Malaysia's Yinson Renewables Acquires 37.5% Equity Interest in Rising Sun Energy

Malaysia’s Yinson Renewables Acquires 37.5% Equity Interest in Rising Sun Energy

Malaysia-based Yinson Renewables (S) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad, has entered into multiple agreements to acquire a 37.5% equity interest in Rising Sun Energy Private Limited ...
500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure (1)

500 MW Solar Project in Oman’s Ibri Achieves Financial Closure

Saudi Arabia’s energy giant ACWA Power, along with the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), has achieved the financial closure for a 500 MW solar independent power ...
Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
/ / Solar, Technology
SECI’s 400 MW Round the Clock Tender of Renewable with Energy Storage Oversubscribed

SECI’s 400 MW Renewable Tender with Energy Storage Oversubscribed by 550 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the list of bidders for its 400 MW tender for renewable power on a round-the-clock basis. The list of bidders includes ...
Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

Abu Dhabi Postpones Public Opening of Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Due to Corona Outbreak

The adverse effects of Coronavirus continues to impact the solar industry around the world. Due to the pandemic, the planned public opening of the commercial tariffs for the 1.5 GW ...
Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
Major Ports Asked Not to Impose Penalties and Continue Operations Amid COVID-19 Lockdown (1)

Major Ports Asked Not to Impose Penalties and Continue Operations Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Ministry of Shipping has issued a notice to major ports in the country with directions to deal with issues arising due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry, in its ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

SECI Extends Bidding Deadline for its Solar Tender with Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 14 MW of solar projects with 42 MWh ...
8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

8 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in March Despite the Lockdown

It was a good month for solar tenders, which increased by nearly 377% (four times) in March 2020 as compared to February, despite countrywide lockdown in the second half of ...
MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the payment to renewable energy generating stations during the moratorium provided to distribution companies (DISCOMs) by the ...
Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the Indian Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) have written  letters to the Government of India requesting necessary relief for renewable energy generators in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation with the country in a state of complete lockdown declared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from March 24, 2020, to ...
Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Receives ₹5 Billion Against Outstanding Loans

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it has received ₹5 billion (~$66.8 million) towards the outstanding loans from its ...
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all segments of the Indian ...
Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from FY 2020-21 ...
Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects (1)

Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects

Sungrow, a global inverter supplier for renewable projects, announced that the company had signed a 650 MW strategic agreement with Avaada Energy to supply 1,500 V inverter solutions for its ...
Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai, has issued an advisory to shipping lines asking them not to impose any container detention charges on import shipments at Indian seaports to ...
SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite Power, a global power transmission developer, has announced that it will join hands with GE T&D India Limited, Unitech Power Transmission Limited (UPTL), Tata Projects Limited (TPL), and Associate ...
/ / Grid, T&D