Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

Only Manufacturers of Solar Pumps and Modules Allowed to Bid Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an amendment to the guidelines for implementing the KUSUM program for India’s farmers, which would help solarize agriculture. Now, the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Jharkhand Reissues 2 MW Solar Canal-Top Tender Amid Lukewarm Response

Jharkhand Reissues 2 MW Solar Canal-Top Tender Amid Lukewarm Response

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has reissued its tender for 2 MW of grid-connected canal-top solar power projects at Sikidiri Canal in Ranchi. The last date for the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Tops Government’s Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

Karnataka Tops Government’s Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

According to central government estimates, Karnataka has emerged as the best state in India for rooftop solar projects. Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently released a survey report titled ‘The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the top renewable energy generating states of the country are the biggest defaulters when it comes to paying dues for the power procured from renewable projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Mono PERC Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

Mono PERC Solar Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

With increased acceptance of high-efficiency monocrystalline (mono) technology in solar projects around the world, Chinese cell and module suppliers are swiftly scaling production of these products. This shift is occurring ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra Issues Tender for 939 kW of Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra’s Nandurbar Municipal Council (NMC) has issued three tenders for 939 kW of rooftop solar projects. The individual capacities of the tenders are 310 kW, 314 kW, and 315 kW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

EESL Tenders 175,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 175,000 off-grid solar water pumping systems. Apart from the design, manufacture, supply, transport, installation, testing, and commissioning, the scope ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sembcorp’s India Business Records 46% Jump in Net Profit During First Half of 2019

Sembcorp’s India Business Records 46% Jump in Net Profit During First Half of 2019

Sembcorp Industries, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, has announced a net profit of $137.8 million (₹ 9.8 billion) in the first half of 2019 (1H2019), up from $114.7 million (₹8.2 ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Begins Allocation of Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

MNRE Begins Allocation of Renewable Capacities to States Under KUSUM Program for India’s Farmers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum for state-wise renewable energy capacity allocation under the KUSUM program for the country’s farmers. The capacities have been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Oil Corporation Plans to Invest ₹250 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

Indian Oil Corporation Plans to Invest ₹250 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to diversify its business verticals and make significant investments to the tune of ₹250 billion (~$3.48 billion) in clean energy projects like solar, wind, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems for Rural Areas

The state of Tamil Nadu has issued 43 tenders to supply, install, and commission LED-based solar home lighting systems in 53,734 houses located in the rural areas of the state ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of power from solar or wind power projects. The bid submission deadline is September 11, 2019 ...
Top 5 Chinese Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

Top 5 Chinese Solar Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

In the first half (1H) of 2019, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China according to the latest trade data ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

ISA and Birmingham University to Help Farmers Through Solar-Hybrid Cold Chain Technology

The University of Birmingham and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will collaborate to help farmers in countries with abundant and perennial sunshine. The effort is to help farmers capitalize on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published a draft policy called National Resource Efficiency Policy (Draft) 2019. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders, including ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines to implement the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW of rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

Maharashtra Seeks Consultants to Study Potential of Solar Along Nagpur-Mumbai Highway

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has issued a consulting services tender to assess the potential for the development of 150-200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Suzlon Group’s Net Loss was ₹3.37 Billion in the First Quarter of FY 2020

Suzlon Group’s Net Loss was ₹3.37 Billion in the First Quarter of FY 2020

Suzlon Group, a renewable energy solutions provider, headquartered in Pune, has announced its financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the fiscal year 2019-20 (FY20). The revenue of the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

In a welcome development, the ongoing feud between the renewable industry and the new administration in the state of Andhra Pradesh could be deescalating. The state government may take a ...
/ / Other, Wind
Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

Gujarat Invites Bidders to Install 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Across its Tourist Sites

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) has issued a tender for 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along with solar parking and off-grid solar benches. These ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore’s Shado Group Launches Electric Three-Wheeler in India

Singapore-based Shado Group, provider of electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure, has unveiled an affordable, low voltage, and instantly chargeable electric three-wheelers under the brand name, Erick. The company plans ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

EESL Signs MoU with Apollo to Install EV Charging Stations in its Hospitals Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, a chain of super-specialty hospitals in India, to install public electric vehicle ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender to set up 1,800 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under tranche VIII has been undersubscribed by 1,249 MW ...
/ / Other, Wind
North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

North East Tea Planters Demand 90% Subsidy for Solar Projects in Tea Gardens

The tea planters of North East India have urged the central government to allow 90% subsidy on the installation of solar projects in the tea industry. The representatives of the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar