BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the supply of module cleaning systems for 50 MW of solar projects in the state of Maharashtra. The projects ...
Ganges, Purshotam Profiles, Strolar Top Solar Mounting Structure Suppliers in 1H 2019

Ganges, Purshotam Profiles, Strolar Top Solar Mounting Structure Suppliers in 1H 2019

According to Mercom’s recently released India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2019, in the first half of this year (1H 2019), Ganges Internationale, Purshotam Profiles, and Strolar emerged as the top ...
Karnataka Promotes Third-Party Investment for Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Promotes Third-Party Investment for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has decided to encourage third-party investments in solar rooftop projects on consumers’ rooftops in a bid to accelerate capacity additions in the rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar In the State

Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar in the State

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) complaining about the adverse financial implications in terms of load flow and ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Central Electronics Limited Tenders for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells (1)

Central Electronics Limited Tenders for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Sahibabad-based public sector enterprise, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), has announced a tender for the supply of one million multi-crystalline solar cells on a fixed price basis. According to the tender, ...
2019_ A Year of Positive Momentum for India's EV Sector

2019: A Year of Positive Momentum for India’s EV Sector

The electric vehicle sector in India saw a lot of positive moves in 2019, with the launch of FAME India – II, introduction of tax exemptions for buyers, subsidies for ...
ADB Approves $250 Million to EESL to Assist its Energy Efficiency Program in India

ADB Approves $250 Million to EESL to Assist its Energy Efficiency Program in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a loan of $250 million as a part of the assistance package to the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The loan will help ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

The Andhra Pradesh high court has stayed the notice issued by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) for public hearings to revise solar tariffs. The APERC was expected to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Traded Volumes of Solar RECs Witness 45% Decline in November 2019

Traded Volumes of Solar RECs Witness 45% Decline in November 2019

In the November 2019 renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant decrease in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded when compared with the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan’s 113.5 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 38 MW

Rajasthan’s 113.5 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 38 MW

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited’s (RRECL) recent solar tender for 113.5 MW of decentralized solar projects in the state has been oversubscribed. RRECL stated that its 113.5 MW tender ...
Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

The central and the Andhra Pradesh government led by Y.S. Jagmohan Reddy have reached a consensus to end the ongoing controversy hovering around the renewable sector of the state. Recently, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL) has issued operation and maintenance (O&M) tenders for two of the state’s ultra-mega solar parks. The O&M tenders have been floated ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Assam Set to Procure 100 Electric Buses Under Second Phase of FAME Program

Assam Set to Procure 100 Electric Buses Under Second Phase of FAME Program

The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the procurement, operation, and maintenance of 100 electric buses on gross cost contract (GCC) basis in ...
Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSECDL) to clear its outstanding dues with three wind developers in the state, including interest ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52_kWh to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52/kWh to Procure 7 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order approving the procurement of 7 MW of wind power at a tariff that was requested by the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Wind
Mysore Floats Tender for 3,825 Sets of LED-Based Solar Home Lighting Systems

Mysore Floats Tender for 3,825 Sets of LED-Based Solar Home Lighting Systems

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 3,825 sets of LED-based solar home lighting systems. Each set of the LED-based solar lighting system will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its mega solar tender that calls for 7.5 GW of grid-connected solar power projects in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.5 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar power projects to be installed on various ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
BSES and Ola Electric Join Hands to Set Up Battery Swapping Stations in New Delhi

BSES and Ola Electric Join Hands to Set Up Battery Swapping Stations in New Delhi

Delhi’s DISCOM BSES has announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with Ola Electric to set up battery swapping and charging stations in parts of New Delhi in a move ...
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

The Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has floated a tender for the hardware and software required to set up the infrastructure to facilitate deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) for renewable ...
SECI Grants Extension to Inox Wind for 250 MW of Wind Projects in Gujarat

SECI Grants Extension to Inox Wind for 250 MW of Wind Projects in Gujarat

Wind energy solutions provider, Inox wind, has been granted an extension by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) for the scheduled commissioning of 250 MW (5*50) of wind ...
/ / Other, Wind
Bihar’s Maiden Large-Scale Solar Auction Hits Roadblock of Tariff Adoption

Bihar’s Maiden Large-Scale Solar Auction Hits Roadblock of Tariff Adoption

In a recent development, the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has once again dismissed the petition without granting further time for the tariff negotiation for a 250 MW solar project ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

Solar Tender, Auction & Commissioning Delays Causing Liquidity Issues for Developers

According to several solar developers Mercom interacted with recently, there was unanimous agreement that the cost of participating in large-scale solar tenders has reduced their ability to actively bid for ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
GERC to Revisit Net Metering Rules, Surplus Energy Purchase for Open Access Solar Projects

GERC to Revisit Net Metering Rules, Surplus Energy Purchase for Open Access Solar Projects

In its latest order, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has dismissed a petition requesting it to purchase surplus energy from open access solar projects set up for captive use ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar, a new entrant into the solar industry has announced that it plans to start operating a 1 GW solar module manufacturing facility by April 2020. The Gujarat-based company ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
CERC Accepts Inadvertent Delay, Asks NLDC to Issue Pending RECs to a Cogeneration Project

CERC Accepts Inadvertent Delay, Asks NLDC to Issue Pending RECs to a Cogeneration Project

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to accept the request put forth by Balrampur Chini Mills for the ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini, a French multinational corporation, has announced that its Bangalore EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) has become the first corporate campus in the country to receive the Net-Zero-Platinum Certification from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Affected Areas

Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Parks in Naxal Affected Areas

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of a cumulative capacity of 1,160 MW  of ultra-mega solar parks ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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