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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

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India Reaches 20 GW in Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity

India has achieved a milestone 20 GW in cumulative solar installations to date, reports Mercom India Research based on recent figures. 20 GW was the initial goal set up for ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Hero Future Energies and Softbank Win 500 MW Bhadla Solar Park Auction

Breaking: Hero Future Energies and Softbank Win 500 MW Bhadla Solar Park Auction at ₹2.47-2.48/kWh

In the 500 MW Bhadla solar park auction that concluded today, Hero Future Energies won 300 MW at a winning bid of ₹2.47 (~$0.0380)/kWh followed by Softbank Group which won ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REIL Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

REIL Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has tendered 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop and small solar projects ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Auction GUVNL 500 MW

Breaking News: New Low Wind Tariff of ₹2.43/kWh Recorded in GUVNL’s 500 MW Auction

Wind power tariffs dropped to a record-low level of ₹2.43 (~$0.038)/kWh quoted in the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) 500 MW auction in Gujarat. This is even lower than ...
/ Other, Wind
US Says India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case

India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case: US

In the ongoing saga of the World Trade Organization (WTO) solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) case between the U.S. and India, the U.S. has communicated to the WTO that India ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
November Solar Tenders Fall to 300 MW and Auctions Drop to 5 MW in India

November Solar Tenders Fall to 300 MW and Auctions Drop to 5 MW in India

Solar tender and auction activity in India had a steep decline in November 2017. The solar capacity tendered across the country during the month fell by 25 percent to 300 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SMA Solar Has Sold Over 3 GW of Solar Inverters in India

SMA Solar Has Sold Over 3 GW of Solar Inverters in India

SMA Solar has announced that it has sold over 3 GW of solar inverters in India cumulatively including more than 1 GW in 2017 into all market segments. SMA inverter ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
KREDL Tenders 860 MW of Large-Scale Solar Projects in Karnataka

Breaking News: KREDL Tenders 860 MW of Large-Scale Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for allotment of 860 MW (20 MW x 43 Taluks) grid-connected solar projects in 43 selected taluks in Karnataka ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to some existing policies during the month of November. Here are some highlights. National The Government ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Top Solar and Other Renewable Energy News Headlines from India in November 2017

Top Solar and Other Renewable Energy News Headlines from India in November 2017

Here is a list of important headlines, developments, and data points from India’s renewable energy sector from a busy November 2017. Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Development Status of Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

In-Depth Report: Development Status of 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

Mercom recently visited the Pavagada Solar Park, and gained valuable insight into the nuances and challenges of park development. When complete, Pavagada will be the largest solar park in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Top Solar and Other Renewable Energy News Headlines from India in November 2017

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