Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

Breaking: Canadian Solar Sells 80 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra, India

Canadian Solar, a global module supplier and solar project developer, has sold its 80 MW (108 MW DC) grid-connected solar project in Maharashtra. The sale of the project by Canadian ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

Solar project auction activity in October 2017 witnessed a steep 54.9% decline while tenders were up 25.3 percent compared to September 2017 in India. Major Tenders The Punjab State Power ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Competition is Heating Up in India’s EV Sector

Competition is Heating Up in India’s EV Sector

India’s electric vehicle (EV) sector is becoming competitive. The date for the delivery of electric cars to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is looming close and elsewhere car companies are ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Government Agencies Tender Over 44 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Government Agencies Tender Over 44 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

In the past week, various government agencies in India have tendered rooftop solar projects of over 44 MW. The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) tendered 40 MW of ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Kadapa Solar PPA Not Yet Signed

PPA Still Not Signed for 250 MW Kadapa Solar Park Project

The power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 250 MW grid-connected solar project at Kadapa Solar Park has not yet been signed, adding to the increasing uncertainty in India’s solar sector ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Financial Innovation Enables Scatec Solar to Launch Projects Worth Nearly $1 Billion

Financial Innovation Enables Scatec Solar to Launch Projects Worth Nearly $1 Billion

Innovative ways to raise capital, ranging from Islamic Green Bond to climate finance, has enabled Scatec Solar to launch 758 MW of clean energy projects on three continents - Asia, ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Winning Bid Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s Solar Auction

Winning Bid of ₹4.18 (~$0.064)/kWh Without VGF Quoted in SECI’s 5 MW Solar Auction

A winning bid of ₹4.18/kWh without viability gap funding (VGF) was quoted in a 5 MW grid-connected solar PV project auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), under ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB Developing Solar Charging Stations for E-Rickshaws in Jabalpur

ABB is teaming up with transportation officials in the city of Jabalpur to help create a network of solar-powered charging stations that will be used to power e-rickshaws. ABB has ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
1,000 GW of Solar Can be Installed in Middle- and Low-Income Countries by 2030

Study: 1,000 GW of Solar Can be Installed in Middle- and Low-Income Countries by 2030

ISA to Start $1 Billion Pilot Project in 2018 At the ongoing conference of parties (COP)23 in Bonn, the findings of the Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) feasibility study were ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Suzlon Group Generated Revenue in H1 FY 2017-18

Suzlon Group Generated Revenue of ₹38.52 Billion in H1 FY 2017-18

Suzlon Group, a renewable energy solutions provider, generated revenue of ₹38.52 billion (~$587.24 million) in the first half of financial year (FY) 2017-18. The company announced pre-forex earnings before interest, ...
/ Other, Press Releases
NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog has released a proposal to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Delhi drafted by AC2SG, a Finland-based Smart Grid Software solutions provider, in collaboration with NITI Aayog ...
/ Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage
Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer in India, has been awarded a contract by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to electrify 320 households across 11 villages through the ...
/ Off-grid, Solar
Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

Report: Off-Grid Solar Market Remains Buoyant Despite 7% Dip in Sales

Although the worldwide sales of off-grid solar products declined by 7 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the final six months of 2016, the market remains ...
/ Off-grid, Solar
KREDL Retenders 200 MW of Solar at Pavagada Solar Park

KREDL Retenders 200 MW of Solar at Pavagada Solar Park

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, tendered 200 MW of solar to be developed at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The bid-submission ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Projects Delayed as Indian Ports Withhold the Release of Solar Panels

Solar Projects Delayed as Indian Ports Withhold the Release of Solar Panels

The misclassification of solar modules by port authorities has created confusion and delays in the Indian solar sector besieged by challenges. Ports and port authorities across the country have begun ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal second quarter 2017, period ending September 30, 2017. The company declared revenue of ₹3,701.7 million (~$56.7 million) for ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Financing Activity in the Indian Solar Sector So Far This Year

$4.2 Billion in Financing Activity in the Indian Solar Sector So Far This Year

In the first three quarters of 2017, the Indian solar sector saw almost $4.2 billion (~₹272 billion) in announced corporate, project funding, and M&A deals, according to the recently released ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
Vestas Wind Order from Atria Power

Vestas Receives 40 MW Wind Order in Karnataka from Atria Power

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order with Vestas for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Project in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state ...
/ Other, Wind
india new power generation capacity

Solar and Wind Account for Over 60% of New Power Capacity Additions in India as of 9M 2017

Solar and Wind accounted for majority of new power capacity additions with renewable energy installations accounting for almost 19 percent of the country’s total installed power as of September 30, ...
/ Uncategorized
MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

MERC to Come Out with Regulations for Forecasting and Deviation Settlement of Solar Generation

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is preparing draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation in the state. It noted that the process ...
/ Grid, Utilities
EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles Commission 87 MW of Solar in India

EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles Commission 87 MW of Solar in India

EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles commissioned three solar projects with an installed capacity totaling 87 MW. The projects have been developed by EDEN, a solar photovoltaic (PV) joint ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
RE-INVEST 2017 Conference Postponed

RE-INVEST 2017 Conference to be Held in New Delhi from December 7th Has Been Postponed

The second edition of the Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo, RE-INVEST 2017, that was scheduled to be held December 7-9, 2017 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar