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About Rakesh Ranjan

Rakesh Ranjan 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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Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) has invited bids to set up 255 MW of wind-solar hybrid power projects with a greenshoe option of an additional 255 MW across India. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

India added 1.3 GW of new open access solar capacity in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, registering a growth of 97% compared to 638 MW ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Jinko Solar Ships Over 100 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar Ships Over 10 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar, the Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer, has recorded a revenue of RMB18.84 billion (~$2.81 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year 2022, up 27.6% quarter-over-quarter ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install LiDAR Buoys to Capture Wind Resource Data off Tamil Nadu Coast

Bids Invited to Install LiDAR Buoys to Capture Wind Resource Data off Tamil Nadu Coast

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of an integrated floating buoy for mounting offshore light detection and ranging (LiDAR) together ...
/ / Other, Wind
EPC Tender Floated for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

EPC Tender Floated for 500 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

IRCON Renewable Power (IRPL) has invited bids for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package with a 220 kV substation for 500 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Pavagada ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹9.54 billion (~$119.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in July 2022. The disbursed amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Oil Invites Bids to Purchase Land for a 10 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Indian Oil Invites Bids to Purchase Land for a 10 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has invited bids to purchase 50 acres of land to set up a 10 MW solar power project in Odisha. The last date to submit the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer’s GST Claims

SECI Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer’s GST Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost incurred due to the imposition of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SJVN Invites Bids to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Punjab

SJVN Invites Bids to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Punjab

SJVN Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids for the design, engineering, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of 100 MW grid-connected solar power projects in Punjab. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Investments in the Indian Solar Sector Up by 25% YoY in Q2 2022

Investments in the Indian Solar Sector Up by 25% YoY in Q2 2022

Investments in the Indian solar sector in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022 totaled $2.82 billion (~₹217.49 billion), a 3% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase compared to the ...
CERC Directs SECI to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Claims

CERC Directs SECI to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently ruled that a solar developer was entitled to compensation for the additional expense incurred due to the imposition of safeguard duty. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
O&M Tender Issued for 4.785 MW of Solar Projects in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

O&M Tender Issued for 4.8 MW of Solar Projects in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Power Distribution Corporation (DNHDDPCL) has invited bids for operation and maintenance (O&M) of 4.3 MW of ground-mounted and 485 kW of rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Proposes Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Trajectory Until 2030

Bihar Proposes Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Trajectory Until 2030

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued the draft 'RPO, its compliance and REC Framework Implementation) (4th Amendment) Regulation 2022.' In line with the directions of the Ministry of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka Issues Draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations

Karnataka Issues Draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft ‘Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2022.’ The stakeholders can provide their suggestions within 30 days from the date of the ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Sterling and Wilson Bags BoS Order Worth ₹22 Billion for NTPC’s 1,255 MW Solar Project

Sterling and Wilson Bags BoS Order Worth ₹22 Billion for NTPC’s 1,255 MW Solar Project

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder for the balance of system (BoS) package comprising four blocks of the proposed 1,255 MW of solar power ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC to Set Up a Gigawatt-Scale Solar Manufacturing Unit

Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC to Set Up a Gigawatt-Scale Solar Manufacturing Unit

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:  NHPC and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a gigawatt-scale ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Floated for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Karnataka

Tender Floated for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Karnataka

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunications, has invited bids to install and commission 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under Phase II of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for 2.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Atomic Research Center in Tamil Nadu

Bids Invited for 2.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Atomic Research Center in Tamil Nadu

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has invited bids to install and commission 2.1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems (without battery bank) in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. The scope ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EPC Tender Issued for 10 MW of Solar Projects in West Bengal

EPC Tender Issued for 10 MW of Solar Projects in West Bengal

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) has invited bids for installing and commissioning 10 MW of solar power projects at Gangapur (Phase I&II) in the Birbhum district of West ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for Setting up 10 EV Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh

Bids Invited for Setting up 10 EV Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh

Satna Municipal Corporation (SMC) in Madhya Pradesh has invited bids to set up ten charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at various locations in the city. The successful bidder will ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
L&T Commissions Green Hydrogen Facility in Gujarat

L&T Commissions Green Hydrogen Facility in Gujarat

The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and hi-tech manufacturing company Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has announced the commissioning of a green hydrogen facility at its AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System in Jaipur to Cost ₹43,500

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System in Jaipur to Cost ₹43,500

Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam (AVVNL) has announced the lowest (L1) bids for 55 MW of rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model for three power distribution companies (DISCOMs) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
GOGLA Seeks Consultants to Study Solar Lantern and Solar Home System Market in India

GOGLA Seeks Consultants to Study Solar Lantern and Solar Home System Market in India

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has invited bids from consultants to study the solar lantern and solar home system market in India. The consultants will have to study the Bangladesh ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Bids Invited for Solarization of 9,348 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

Bids Invited for Solarization of 9,348 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

Agency for New & Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids for the solarization of 9,348 grid-connected agricultural pumps ranging from 2 kW to 150 kW under Component ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttar Pradesh Metro Invites Bids for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Uttar Pradesh Metro Invites Bids for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) has invited bids to install and commission 1 MW of rooftop solar systems at the Kanpur metro project. The successful bidder will also have ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions