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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

PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

German Module Inspector PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created an Indian subsidiary based in New Delhi that will enable it to provide services to the Indian market from a local base of ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
RE-INVEST 2017 Conference Postponed

RE-INVEST 2017 Conference to be Held in New Delhi from December 7th Has Been Postponed

The second edition of the Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo, RE-INVEST 2017, that was scheduled to be held December 7-9, 2017 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
India Renewable October policy

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup for October 2017

There were some interesting policy developments in India during October announced by various state and central government agencies. National The Supreme Court extended the validity of solar and non-solar Renewable ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Monthly Recap

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines From the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in October 2017

Here is a list of important headlines, developments and data points from India’s renewable energy sector during October 2017. ACME Solar Holdings announced that it is looking to raise $337 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar, Uncategorized
RERC Sets Benchmark Tariff for Solar PV Projects in Rajasthan

RERC Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹3.93/kWh for Solar PV Projects in Rajasthan for FY 2017-18

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has fixed ₹3.93 (~$0.06)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar PV projects without accelerated depreciation (AD) in Rajasthan. The tariff is levelized for 25 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Data Points from Renewable Energy in September 2017

Top Headlines and Data Points from Indian Renewable Energy Sector in September 2017

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, will provide a $50 million (~₹3.2 billion) loan to ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
IEX Launched IPO

IEX Launches IPO

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) launched its initial public offering (IPO) issuing 60,65,009 equity shares at a face value ₹10 (~$0.15) each. The IEX has priced the shares in the ...
/ Finance and M&A, Other
Essel Infraprojects Commissions Solar Projects

Essel Infraprojects Commissions Solar Projects Totaling 55 MW

Essel Infraprojects, a renewable energy project developer and subsidiary of Essel Group, has commissioned solar projects totaling 55 MW. A 50 MW solar project was commissioned in Jalaun district of ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
India Renewable Energy September 2017

India Renewable Energy News and Policy Roundup for September 2017

Several important renewable energy policies especially in solar were announced last month in India. Notable news was the Rewa payment guarantee announcement from Madhya Pradesh. State Agencies The Rajasthan Renewable ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff

The Chances for Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff Recommendation Just Got Higher in India

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has found that crystalline silicon modules imported into the United States caused serious injury to domestic manufacturers, increasing the chances that a similar finding ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
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