Author Archives: Priya Sanjay

About Priya Sanjay

Priya currently serves as the Publisher for MercomIndia.com and is responsible for driving sales, developing marketing strategy, and meeting brand goals. With more than a decade of experience working in corporate communications, research, and client relations, Priya has deep roots in the Indian energy markets. Her work has been instrumental in positioning Mercom as a recognized leader in India’s clean energy market. Priya received her bachelor’s degree from Vidya Vardhaka College of Arts in Bangalore, India for Political Science and Economics and completed her Masters in Business Administration from Bangalore University. Priya can be reached at:

priya@mercomindia.com

@priyasanjay

Solar Modules

Enphase Energy and Waaree Energies Join Forces to Develop AC Modules in India

Enphase Energy, a US-based solar microinverter company, and Waaree Energies, an Indian module manufacturer and engineering procurement construction (EPC) company, have formed a partnership to develop AC solar modules for ...
/ Modules, Solar
India Solar Market Survey 2017

India Solar Market Survey 2017

The Indian solar sector has witnessed incredible growth since the inception of the National Solar Mission in 2010. The sector went from 0 to 16 gigawatts in seven years with ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Market as of Q2 2017

Top Five Inverter Manufacturers Accounted for Over 70 Percent of the Indian Solar Market as of Q2 2017

As of Q2 2017, the top five solar inverter manufacturers accounted for over 70 percent of India’s solar inverter market, led by ABB India with a 20 percent market share ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
Solar Projects in India

Punjab National Bank to Provide $500 Million to Finance Rooftop Solar Projects in India

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) will finance rooftop solar projects in India through a customized program and will provide up to $500 million (~₹32 billion) in term loans to developers ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
PV Module

Trina Solar was the Top Solar Module Supplier to India as of the Second Quarter of 2017

The Indian solar dream is being fueled to a large extent by solar imports, with majority of solar panels coming to India from Chinese companies. Trina Solar was the single ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power DDL Landis Gyr Smart Meters

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited to Install 2,50,000 Smart Meters in First Phase

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), will be installing 2,50,000 smart meters in North and Northwest Delhi by end 2018. The 2,50,000 smart meters will ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in August 2017

IDFC Alternatives’ India Infrastructure Fund II (IIF II), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vector Green Energy, has entered into definitive agreements with First Solar Power India and its affiliates to acquire ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Power Plant

Tata Power and Adani Top the List of India Solar Project Developers

As utility-scale solar in India takes off, two large power conglomerates – Tata Power and Adani – are leading project development activity. Cumulative large-scale solar installations reached ~13.6 GW in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Better Energy Tata Power Solar Huawei Partnership

Better Energy Teams up with Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies for 1 GW of Solar

Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies have entered into new supplier and partnership agreements with Better Energy, a Danish company, to develop 1 GW of solar in by 2020. "Better ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
ABB 5 GW Solar Inverter Shipments in India

ABB India Crosses 5 GW Inverter Supply Mark

ABB India has surpassed a 5 GW milestone for the supply of solar inverters in India according to a company release. ABB has been making inverters in the country since ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from August 2017

Government agencies were busy in the month of August with two anti-dumping cases decided against Chinese companies for solar glass and castings for wind turbines. The Ministry of New and ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Vaisala

Vaisala Expands Indian Operations Amid Growth in Solar and Wind Sectors

To meet rising demand, Finnish environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala, through its subsidiary 3TIER India, is adding new personnel to its staff as it responds to steadily growing demand ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Bosch

Bosch Commissions 4 MW Mangalore Port Trust Solar Project

Bosch, a supplier of technology and services, has commissioned a 4 MW solar project at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT). Bosch Energy and Building Solutions executed the project. The ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy Expands into India

Enphase Energy, a microinverter supplier for solar rooftop systems, has expanded into India and established offices in Chennai. The company appointed Venkata Mukundarajan in Chennai as its strategic account manager ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
India Solar Tender and Auctions

Solar Tender and Auction Activity in India Dropped Significantly in July 2017

Solar tenders and auctions in India slowed down substantially in July 2017. Uncertainty surrounding the applicable GST rates for solar, DISCOMs seeking lower tariffs after the Bhadla record-low bid, and ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Taj Mahal

National Solar Energy Federation of India Seeks Extension of Solar Project Commissioning Dates in Uttar Pradesh

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has sought an extension of project commissioning timeline for six solar projects in Uttar Pradesh. The NSEFI wrote a letter to the ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Solar RPO In India

Solar RPO in India to be Set at 6.75 Percent for FY 2018-19

The solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2018-19 will be set at 6.75 percent, stated Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, in the Lok Sabha. The non-solar ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
POWER SUPPLY DEFICIT

India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2017

In the three-month period April to June 2017, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent. India generated 307,663 million units (MU) of electricity in the second quarter of ...
/ Grid, Grid Optimization
Hindustan Power

Hindustan Power Aggressively Expanding its Global Footprint

Hindustan Power, an Indian Renewable Energy firm, is aggressively expanding its global solar portfolio. The company acquired 15 solar power generation projects in Japan and is poised to enter the ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
solar project

Over 1.3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1.5 GW Auctioned in June in India

After record drop in tariffs, auction activity picked up last month. In June, 1,359.77 MW of solar was tendered and 1.5 GW of solar was auctioned. Compared to May 2017, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: June 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of June 2017: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued a levelized generic tariff ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in June 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) de-empaneled 71 channel partners fromits grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects program. These agencies had not entered any installation data or ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar