Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor have announced that they are teaming up to develop sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and small electric vehicles as part of several previously announced joint initiatives ...
Lebanon Invites EOI to Develop 300 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Lebanon Invites EOI to Develop 300 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

The Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has issued a notice inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the development of 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with battery ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar modules equipped with bypass diodes will now be exempt from paying an additional duty of 7.5 percent at Indian ports, according to a new order issued by the central ...
Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat will soon have the largest solar park at a single location in India as the state government has approved the establishment of a 5,000 MW in Dholera Special Investment ...
MSEDCL Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Floating Solar PV Projects

MSEDCL Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Floating Solar PV Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is on the lookout for prospective developers to develop 1,000 MW of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. As a first step in ...
BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

BRPL and EESL Partner Up to Promote Energy Efficiency Efforts in New Delhi

Delhi’s major distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Serviced Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to provide reliable, energy efficient power services ...
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Regulatory ambiguities and tariff uncertainties were a drag on the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2018, causing the announced corporate funding total to fall by 65 percent ...
Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

Karnataka’s solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity crossed the 5 GW mark in the first quarter of 2018 to transform it into India’s top solar PV state. So far in 2018, Karnataka ...
MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has retendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in order to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline ...
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s power supply deficit held steady at 0.7 percent during financial year (FY) 2017-18, coming in roughly unchanged from the figures reported during financial year FY 2016-17. During 2017-18, 1,203,567 ...
CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft amendment to technical standard regulations that apply to generation resources like rooftop solar and charging stations that are seeking to connect ...
India’s Banks Grapple with $38 Billion in Bad Loans from Power Sector: Report

India’s Banks Grapple with $38 Billion in Bad Loans from Power Sector: Report

India’s banking sector is staring at potential dud assets worth $38 billion (~₹2,470 billion) from the power sector, according to a latest report released by the Bank of America and ...
CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 12 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Project in Maharashtra

CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 12 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India, is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 12 MW of grid-connected solar ...
Malaysian Utility Signs PPAs for 60 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

Malaysian Utility Signs PPAs for 60 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

In an effort to expand the reach of solar power in Malaysia, the country’s leading utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has entered into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 60 ...
UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

Developing countries increased their renewable energy investments by more than $74.3 billion to $177.1 billion in 2017, according to a new report by UN Environment in collaboration with the Frankfurt ...
Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

In March 2018, more than 3 GW of solar projects were tendered but just 1 GW of solar projects were auctioned across India according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...
SECI Auctions 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects to be Developed Across India

₹2.51/kWh Wins SECI 2 GW ISTS Wind Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 2 GW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under Tranche-IV. These projects can be developed anywhere in the country ...
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MNRE Utilized ₹36.13 Billion from NCEEF Fund in FY 2017-18

MNRE Utilized ₹36.13 Billion from NCEEF in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had not utilized the entire budget allocated to it by the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) during financial year (FY) ...
Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

The inter-regional transmission links being developed under India’s Green Energy Corridor program are ready to begin evacuating an aggregate capacity of 19.95 GW, according to government data. In a written ...
News Highlights from March 2018_ Key Developments in India’s Renewable Sector

News Highlights from March 2018: Key Developments in India’s Renewable Sector

There was a range of activity from stakeholders in India’s solar sector during the month of March. Here is a quick recap of the important data points and headlines: The ...
NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note that calls for developing a strategy to scale-up transformative mobility and encourage the use of zero emissions vehicles and ancillary technology. The ...
PPAs Signed for 640 MW Solar Projects Auctioned by KREDL in Karnataka

PPAs Signed for 640 MW of Solar Projects Auctioned by KREDL in Karnataka

The Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 640 MW to be developed in various taluks of Karnataka have been signed. The projects had been auctioned ...
Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

Interview: Government Should Strike the Right Balance When it Comes to Safeguard Duty

The domestic solar sector is in need of help, but the recommendation to impose a 70 percent safeguard duty, in all likelihood, is going to roil the sector, according to ...
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

India’s EV Sector is Slowly Emerging from its Nascent Stage

India’s electric vehicle sector is progressing steadily, thanks to government efforts to procure EVs for various departments and efforts by city transportation corporations to procure e-buses for public transportation. As ...