State Bank of Pakistan Expands Scope of its Financing Program to Include Renewables

State Bank of Pakistan Expands Scope of its Financing Program to Include Renewables

To promote renewables, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has expanded the scope of its renewable energy refinancing program, allowing financing under category III of the program to solar and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

China Adds 11.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

According to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), 11.52 GW of solar capacity was installed in China during the first half (1H) of 2020. Large-scale solar ...
Tender Released for a 1.5 MW Solar Power Project in Kerala’s Palakkad District

Tender Released for a 1.5 MW Solar Power Project in Kerala’s Palakkad District

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has invited bids from domestic bidders for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for a 1.5 MW grid-connected solar project in the state ...
Noida Floats Tender for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on its Buildings

NOIDA Floats Tender for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on its Buildings

The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) has issued a request for proposal for 10 MW (AC) of rooftop solar projects on its buildings under the RESCO model. The scope ...
Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates Stands Postponed by Four Weeks

Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates Stands Postponed by Four Weeks

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has issued an order postponing the trading of renewable energy certificates (RECs) scheduled for July 29 by four weeks. If the validity of any ...
Gujarat’s Retender for 700 MW of Solar Gets Good Response, Oversubscribed by 600 MW

Gujarat’s Retender for 700 MW of Solar Gets Good Response, Oversubscribed by 600 MW

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited’s (GUVNL) tender for 700 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the state’s Dholera solar park (Phase IX) has been oversubscribed by 600 MW. The ...
What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

The Indian solar industry has been dependent on imported solar cells and modules since the inception of the National Solar Mission. The focus so far has been on project development ...
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Interested Parties to Purchase Solar from RESCO Rooftop Systems

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to purchase power from solar rooftop projects installed with ‘zero upfront investment’ through the RESCO ...
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Funding and M&A Roundup: Tokyo Gas Acquires 514 MW Solar Project, Northvolt Raises $1.6B

Here are some important funding and m&a updates from the global renewable energy industry from the past week: Northvolt, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, announced the signing of a $1.6 billion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI’s 7.5 GW Leh-Kargil Solar Tender Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

SECI’s 7.5 GW Leh-Kargil Solar Tender Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 7.5 GW of grid-connected solar power projects slated to be developed in ...
Rajasthan Commission Asks Wind Generator to Pay ₹14 Million in Transmission Charges

Rajasthan Commission Asks Wind Generator to Pay ₹14 Million in Transmission Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has asked a textile company to pay the transmission charges, and the state load despatch center (SLDC) charges amounting to ~₹14 million (~$187,357) to ...
/ / Wind
Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across various locations in Bihar ...
Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC Limited) has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoA) with the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
India’s Solar Imports Plunged by 83% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Imports Plunged by 83% in Q2 2020

Indian solar imports declined by 83% in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2020, totaling $69 million (₹5.15 billion) as compared to $399 million (₹29.7 billion) during ...
Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

Ministry of Renewable Energy Includes NHPC in its Dispute Resolution Committee

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it had added NHPC Limited under the purview of its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) and Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DSM). The MNRE said ...
BMW Targets Seven Million Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2030

BMW Targets Seven Million Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2030

The BMW Group, a Germany-based luxury automobile manufacturer, announced that it hadset a target of producing seven million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, making resource efficiency and sustainability central to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Masdar, Jinko, and TAQA to Develop UAE’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project

Masdar, Jinko, and TAQA to Develop UAE’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) announced that it has awarded the 2 GW Al Dhafra solar PV project to a consortium comprising Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sembcorp Energy Commissions 800 MW of Wind Projects

Sembcorp Energy Commissions 800 MW of Wind Projects

Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) announced that it had commissioned 800 MW of wind power projects in India.                ` In its press statement, SEIL said that with this development, it ...
/ / Wind
Singapore Set to Get a New Peer-to-Peer Renewable Trading Platform

Singapore Set to Get a New Peer-to-Peer Renewable Trading Platform

Singapore-based Senoko Energy announced that it had launched a pilot project for peer-to-peer (P2P) renewable energy trading. The project is supported by an ELECTRIFY and ENGIE Factory, the venture arm of French ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Locally Made Polycrystalline Solar Modules

REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Locally Made Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued tender for rate contract manufacturing of polycrystalline solar modules of 325W. If solar cells are domestically manufactured, the diffusion process on ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Renewable energy’s share (including large hydro projects) inched up to 36.3% during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up about 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to the data ...
Weekly News Wrap-Up_ Canadian Solar Soon on Chinese Capital Markets, Freyr Energy Launches App

Weekly News Wrap-Up: Canadian Solar Soon on Chinese Capital Markets, Freyr Energy Launches App

Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it has decided to list its business on Chinese Capital Markets. According to its press statement, the company said it would pursue a listing of its ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian ...
SJVN Seeks Solar and Hydro Power Projects for Acquisition

SJVN Seeks Solar and Hydropower Projects for Acquisition

SJVN Limited has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested parties to offer their solar and hydropower projects for acquisition by SJVN. Power generation companies, power project ...
Karnataka Commission Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s (Adani Green) plea for relief on the grounds of the ‘force majeure’ clause for its 20 MW solar ...

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