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Priya SanjayPriya currently serves as the Publisher for MercomIndia.com. With more than a decade of experience working in corporate communications, research, and policy, Priya has deep roots in the Indian energy markets and is regularly in touch with policy makers and industry leaders. Priya received her bachelor’s degree from Vidya Vardhaka College of Arts in Bangalore, India for Political Science and Economics and completed her MBA from Bangalore University. More articles from Priya Sanjay.

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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
Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

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
Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

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 ...
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