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About Sampath Krishna

Sampath KrishnaSampath has been part of the Mercom India research and news team since the company’s inception. He currently oversees all data and research relating to news published on the MercomIndia.com platform. Sampath received his Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from Kuvempu University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from Indira Gandhi National Open University. More articles from Sampath Krishna.

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Mercom India Research Releases White Paper on Indian Solar Market at REI Expo

Mercom India Research Releases White Paper on Indian Solar Market at REI Expo

Mercom India Research, the research arm of Mercom India has released a whitepaper ‘India Solar Market – An Overview,’ in partnership with the Renewable Energy India Expo and Conference. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI ISTS Tenders

Breaking: SECI Issues 2 Tenders Totaling 2.4 GW of ISTS Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two requests for proposals (RFS) to set up ISTS-connected solar projects totaling 2.4 GW. The SECI has issued a tender for ...
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

The Indian solar market installed 8,263 MW in 2018, down 15.5 percent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017 as the safeguard duty, GST issues, and land and transmission issues took ...
India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost 5 GW and the country’s total installed capacity has exceeded 25 GW. Large-scale solar installations ...
India’s Solar Installations Decline Quarter-Over-Quarter to 1.6 GW in Q2 2018

India’s Solar Installations Decline Quarter-Over-Quarter to 1.6 GW in Q2 2018

Solar installations in India in Q2 2018 declined significantly with 1,599 MW, a 52 percent decrease compared to 3,344 MW installed in Q1 2018. Installations were also down by 21 ...
Trina Was Top Module Supplier in 2017, NEXTracker the Top Tracker Supplier to India

Trina Was Top Solar Module Supplier in 2017, NEXTracker the Top Tracker Supplier to India

According to module shipment data for 2017, Trina Solar was the single largest supplier of modules to India in 2017. The newly released report by Mercom India Research India Solar Market ...
Sterling and Wilson Emerges as India’s Leading EPC Player in 2017

Sterling and Wilson Emerges as India’s Leading Solar EPC Player in 2017

Based on project capacity commissioned in 2017, Sterling and Wilson has emerged as the leading solar engineering procurement construction (EPC) developer in the country. The newly released report by Mercom ...
Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

In India, there are over 30 inverter suppliers meeting the demands of the rapidly-growing solar market. In 2017, the top ten solar inverter suppliers accounted for over 85 percent of ...
Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

Tata Power and CleanMax Emerged as Top Rooftoop Solar Installers in India in 2017

With increasing demand from government, commercial and industrial sectors, the rooftop solar sector is witnessing steady growth despite a lack of policy support and incentives. The growth trajectory of the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
JA Solar India Module Shipments in 2017

JA Solar’s Solar Module Exports to India Reach 1 GW in 2017

JA Solar Holdings Company Ltd., a leading vertically-integrated module manufacturer, announced that its module shipments to India reached a capacity of 1 GW in 2017. The 1 GW of modules ...
/ / Modules, Solar
MSEDCL Wind Tender 500 MW

MSEDCL Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to Meet Non-Solar RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline is January 20, ...
/ / Other, Wind
MIT Research Solar Pumps in India

Report: Big Variation in Cost and Performance of Solar Pumps in India

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have recently released a report evaluating a range of solar pump technologies and business models available in India for irrigation and salt mining ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Vestas Wind Order from Atria Power

Vestas Receives 40 MW Wind Order in Karnataka from Atria Power

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order with Vestas for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Project in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC Tenders Solar Projects

NTPC Tenders 22 MW of Solar Projects

In two separate tenders, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 22 MW of solar projects. The NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL), a joint venture of NTPC and SAIL (Steel ...
Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

NTPC and SECI Announce 230 MW of Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

In two separate announcements, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a combined 230 MW of grid-connected solar project. The NTPC tendered ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
RelyOn Solar

26.9 MW of Small Solar Tenders Announced in India

Over 26.9 MW of solar tenders were announced in India during the week ending September 08, 2017, from 36.4 MW of solar tenders unveiled a week earlier. The largest tender ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ACME commissions 100 MW in Telangana

ACME Commissions Two Solar Projects Totaling 100 MW in Telangana

ACME Cleantech Solutions commissioned two solar projects totaling 100 MW in Telangana. The solar project developer commissioned a 50 MW project at Nirmal substation in the Adilabad district and another ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Auctions Activity

Solar Auction Activity in India Falls of a Cliff in August

In August, solar auctions fell precipitously in India. Compared to the robust auction activity in June, solar auctions by MWs fell by 95% in August with only 76 MW. Solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Tenders for the week

36.4 MW of Small Solar Tenders Announced in India Last Week

More than 36.4 MW of solar tenders were announced in India during the week ending September 1, 2017, up from just 5 MW of solar tenders unveiled a week earlier ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana DISCOMs Petition TSERC for Surcharge on Open Access Consumers for FY 2017-18

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSNPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSSPDCL) have petitioned the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to set an additional surcharge ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Solar Under DCR Category

NTPC Tenders 241 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered another 241 MW of solar in three separate projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category to be developed across the states ...
National Thermal Power Corporation

NTPC Tenders 250 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 250 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. This is a global tender and anyone can participate. The bid-submission deadline is ...
GRID-CONNECTED ROOFTOP SOLAR

MPUVNL Tenders 30 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) tendered 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be installed across Madhya Pradesh on aggregated basis. The bid-submission deadline is August 16, ...
Small-Scale Solar Project

Military Engineering Services Tenders 2 MW of Solar in Jodhpur

The Military Engineering Services (MES) has tendered a 2 MW solar project to be developed at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The project is being developed for the GE Army Utility at ...