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Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2022

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2022

Here is a recap of important headlines from November 2022: India generated around 70.24 billion units (BU) of solar power in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Adds Over 1.9 GW of Open Access Solar in 9M 2022, Installations Up by 96%

India Adds Around 1.9 GW of Open Access Solar in 9M 2022, Installations Up by 96%

India installed around 1.9 GW of open access solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 96% year-over-year (YoY), according to ...
Pune Municipal Corporation Invites Bids to Set Up Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Pune Municipal Corporation Invites Bids to Set Up Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) invites proposals for the commissioning, operation, and maintenance of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for the public at designated locations in Pune. PMC has issued a ...
Inox Wind, Inox Green Energy Repay ₹4.11 Billion in Debts

Inox Wind, Inox Green Energy Repay ₹4.11 Billion in Debts

Inox Wind and its subsidiary Inox Green Energy Services repaid debts of ₹1.61 billion (~$19.73 million) and ₹2.5 billion (~$30.63 million), respectively, as part of the strategic initiative to deleverage ...
/ / Other, Wind
Goa Invites Bids to Set Up 40 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Goa Invites Bids to Set Up 40 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) invites expressions of interest cum bids for the commissioning, operation, and maintenance of 40 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at various locations in Goa. The ...
APTEL Orders TANGEDCO to Pay Solar Developers for Excess Power Consumed

APTEL Orders TANGEDCO to Pay Solar Developers for Excess Power Consumed

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay solar developers compensation for the excess power consumed. The state-owned generation and distribution ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jinko, Trina, JA Solar, LONGi, Adani Top Solar Module Suppliers in 1H 2022

Jinko, Trina, JA Solar, LONGi, Adani Top Solar Module Suppliers in 1H 2022

Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, JA Solar, LONGi Solar, and Adani Solar were the leading module suppliers to the Indian solar market in the first half (1H) of the calendar year ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Rajasthan Launches Online Land Registration Portal for PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Launches Online Land Registration Portal for KUSUM Program

Rajasthan has formulated Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna (SKAY) under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) to promote decentralized solar projects development at load ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Laurus Labs to Buy Solar Via Open Access in Captive Mode from Vibrant Energy

Laurus Labs to Buy Solar Via Open Access in Captive Mode from Vibrant Energy

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Laurus Labs has acquired 26% equity shares in Ethan Energy, a special-purpose vehicle (SPV) of Vibrant Energy Holdings, for ₹39 million (~$477,744). The acquisition will allow ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 8% Year-over-Year

Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 8% Year-over-Year

The average cost of large-scale solar projects in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022 was ₹45.6 million (~$559,866)/MW, a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 8%, according to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Google Signs 5 TWh PPA with Engie for Offshore Wind Farm

Daily News Wrap-Up: Google Signs 5 TWh PPA with Engie for Offshore Wind Farm

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ENGIE and Google will undertake a 12-year 100 MW corporate power purchase agreement supporting Moray West offshore ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

A Danish-Indian collaborative study, which aims to support India’s 30 GW offshore wind target by 2030, has identified fifteen zones for the first offshore wind development project. The study was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

The Uttar Pradesh Draft Green Hydrogen Policy 2022 aims to cut hydrogen costs to $2/kg in the next five years and whittle it further to $1/kg in the long term ...
Assam Issues Consultancy Tender for a 1 GW Solar Project

Assam Issues Consultancy Tender for a 1 GW Solar Project

Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) has invited bids from consultants to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a 1 GW grid-connected solar project in the Karbi Anglong district of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Adds Over 1.2 GW of Rooftop Solar in 9M 2022

India Adds Over 1.2 GW of Rooftop Solar in 9M 2022

India installed over 1.2 GW of rooftop solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 11% year-over-year (YoY), according to Mercom ...
Daily News Wrap-Up SunSource Commissions Solar Project for Yakult Danone India

Daily News Wrap-Up: SunSource Commissions Solar Project for Yakult Danone India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Probiotic drinks company Yakult Danone India announced the commissioning of its first-ever solar project at the firm’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Kerala Issues Rate Contract Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rate Contract Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects Issued in Kerala

Kerala government’s Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT)  has invited bids from empaneled agencies for the rate contract to develop 15 MW of rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Enfinity Global Adds 205 MW of Solar Capacity in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Enfinity Global Adds 205 MW of Solar Capacity in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: U.S.-based renewable energy company Enfinity Global added 205 MW of solar capacity in India with the interconnection ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Rooftop Solar Companies in 1H 2022: Tata Power Solar, Amplus, Fourth Partner Energy

Top Rooftop Solar Companies in 1H 2022: Tata Power Solar, Amplus, Fourth Partner Energy

Tata Power Solar, Amplus Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, Roofsol Energy, and Havells India were the top solar rooftop companies in India in the first half (1H) of the calendar year ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
SBI Issues Consultancy Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project in Jaipur

SBI Issues Consultancy Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project in Jaipur

State Bank of India (SBI) is inviting bids from public sector undertakings (PSU) to provide consultancy services for a 2 MW grid-connected solar project in Mahindra World City in Jaipur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Globeleq Inks Pact for 3.6 GW Green Hydrogen Project in Egypt

Daily News Wrap-Up: Globeleq Inks Pact for 3.6 GW Green Hydrogen Project in Egypt

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Globeleq signed a Framework Agreement with the Government of Egypt to jointly develop a large-scale green hydrogen ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Invites Bids to Supply Modules for 325 MW Projects in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Invites Bids to Supply Modules for 325 MW Projects in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the supply of solar modules for 325 MW of solar projects in Shajapur Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Enel to Build a 3 GW Solar Module Facility in the U.S.

Daily News Wrap-Up: Enel to Build a 3 GW Solar Module Facility in the U.S.

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Enel North America intends to build an industrial-scale production facility in the U.S. to manufacture solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Thermal Storage Can Expand Long-Duration Energy Storage to 8 TW by 2040

Thermal Storage Can Expand Long-Duration Energy Storage to 8 TW by 2040

Thermal energy storage (TES), as a form of long-duration energy storage (LDES), can help decarbonize roughly 45% of all energy-related emissions by ensuring that industrial operations requiring heat are optimized ...
/ / Energy Storage, Solar
BCD Effect India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

BCD Effect: India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

India exported solar cells and modules worth $157 million (~₹12.76 billion) in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 642% year-over-year (YoY) compared to ...