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About Shaurya Bajaj

Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. 

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NLC India, Solar Energy, Tamil Nadu, Tangedco, Renewable Energy, Tender, Commissioned

NLC India Commissions a 95 MW Solar Project, Exceeds 1 GW of Renewable Capacity

The state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has reached another milestone with the latest commissioning of a solar project in Tamil Nadu. In a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), the government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has issued three separate notices inviting tenders for rate contracts for the procurement of 4.5 watts (W) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

Indian Railways Floats Tender for 2 MW of Solar Systems To be Installed on Coaches

The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) has issued a tender for 2 MW of rooftop solar systems which will be installed on the roof of each trailer coach ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

In a judgment favoring biomass project developers, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has found that in the case of one part tariff, developers cannot be denied fixed cost component ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

BHEL Seeks Vendors to Supply Floatation Platform for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has issued a tender for the design and supply of a complete floatation platform for 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

The Himachal Pradesh nodal agency, HIMURJA, has announced a program to develop 28 MW of solar projects in the state. The state has invited applicants from within Himachal Pradesh to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal_ RK Singh Warns Andhra

Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal: RK Singh Warns Andhra

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh has written a letter to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, regarding the non-payment of dues from state electricity ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the procurement of hybrid renewable power to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). The tender also aims ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IIT Kharagpur to Install 1,100 kW of Solar Systems at its Campus

IIT Kharagpur to Install 1,100 kW of Solar Systems at its Campus

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) is looking to install grid-connected solar energy projects totaling 1,100 kW at its campus. The institution has issued a tender for the design, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model.

Tender Floated For 50 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued a tender for 50 MW of rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model. The scope of work under this tender would ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra DISCOM T=to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power from EESL to Meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power from EESL to Meet its RPO

Last month, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) had filed a petition with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking the approval to procure an additional 300 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala Set to Develop 200 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects under Soura Program

Kerala Set to Develop 200 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects under Soura Program

In June 2019, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) had filed a petition with the Kerala Electricity Commission (KERC) to implement projects comprising a total capacity of 200 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

Chinese module supplier, LONGi Solar, has announced its financial results for the first half (1H) of 2019. The company’s operating revenue in the 1H of 2019 reached ¥14.11 billion ($2.08 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Release Bank Guarantees within 45 Days of Solar and Wind Project Completion: MNRE

Release Bank Guarantees within 45 Days of Solar and Wind Project Completion: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through a letter, has directed NTPC and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to release performance bank guarantee (PBGs) for the solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Issues Tender for 2,000 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.95/kWh

NHPC Issues Tender for 2,000 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.95/kWh

NHPC Limited, a government-owned hydropower generator has issued a tender inviting bids for the procuring of 2,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power. NHPC will enter into power purchase agreements ...
/ / Other, Water
BIS Certification for Solar Modules: Increasing Cost and Restricting New Technologies

BIS Certification for Solar Modules: Increasing Cost and Restricting New Technologies

Over the past five years, India has become a thriving market for solar component suppliers. Between 2014 and 2019, the installed capacity of solar energy projects has grown at a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has issued a draft version of its policy on wind and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to establish Rajasthan as a leader for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued tender inviting bids to develop of 1,350 MW of solar projects across 30 districts. The projects are to be implemented ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power through a competitive bidding process. The distribution company intends to meet ...
/ / Other, Wind
Adani Green Energy to Acquire 205 MW of Solar Assets from Essel Group

Adani Green Energy to Acquire 205 MW of Solar Assets from Essel Group

Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of Adani Group, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 205 MW of solar assets from Essel Group. The projects which ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University Issues 360 kW Rooftop Solar Tender

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), a university located in Karnataka, has issued a tender to set up 360 kW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) energy installation at the university campus in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Exempts BIS Certification for Replacement of Solar Modules

MNRE Exempts BIS Certification for Replacement of Solar Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification for the replacement of solar modules in old projects. The latest ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), has expressed its support to the government’s decision to utilize indigenous ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Auctions 480 MW Out of its 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.53_kWh

SECI Auctions 480 MW Out of its 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.53/kWh

Softbank Energy (SB Energy) and GRT Jewellers India (GRT) have been allocated capacities totaling 480 MW in the auction held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) against its ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions