CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to a small hydropower developer by overlooking procedural delays allowing the issuance of renewable energy certificates (RECs) ...
/ / Other, Wind
GAIL Floats New Tender for 1.08 MW of Solar PV Projects in Madhya Pradesh

GAIL Floats New Tender for 1.8 MW of Solar PV Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for a cumulative capacity of 1.8 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects to be developed at the GAIL complex in ...
Haryana Increases Net Metering Cap for Rooftop Solar from 200 MW to 500 MW

Haryana DISCOMs to Allow Net Metering Until Rooftop Solar Capacity Reaches 500 MW

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an updated version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in response to a petition filed by ...
Gujarat Commission Sets Average Pooled Purchase Cost for Various Licensees

Gujarat Commission Sets Average Pooled Purchase Cost for Various Licensees

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has determined the average pooled purchase cost (APPC) for various licensees from the financial year (FY) 2014-15 to FY 2018-19. The Indian Wind Power ...
/ / Wind
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for its 1,200 MW wind tender. The new bid submission deadline for the tender ...
/ / Wind
China’s TBEA Set to Launch its 2 GW Inverter Factory in Bengaluru

China’s TBEA Set to Launch its 2 GW Inverter Factory in Bengaluru

TBEA Xi’an Electric Technology Co., an affiliate of the TBEA Group, has announced that it will be unveiling its GW solar inverter factory on November 29, 2019, in Bengaluru. The ...
ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has issued a tender for 10 MW of off-grid solar power projects at public institutions across 14 districts in the state ...
Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

EIB to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel-Based Projects After 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will end financing fossil fuel-based projects by the end of 2021. The global lender now wants to focus its financing for ...
Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Beijing-based Hanergy Holding Group Ltd, the thin-film solar power company, has announced that its Chengdu Research & Development Center has once again breached the world record for its silicon heterojunction ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ANERT Tenders a 30 kW Rooftop Solar System with Battery Storage at its Premises

ANERT Tenders a 30 kW Rooftop Solar System with Battery Storage at its Premises

The Agency of Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has floated a tender for a 30 kW grid-connected rooftop solar system with battery backup and electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) ...
Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Azure Power and Tata Power Top the Rooftop Solar Installer Leaderboard in 1H 2019

Approximately  3.8 GW of rooftop solar projects have been installed cumulatively across India as of the end of first half (1H) of 2019. During 1H 2019, approximately 555 MW of ...
RBI Relaxes External Commercial Borrowing Norms to Benefit Solar & Wind Companies

RBI Relaxes External Commercial Borrowing Norms to Benefit Solar & Wind Companies

In January 2019, National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) wrote to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to carve out a special category to allow External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) ...
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
Damodar Valley Corporation Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Damodar Valley Corporation Issues Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has issued a tender for setting up 50 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The projects are to be developed under the developer model in design-build-operate-transfer ...
Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has announced that about 285,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles have benefitted from the subsidies provided under the Faster Adoption ...
CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the petitions filed by Azure Power against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) requesting ...
Indian Railways has Installed 95.67 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity_ Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways has Installed 95.67 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity: Piyush Goyal

The Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, has announced that the ministry has installed 95.67 MW of rooftop solar systems to date. In response to an inquiry in the Lok Sabha, Goyal replied that the ministry had awarded nearly 248.46 MW of solar capacity ...
Jaipur Set to Procure 100 Air Conditioned Electric Buses

Jaipur Set to Procure 100 Air Conditioned Electric Buses

Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the supply, operation, and maintenance of 100 fully air-conditioned electric buses in the city under public-private ...
Tata Motors Signs Pact with Lithium Urban Technologies for 400 Tigor EV Sedans

Tata Motors Signs Pact with Lithium Urban Technologies for 400 Tigor EV Sedans

Tata Motors Limited has joined hands with Lithium Urban Technologies, a  commercial EV fleet provider (outside of China), to explore new models for customers who are looking for customized mobility ...
New Guidelines Restrict Short-term Equity Investment in Solar Projects

New Guidelines Restrict Short-term Equity Investment in Solar Projects

In an amendment to the competitive bidding guidelines for procuring power from grid-connected solar PV projects, issued by the MNRE in July 2019, it was noted that the project developers need to maintain a controlling shareholding of 51% in the SPV or project company executing the PPA. ...
India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

India Added 5.4 GW of Solar in 9M 2019, with 2.2 GW Installed in Q3 2019

According to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q3 2019 India Solar Market Update, solar installations in India increased 44% in Q3 2019 reaching 2,170 MW, compared to 1,510 MW in ...
UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, a global safety science company, has come up with India’s first mobile over-voltage ride through (OVRT) laboratory to help solar and wind companies comply ...
/ / Solar, Technology
SECI Modifies its 1.95 MW Solar Tender for Lakshadweep Islands

SECI Modifies its 1.95 MW Solar Tender for Lakshadweep Islands

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an amendment for its tender for the development of 1.95 MW of solar projects in the union territory of Lakshadweep. SECI ...
ONGC Floats Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Vagra Site in Gujarat

ONGC Floats Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Vagra Site in Gujarat

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a leading public sector undertaking, has floated a tender for the construction and installation of a 15 MW solar project at its ...

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