Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75_kWh

Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by ...
South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

The government of South Africa recently held discussions with power producers to procure cheaper electricity from older renewable energy projects. Although the government has not made any formal proposal to ...
Maharashtra Releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of Renewable Projects (1)

Maharashtra Releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of Renewable Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued the draft version for its tariff determination regulation order for renewable projects that are commissioned in the state for the generation and ...
Kerala Police Announces Tender to Install a Bifacial Module Based 807 kW Solar System

Kerala Police Announces Tender to Install a Bifacial Module Based 807 kW Solar System

The Kerala Police Sports and Youth Welfare Society (KPSYWS) of Thiruvananthapuram have floated a tender for the construction of an 807 kW bifacial solar system over the gallery of Chandrasekharan ...
Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition_ Growatt Interview (1)

Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition: Growatt Interview

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% during the six months between April and September 2019, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During these six months, 683,389 million units ...
Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

Maharashtra’s Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 4.5% for 2020-21

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2020 to 2025. The solar RPO targets mentioned in the policy draft ...
SECI Raises Tariff Cap for 500 MW Solar Tender to ₹2.93_kWh

SECI Raises Tariff Cap for 500 MW Solar Tender to ₹2.93/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has increased the tariff ceiling for its 500 MW (phase 1) solar tender that it had floated earlier this year by ₹0.08 (~$0.001)/ ...
Indian Railways to Procure Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Indian Railways to Procure Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL), a joint venture between the Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to procure power from wind-solar hybrid ...
Assam Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project at Namrup Thermal Station

Assam Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project at Namrup Thermal Station

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for a 20 MW solar power project at the state’s Namrup Thermal Power Station. The scope ...
Cochin Port Trust to Install Nearly 1 MW of Rooftop and Floating Solar Systems

Cochin Port Trust to Install Nearly 1 MW of Rooftop and Floating Solar Systems

Cochin Port Trust (CoPT), a government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Shipping, has invited bids for both rooftop and floating solar power projects at its premises. Initially, approximately ...
APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

In a case between Azure Power and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (GESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered the distribution company (DISCOM) to pay all of its ...
Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Total corporate funding (including venture capital/private equity, public market, and debt financing) in the first nine months (9M) of 2019 was up with $9 billion raised, compared to $6.7 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
TBEA Wins 300 MW of Solar Projects in the NTPC Auction at a Tariff of ₹2.63_ kWh

TBEA Wins 300 MW of Solar Projects in the NTPC Auction at a Tariff of ₹2.63/kWh

TBEA, a Chinese manufacturer of power transformers and other electrical equipment, has bagged 300 MW of solar projects in the 1.2 GW auction conducted by the National Thermal Power Corporation ...
Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar Bags 200 MW Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules, has inked a supply deal with Hexagon Peak, the project development arm of Hexagon Holdings. Under the agreement, ...
Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

In a move that highlights the growing importance of solar power, Aditya Aluminium, which is a unit of the Aditya Birla Group, has set up a 24 MW solar power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

To modernize its fleet sustainably, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has issued a tender to procure 300 low floor electric buses. Suppliers of the buses would be expected to provide ...
Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation, which will go into effect from January 1, ...
Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

In a significant move that is bound to pave the way for the entry of new players in the fuel marketing space, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for the procurement of solar power by Amritsar Airport through open access. According to the tender documents, Amritsar Airport is ...
UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has announced that it has won the bid to develop Uzbekistan’s first public-private partnership (PPP) solar project under the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Adani Commissions a 50 MW Wind Project

Adani Commissions a 50 MW Wind Project

Adani Green Energy (MP) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), has commissioned a 50 MW wind project having a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy ...
/ / Wind
Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy has issued a tender for the development of a rooftop solar project of 1 MW capacity. According to the tender documents, the ...
Assam Floats Tender for Rooftop Solar and Off-grid Floating Solar Projects

Assam Floats Tender for Rooftop Solar and Off-grid Floating Solar Projects

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfS) for 940 kW of off-grid rooftop solar projects at various rural primary healthcare centers (PHC) across ...
Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has published the first amendment of its 2018 regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism for wind and solar projects. The regulations ...