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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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West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

Consumers who have contracted demand or sanctioned load of 100 kW will be eligible to procure green energy through open access in West Bengal, according to the Open Access Regulations, ...
/ / Market & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued to Solarize 25,000 Agricultural Pumps in Punjab

Tender Issued to Solarize 25,000 Agricultural Pumps in Punjab

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids to commission 29 solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 53.69 MW and associated transmission lines in the Renewable Energy Service Company ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jharkhand Regulator Allows DISCOM to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

Jharkhand Regulator Allows DISCOM to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has allowed Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam (JBVNL) to procure 700 MW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar power from Solar Energy Corporation of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industries in Coimbatore Meet Clean Energy Experts for Solutions to Cut Power Costs

Industries in Coimbatore to Meet Clean Energy Experts for Solutions to Cut Power Costs

In pursuit of clean energy sources to meet their energy needs, Commercial & Industrial (C&I) entities have resorted to rooftop solar because of its easy availability and the savings on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the tariff-based competitive bidding process guidelines to procure round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable energy projects. The guidelines were first issued under Section ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap Up Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: POSCO, Greenko to Produce Green Hydrogen in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: POSCO and ZeroC of Greenko (GZC) entered a strategic partnership to produce green hydrogen, ammonia, and other ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Virescent Infrastructure to Acquire 100 MW of Solar Projects from Jakson Group

Virescent Infrastructure to Acquire 100 MW of Solar Projects from Jakson Group

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust (VRET), a renewable energy platform backed by the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR) in India, is in the advanced stages of discussions ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy has invited bids to develop a 100 MW solar power project on a build, own, and operate basis in Siyambalanduwa and construction of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2022

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

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from August 2022: India installed over 3.9 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: KP Energy has received an order worth ₹2.22 billion (~$27.89 million) from Aditya Birla Group to develop ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has invited bids to procure solar, wind, and hydropower on a short-term basis to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target from November 01, 2022, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Electric vehicle (EV) charging network company Statiq has plans to invest ₹400 million (~$5.02 million) in building ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited bids to set up six solar power projects of 100 MW capacity each in six regions of Maharashtra under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union government and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids to set up a 100 MW automatic solar module manufacturing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: LG Energy Solution and Honda announced they would establish a joint venture to produce lithium-ion batteries in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for competitive procurement of renewable power by thermal and hydropower generators under the Generation Flexibility Program. The program intends to allow flexibility ...
EPC Tender Issued for a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Himachal Pradesh

EPC Tender Issued for a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Green Energy (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids from contractors to set up a 15 MW floating solar project at Nangal Pond in the Bilaspur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 18% Year-over-Year

Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 18% Year-over-Year

The average cost of large-scale solar projects in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022 was ₹45.4 million (~$568,536)/MW, according to Mercom's recently released Q2 2022 India ...
Maharashtra Regulator Grants Extension to a 350 MW Solar Project

Maharashtra Regulator Grants Extension to a 350 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date of Avaada Sunce Energy's (Avaada) 350 MW solar project by 59 days. The extension was granted because ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of 2.86 Million Mono PERC Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of 2.86 Million Mono PERC Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for supplying 2,860,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The last date to submit the bids is September ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Proposes Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Trajectory Until 2030

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Grid Bags Transmission Project to Evacuate 1 GW of Solar Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: REC Power Development and Consultancy (RECPDCL) handed over a project-specific Special Purpose Vehicle formed to construct Neemuch ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Meeting Renewable Targets and Saving Costs Through Solar Adoption in C&I Segment (1)

Meeting Renewable Targets and Saving Costs Through Solar Adoption in C&I Segment

Companies in the commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment have significantly turned to renewable energy to meet their energy needs and save money on electricity costs. In many states currently, the ...
/ / C&I, Solar
Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft for KERC (Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation settlement and related matters for Wind and Solar Generation sources) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022. As per ...
Daily News Wrap Up Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Green hydrogen company Ohmium International is collaborating with Shell India to evaluate hydrogen applications, markets, and project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Adds over 845 MW of Rooftop Solar in First Half of 2022

India Adds Over 845 MW of Rooftop Solar in First Half of 2022

India installed over 389 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 15% compared to 456 MW installed in ...