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Maharashtra Regulator Allows Procurement of 500 MW of Round-the-Clock Power

Maharashtra Regulator Allows Procurement of 500 MW of Round-the-Clock Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai-Distribution to buy 250 MW of renewable energy on a round-the-clock basis from grid-connected projects through competitive bidding. The approval ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Airtouch, Solabot, Sol-Bright Leading Robotic Cleaning System Suppliers in 1H 2022

Airtouch, Solabot, Sol-Bright: Leading Robotic Module Cleaning System Suppliers in 1H 2022

Airtouch, Solabot Technologies, Sol-Bright Photovoltaic Technology, Aegeus Technologies, and Skilancer Solar were the top robotic solar module cleaning system suppliers in India in the first half (1H) of the calendar ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Black & Veatch to Help Develop 2 GW of Solar and Battery Storage

Daily News Wrap-Up: Black & Veatch to Help Develop 2 GW of Solar and Battery Storage

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: U.S.-based engineering, procurement, and construction firm Black & Veatch has been awarded a lead role in developing ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) ruled in favor of solar developers who were successful bidders in the tender issued by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that solar developers are entitled to compensation in lieu of higher expenses incurred after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-UP: Waaree Bags EPC Contract for a 52.5 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-UP: Waaree Bags EPC Contract for a 52.5 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Waaree Renewable Technologies, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) arm of Waaree Group, announced that the company ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Invites Bids to Supply BESS for Solar Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Invites Bids to Supply BESS for Solar Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to supply battery energy storage systems (BESS) for solar power projects at the Khavda Renewable Park in the Kutch ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Floats BOS Tender for 1.2 GW Solar Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Floats BOS Tender for 1.2 GW Solar Projects in Gujarat

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package to develop 1,200 MW (4 X 300 MW) of solar power projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: Uttar Pradesh to Install 22 GW Solar Capacity by FY27

Daily News Wrap-Up: Uttar Pradesh to Install 22 GW Solar Capacity by FY27

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Uttar Pradesh Government approved the 'Solar Energy Policy, 2022,' revising its proposed target upwards to 22 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Investments in the Indian Solar Sector Totaled $2 Billion in Q3 2022

Investments in Indian Solar Sector Totaled $2 Billion in Q3 2022

Investments in the Indian solar sector in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022 totaled $2 billion (~₹161.1 billion), a 30% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to the ...
BHEL Invites Bids for 1.25 Million DWS Multicrystalline Silicon Wafers

BHEL Invites Bids for 1.25 Million DWS Multicrystalline Silicon Wafers

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 1.25 million 157 mm diamond wire-sawn (DWS) multicrystalline silicon wafers. The last date to submit the bids is December ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Invites Bids for Transmission System to Evacuate 2 GW Solar Power in Rajasthan

NTPC Invites Bids for Transmission System to Evacuate 2 GW Solar Power in Rajasthan

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for land and an extra high voltage (EHV) transmission system package to develop interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Supply Department Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana Supply Department Invites Bids for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Haryana’s Supply and Disposals Department has invited bids to install and commission 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power systems on government buildings in the state. The last date to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KELTRON Invites EoIs from Solar EPC Contractors for Projects in Kerala

KELTRON Invites EoIs from Solar EPC Contractors for Projects in Kerala

Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for installing solar power projects and solar streetlights on a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for ISTS Projects Under Western Region Expansion Plan

Bids Invited for ISTS Projects Under Western Region Expansion Plan

PFC Consulting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation, has invited bids to set up interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects under the Western Region Expansion Program (WRES-XXVII) on a build, ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Rollback of 15% Export Duty on Steel Likely to Push Prices Up

Rollback of 15% Export Duty on Steel Likely to Push Prices Up

The solar power industry is expecting steel prices to rise but without any substantial impact on the project costs after the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) withdrew the 15% ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 40 MW Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 40 MW Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 40 MW solar power project of NLC India in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tata Power, Jakson, Voltas Top Solar EPC Players in 1H 2022

Tata Power, Jakson, Voltas Top Solar EPC Players in 1H 2022

Tata Power Solar, Jakson Green, and Voltas were the top utility-scale solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) service providers in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
SECI Floats Tender to Select Module Manufacturers Under ₹195 billion PLI Program

SECI Floats Tender to Select Module Manufacturers Under ₹195 Billion PLI Program

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for the selection of solar module manufacturers to produce higher efficiency modules in the country under tranche II of the production-linked ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Regulatory Approval Granted for Repowering Wind Projects in Karnataka

Regulatory Approval Granted for Repowering Wind Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled that all existing wind projects in the state can undergo repowering, which means the project can replace old and outdated turbines with ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC invites BoS package bids for 1 GW Wind Projects in Karnataka

NTPC Invites BoS Package Bids for 1 GW Wind Projects in Karnataka

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package to set up interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects of 1,000 ...
/ / Other, Wind
Consultancy Tender Floated for a 2.2 MW Rooftop Solar Project in West Bengal

Consultancy Tender Floated for a 2.2 MW Rooftop Solar Project in West Bengal

Bridge and Roof Company (India), a government of India enterprise, has invited bids to select a consultant to install and commission a 2.25 MW grid-connected rooftop solar power project at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Turbine Maker Nordex's 9M Net Loss Grows to €372 Million on Supply Chain Disruptions

Nordex’s 9M Net Loss Grows to €372 Million on Supply Chain Disruptions

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE reported a net loss of €371.6 million (~$385.1 million) in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, compared to €103.7 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up: Saatvik Green Energy Bags 4 MW Module Supply Order from BHEL

Daily News Wrap-Up: Saatvik Green Energy Bags 4 MW Module Supply Order from BHEL

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Saatvik Green Energy secured a 4 MW solar module supply order after the reverse auction conducted by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited to Develop 50 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

Bids Invited to Develop 50 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) has invited bids to procure 50 MW of power from grid-connected solar power projects to be developed on a build-own-operate basis in the state. APDCL ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions