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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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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 ...
Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Faced with a severe coal shortage at coal-based thermal power plants leading to load shedding in many areas across India, the Ministry of Power has directed all imported coal-based power ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up Tata Motors Launches Electric Version of Mini-Truck

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Motors Launches Electric Version of Mini-Truck

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors launched the electric version of the popular mini-truck Tata Ace called ...
Tata Power, Amp Energy, NTPC & SJVN Winners in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Solar Hybrid Auction

Tata Power, Amp Energy, NTPC & SJVN Winners in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Auction

Tata Power, Amp Energy, NTPC, and SJVN are winners in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction to set up 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)- connected wind-solar hybrid projects ...
Renewable Energy Trading Down by 14% MoM at IEX in April 2022 (1)

Renewable Energy Trading Down by 14% MoM at IEX in April 2022

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 336 million units (MU) of renewable energy in April 2022, a 14% month-over-month (MoM) decrease compared to 392 MU traded in the previous month ...
Consultancy Tender for 200 to 250 MW Solar Project With Battery Storage in Bihar

Consultancy Tender for 200 to 250 MW Solar Project With Battery Storage in Bihar

Bihar State Power Generation Company (BSPGCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to select consultants to develop 200 to 250 MW solar power projects with battery energy storage systems ...
DISCOMs' Legally Obligated to Supply 247 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

DISCOMs Legally Obligated to Supply 24/7 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

The Ministry of Power issued a gazette notification that distribution licensees must ensure 24/7 uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers residing in cities with 100,000 or more residents to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tata Power Solar Wins India’s Largest EPC Contract to Develop 1 GW Solar Project

Tata Power Solar Wins India’s Largest EPC Contract to Develop 1 GW Solar Project

SJVN Limited announced that it has awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for its 1 GW solar project in Bikaner, Rajasthan, to Tata Power Solar Systems. The project ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2021

The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2021

Mercom India Research has released its latest report, India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022, which reveals the solar industry market leaders for the calendar year 2021. The report features the industry’s leaders, ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions a 120 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions a 120 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Renewable Energy, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned a 120 MW solar project in ...