Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

The year 2020 is behind us, and 2021 promises to be positive for the solar industry. According to Mercom Research, around 48 GW of solar projects are either awaiting construction ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

The global corporate funding into the solar sector - including venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), debt financing, and public market financing - increased 24% to $14.5 billion in 2020 ...
EESL Issues Tender for 317,975 Solar Pumps Across India

EESL Issues Tender for 317,975 Solar Pumps Across India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for an off-grid solar photovoltaic water pumping system in selected States on a pan-India basis under Component-B of the Ministry of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Industry Fears Rooftop Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

Industry Fears Rooftop Solar Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

The new rules issued by the Ministry of Power mandating net metering for loads up to 10 kW and gross metering for above 10 kW has caused widespread anxiety among ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
City of Gothenburg in Sweden to Develop the First Zero-Emission Zone in the World

City of Gothenburg in Sweden to Develop the First Zero-Emission Zone in the World

The City of Gothenburg in Sweden is on its way to developing the world’s first green city zone. The Gothenburg Green City Zone is an initiative launched by various stakeholders, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded €5 million (~$6.08 million) in funding to a consortium to explore the feasibility ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
West Bengal Tops List of States Buying 'Dirty' Coal-Based Power

West Bengal Tops List of States Buying ‘Dirty’ Coal-Based Power

West Bengal tops the list of states buying 'dirty' coal power, according to the latest coal power procurement assessment conducted by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). The assessment ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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 ...
Government Announces Financial Sops to Boost Ethanol Production

Government Announces Financial Sops to Boost Ethanol Production

The Department of Food & Public Distribution (DoFPD) has announced that it would extend financial assistance to project proponents to enhance their ethanol distillation capacity. The move is in line ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Tender Released for Supply of 1.8 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Tender Released for Supply of 1.8 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for 1.8 million multicrystalline solar photovoltaic cells with wattage greater than 4.68W. Bidders are not required to pay an earnest money deposit ...
Power Finance Corporation to Raise ₹100 Billion Through Bonds Issue

Power Finance Corporation to Raise ₹100 Billion Through Bonds Issue

The country's biggest lender to the power sector, the Power Finance Corporation (PFC), will raise ₹100 billion (~$1.36 billion) through bonds in two tranches. According to the company's prospectus, the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

The US clean energy industry ended last year with the lowest number of workers since 2015 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Invenergy Closes Financing for First Phase of America's Largest Solar Project

Invenergy Closes Financing for First Phase of America’s Largest Solar Project

Privately-held global developer and sustainable energy solutions operator, Invenergy, has announced the completion of construction financing for the first phase of the Samson Solar Energy Center in northeast Texas. Samson ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tender Reissued for a 2.75 MW Solar Project at Indian Oil's LPG Plant in Tamil Nadu

Tender Reissued for a 2.75 MW Solar Project at Indian Oil’s LPG Plant in Tamil Nadu

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has reissued the tender for setting up a 2.75 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at the Indian Oil's LPG bottling plant at Trichy, Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Fossil Fuel Cogeneration Projects Not Exempt from Renewable Purchase Obligation

Fossil Fuel Cogeneration Projects Not Exempt from Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has, in a recent ruling, said that additional electricity produced through cogeneration could not be tied with the renewable energy obligation (RPO). The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ TresMoto a Smart EV Startup Backed by Shell Raises Seed Funding

Daily News Wrap-Up: Bengaluru-based Smart EV Startup TresMoto Raises Seed Funding

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 23.01% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bids Invited for Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bids Invited for Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the central government and the Rajasthan government, has floated a tender for 300,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells with a wattage ...
SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to the request for selection (RfS) document for the supply of 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Federation Seeks Exemption from Charges Levied on Renewable Energy Developers

Solar Federation Seeks Exemption from Charges Levied on Renewable Energy Developers

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Electricity Department of Rajasthan with comments and suggestions on the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (RERC) renewable energy tariff ...
Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Daystar Power, a Nigeria-based hybrid solar power solutions provider, has secured $38 million in a Series B financing round. Denmark's Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) led the funding round, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary 'Tesla India Motors And Energy' In Bengaluru

Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary ‘Tesla India Motors And Energy’ In Bengaluru

Leading Electric Car manufacturer Tesla has established an Indian subsidiary 'Tesla Indian Motors and Energy' in Bengaluru. According to the Registrar of Companies, the company has named three directors for ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Thanjavur Smart City Floats Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects at a Sewage Treatment Unit

Thanjavur Smart City Floats Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects at a Sewage Treatment Unit

Thanjavur Smart City Limited (TSCL) has floated a tender for a 3 MW solar power project at the Sirajudeen Nagar Sewage Treatment Unit in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Interested bidders are ...