Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Government Approves Financial Support Worth ₹118 Billion for Rooftop Solar Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar program with central financial support to the tune of ₹118.14 billion ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra’s Saibaba Trust Issues Tender for 10 MW of Solar Project

SECI’s 750 MW Solar Tender for Rajasthan Oversubscribed by 1,620 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s 750 MW tender for solar PV projects to be developed on a standalone basis across the state of Rajasthan has been oversubscribed by 1,620 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
UPC Solar Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh in Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Auction

UPC Solar Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh in Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Paryapt Solar, a special purpose vehicle by UPC Solar, has emerged as the lowest bidder by quoting a tariff of ₹2.55 (~$0.035)/kWh to develop 50 MW in the recent auction conducted ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Auctions 1 GW of Solar Projects at Lowest Tariff of ₹2.74/kWh

Shiv Solar and ACME Solar have quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.74 (~$0.038)/kWh in the recent auction conducted by the  Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the purchase of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC, Karnataka, Wind-Solar Hybrid, EPC, Bid

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26, 2018

Domestic Solar Manufacturers Unhappy Months after Safeguard Duty Imposition

The imposition of safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia is proving to be a bigger issue for local manufacturers than was perhaps anticipated. Last ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
transmission project

AES, Mitsubishi and Tata Commission 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Delhi

The 10 MW grid-connected system will be owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation. Fluence, a supplier of energy storage technology jointly owned by Siemens and AES, supplied the Advancion lithium-ion ...
IREDA Green Masala Bonds

IFC Announces Investment of $75 Million in AC Energy’s Green Bonds

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has committed an investment of $75 million in the first-ever listed green bond issued and guaranteed by AC Energy, the power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has rejected the petition filed by M.P. Power Management Company Ltd (MPPMCL) to review the tariff order dated March 26, 2013, for wind power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Government Proposes EV Charging Stations at Every 25 Kms on Roads

The Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing, and Ministry of Urban Affairs have released amendments to Model Building By-Laws (MBBL) to provide for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure ...
Gujarat Floats Tender for 175 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Floats Tender for 175 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has issued a tender for setting up 75 MW of solar power projects at Dhuvaran, near Khambhat in district Anand and another 100 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Amazon Sets Goal to Make 50% of shipments Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Amazon Sets Goal to Make 50% of Shipments Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Technology and e-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it aims to make 50 percent of all of its shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The company plans on achieving ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Tenders 20 MW of Floating Solar in Lakshadweep with 60 MW of Battery Storage

SECI Tenders 20 MW of Floating Solar in Lakshadweep with 60 MW of Battery Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a new tender for floating solar projects. This time, the tender is for 20 MW of floating solar PV projects with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MAHAGENCO Announces a 138 MW Solar Tender

MAHAGENCO Announces a 138 MW Solar Tender

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) has announced a 138 MW (AC) tender for solar power projects in the vicinity of power stations of Maharashtra State Power Generation ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Malaysia Launches a 500 MW Capacity Solar Tender

The Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission of Malaysia) has issued a 500 MW large-scale solar tender in Peninsular Malaysia. Once commissioned, the solar projects will be connected to the grid and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for 'Communicator of the Year'

Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for ‘Communicator of the Year’

Priyadarshini Sanjay, Managing Director of Mercom Communications India (Mercom India), has been awarded the illustrious Chanakya Award for "Communicator of the Year - Corporate Communications." Priya Sanjay was selected out ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Solar Safeguard Duty Notification Should be Treated as Change in Law: MERC

The Ministry of Finance’s notification that imposed the Safeguard Duty is an event of Change in Law, and therefore the additional expenditure and other impacts will be considered for reimbursement ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Seeks Bidders to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power, With 350 MW under Greenshoe Option

Renewable Energy Projects Received $505 Million in Central Financial Assistance

In a question and answer session in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh declared the state-wise central financial assistance (CFA) that was released ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

UL Completes First Solar Module Certification after Revision in IEC Standards

UL, a global certification company, has completed its first solar module testing and certification after the revision of the IEC standards in March 2016. The new IEC 61215 and IEC ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Seek Revision of Tariff Regulation for Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs, the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL),have jointly filed a petition with the Andhra ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.82/kWh

Four wind project developers- Ostro Energy (300 MW), Adani Renewables (250 MW), Srijan Energy Systems (150 MW), and Powerica Limited (50.60 MW), have quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.82 (~$0.040)/kWh ...
/ / Other, Wind
Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has issued a request for procurement (RfP) for smart meters for electricity and water consumers with two-way communication technology. A bidder can either ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

POWERGRID can monetize its transmission line towers by offering it to mobile telecom service providers on commercial basis under section 41 of the Electricity Act, 2003, which allows for effective ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
GRIDCO Tenders 200 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Odisha

Agra Air Force Station Announces 1.5 MW Solar Tender to Meet 90% of its Power Needs

The Indian Air Force’s Chief Engineer in Allahabad has issued tender for a 1.5 MW solar project at the Agra Air Force Station. The project is expected to meet up ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

Tiruppur Smart City Limited, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, has issued a tender to develop 4.8 MW of solar power projects at Iduvai village. The brief scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions