Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has reissued the 'Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026" to develop 10 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Through its Ministry of Heavy Industries, the Government of India has invited bids to select manufacturers for setting up production capacities for at least 5 GWh and totaling up to ...
Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

The Directorate of Purchase and Stores, Department of Atomic Energy, has invited bids to supply, install, commission, and maintain a 1.73 MW grid-connected (without battery bank) solar project at the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Augmenting Renewable Energy Integration Into the Grid

Augmenting Renewable Energy Integration Into the Grid: IEA Report

The policy think tank of the Government of India NITI Aayog and the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report ‘Renewables Integration in India 2021’ providing valuable suggestions for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Project Finance Brief Risen Energy Secures Debt Facility for 103 MW Solar Project

Project Finance Brief: Risen Energy Secures Debt Facility for 103 MW Solar Project

From: Mercom Capital Group Chinese module supplier and project developer Risen Energy Australia secured a senior debt facility of an undisclosed amount for its 103 MW Yarranlea solar project in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Floated for 68,245 Bi-Directional Energy Meters for Rooftop Solar Systems

Tender Floated for 68,245 Bi-Directional Energy Meters for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), on behalf of other distribution companies (DISCOMs) of Gujarat, has invited bids to procure 68,245 bi-directional solar static meters (single-phase, 2-wire, 5-30 Ampere) ...
Solar Imports Up 72% YoY in Q1 2021, Exports Show a Marginal Drop of 19%

Solar Imports Up 72% YoY in Q1 2021, Exports Show a Marginal Drop of 19%

In the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, India imported solar cells and modules amounting to $259 million (~₹18.93 billion), a 132% increase compared to Q4 CY 2020 ...
Rajasthan Allows Net Metering for Distributed Renewable Energy Under RESCO Model

Rajasthan Allows Net Metering for Distributed Renewable Energy Under RESCO Model

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has permitted net metering and net billing arrangement for grid-connected distributed renewable energy systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The regulations ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
United States Initiates Probe to Impose Countervailing Duty on Indian Wind Energy OEMs

US Calls for Countervailing Duty on Indian Wind Energy OEMs

The International Trade Administration (ITA), under the United States Department of Commerce, has recommended the imposition of countervailing duty (CVD) against wind energy equipment manufacturers from India and Malaysia. The ...
/ / Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Goa Signs MoU With GEZ for 100% Renewable Energy Roadmap

Daily News Wrap-Up: Goa Signs MoU With GIZ for 100% Renewable Energy Roadmap

Goa's state government has signed a memorandum of understanding with German-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to develop a state energy plan for a 100% renewable energy roadmap under ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Sun Exchange’s 1.9 MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project For Zimbabwe's Vegetable Exporter

Sun Exchange’s 1.9 MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project For Zimbabwe’s Vegetable Exporter

Zimbabwe’s leading fruit and vegetable exporter, Nhimbe Fresh, struck a deal with South African solar leasing platform Sun Exchange to install 1.9 MW of solar-plus-storage project for its cold store ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has asked the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay for the unutilized banked energy to Arulmozhi Spinning Mills Private Limited ...
/ / Wind
Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators ₹6.69 million (~$91,586) along with interest at 1% ...
/ / Other, Wind
REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 700 energy meters in ...
Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has announced its Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020 for solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to promote the export of renewable ...
MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

All states and ports in the country are expected to identify land parcels ranging between 50 and 500 acres in size in their regions that can be used to set ...
Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates_ Effect on Clean Energy in India

Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates: Effect on Clean Energy in India

The impact of Coronavirus has finally reached the Indian clean energy sector. Mercom had forecasted solar installations in India to grow by 17% year-over-year due to a strong pipeline of ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20_ CEA

India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20: CEA

In its latest load generation balance report (LGBR), the Central Energy Authority (CEA) has projected that India’s anticipated power supply position for the year 2019-20 would reflect a surplus of ...
Huawei Inks Deal with Adani Green Energy for 860 MW of Solar Projects

Huawei Inks Deal with Adani Green Energy for 860 MW of Solar Projects

Huawei, a global information and communication technology company, has signed an 860 MW contract with Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of Adani Group. According to Huawei, its newly ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Siemens Acquires KACO New Energy’s Solar String Inverter Business

Siemens Acquires KACO New Energy’s Solar String Inverter Business

German conglomerate Siemens has announced the acquisition of the string inverter business of the KACO new energy GmbH, a manufacturer of energy-related power electronics, for an undisclosed sum. The project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Month in a Minute: Notable Renewable Energy and Solar News from India in November 2018

November 2018 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Interview: India Needs to Strengthen the Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

Interview: India Needs to Strengthen Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

India’s renewable energy sector needs a strong backbone in the form of a robust energy storage industry in order to sustain its growth trajectory, according to Naveen Sharma, vice president ...