2,636 EV Charging Stations Approved Across 24 States under FAME II Program

2,636 EV Charging Stations Approved Across 24 States under FAME II Program

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) has so far approved 2,636 electric vehicle charging stations in 62 cities across 24 states and union territories (UTs) under the second phase of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

India has been a thriving market for solar components, and the demand for inverters is set to grow. The government has begun to paying attention to quality issues considering the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
SECI Issues Tender to Construct a 25 MW Solar Project at a Coal Washery in West Bengal

SECI Issues Tender to Construct a 25 MW Solar Project at a Coal Washery in West Bengal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender on behalf of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) to construct a 25 MW solar power project at its ...
Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for manufacturers to market and distribute 5,000 battery-operated three-wheelers with lithium-ion batteries in the state. The tender has been floated under ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalent situation because of the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with the approval of ...
Large Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay Hefty Application Fee for ALMM

Large Solar Module Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay a Hefty Fee for ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the compulsory requirements of registration for solar manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Damodar Valley Corporation Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Damodar Valley Corporation Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has issued a tender for setting up 50 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The projects are to be developed under the developer model in design-build-operate-transfer ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hindustan Aeronautics Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Projects in Hyderabad

Hindustan Aeronautics Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Projects in Hyderabad

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 2 MW of solar projects under RESCO mode at its Avionics Division in Hyderabad ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements From September 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup: Key Announcements From September 2019

Central and state government agencies made several key policy announcements in September aimed at removing the bottlenecks in the solar industry. The most important announcement of the month was made ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net-Metering

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net Metering

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) of Andhra Pradesh, has issued a request for selection (RfS) for empanelment of agencies for 1 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification shedding light on its earlier order regarding the compulsory registration under the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its regulation on compulsory registration of approved models and manufacturers of solar modules and cells in the country. Previously, if ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

The month of October witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sectors, especially from the different State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders came from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

The Mercom India Solar Summit 2021 kicked off on April 8, 2021, with the session 'Keynote-State of Indian Solar market,' led by Priya Sanjay, Managing Director, Mercom India, and Raj ...
PLI Program_ Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

PLI Program: Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown capped off a turbulent 2020 for the Indian solar sector. The pandemic affected the solar supply chain and brought the solar industry ...
Deferring New Solar Bids Until Backlog of Unsigned PSAs is Cleared the Way Forward

Deferring New Solar Bids Until Backlog of Unsigned PSAs is Cleared the Way Forward

Deferring new bids until the backlog of unsigned power sale agreements (PSAs) with the distribution companies (DISCOMs) is cleared by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) may be the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for a 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project at IIT Jodhpur

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the design, engineering, construction, and commissioning of 1 MW rooftop solar power projects at the ...
Bids Invited for 75 MW of Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3/kWh

Bids Invited for 75 MW of Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3/kWh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for the setting up of 75 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at the UP Solar Park ...
10 MW in Empanelment Tenders Announced for Off-Grid Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

10 MW in Empanelment Tenders Announced for Off-Grid Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated three tenders to empanel agencies for the supply, manufacture, erection, testing, and commissioning of off-grid solar power projects ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Hydrogen Car

Petition Filed to Bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Based Electric Vehicles Under FAME Program

In an attempt to bring the hydrogen fuel-based vehicles and infrastructure under the ambit of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) program, public interest litigation (PIL) has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid