13% of Indian Households Still Don't Have Access to Grid-Connected Electricity: Survey

13% of Indian Households Still Don’t Have Access to Grid-Connected Electricity: Survey

A recently-released survey suggests that nearly 87% of the country's population has access to grid-based electricity, while 13% either use non-grid sources for electricity and lighting or don't use any ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to file a modified request for selection (RfS) for floating open tenders under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Residential rooftop solar developers welcomed the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) move to penalize distribution licensees (DISCOMs) for any delay in rooftop solar systems' connection agreement. Last month, the Ministry of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Developer in Uttar Pradesh Penalized for Not Complying with Commission's Order

Tariff Reduced From ₹3.57 to ₹2.95/kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has announced a new tariff of ₹2.95 (~$0.039)/kWh for 400 MW of solar projects in Ananthapuram II ultra-mega solar park that were supplying ...
Solar Imports in Q3 Down 77% From Last Year

Solar Imports in Q3 Down 77% From Last Year

According to the latest trade data, India’s solar imports were 77% lower than the same period last year, which saw $598.1 million (~$42.2 billion) of imports. However, solar imports rose ...
Should Solar Generators Worry About SECI Amid Rising Dues from DISCOMs_

Should Solar Generators Worry About SECI Amid Rising Dues from DISCOMs?

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has started reimbursing renewable developers' claims falling under the 'change in law' clause. These reimbursements have been filed for the additional costs incurred by ...
This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Acciona Solar Power claimed that they had developed a technology that can enhance the efficiency and revenue of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China's FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China’s FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi, a German luxury automobile manufacturer, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's state-owned automobile company FAW to launch a joint venture to produce electric vehicles ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

Two researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur claimed to have fabricated sub-modules from organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells on paper substrates. According to the research team, OPV modules ...
/ / Solar, Technology
CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an advisory for the recent draft rules proposed by the Ministry of Power (MoP), asking it to work in harmony by honoring ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
NHDC Seeks to Procure Modules for 1,035 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa

NHDC Seeks to Procure Modules for 1,035 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa

NHDC Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Limited and the Government of Madhya Pradesh, has floated a tender to purchase solar modules for 1,035 MW of projects in Madhya Pradesh ...
Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), asking it to permit the use of existing energy meters for projects under ...
REC to Install 1,650 Solar Lights in Nashik Under its CSR Program

REC to Install 1,650 Solar Lights in Nashik Under its CSR Program

REC Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of REC Limited, has floated a tender for installing 1,650 solar street lights in the Nashik district of Maharashtra on a turn-key ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated an operations and maintenance (O&M) tender for its 50 MW solar power project at Kadiri, Ananthapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The ...
Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save Households (1)

Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save for Households

This is the second article in a series that explains all you need to know before installing a solar system on your rooftop. The first article focused on the specifics ...
Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

The government of Uttar Pradesh has come up with a new program for small and marginal farmers to promote solar energy in the state. The government has proposed a 'community ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ GE to Supply Turbines for SB Energy’s Wind Project in Madhya Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: GE to Supply Turbines for SB Energy’s Wind Project in Madhya Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: SB Energy has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply, install, and commission 121 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Announced for Solar Lanterns, Home Lighting Systems, and Streetlights in Kerala

Tender Announced for Solar Lanterns, Home Lighting Systems, and Streetlights in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for the empanelment of agencies for the supply and installation of solar systems below 1 kW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the manufacture and supply of about 32 MW of crystalline photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The modules would be exported to ...
Adani Green Expands its Joint Venture with TOTAL after Acquiring 205 MW of Solar Assets

Adani Green Expands its Joint Venture with TOTAL after Acquiring 205 MW of Solar Assets

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) announced that it has added 205 MW of operational solar projects worth ₹16.32 billion (~$222.9 million) to the portfolio of its joint venture with French ...
GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

Long Ridge Energy Terminal has joined hands with New Fortress Energy (NFE) and General Electric (GE) to transition its 485 MW combined-cycle power project to operate on carbon-free hydrogen. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) ruled in favor of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) in a petition demanding action against them for not achieving their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13_kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has proposed norms for a pre-fixed levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: REC Silicon ASA, a U.S.-based advanced silicon material producer, and Violet Energy Corporation have joined hands to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Wind Installations in India were up about 117% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), with about 295 MW of installations compared to the previous quarter’s 136 MW, according ...
/ / Wind
CLP Wind Farms Raises Nearly ₹3 Billion Through Green Bonds

CLP Wind Farms Raises Nearly ₹3 Billion Through Green Bonds

CLP Wind Farms (India)  said it raised ₹2.96 billion (~$40.51 million) through its green bonds - financial instruments designed to raise money for climate and sustainability-related projects and activities. The ...
/ / Wind
Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

The Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (TSTRANSCO) and the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) to provide long-term intrastate open access ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW On-going Solar Project

Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW Ongoing Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has ruled that the losses suffered by a solar open access project developer due to a delay in the signing of a connectivity agreement ...
Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total, a France-based oil and gas major, and Google Cloud have jointly developed Solar Mapper, a tool to predict rooftop solar energy potential. The tool aims to enhance the solar ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order extending the control period for benchmark capital costs and generic tariffs as a one-time exception. This is for 10,000 of ...
Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (NBPDCL) has invited a Request for Proposal to empanel vendors to install 20 MW of residential rooftop solar systems in the state. Interested ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions