New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Is June 30, 2020

New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Set for June 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification which states that the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters has once again been extended by six ...
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Premises in Tamil Nadu

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Premises in Tamil Nadu

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance of a 5 MW solar power project at its premises in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The ...
Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

In line with the country’s National Renewable Energy Program, the Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (RfQ) for four solar projects with a cumulative ...
Gujarat Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.80_kWh for Over 202 MW of Wind Projects

Gujarat Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh for Over 202 MW of Wind Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.80 ($0.039)/kWh for 202.6 MW of power from grid-connected wind power projects in Gujarat. In its order, the Commission ...
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Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways is planning to source approximately 1,000 MW of solar power and nearly 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22 across zonal railways and production units. Out of the ...
Robotic Module Cleaning Company Skilancer Solar Gets Funding From Venture Catalysts

Robotic Module Cleaning Company Skilancer Solar Gets Funding From Venture Catalysts

Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator, recently invested an undisclosed amount in Noida-based Skilancer Solar, a solar module cleaning solutions provider. Skilancer Solar specializes in providing a robotic cleaning system which ...
MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure of 500 MW of Solar Power

MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff discovered by MSEDCL through the competitive bidding process and has allowed the procurement of 500 MW of solar power on ...
MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

The central government and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have set new energy performance standards for room air conditioners and have mandated that the default temperature must be set ...
MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a circular stating it has held talks with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, and the Insurance Regulatory ...
CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered that the Stage II connectivity of ReGen Wind Farm should be revoked. The wind farm had asked for an extension of the ...
/ / Wind
NITI Aayog Reports on States’ Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals

NITI Aayog Reports on States’ Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog’s sustainable development goals (SDG) index showed that Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana held the top spots in terms ...
Over 361 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Program

Over 361 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Program

Over 361.3 million LED bulbs have been distributed across India, and 10.3 million smart LED streetlights have been installed under the UJALA and LED Street Lighting National Program at an ...
CERC Provides Relief to Wind Developer by Relaxing Provisions of Maharashtra Policy

CERC Provides Relief to Wind Developer by Relaxing Provisions of Maharashtra Policy

In an important development, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) to revoke the stage-II connectivity of Toramba Renewable Energy. It has also asked ...
/ / Wind
MNRE Directs Wind Developers to Comply with Ministry of Defense’s Directions

MNRE Directs Wind Developers to Comply with Ministry of Defense’s Directions

In a letter to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and wind project developers, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has directed the wind power developers in the vicinity of ...
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SunEdison’s Rooftop Solar Subsidiary Acquires Sherisha Solar

SunEdison’s Rooftop Solar Subsidiary Acquires Sherisha Solar

Chennai-based renewable energy company SunEdison Infrastructure Limited (formerly YKM Industries Limited) has informed that its subsidiary SIL Rooftop Solar Power Private Limited (SIL), has acquired 100% fully paid-up equity share ...
UPERC Dismisses Amplus Green’s Plea to Term its 50 MW Solar Project as Captive

UPERC Dismisses Amplus Green’s Plea to Term its 50 MW Solar Project as Captive

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently rejected Amplus Green Power Private Limited’s plea proposing its 50 MW solar project to be termed as a captive project. Amplus Green ...
Rajasthan Seeks Consultants to Help Frame Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

Rajasthan Seeks Consultants to Help Frame Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a tender to engage consultants to assist in framing the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable sources from ...
IFC to Lend $36 Million to Mahindra Renewables for a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

IFC to Lend $36 Million to Mahindra Renewables for a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial arm of the World Bank, has announced its plan to lend $36 million (~₹2.57 billion) for a 250 MW solar project by Mahindra ...
CERC Directs NLDC to Issue Renewable Energy Certificates to Tadas Wind

CERC Directs NLDC to Issue Renewable Energy Certificates to Tadas Wind

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) to Tadas Wind Energy Private Limited (formerly known as Tadas ...
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Corporate Funding in 2019 Jumps 20% Reaching $12 Billion in the Solar Sector Globally

Corporate Funding in 2019 Jumps 20% Reaching $12 Billion in the Solar Sector Globally

Total corporate funding in the solar sector increased by 20% in 2019, reaching $11.7 billion in 117 deals, up from $9.7 billion in 139 deals in 2018, according to Mercom ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NTPC Tenders for 550 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Thermal Power Stations in Odisha

NTPC Tenders for 550 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Thermal Power Stations in Odisha

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 550 kW of rooftop solar systems at thermal power stations in the state ...
Indian Railways Seeks to Empanel Construction Contractors to Develop Solar Projects

Indian Railways Seeks to Empanel Construction Contractors to Develop Solar Projects

IRCON International Limited (IRCON), (formerly Indian Railways Construction Company Limited), has invited an expression of interest (EoI) from specialist construction contractors to associate with IRCON for its upcoming projects. The ...
Suzlon’s Outstanding Debt Reaches ₹127.85 Billion

Suzlon’s Outstanding Debt Reaches ₹127.85 Billion

Renewable energy company Suzlon Energy Limited has disclosed an outstanding debt of ₹127.85 billion (~$1.8 billion), according to the company’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. The company has filed the ...
Tata, Waaree, Inkel, Winners in Kerala’s 46.5 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Tata, Waaree, Inkel, Winners in Kerala’s 46.5 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has awarded 46.5 MW of rooftop solar capacity in a recently conducted auction to Tata Power, Waaree Group, and Inkel, a senior KSEBL ...

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