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About Priya Sanjay

Priya 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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Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
1,776 MW of Solar Tendered in December in India

1,776 MW of Solar Tendered in December in India

India’s solar sector continues to thrive. In the month of December 2016 alone, 1,776 MW of solar projects were tendered and 100 MW of solar were auctioned. The Ministry of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

India is targeting 100 GW of solar by 2022, out of which 20 GW has been allocated to solar parks. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Concentrated Solar Thermal Project

IREDA Launches Loan Program for Concentrated Solar Thermal Projects Set Up under the GEF-UNIDO-MNRE Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched a loan program to provide easy financing to Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) projects set up under the GEF - United Nations ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tenders And Auctions

755 MW of Solar Tendered in November in India

Indian government agencies announced solar tenders of 755 MW in November and auctioned 155.5 MWs. Of the tendered projects, 750 MW were large-scale solar projects and 5 MW were under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Export Import

In the First Half of FY 2016-17 Solar Imports Grew by 47 Percent YoY and Exports by 12 Percent

In the first half of financial year (FY) 2016-17, import and export activity worth over $1 billion (~Rs.67 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, compared to $700 million ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in November 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in November 2016

In the first ever wind auction in the country, Solar Energy Corporation of India has invited tenders to set up 1,000 MW of Inter-State Transmission System-connected wind power projects. (read more) A ...
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India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: November 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: November 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of November covering renewable energy in India. CEA Invites Comments from the Public on its Draft ...
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CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has requested utilities to ensure that they follow the advisory mandating the use of domestic materials and equipment in government projects. Utilities in various states ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

The Minister of Power Mr. Piyush Goyal announced in the upper House of Parliament that Rs.670 million (~$9.88 million) has been approved to develop solar cities across India. Under this ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

The government of India is said to be considering the establishment of a dedicated Central Transmission Utility (CTU). Replying to whether the government is contemplating the creation of a separate ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under its self-owned and developed projects program. (read more) India solar PV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

Solar projects were announced at a fast pace in India with a total of 834 MW of solar PV tendered in the month of October through programs like the State ...
/ / Tenders & Auctions
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: October, 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: October, 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of October covering renewable energy in India. Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of September covering renewable energy in India. HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided to Rooftop Solar in Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Sees 1,465 MW of Solar Tenders and Auctions in September

India Sees 1,465 MW of Solar Tenders and Auctions in September

Solar continues to grow at a fast pace in India with a total of 1,050 MW of solar PV auctioned and another 415 MW tendered in the month of September ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Installation Alert: Cumulative Solar Installations in India Cross 8.6 GW

Installation Alert: Cumulative Solar Installations in India Cross 8.6 GW

Cumulative solar installations in India have reached 8,643 MW as of September 2016. Mercom is forecasting solar installations to reach approximately 4.8 GW for calendar year 2016. So far installations ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Bids Hit Low of Rs.3/kWh in the SECI 500 MW Rooftop Auction

Solar Bids Hit Low of Rs.3/kWh in the SECI 500 MW Rooftop Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a country-wide list of lowest prices from the 500 MW rooftop capacity auction. The list reveals some of the lowest tariffs ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided for Rooftop Solar in Haryana

HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided for Rooftop Solar in Haryana

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has raised the incentive offered by the state government for rooftop solar systems. Starting August 2016 through the end of the current financial year, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

What Developers are saying Delays in state government projects are common. Land acquisitions are a big problem in states. Grid connection and evacuation is a big issue that needs to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, large scale project development in India is largely fragmented but we are starting to see a shift towards ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) India 2010 Wrap-Up; Impressive attendance, everybody wants to be a part of the growing sector but how?

Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) India 2010 Wrap-Up; Impressive attendance, everybody wants to be a part of the growing sector but how?

With more than 9,000 delegates, over 250 speakers and 600 exhibitors from 50 countries, DIREC 2010 turned out to be the most significant event for renewable energy held in India ...
/ / Uncategorized