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About Rakesh Ranjan

Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.

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IREDA's 5 GW CPSU Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 1,960 MW

IREDA’s 5 GW CPSU Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 1,960 MW

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency's (IREDA) tender for 5 GW grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-III) under the central public sector undertaking (CPSU) program (Phase-II) has received a strong response from ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

Department of Atomic Energy Invites Bids for a 1.73 MW Solar Project

The Directorate of Purchase and Stores, Department of Atomic Energy, has invited bids to supply, install, commission, and maintain a 1.73 MW grid-connected (without battery bank) solar project at the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Coal India Seeks Equity Partner for a 4 GW Vertically Integrated Solar Module Facility

Coal India Seeks Equity Partner for a 4 GW Vertically Integrated Solar Module Facility

Coal India Limited (CIL) has invited bids for shortlisting equity partners to set up a 4 GW solar ingot-wafer-cell-module manufacturing facility. CIL plans to associate with the equity partner to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 monocrystalline or ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EPC Tender Floated for a 35 MW Solar Project with 57 MWh of Battery Energy Storage

EPC Tender Floated for a 35 MW Solar Project With 57 MWh of Battery Energy Storage

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for the design, engineering, erection, construction, installation, and commissioning of 35 MW of grid-connected solar project with 57 MWh of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
WTO Rejects China's Claims on Safeguard Measures Imposed by the U.S. on Solar Imports

WTO Rejects China’s Claims on Safeguard Measures Imposed by the US on Solar Imports

A special panel constituted to look into the dispute between China and the United States regarding safeguard measures imposed by the United States on importing certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Revision of Tariff for an Old Project

Karnataka Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Revision of Tariff for an Old Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that Swarna Properties, a wind developer, is entitled to a tariff of ₹3.40 (~$0.047)/kWh for the first ten years ...
/ / Wind
BHEL Floats Tender for 5 MW Solar Project at Nalanda University in Bihar

BHEL Floats Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project at Nalanda University in Bihar

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of balance of system (BoS), installation, testing, and commissioning of a 5 MW (6.5 MWDC) grid-connected ground-mounted solar project ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Is the Tariff of ₹2.14kWh Discovered in Neemuch 500 MW Solar Auction an Aberration

Is the Tariff of ₹2.14/kWh Discovered in Neemuch 500 MW Solar Auction an Aberration?

There is a consensus among the stakeholders that the tariffs in the post safeguard duty era with the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) in effect will hover around ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
RUMSL’s Issues Letters of Award to Winners in the Three Solar Auctions for 1,500 MW

RUMSL’s Issues Letters of Award to Winners in the Three Solar Auctions for 1,500 MW

The winners of the three auctions conducted by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) for 1,500 MW of solar projects to be developed at the Agar Solar Park, Shajapur Solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani and ReNew Power Win the Largest Capacities in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction

Adani and ReNew Power Win the Largest Capacities in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction

ReNew Power, Green Infra Wind Energy (Sembcorp), Anupavan Renewables (EverGreen), Adani Renewable Energy, and Azure Power were declared winners in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction for 1,200 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 15 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Limited has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 15 MW solar power project at Jayant, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The last date to submit the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Chile Announces the Lowest Bid of $0.01332kWh in its Renewable Energy Auction

Chile Announces the Lowest Bid of $0.01332/kWh in its Renewable Energy Auction

The National Energy Commission of Chile (CNE) has announced the list of bidders for the procurement of 2.31 TWh/year of renewable energy. The lowest bid submitted was $0.01332 (~₹0.98)/kWh, with ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Solar Capacity Additions Grew By 251% With 4.6 GW Added in 1H 2021

India’s Solar Capacity Additions Grew by 251% With 4.6 GW Added in 1H 2021

The second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021 brought some good news for the solar sector, with India adding 2,488 MW of solar capacity, an increase of 19% ...
Tripura Floats Empanelment Tender for 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Tripura Floats Empanelment Tender for 1 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) has invited bids to empanel developers to design, supply, install, and commission 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Electronics to Empanel EPC Contractors for 200 MW of Solar Projects

Central Electronics to Empanel EPC Contractors for 200 MW of Solar Projects

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), which comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has invited expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to develop 200 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Electronics Invites Bids for 2,000 Mono PERC Cells

Central Electronics Invites Bids for 2,000 Mono PERC Cells

Public sector enterprise, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), which comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has invited bids for the supply of 2,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Issued for 6 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings in Jharkhand

Tender Issued for 6 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for the design, manufacture, testing, installation, and commissioning of 6 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government buildings in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Floated for 36,000 Raw Material Kits for Production of Solar Modules

Tender Floated for 36,000 Raw Material Kits for Production of Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 36,000 raw material kits ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects Issued in West Bengal

Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects Issued in West Bengal

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has invited bids to empanel agencies to install 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential buildings in West Bengal. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Guaranteed Offtake the Reason for Success of MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

Guaranteed Offtake the Reason for Success of MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

Stakeholders in the solar industry believe that tariffs in upcoming solar auctions are likely to settle around ₹2.50 (~$0.034)/kWh, given the spike in module and commodity prices. Developers are bracing ...
Tender Issued to Assess Socio-Environmental Impact of a 600 MW Floating Solar Project

Tender Issued to Assess Socio-Environmental Impact of a 600 MW Floating Solar Project

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has invited bids from consultants to assess the environmental and social impact of a 600 MW floating solar project on the Kaveri branch reservoir ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by solar project developers seeking directions to resolve ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 1.513 million multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage output of 4.67 Wp. The cells should be five busbars ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions