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About Arjun Joshi

Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.

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BHEL Issues Balance of Systems Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project

BHEL Issues Balance of Systems Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a notice inviting tender for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the balance of systems (BoS) for a 5 MW grid-connected solar ...
Separate Bank Guarantee Not Needed for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program MNRE

Separate Bank Guarantee Not Needed for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has scrapped the need for a separate performance bank guarantee for solar projects to be set up under the Component A of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Anti-Dumping Probe on Imported Solar Cells Extended Until August 31

Daily News Wrap-Up: Anti-Dumping Probe on Imported Solar Cells Extended Until August 31

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Finance notified the extension of the time limit to complete the anti-dumping investigation concerning ...
EPC Tender Issued for a 45 MW Solar Project in Badeli, Gujarat

EPC Tender Issued for a 45 MW Solar Project in Badeli, Gujarat

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) has invited a notice inviting tender for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 45 MW grid-connected solar project near Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation ...
Tender Issued for a 2.5 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in Gujarat

Tender Issued for a 2.5 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in Gujarat

Surendranagar Mahila and Bal Vikas Mandal has issued a notice inviting tender for the survey, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 2.5 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at Surendranagar ...
LONGi, Jinko, and JA Solar Top the Module Suppliers List in 2021

LONGi, Jinko, and JA Solar Top the Module Suppliers List in 2021

LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, JA Solar, Adani Solar, and Trina Solar were the leading module suppliers to the Indian solar market in the calendar year (CY) 2021. The three companies ...
Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Glass Imports from China Likely to be Extended for 2 More Years

Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Glass Imports from China Likely to be Extended for Two More Years

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended extending the anti-dumping duty on imported textured tempered glass (solar glass) from China by two more years. DGTR found that solar ...
Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

Odisha Regulator Allows Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has allowed a net metering facility for rooftop solar systems up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower, as ...
Daily News Wrap-Up NHPC Awards 1 GW Solar EPC Contacts to Adani, Tata, Shirdi Sai

Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC Awards 1 GW Solar EPC Contracts to Adani, Tata, Shirdi Sai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NHPC Limited awarded engineering procurement and construction contracts worth ₹66.04 billion (~$851.72 million) to develop 1 GW ...
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Module Manufacturing Revamped

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Module Manufacturing Revamped

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines to implement the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) program under the 'National Program on ...
Uttarakhand Approves Generic Tariff & Benchmark Cost for Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Approves Generic Tariff & Benchmark Cost for Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has announced the generic tariff for solar, solar thermal, and grid-interactive rooftop and small solar projects to be commissioned in FY 2022-23. The Commission approved ...
Rays Power Infra Sells Solar Projects Worth ₹7 Billion To Global Investors

Rays Power Infra Sells Solar Projects Worth ₹7 Billion to Global Investors

Solar developer and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company Rays Power Infra has sold its solar projects in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana to two global investors with a significant ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Coal India Issues Tender to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects

Coal India Issues Tender to Empanel Consultants for Solar Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) has issued a request for expression of interest to empanel owner’s engineers-cum-project management consultants for solar projects by Coal India and its subsidiaries. The empanelment will ...
ReNew, Azure, and Vibrant Announce New Senior Leadership Appointments

ReNew, Azure, and Vibrant Announce New Senior Leadership Appointments

Three renewable energy companies in India, ReNew Power, Vibrant Energy, and Azure Power, have announced changes in their senior leadership positions. The changes come when the Indian renewable energy industry ...
Jakson Wins NTPC’s O&M Tender for 255 MW of Solar Projects

Jakson Wins NTPC’s O&M Tender for 255 MW of Solar Projects

Jakson Group emerged as the winner in NTPC’s auction for the comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 250 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh and a 5 MW solar ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Companies Sign Agreement for Ethanol Blended Petrol Program

Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Companies Sign Agreement for Ethanol Blended Petrol Program

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) entered ...
Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Sunsure Were Leading Rooftop Solar Companies in 2021

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner, Sunsure Were Leading Rooftop Solar Companies in 2021

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, Sunsure Energy, Amplus Solar, and Jakson Solar emerged as the top solar rooftop companies in India in the calendar year (CY) 2021, according to Mercom's ...
Torrent Power Records a 17% YoY Increase in Revenue in FY 2022

Torrent Power Records a 17% YoY Increase in Revenue in FY 2022

Gujarat-based power company Torrent Power has announced the fourth quarter (Q4) and full-year financial results for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The company recorded a revenue of ₹37.44 billion (~$484.63 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for NTPC's 22 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala (1)

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for NTPC’s 22 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of NTPC's 22 MW floating solar power project at Kayamkulam in Kerala ...
Sungrow, Sineng Electric, and FIMER India - Top Inverter Suppliers in 2021

Sungrow, Sineng Electric, and FIMER India – Top Solar Inverter Suppliers in 2021

Sungrow, Sineng Electric, FIMER India (ABB), Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, and GoodWe were the top five solar inverter suppliers in the Indian solar market in the calendar year (CY) 2021, according to ...
NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 250 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 250 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Limited has issued a notice inviting tender for comprehensive operation and maintenance of five 50 MW blocks of its 250 MW Mandsaur solar project for three years. The last ...
France Increases Feed-In Tariffs for Rooftop Solar Installations for Q2 2022

France Increases Feed-in Tariffs for Rooftop Solar Installations for Q2 2022

France’s independent energy regulatory commission, La Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE), released feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar systems up to 100 kW capacity for the second quarter of 2022 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SunPower Records a 45% YoY Increase in Revenue in Q1 2022

SunPower Records a 45% YoY Increase in Revenue in Q1 2022

SunPower Corporation, a distributed generation storage and energy services provider, announced the financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2022. The company posted revenue of ...
Karnataka Regulator Issues Draft RPO Target Until 2029-30

Karnataka Regulator Issues Draft RPO Target Until 2029-30

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued amendments to the KERC (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources), Regulations, 2011 to specify the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) target for 2022-23 to ...
GAIL Issues O&M Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

GAIL Issues O&M Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

GAIL (India) has issued an invitation for bids to operate and maintain a 5 MW solar power project in Ramgarh, Jaisalmer, for three years. The last day to submit the ...