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About Nitin Kabeer

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer

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Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids to Set Up 200 MW Solar Park

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids from selection of solar park developers to develop 200 MW solar park in the state through tariff-based ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Olectra-BYD, an electric vehicle maker, has deployed 10 commercial grade electric buses in collaboration with the state’s road transport corporation to take pilgrims to the Sabarimala shrine, located in the ...
RE100 Member Companies to Source 100% Electricity from Renewables By 2026: Report

RE100 Member Companies to Source 100% Electricity from Renewables By 2026: Report

According to a new report published by RE100, its member companies sourced 72 TWh of renewable power in 2017, an increase of 41 percent compared with the preceding year. RE ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ACME Commissions a 200 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park

ACWA Power Achieves Financial Closure for its 300 MW Sakaka Solar Project in Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabia-based firm involved in the development, construction, and operation of power generation and desalination of water plants, has announced the financial closure of the Sakaka solar project ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power, an Indian power conglomerate, has announced that it will deploy a 35 MWh Energy Vault system in the next year. Energy Vault system is based on the the ...
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

Suzlon Registers a Net Loss of ₹2.8 Billion in Second Quarter of FY19

Suzlon, a leading wind turbine manufacturer and renewable energy project developer, has reported a net loss of ₹2.8 billion (~$38.86 million) in the second quarter of FY19, ending September. In the first ...
/ / Other, Wind
New Solar Projects Drive Azure Power’s Revenue Up by 22% to $30.7 Million in Q2 2019

New Solar Projects Drive Azure Power’s Revenue Up by 22% to $30.7 Million in Q2 2019

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), an independent solar power producer, has announced its consolidated results for the second quarter ending September 30, 2018. Total revenue in the second quarter of FY19 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Prism Johnson Acquires 30% Stake in Cleantech SPV to Build 22 MW of Captive Solar Projects

Prism Johnson Acquires 30% Stake in Cleantech SPV to Build 22 MW of Captive Solar Projects

Prism Johnson Limited (formerly Prism Cement) has agreed to acquire up to 30 percent equity stake in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) which will be incorporated with CSE Development (India) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

ONGC Tenders a 5 MW Solar Project For its Site in Andhra Pradesh

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a leading public sector undertaking in the country, has tendered a 5 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at its Tatipaka ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

India was Among the Top Recipients of Electricity Financing During 2015-16: Report

India was among the top recipients of electricity financing during the year 2015-16, with two-thirds of total financing concentrated in South Asia, according to a report titled “Energizing Finance: Understanding ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Indian Company Wins Auction to Build Albania’s First Solar Project of 100 MW

Indian Company Wins Auction to Build Albania’s First Solar Project of 100 MW

 Albania, a country in the Balkan peninsula, has selected a group led by India Power Corporation Ltd. to build its first solar power project, reported Reuters. The project capacity is 100 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Five Indian Environmental Projects to be Showcased at Paris Peace Forum 2018

Five Indian Environmental Projects to be Showcased at Paris Peace Forum 2018

Five Indian projects have been selected to present at the Paris Peace Forum, new annual event based on the idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.25/kWh Set for 500 MW Solar Tender in Uttar Pradesh

Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India

Solar project developers in the country continue to face curtailment issues and when it comes to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, among others, the issue of curtailment is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Imposes Restrictions on Export and Import of Biofuels

India Joins the Club for Collaboration on New and Alternate Fuels

The Indian government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ratified the membership  of Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme (AMF TCP) under the International Energy Agency (IEA) on May ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
South Korea Plans to Build 4 GW of Solar-Wind Complex

South Korea Plans to Build 4 GW of Solar-Wind Complex

South Korea has announced that it will build a 4 GW solar and wind energy complex on the Saemangeum reclaimed land area in Gunsan. The hybrid complex will be located ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Goa to Launch Single Window Portal for Seamless Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has prepared a user manual for an online single window clearance portal that would facilitate the seamless implementation of rooftop solar projects in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline to set up 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EU Provides €60 Million Grant to the Philippines to Install Solar Home Systems

EU Provides €60 Million Grant to the Philippines to Install Solar Home Systems

The European Union (EU) has provided an approximate grant of €60 million (~$68.54 million) to the Philippine government to help the country increase access to electricity services in its off-grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
World’s Largest CSP Project in Dubai Adds 250 MW Solar PV at a Tariff of $0.024kWh

World’s Largest CSP Project in Dubai Adds 250 MW Solar PV at a Tariff of $0.024/kWh

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement to add 250 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) at the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sembcorp Energy India Reports SDG 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Reports SGD 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL), has posted a net profit of SGD 28.9 million (~$21.02 million) in the July-September quarter.  In comparison, the company suffered a loss of SGD 2.7 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
3 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in October

3 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in October

More than 3 GW of solar projects were tendered in the month of October, which is more than double compared to September, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. This is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW_ Report

Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW: Report

Floating solar technology is emerging as a panacea for densely populated counties where land is a constraint. According to a market report “where sun meets water” produced by the World ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

The month of October witnessed some key announcements in the Indian solar industry. For example, India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per year) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions