Rooftop Market Needs SBI World Bank Funds to be Disbursed Quickly in Tough Times

Rooftop Solar Market Needs SBI World Bank Funds to be Disbursed Quickly in Tough Times

The rooftop solar has struggled to catch on in India with just over 4 GW installed compared to the government goal of developing 40 GW by 2022. The market declined ...
Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Projects

Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Power Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an amendment to its regulation for captive generating projects. These regulations deal with the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets to be ...
Bank of Bangladesh Adds €200 Million to its Green Transmission Fund

Bank of Bangladesh Adds €200 Million to its Green Transmission Fund

The Bank of Bangladesh has decided to introduce €200 million (~₹16.38 billion) along with the existing $200 million (~₹15 billion) for the Green Transmission Fund (GTF). Accordingly, the participating authorized ...
Renewables Can Play Key Role in COVID-19 Response Strategies_ IRENA

Renewables Can Play Key Role in COVID-19 Response Strategies: IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Coalition for Action has asked governments to take effective response measures to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the global COVID-19 crisis. The ...
Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh To See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh to See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited’s (UPPCL) request to modify the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continues to Rise

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continue to Rise

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹68.37 billion (~$914.5 million) in outstanding payments spread across 307 pending invoices at the end of March 2020, according to data from the ...
Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, Azure Power_ Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2019

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, Azure Power: Top Rooftop Solar Installers in 2019

Tata Power Solar, Fourth Partner Energy, and Azure Power emerged as the top solar rooftop installers in India in the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard ...
ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power, Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in 2019

ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power, Top Utility-Scale Solar Developers in 2019

ReNew Power, NLC India, and Azure Power emerged as the top utility-scale solar project developers in India in terms of installed capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids to supply 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable power projects, bundled ...
Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM), an undertaking of the Government of Mizoram, has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of surplus non-solar renewable power ...
Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar-generated electricity accounted for 50.1 billion units (BU) in FY 2019-20. This shows a growth of 28% year-over-year (YoY) ...
Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

The month of April witnessed several important events that might have a significant impact on the renewable energy sector going forward. Here are some of the important developments in April ...
Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a meeting to take stock of the power sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meeting, the Prime Minister discussed various measures and long-term ...
Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar cell manufacturing in India is yet to ramp up despite the government’s attempts to promote domestic production. While the government has taken initiatives like introducing safeguard duty, domestic content ...
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come out with the draft tariff regulations 2020, which will come in force from July 01, 2020, and will remain in force until ...
ADB to Lend $100 Million for a 125 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

ADB to Lend $100 Million for a 125 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to help expand its supply of renewable energy in Mongolia through a 125 MW advanced battery energy storage system ...
Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom India Research has released a data report, India Solar Market Leaderboard 2020, which reveals the solar industry market leaders that emerged during the calendar year (CY) 2019. The report features ...
Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to study and evaluate the price of fuel for biomass and bagasse-based power projects in Maharashtra. The ...
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Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

The Tuticorin Port Trust and the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy manufacturing parks in response to the Ministry of New and ...
2.07 GW of Wind Power Capacity Installed in India During FY 2019-20

2.07 GW of Wind Power Capacity Installed in India During FY 2019-20

Wind power installations in India rose to 2.07 GW in the financial year (FY) 2019-20, a 31% increase as compared to 1.58 GW in the FY 2018-19. The cumulative installations ...
With $164 Million, Global Battery Storage VC Funding in Q1 2020 Increased 20% YoY

With $164 Million, Global Battery Storage VC Funding in Q1 2020 Increased 20% YoY

Battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies received $252 million in venture capital (VC) funding in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, a 20% increase from the $210 million ...
Singapore's EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore’s EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and entered into a $10 million (~₹759.42 ...
Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work together to promote renewable energy across the African continent and to bolster Africa’s response ...
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PGCIL Invites Bids to Set Up Transmission Systems for Solar Energy Zones of Rajasthan

PGCIL Invites Bids to Set Up Transmission Systems for Solar Energy Zones of Rajasthan

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has invited bids to establish transmission systems to evacuate power from solar energy zones (SEZs) in Rajasthan ...
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