Solar Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Navi Mumbai

Solar Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Navi Mumbai

Magenta Power, a renewable energy solutions provider, has partnered with Exicom to install a solar-based DC charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai. The charging station called ...
Vivint Solar Closes $811 Million Debt Financing Deal

Vivint Solar Closes $811 Million Debt Financing Deal

Vivint Solar, a residential solar solutions provider in the United States, has announced the closing of $811 million of debt financing. The amount was raised in two separate transactions. The first transaction of ...
ISRO Offers to Transfer its Li-ion Cell Technology to Suitable Industries and Start-ups

ISRO Offers to Transfer its Li-ion Cell Technology to Suitable Industries and Start-ups

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a part of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has invited applications regarding the Request for Qualification (RFQ) to transfer its in-house developed Li-ion cell technology ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
Enphase to Acquire SunPower's Microinverter Business

Enphase to Acquire SunPower’s Microinverter Business

Enphase Energy and SunPower Corporation have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Enphase will acquire SunPower's microinverter business. Enphase will be acquiring the microinverter business for $25 ...
Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with General Electric (GE). Under the agreement, TPREL will provide solar ...
Canada Pension Plan to Start Issuing Green Bonds

Canada Pension Plan to Start Issuing Green Bonds

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a public pension fund, has announced its foray into green bonds. This would make CPPIB the first pension fund to issue green bonds, ...
Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar PV auctions around the world in 2017 resulted in bids at new record lows, noted the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for ...
Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

Karnataka Invites Expression of Interest to Install Three Floating Solar Projects

The Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board has invited expression of interest (EoI) to set up floating solar power projects over reservoirs in Manvi, Sirguppa, and Ballari City. The ...
UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

UPNEDA’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 870 MW

The 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender issued by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has been oversubscribed by 870 MW. Initially, the 1 GW capacity ...
BHEL Bags Orders Worth ₹1.25 Billion for Two Solar Projects in Gujarat

BHEL Bags Orders Worth ₹1.25 Billion for Two Solar Projects in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU) involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, has announced that it has bagged orders worth ₹1.25 billion (~$0.019 billion) for ...
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OREDA Tenders 6 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project on Behalf of HAL

OREDA Tenders 6 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Project on Behalf of HAL

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has tendered a 6 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project on behalf of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Koraput, Odisha. The bid-submission deadline ...
Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
Raasi Group to Setup Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

Raasi Group to Set up Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), which comes under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement ...
Afghanistan Issues Tender for the Development of 5 MW Hybrid Solar Project

Afghanistan Issues Tender for the Development of 5 MW Hybrid Solar Project

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) of Afghanistan has issued a tender for a 5 MW hybrid solar project in the country. The project is set to be developed ...
Researchers at UC Berkley Harvest Water from Air Using Solar-Powered System

Researchers at UC Berkley Harvest Water from Air Using Solar-Powered System

The scientists at the University of California, Berkley, have some good news for people living in arid regions. These scientists have successfully harvested water from the air with the help of ...
Infosys Sources Over 43% of its Electricity Needs From Renewable Energy

NTPC Issues Tenders for 36 MW of Solar in Telangana and Gujarat

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a total of 36 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the states of Telangana and Gujarat. NTPC ...
BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

BEL Inaugurates 16 MW Solar PV Project in Chennai’s Avadi

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking (PSU), has successfully completed the construction of a 16 MW solar PV project at the Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) premises in ...
WBREDA Retenders 10 MW of Solar Project to be Developed in West Bengal’s Nadia District

WBREDA Retenders 10 MW of Solar Project to be Developed in West Bengal’s Nadia District

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has retendered a 10 MW grid‑connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Bhajanghat in the state’s Nadia district. The bid-submission ...
Fortum to Sell 54 Percent Share of its Indian Solar Portfolio

Fortum to Sell 54 Percent Share of its Indian Solar Portfolio

Fortum, a Finnish energy company, has signed an agreement to sell a 54 percent stake in its solar power company in India to UK Climate Investments and Elite Alfred Berg ...
Solar Companies Still Waiting for GST Clarity and Refunds

Solar Companies Still Waiting for GST Clarity and Refunds

India introduced its Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017, hailing the new tax mechanism as the most efficient way to curb rising tax evasion in the country ...
ACME Wins SECI’s 75 MW Solar Auction Quoting a Tariff of ₹ 3.32/kWh

ACME is the Winner in SECI’s 75 MW Solar Auction Quoting a Tariff of ₹3.32/kWh

ACME Solar Holdings, an independent power producer (IPP) has won a SECI auction to develop 75 MW of solar projects in Parasan Solar Park, located in the state of Uttar ...
ACME Solar Wins SECI Auction to Develop 50 MW of Solar Projects Quoting ₹3.38/kWh

ACME Solar Wins 50 MW SECI Solar Auction With a ₹3.38/kWh Bid

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 50 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Gujrai Solar Park, located in Kanpur Dehat district of ...
India to Partner with Peru and France to Expand Renewable Energy

India to Partner with Peru and France to Expand Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has signed two agreements with the Ministry of Energy and Mining of The Republic of Peru and the National Solar Energy Institute ...
Month in a Minute_ Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Here is a recap of all the important headlines from India’s solar and other renewables from May 2018 - Solar and non-solar REC trading witnessed a spike in May 2018 ...