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About Priya Sanjay

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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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
Financing Activity in the Indian Solar Sector So Far This Year

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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand, the state government will provide a 50 percent subsidy to residential consumers installing rooftop solar and a 10 percent subsidy to commercial (industrial) consumers installing rooftop solar. A ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Azure Power Quarterly Report

Azure Power Records Revenues of $20.3 Million for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2017

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter 2017, period ending March 31, 2017. The company declared revenue of $20.3 million for the quarter ending March ...
/ / Other, Press Releases
solar construction

Waiver Period for Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar Projects Extended to December 31, 2019

The waiver period for inter-state transmission (ISTS) charges and losses for solar projects has been extended to December 31, 2019. This waiver applies to solar projects that are commissioned on ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tenders

Strong Solar Tender Activity in India with Over 2 GW in the Month of May

The month of May witnessed the strongest auction and tender activity in India in quite some time with over 2 GW of solar projects tendered and 755 MW auctioned, compared ...
Renewables Energy

CERC Issues Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables for the FY2017-18

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, biomass ...
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: May 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of May 2017: The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) issued an advisory to the state ...
Month in a Minute

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

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $100 million (~Rs.6.46 billion) loan to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to finance large solar rooftop systems on industrial and commercial buildings across ...
india power deficit

India’s Power Supply Deficit was 0.5 Percent in April 2017

In April 2017, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.5 percent. 100,801 million units (MU) of energy was supplied against the requirement of 101,329 MU, according to the Central ...
/ / Other, Other Energy