Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture company of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Limited, has announced a tender for setting up 1 GW of solar ...
ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is setting up a committee to review the issues with the ‘Approved Lists of Models ...
Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel Installers to design and install 5 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop power projects under CAPEX (capital ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to implement changes to the tariff framework to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state. The ...
MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

In an important clarification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the period of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 will be considered from March 25, 2020, ...
After Andhra, Haryana's Flip-Flop on Solar Development is Costing Developers

After Andhra, Haryana’s Flip-Flop on Solar Development is Costing Developers

The 2022 deadline for India's solar target is looming large, and now is the time when all states should be working cohesively towards enabling solar expansion. Instead, several states in ...
L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

Lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.71 (~$0.0401)/kWh was quoted in the auction held by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the development of 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
2017 India Solar Market Leaders Revealed After a Record Year

2017 India Solar Market Share Leaders Revealed After a Record Year

India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world behind China and the United States after a record 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017 - more than ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
Status of Solar Glass and Back Sheets after Safeguard Duty

Oral Hearing in the Ongoing Solar Glass Import Case to be Held on June 11, 2018

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has fixed June 11, 2018, as the date of oral hearing for the ongoing solar glass import case from Malaysia ...
ReNew Power Likely to Acquire 700 MW of Renewable Assets Across Four States

Hinduja National Power Corp Acquires Kiran Energy Solar

Hinduja National Power Corporation Limited (HNPCL), a subsidiary of the Hinduja Group, has successfully completed the acquisition of Kiran Energy Solar Power. According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), ...
Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

Subsidy Disbursement Delays are Hampering Growth of Residential Rooftop Solar in India

The Indian solar installation goal of 100 GW by the year 2022 set by the government calls for 60 MW of large-scale solar and 40 GW of rooftop solar. Though ...
In a Tit-For-Tat Case WTO Establishes Panel to Resolve India-US Dispute on Renewable Energy

In a Tit-For-Tat Case, WTO Sets Up Panel to Resolve India-US Renewable Energy Dispute

In response to the dispute raised by India against the renewable energy policies of eight American states, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a panel to resolve the ...
Uttarakhand’s G. B. Pant University Tenders 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttarakhand’s G. B. Pant University Tenders 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand’s Pantnagar town, has tendered a 5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The bid-submission deadline is May 31, 2018 ...
Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

The Indian solar industry currently is consumed by whether a safeguard duty will be imposed or not and all the pros and cons around it. If a safeguard duty is ...
MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)’s 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 450 MW. “In all, eight project developers had submitted technical bids aggregating ...
The grant will assist the government to achieve its national goals of reaching 75 percent electricity access by 2020

African Development Bank Approves $1.5 Million Loan for Development of Solar in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Nigerian government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa ...
Sprng Energy, Ayana and SB Energy are the Winners in 750 MW NTPC Auction

Sprng Energy, Ayana and SB Energy are the Winners in 750 MW NTPC Auction

Sprng Energy, Ayana Renewable Power, and SB Energy were winners in the recently conducted auction by the National Thermal Corporation of India (NTPC) for 750 MW of solar projects in ...
Solar EPC Contracts Cannot be Composite as per GST, Rules Maharashtra Authority

Solar EPC Contracts Cannot be Composite as per GST, Rules Maharashtra Authority

In a recently issued order, the Maharashtra State Authority of Advanced Ruling (MSAAR) stated that the supply of turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a ...
ReNew Power Files for IPO After Raising Over a Billion Dollars in Funding

ReNew Power Files for IPO After Raising Over a Billion Dollars in Funding

Indian renewable energy project developer, ReNew Power, has filed draft papers with capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to float an Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to the ...
TEDA Invites Expression of Interest for the Development of 500 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

TEDA Invites Expression of Interest for the Development of 500 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for the development of 500 MW solar park in the state. The bid-submission deadline is June 7, ...
TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has tendered a 50 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is June 21, 2018 ...
Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

The global renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs worldwide in 2017. This was a 5.3 percent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable ...
Solar Accounted for 2 Percent of India’s Total Power Generation in FY 2017-18

Solar Accounted for 2 Percent of India’s Total Power Generation in FY 2017-18

During the financial year (FY) 2017-18, India produced approximately 25.90 billion units (BUs) of solar power, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was an increase ...
Wind World India Limited Invites EoI from Interested Parties for its Resolution Plan

Wind World India Limited Invites EoI from Interested Parties for its Resolution Plan

Wind World India Limited (WWIL), a manufacturer and seller of wind energy converters (WECs), has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested parties, seeking a resolution plan for the company ...
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Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

In April 2018, the spot power price was ₹3.98 (~$0.0594)/kWh, ₹1.21 (~$0.0180)/kWh more than the ₹2.77 (~$0.0413)/kWh recorded in April 2017, an increase of approximately 44 percent. The key reasons ...
Haryana Floats Tender for 300 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

NMC on the Lookout for EPC Contractor to Develop 42 MW of Solar Projects in Nagpur

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is on the lookout for an experienced engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop 42 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and grid-connected solar PV ...
Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Scientists working in the field of solar energy are constantly trying to find a balance between efficiency and cost. Recently, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
/ / Solar, Technology
NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

The domestic Electric Vehicle (EV) market is emerging out of its nascent stage in India and expanding rapidly as a means of intelligent and sustainable transportation. Along with the surge ...
Renewables a Significant Contributor to Tata Power’s Annual Profit of ₹26.79B for FY 2017-18

Renewables a Significant Contributor to Tata Power’s Annual Profit of ₹26.79B for FY 2017-18

Tata Power’s annual consolidated profit after tax (PAT) stood at ₹26.79 billion (~$401.48 million), up 144 percent when compared with the previous year, the company announced recently. Tata Power’s underlying ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Lack of Transmission Capacity a Growing Concern for Solar and Wind Companies

With more than 66 GW of renewable energy capacity connected to India’s national grid, the country’s renewable industry continues to grow at a fast pace but the transmission infrastructure needed ...