Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, revised the additional surcharge to ₹0.69 (~$0.009)/kWh payable by open access consumers of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) from ₹0.51 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75kWh from a 40 MW Project

GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75/kWh from a 40 MW Project

The Odisha Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and NHPC Limited for procuring 40 MW of solar power at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India marked a 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase in rooftop solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the highest for any quarter, with 521 MW installations compared to 341 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI's Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49kWh

Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI’s Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49/kWh

The Andhra Pradesh government has agreed to procure 9 GW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). SECI will supply power to the state's agriculture sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kakatiya Energy Systems to Play Bigger Role in Smart City Projects Interview

Kakatiya Energy Systems to Play Bigger Role in Smart City Projects: Interview

Several state governments, municipal corporations, and gram panchayats across India have increasingly opted for energy-efficient outdoor lighting systems, including LED lamps and solar lanterns. As recently as May this year, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tariffs of Manufacturing-Linked Solar Projects Reduced to ₹2.54/kWh from ₹2.92/kWh

Tariffs of Manufacturing-Linked Solar Projects Reduced to ₹2.54/kWh from ₹2.92/kWh

The tariff of ₹2.92 (~$0.04)/kWh discovered in the manufacturing-linked solar projects auction held in January last year has now been reduced to ₹2.54 (~$0.034)/kWh. Adani Green Energy (AGEL) and Azure ...
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Torrent Power Acquires 156 MW Wind Projects from CESC for ₹7.9 Billion

Torrent Power Acquires 156 MW Wind Projects from CESC for ₹7.9 Billion

Torrent Power Limited has entered into a share purchase agreement with CESC Limited, Haldia Energy Limited, and other nominal shareholders to acquire 100% of the share capital of Surya Vidyut ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Wind
Hindustan Petroleum Issues Consultancy Tender for Solar Projects in Gujarat

Hindustan Petroleum Issues Consultancy Tender for Solar Projects in Gujarat

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has invited proposals from consultants for a detailed feasibility study to develop a solar project on vacant ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, dismissed the application filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and directed the State Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Other, Wind
IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up World's First Long-Range Solar Car Maker has Raised $110 Million (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: World’s First Long-Range Solar Car Maker has Raised $110 Million

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Long-range solar car developer, Lightyear, has announced that it has raised $110 million in funding in 2021 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

A New Technology Could Prevent Fires Caused by Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have claimed to have invented a battery component that provides an added layer of protection to prevent short circuits, the leading cause of fires in ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

The Berkeley Lab has found that solar photovoltaic (PV) system sizes continue to grow in the United States. In 2020,  the median was 6.5 kW for residential systems, up from ...
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Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has directed the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) to offset the net deficit of 103.97 MUs as per its solar renewable purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Consultancy Tender Issued for 25 Solar Projects in Gujarat

Consultancy Tender Issued for 25 Solar Projects in Gujarat

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) has issued an e-tender inviting consultancy services to verify the designs and drawings of 25 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The projects with capacities of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sungrow’s Revenue in 1H 2021 Up 18% Led By Solar Inverter, Energy Storage System Sales

Sungrow’s Revenue in 1H 2021 Up 18% Led By Solar Inverter, Energy Storage System Sales

China-based solar inverter manufacturer Sungrow has reported an 18% increase year-over-year (YoY) in revenue in the first half (1H) of 2021. In 1H 2021, the company’s revenue stood at 8.21 billion ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union government and the Rajasthan government, has floated a tender for 200,000 mono or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Oil Floats Empanelment Tender for Solar Projects Across India

Indian Oil Floats Empanelment Tender for Solar Projects Across India

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has invited bids to empanel vendors to develop solar projects at its locations and retail outlets across India. The scope of work includes the design, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: Tender for Long-Term Supply of Ethanol Receives 197 Bids

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tender for Long-Term Supply of Ethanol Receives 197 Bids

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The first Expression of Interest (EoI) for a long-term agreement to supply ethanol has received bids from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.58kWh for a 20 MW Solar Project

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.58/kWh for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set a tariff of ₹2.58 (~$0.035)/kWh for 20 MW of LR Energy's solar project. The tariff was determined after examining the capital cost component ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Interest Dues to Three Wind Energy Generators

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Interest Dues to Three Wind Energy Generators

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay 1% interest per month for delayed payment to ...
/ / Other, Wind
Lightsource bp Secures $1.8 Billion Credit Facility for Solar Expansion

Lightsource bp Secures $1.8 Billion Credit Facility for Solar Expansion

Solar developer Lightsource bp has secured a $1.8 billion credit and trade finance facility to support its global expansion strategy. The company plans to develop 25 GW of solar projects ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Chhattisgarh Proposes Generic Levelized Tariff for RE Projects in FY 2021-22

Chhattisgarh Proposes Generic Levelized Tariff for RE Projects in FY 2021-22

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued guidelines to determine the generic levelized tariffs for small hydro projects and non‐fossil fuel‐based co-generation plants. The tariff is for projects that achieve ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Punjab

Bids Invited for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Punjab

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model on government buildings at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Regulator Allows Recovery of Differential Amount from Short-Term Open Access Consumers

Regulator Allows Recovery of Differential Amount from Short-Term Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has allowed Haryana Vidyut Prasar Nigam Limited (HVPNL) to recover the differential amount of ₹331.6 million (~$4.51 million) from consumers who had availed short-term ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Clean Energy Platform Arcadia Raises $100 Million in Series D Funding

Clean Energy Platform Arcadia Raises $100 Million in Series D Funding

Arcadia, a clean energy platform that connects homeowners to clean energy programs in the United States, has secured $100 million in funding. The Series D funding round was led by ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar