Author Archives: Pratheeksha

About Pratheeksha

Pratheeksha is a Research Associate at Mercom India. Prior to Mercom, Pratheeksha was an Associate Analyst at GlobalData where she authored and published syndicated research reports in the power generation industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics from PESITM and Master’s degree in Electrical Power Systems from the Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology at VTU University.

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Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

Solar Power Generation in India Increased by 34% Year-over-Year in Q1 2019

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar power accounted for over 11.4 ...
India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

India’s Solar Capacity Reaches 30 GW Milestone

Solar installations in India have reached 30 GW according to preliminary figures from Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The share of solar capacity grew from 6.6% as of March 2018 ...
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s Peak Power Deficit During FY 2018-19 Was 0.6%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.6% during the financial year (FY) 2018-19, just 0.1% down from the figures reported during FY 2017-18. During FY 2018-19, 1,267,209 million units (MUs) ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Here are the 2018 Market Leaders in India’s Solar Industry

Here are the 2018 Market Leaders in India’s Solar Industry

In 2018, India was again the third largest solar market behind China and the United States with 8.3 GW of solar PV capacity installed in the year. Mercom’s newly released ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Solar Power Generation in India Recorded Highest Production in Q4 2018

Solar power generation in India continues to increase as more solar is added to the grid every day. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, solar accounted for around 27.9 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
According to a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018.

India’s Power Supply Deficit Stood at 0.6% During April-December 2018

According to a Central Electricity Authority's (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018. During this period, ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Solar Auctions in 2018: Who Had the Biggest Share of the Pie?

Solar Auctions in 2018: Who Had the Biggest Share of the Pie?

India's solar market is on a roll with over 24 GW of large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in the country as of December 2018. According to Mercom India Research, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

A Snapshot of India’s Giga Solar Tenders from 2018

India saw a significant increase in new large-scale solar PV tenders announced with over 22 GW of mega solar tenders announced in the year 2018. According to Mercom’s India Solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra’s Saibaba Trust Issues Tender for 10 MW of Solar Project

Odisha Cancels 125 MW from its 200 MW Solar Auction as Bidders Refuse to Match Lowest Tariff

The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) recently canceled 125 MW out of its recent auction conducted for 200 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The GRIDCO has now signed a 25-year ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

2018 Ends with a Bang with Solar Tenders of Over 13 GW Announced in December

After a lull, the month of December 2018 witnessed a huge surge in tender announcements, nearly nine times more than the 1.4 GW tendered in November 2018. This was also ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
How Low Did It Go_ 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

UPDATED – How Low Did It Go: 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

In 2018, over 13 GW of solar capacity was auctioned through the year with the lowest discovered tariff in these auctions recorded at ₹2.44 (~$0.0355)/kWh, which has quoted four times ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

Solar Installations in India Reach 6.6 GW in the First Nine Months of 2018

India’s solar installations have reached 6.6 GW year-to-date with large-scale projects making up 5,382 MW and rooftop installations accounting for 1,240 MW. Solar installations in India in Q3 2018 witnessed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Solar Tender and Auction Activity Declined in November with 1.4 GW and 61 MW Respectively

Over 1.4 GW of solar projects were tendered in the month of November, which is nearly half the capacity compared to October, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. This ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Imports and Exports

India’s Solar Exports Jumped by 223% While Imports Increased by 38% in Q3 2018

Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest data from the Department of Commerce, solar modules and cells worth ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

India’s efforts toward installing solar to meet country’s energy requirements has led to a substantial increase in solar power generation. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar