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Top Five Solar Tenders in 2022

Top Five Solar Tenders in 2022 [Infographics]

Nearly 30 GW of solar tenders were floated in 2022. Here is a curated list of top solar tenders from the year: #1 The largest tender floated in 2022 was ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
EU Disbursed €4 Billion for Green Energy Transition in Eight Countries

EU Disbursed €4 Billion for Green Energy Transition in Eight Countries

The European Union's (EU) Modernisation Fund disbursed €4.11 billion (~$4.36 billion) this year for 61 projects in eight countries to modernize energy systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
West Bengal Regulator Allows DISCOM to Buy 100 MW RTC Power at ₹2.90/kWh

West Bengal Regulator Allows DISCOM to Buy 100 MW RTC Power at ₹2.90/kWh

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has allowed the India Power Corporation (IPCL) -- one of the power distribution companies in the state – to buy 100 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SJVN, Scatec India, and O2 Power Win SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender

SJVN, Scatec India, and O2 Power Win SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender

SJVN, Scatec India II BV, and O2 Power have won Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction for 1.2 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche-XIII). SJVN won ...
/ / Other, Wind
Regulator Asks Karnataka to Compensate Wind Generators for Income Tax Outgo

Regulator Asks Karnataka DISCOMs to Compensate Wind Generators for Income Tax Outgo

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled in favor of wind power generators and asked the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate them for the additional cost incurred due ...
/ / Other, Wind
Punjab Invites Bids for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

Punjab Invites Bids for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids to install and commission 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with the net metering facility on government buildings across the ...
Telangana Invites Bids for 50 MW of Mono PERC Solar Modules

Telangana Invites Bids for 50 MW of Mono PERC Solar Modules

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has invited bids to procure 50 MW of monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar modules under the domestic content requirement ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gujarat Approves Lowest Tariff of ₹2.84/kWh for 500 MW of Wind Projects

Gujarat Approves Lowest Tariff of ₹2.84/kWh for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the tariffs discovered in the competitive bidding process conducted by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) to procure 500 MW of power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Kerala Invites Bids to Develop 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Kerala Invites Bids to Develop 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.232 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on 71 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Poised to Carry Solar Open Access Momentum into Future

Market Cautiously Optimistic About Andhra Pradesh’s Open Access Solar Prospects

A revival of interest from the industry in Andhra Pradesh to source solar energy through open access has seen installations surge by 450% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) to 75.3 MW in the ...
Wind Projects Were Delayed Due to Labor Migration and Supply Chain Disruptions

Wind Projects Were Delayed Due to Labor Migration and Supply Chain Disruptions

Wind projects faced delays due to issues related to the right of way, labor migration, and supply chain disruptions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh told ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Commission Rejects Wind Generator's Plea for Termination of PPA

Maharashtra Commission Rejects Wind Generator’s Plea for Termination of PPA

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) rejected Inox Wind's request to nullify the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL), saying that there were ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Invites Bids for 2 MW Solar Project with 4.5 MWh of Battery Storage

Karnataka Invites Bids for 2 MW Solar Project with 4.5 MWh of Battery Storage

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has invited bids for the installation and commissioning of a 2 MW of solar project with a battery energy storage system (BESS) of 4.5 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Coal India Invites Bids for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Odisha

Coal India Invites Bids for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Odisha

Mahanadi Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids for the installation and commissioning of 2.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering arrangements on residential and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Green Hydrogen Project Worth $4 Billion to Come Up in Texas

Green Hydrogen Project Worth $4 Billion to Come Up in Texas

U.S.-based industrial gases supplier Air Products and the utility and power generation company AES Corporation announced they would invest nearly $4 billion in a green hydrogen production facility in Wilbarger County ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Andhra Pradesh Regulator Approves Procurement of RECs by the DISCOM

Andhra Regulator Approves Renewable Energy Certificates Purchase by DISCOM

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) recently ruled that the state distribution company (DISCOM) was entitled to procure renewable energy certificates (RECs) for the financial year (FY) 2019-20 and ...
Area Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Projects in California Raises $757 Million

Area Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Projects in California Raises $757 Million

The Biden administration said that it has received more than $757 million in winning bids for offshore wind development rights in California, making it the third major lease sale in ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Invites Bids for 300 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

MSEDCL Invites Bids for 300 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 300 MW of solar power from decentralized solar projects with the capacity range of 500 kW to 2 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Transmission System for 500 GW Renewable Capacity to Cost ₹2.44 trillion

Transmission System for 500 GW Renewable Capacity to Cost ₹2.44 Trillion

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh unveiled a comprehensive plan to evacuate the planned renewable power capacity of 500 GW by 2030 at an estimated cost of ₹2.44 trillion (~$29.64 billion) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Commission Allows BEST to Procure 234 MW of Solar Power

Maharashtra Commission Allows BEST to Procure 234 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the procurement of 234 MW of solar power by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) from Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Invites Bids to Procure 300 MW of Wind Power

MSEDCL Invites Bids to Procure 300 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 300 MW of wind power on a long-term basis from intrastate wind power projects. The last date to submit ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Says Solar Developer Entitled to Compensation Under ‘Change in Law’

CERC Says Solar Developer Entitled to Compensation Under ‘Change in Law’

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of a solar developer and asked the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company (MPPMCL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI’s Payment to Solar and Wind Developers Down 10% to ₹8.04 Billion in October

SECI’s Payment to Solar and Wind Developers Down 10% to ₹8.04 Billion in October

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹8.04 billion (~$98.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in October 2022. The amount is ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Polycrystalline Module Shortage Leaves Government Rooftop Solar Projects Stranded

Polycrystalline Module Shortage Leaves Government Rooftop Solar Projects Stranded

As module manufacturers rush to upgrade technology for supplying to captive domestic demand, a shortage of polycrystalline modules has been created in the domestic market, severely delaying government projects. Although ...
Coal India Invites Bids for 4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Coal India Invites Bids for 4 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), the largest coal-producing subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids for installing and commissioning 4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at 14 different locations under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions