Rooftop Solar Projects to be Heavily Subsidized in Uttar Pradesh

Rooftop Solar Projects to be Heavily Subsidized in Uttar Pradesh

The government of Uttar Pradesh is preparing to launch generous new subsidies for rooftop solar projects in an effort to promote new installations in the state. A source in the ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
UPNEDA Tenders 1 GW Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Breaking: UPNEDA Tenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects Across Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has tendered 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NREDCAP Issues Tender For Supply of Solar Power to

NREDCAP Issues Tender For Supply of Solar Power to Vijaywada Municipal Corporation

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered a grid-connected solar PV project to supply power under open access to the Vijaywada Municipal Corporation (VMC) ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

Longi Interview: Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

The ongoing anti-dumping investigation has domestic manufacturers wondering about their fates. As the country looks toward a greener future with an expansion of the renewable energy sector in coming years, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

Breaking: SECI Tenders 950 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced two new separate tenders for 950 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
PSA for Kadapa Solar Project Signed, PPA to be Signed on January 10

PSA for Kadapa Solar Project Signed, PPA to be Signed on January 10

The Power Sale Agreement (PSA) for the sale of power generated from the 250 MW solar project which will be developed in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa Solar Park, has been signed ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Small Hydro Projects Gain Momentum in India

Small Hydro Projects Gain Momentum in India, over 4 GW Installed

As India walks towards a greener future, small hydro power projects are gradually gaining traction in the country. As of November 2017, small hydro projects totaling 4,399.35 MW have been ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
63 Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

Sixty three Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

The government has been seriously pursuing the advancement of solar micro grids in the country. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh apprised the House that ...
/ Off-grid, Solar
States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

The Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in states that joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program have cut down their financial losses from ₹515.9 billion (~$8.14 billion) in the Financial Year ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

The Karnataka government is all set to procure 640 Electric Vehicles (EVs) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. The vehicles to be procured ...
December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders Over 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Breaking: SECI Tenders 275 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has (SECI) tendered 275 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the Uttar Pradesh Solar Park. SECI confirmed to Mercom ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Church Pension Fund Infuses $17 Million to Promote Solar Energy in South Asia

Church Pension Fund Infuses $17 Million to Promote Solar Energy in South Asia

The Church Pension Fund (CPF) has invested $17 million (~₹1.07 billion) to provide financing to organizations that promote green energy initiatives. CPF is a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church ...
/ Off-grid, Solar
CREDA Tenders Over 2 MW of Solar

CREDA Tenders Over 2 MW of Solar Projects To Be Developed Across Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has tendered 2.084 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be established across nine districts of Chhattisgarh. These projects have been tendered ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

After a period of lull, the month of December 2017 witnessed a surge in tendering and auction activity in solar sector in the country. Over 2,500 MW of solar was ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

Update: Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

The solar module misclassification issue at ports is not fully resolved yet according to Mercom findings. The 7.5 percent (plus cess) duty has still not been eliminated but the government ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson Wins Bid to Develop 9.9 MW Grid-Connected Solar at Cochin Airport

Sterling & Wilson, an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company has won the bid to develop 9.9 MW of grid-connected solar project for CIAL Infrastructures Ltd. CIAL Infrastructures is a ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hareda Rooftop Solar Tender

HAREDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is January 30, 2018. The ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Following delays attributed to natural and man-made causes, officials now hope to have most of the capacity online this month In Karnataka’s Tumkur district stands an expansive solar park that ...
/ Solar, Utilities
Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

Interview: Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

In line with the government’s ambitious renewable energy targets, India has seen an impressive increase in the rate at which these energy sources are being tapped for utilization. But given ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
TPREL Commissions 50 MW DCR Solar Project in Pavagada Solar Park

TPREL Commissions 50 MW DCR Solar Project in Pavagada Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a Tata Power subsidiary, has commissioned a 50 MW Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category solar project at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka, which covers ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar

GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commissioned a 5.76 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project developed under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The project has been developed on ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
NLC India Commissions 130 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli

NLC India Commissions 130 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli

The state-owned Neyvveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) has successfully commissioned 130 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu. Speaking on the achievement, Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar said, "As part of ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu to Charge Developers for Under Generation of Solar and Wind Power

Tamil Nadu to Charge Developers for Under Generation of Solar and Wind Power

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has released draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation which says TNERC would impose deviation ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar