Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Mulls Revision of Generic Tariff for Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a discussion paper to set tariff for solar power projects, including solar rooftop projects for the financial year 2020. Earlier, Mercom reported ...
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
Asian Development Bank Invests $20 Million in AC Energy’s First Climate Bond

Asian Development Bank Invests $20 Million in AC Energy’s First Climate Bond

The Asian Development Bank (ADB ) has invested $20 million in the first climate bond issuance of AC Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation in the Philippines. This will be the ...
Phelan Energy Group Secures Financing for a 86 MW Solar Project in South Africa

Phelan Energy Group Secures Financing for a 86 MW Solar Project in South Africa

Phelan Energy Group has announced that in December 2018, its subsidiary, Solar Capital reached financial close on its third solar project. The project, located in South Africa, has a capacity ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

31 Companies Join Climate Action Initiative, Adopt EVs to Fight Toxic Air

The Climate Group is targeting the electrification of more than 2 million vehicles by 2030 under its EV100 initiative.  EV100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group (a non-profit ...
SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Solar Power Generation in India Recorded Highest Production in Q4 2018

Solar power generation in India continues to increase as more solar is added to the grid every day. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, solar accounted for around 27.9 ...
APERC Approves PPAs for 841.32 MW of Wind

Pakistan Gives Tax Exemption for 5 Years to Solar and Wind Equipment Manufacturing

The Pakistan government has proposed a five-year exemption of taxes for manufacturing of solar and wind energy equipment in its budget bill, reported Reuters. The tax break is expected to ...
German Solar Developer ib vogt GmbH Acquires Majority Stake in Singapore’s nv vogt

Power Finance Corporation’s Acquisition of 52% Stake in REC Approved

The Competition Commission of India has announced that it has approved Power Finance Corporation’s (PFC) acquisition of 52% stake in Rural Electrification Corporation (REC). In December 2018, the acquisition received ...
BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the procurement of 1,500 metric tons of module mounting structure columns for setting up 129 MW of solar power projects ...
Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

NHPC’s New Tender Calls for 1,082 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has issued a tender for 1,082.16 kW  of rooftop and small solar power projects at various power stations of NHPC in Himachal Pradesh. These ...
Jharkhand Announces EPC Tender for a 2 MW Canal Top Solar Project

Jharkhand Announces EPC Tender for a 2 MW Canal Top Solar Project

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) is looking for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) firm to set up a canal top solar project in Ranchi. The state agency has ...
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Public Sector Units to Develop 12 GW of Solar Projects in 4 Years Using Domestic Modules

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for the implementation of setting up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects under the Central Public Sector ...
Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in a newly released consultative paper. The paper is up for comments up to March ...
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Garners Huge Response, Oversubscribed by 1,125 MW

The recent wind tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of projects have been oversubscribed by 1,125 MW. These ISTS-connected wind projects were issued ...
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News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

The first month of 2019 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. For instance, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR ) issued its final findings for the ...
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

DISCOMs Owe ₹18.84 Billion to NTPC in Outstanding Bills for Solar Projects

Power distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka are staring at acute power shortages as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has warned that it will stop supply ...
BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 545 MW

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Phase IV) tender has been oversubscribed by 545 MW. Bids totaling 1,045 MW were submitted in ...
AAI, Calicut, Airports, Solar, Consultancy

AAI’s New Tender Seeks Engineering Consultancy for a 5 MW Solar Project at Calicut Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invited bids for engineering consultancy from consultancies or engineering, procurement, and construction companies to prepare for a 5 MW ground-mounted solar PV project proposed ...
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on BIS Standards for Solar Pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum requesting for views of stakeholders on the BIS standards for solar PV water pumping systems. Earlier, the Bureau ...
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Peak Power Demand in India Increased Year-Over-Year by 4% in January 2019

According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 162 GW in January 2019, registering a 4 percent increase over the peak demand registered in January ...
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

India Gets Serious on Optimizing Inter-State Generating Stations, Reducing Power Cost

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to implement a pilot for the security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) of electricity ...
Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a notice inviting suggestions from interested parties before finalizing its Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance Framework (Third ...
Haryana Electricity Regulator Approves PPA with Deviations for a 10 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s New Solar Policy Targets 9 GW of Installed Capacity by 2023

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued the state’s Solar Energy Policy 2019. The policy targets 9 GW of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Tamil Nadu by ...
SECI Likely to Issue RfS for 2.5 GW of Solar in Kargil by December 31, 2018

EBRD to Finance a 50 MW Solar Project in Southern Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the financing of a 50 MW solar power project in southern Kazakhstan. The proposed financing package arranged by the EBRD ...
Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

China Installs Better than Expected 44 GW of Solar Capacity in CY 2018

In the calendar year (CY) 2018, China installed 44.26 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity.  The country installed 9.76 GW of solar PV capacity in the fourth quarter of CY 2018 ...