ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

In the latest Union Budget for FY 2019-2020, the Modi government 2.0 has provided strong support to the nascent electric vehicle industry with the announcement of tax incentives to speed ...